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Jason Mayo

Jason Mayo

Published on 11 Nov 2018 ・ Updated on 12 Nov 2018 ・ 2 min read

Our 5 favourite Craft CMS 3 plugins

If you didn't know, Craft CMS 3 is now available to use, which means we've been on the hunt for new plugins to use. The bonus of Craft CMS 3 is that it now comes with a plugin store! Making it much easier to find, try and purchase plugins to enhance your website.

We've now (At time of publishing!) have 12 websites running on Craft CMS 3 - Which means we've tried a lot of different plugins across a wide range of different projects for our clients.

The plugins below we've used, and are generally used in every project that is put in to production.

Feed Me

If your planning on moving your website to Craft CMS from a very-popular-content-management-system then this plugin will be your go to. Feed Me allows you to import content via JSON or XML into Craft CMS. You similar map the content in these feeds to you fields, hit import and it does the work for you.

Try / Download

Favourite Craft Cms 3 Plugins Retour

Retour

If you've moved a sites content to Craft CMS (And potentially used Feed Me) you know the pain of putting URL redirects in to stop "404 - Page Not Found" errors. Retour saves your skin by allowing you to intelligently redirect URLs, so that you don't lose SEO value when rebuilding & restructuring a website.

There are a couple of nifty little features hidden within Retour though - Such as 404's are automatically tracked and you can instantly redirect these within Craft CMS. It also instantly creates a redirect for you if you change a page / entry slug - Neat huh!

Try / Download

Favourite Craft Cms 3 Plugins Neo

Neo

Everyone who's used Craft CMS will at some point use a Matrix field - It's inveitable because of how flexible and powerful this field is. But Neo takes this a step further. We discovered that we were creating blocks and repeating the fields inside these blocks multiple times. Neo solves this problem by allowing you to create fields, then pick and choose, and reuse these single fields in to Matrix-esque blocks.

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Asset Rev

Every told your client - "You just need to clear your cache to see the latest styles"? Yeah, we've been there, but not any longer since our friends over at Club Studio created Asset Rev. Once you've added this in to your workflow (We use Gulp) Asset Rev will ensure that the latest CSS and Javascript files are served to your users (Clients) browser.

Try / Download

Imager

We've used this plugin since Craft 2, and it's made it in to our Craft 3 builds also. Imager enhances the native 'Asset Transforms' by adding extra features such as filters, responsive images and cropping modes. The main thing we like about this plugin is it's very easily to resize an image, then compress that image using something like JpegOptim and Gifsicle. This then makes your website Google Page Speed friendly, and super fast.

Try / Download

Favourite Craft Cms 3 Plugins Commerce Widgets

Our Plugins

It's no secret, we've created our own plugins for clients over the years, and so far we've got a few Craft CMS 3 plugins available to try!

  • Commerce Widgets - Try / Download
    Gives you insightful dashboard widgets for your Craft Commerce 2 store.

  • Delete Account - Try / Download
    Allows users to delete their own account within Twig templates which adheres to GDPR rules.

  • PDF Transform - Try / Download
    Transforms a PDF stored in Assets, to an image. This can then be output via Twig in to a template.

  • Dribbble - Try / Download
    Enables use of the Dribbble API to pull in shots, projects, user etc via Twig.
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