24,000+ PLUGINS,HOW DO I CHOOSE?Useful Plugins For Your Website
ABOUT YOUR SPEAKERDavid LaiettaWordPress Development and ConsultingCustom Theme DevelopmentTeaching and One-on-One Trainingdavid@davidlaietta.com@davidlaietta
HOW TO CHOOSE PLUGINSLook for reputable plugin authorsCheck ratings and download countsCheck documentation and supportoptionsTest on staging site where possible
TABLEPRESShttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tablepress/Ideal for any table dataEasy backend-interface – No Code!SortablePaginatedFilterable
GRAVITY FORMShttp://www.gravityforms.com/Best plugin of any kind, period.Basic to advanced formsContact, Payment, Membership, MailingLists, Polls, Surveys and other add-onsConditional logic and auto respondersmake it great for interactive forms
JETPACKhttp://jetpack.me/Maintained by WordPress.comDozens of add-onsUseful statistics and analyticsCarousels, Twitter, other Display widgetsSocial Logins and Discussions
DISPLAY WIDGETShttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/display-widgets/Selectively display widgets on pagesChoose by specific page/category/typeShow or hide in chosen areasAllows targeted content and ad display
DISABLE COMMENTShttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/display-widgets/Selectively disable commentsReduces certain types of spamDisable comments on pages/posts/mediaCan hide comments from DashboardCan remove comment box from posts
WORDPRESS SEOhttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-seo/Best SEO plugin I know ofControl site-wide and post-specific metadata/titles/descriptionsManage social integration withFacebook/Twitter/Google+Incorporate analytics, webmaster toolsand sitemaps
WORDPRESS BACKUP TO DROPBOXhttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-backup-to-dropbox/Save copies of your site files and databaseSelect time and recurrence of backupsAll files sent directly to Dropbox –available in the cloudAccessible from any device that can useDropbox – handy when editing
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