5/26/2015 - 11:00 PM

WordPress Plugins - Best

Recommended (premier and free versions) (9.19.17 - backdoor vulnerability: do not use)

Restrict Widgets (dFactory)

Genesis Simple Hooks

Forums: bbPress and buddypress are the two most common plugins to setup a forum. 
bbPress has more support so it may be good to start.

Affiliate links: - provides buttons for column classes shortcodes (good for clients)

Adding support for WooCommerce in Genesis - you are advised to use Genesis Connect for WooCommerce