When it comes to WordPress plugins there are so many to choose from, but I’ll put my favorites on here – some free, but most are not.  There are many amazing free plugins, but overall the majority of my favorite WordPress plugins are commercial.

Gravity Forms – this is one of the smartest purchases I ever made.  I purchased it to solve an immediate problem, but as I used it more I realized how powerful the plugin actually is.  One of the things that I found out was that it actually can tie into many payment processors and creates a form to take payments in minutes!  It even supports recurring payments, logging, and much more.  It also has the ability to add subscribers to Aweber and other autoresponders automatically, create WordPress users, do surveys, and far more than I’ll go into here.  You really need to check out Gravity Forms today and you’ll see how it can transform your site and make many things a breeze.

S2Member – this is one of the best membership plugins out as far as I’m concerned.  I’ve put together many membership sites using this plugin and know it very well.  They have a full featured free version of the plugin, but if you want all features and priority support you’ll want S2Member Pro.  As of today the unlimited site Pro version is only $129, which is less than half the price of other membership plugins.  The S2Member Pro version gives you far more than the free version and adds things like Clickbank integration, Paypal Pro,, unlimited membership levels, and much more.  If you’re looking to create a membership site, then you owe it to yourself to check out S2Member and decide whether the free version or pro version is for you.