15 Essential WordPress Plugins

download 15 Essential WordPress Plugins

of 54

  • date post

    28-Jan-2015
  • Category

    Technology

  • view

    109
  • download

    0

Embed Size (px)

description

Plugins and themes are the power under WordPress’ hood. Are you using the latest and greatest? In this session you’ll get a rundown of today’s must-have plugins, why they’re important and how to use them. Bonus: In addition I’ll review some free and paid themes that make customization a breeze. Presented at the Minnesota Blogger Conference 2011.

Transcript of 15 Essential WordPress Plugins

  • 1. Photo: j / f / photos on Flickr

2. Assumptions You have great taste in session choice You know what a WordPress plugin is You know how to install & activate one You want to know more about how tond good ones & which ones can makeyour blog better 3. WP Plugin Directory http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/ 4. However, its not allit seems to be...Recent investigation of the current state ofthe WordPress plugin repository found: More than half of the plugins in therepository are not compatible withWordPress 3.x. Only 32% of those 15,000+ pluginshave been updated in 2011!Source: http://wpmu.org/what-lurks-in-the-wordpress-plugin-repository/ 5. Changes are comingPlugins not been updated in past twoyears will be hidden both in the repositoryand in the WP admin plugin search. - Announced by Matt Mullenweg at WordCamp San Francisco in August 2011This is awesome! 6. Do your homework Check compatibility, When last updated Average rating Others comments/issues 7. A word aboutbundled pluginsAkismethttp://akismet.com/wordpress/ 8. A word aboutbundled pluginsJetpackhttp://jetpack.me/ 9. My plugin criteria I have used it (or someone I trust has) It solves a specic problem Proper resource usage (wont slowthings down) Updated/supported Easy to use/congure Free (mostly) 10. Essential plugins#1 - EZPZ One Click Backuphttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/ezpz-one-click-backup/ 11. Related pluginVaultPress (Paid) http://vaultpress.com/ 12. Essential plugins #2 - Contact Form 7http://contactform7.com/ 13. Essential plugins #2 - Contact Form 7http://contactform7.com/ 14. Essential pluginsContact Form 7 reCAPTCHA Extensionhttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/contact-form-7-recaptcha-extension/ 15. Related plugin Gravity Forms (Paid)http://www.gravityforms.com/ 16. Essential plugins #3 - After the Deadlinehttp://www.afterthedeadline.com/ 17. Essential plugins#4 - Yet Another Related Posts Pluginhttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/yet-another-related-posts-plugin/ 18. Essential plugins#5 - WPtouchhttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wptouch/ 19. Related plugin WPtouch Pro (Paid)http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wptouch/ 20. Essential plugins#6 (Tie) - ShareThishttp://sharethis.com/ 21. Essential plugins#6 (Tie) - ShareThishttp://sharethis.com/ 22. Essential plugins#6 (Tie) - ShareThishttp://sharethis.com/ 23. Essential plugins#6 (Tie) - AddThis http://www.addthis.com/ 24. Essential plugins#6 (Tie) - Sharebarhttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/sharebar/ 25. Essential plugins #7 - FV Simpler SEOhttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/fv-all-in-one-seo-pack/ 26. Essential plugins #7 - FV Simpler SEOhttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/fv-all-in-one-seo-pack/ 27. Essential plugins#8 - Slidedeck (Free & paid)http://www.slidedeck.com/ 28. Essential plugins#8 - Slidedeck free version http://www.slidedeck.com/ 29. Essential plugins#8 - Slidedeck (Paid)http://www.slidedeck.com/ 30. Essential plugins#8 - Slidedeck (Paid)http://www.slidedeck.com/ 31. Essential plugins#9 - Google Analyticatorhttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/google-analyticator/ 32. Essential plugins #10 - Search Unleashedhttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/search-unleashed/ 33. Essential plugins #10 - Search Unleashedhttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/search-unleashed/ 34. Essential plugins#11 - Exclude Pageshttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/exclude-pages/ 35. Essential plugins#11 - Exclude Pageshttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/exclude-pages/ 36. Essential plugins #12 - Google Calendar Eventshttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/google-calendar-events/ 37. Essential plugins #12 - Google Calendar Eventshttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/google-calendar-events/ 38. Essential plugins#13 - FeedBurner FeedSmith http://www.google.com/support/feedburner/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=78483&ctx=cb&src=cb&cbid=-1adh3dwxzdmhr&cbrank=2 39. Essential plugins#14 - Tweet Blenderhttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tweet-blender/ 40. Essential plugins#14 - Tweet Blenderhttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tweet-blender/ 41. Essential plugins#15 - Maintenance Modehttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/maintenance-mode/ 42. Photo: Adam Holloway on Flickr 43. WP Free Themes Directory http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/ Not very helpful Hard to determine quality 44. Get recommendationshttp://www.smashingmagazine.com/2011/07/05/free-wordpress-themes-2011-edition/ 45. Anatomy of a great theme Customizable - can add your own logo, color scheme, change layout, etc. Flexible - can handle a variety of dierent post types Adaptable - can grow with your needs Ongoing support and upgrades 46. Mix of free & paid themesGraph Paper Press http://graphpaperpress.com/ 47. Mix of free & paid themesNattyWP http://www.nattywp.com/ 48. Premium/paid themes StudioPress http://www.studiopress.com/ 49. Premium/paid themes Thesis Theme Frameworkhttp://diythemes.com/ 50. Premium/paid themes Thesis Theme Frameworkhttp://diythemes.com/ 51. Premium/paid themes Headway Themes http://headwaythemes.com 52. Premium/paid themes Headway Themes http://headwaythemes.com 53. Premium/paid themes Headway Themes http://headwaythemes.com 54. Thank you!Mykl Roventinedesigner of thingsmyklroventine.com@myklroventine