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My deck for #wcto2013 Wordcamp Toronto. A talk about Wordpress Plugins for Beginners

My deck for #wcto2013 Wordcamp Toronto. A talk about Wordpress Plugins for Beginners

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Wordcamp Toronto 2013:  Plugins For The People Wordcamp Toronto 2013: Plugins For The People Presentation Transcript

  • Extending Wordpress with Plugins Wordcamp Buffalo 2013
  • • GraphicSource.ca – web since 1998 • WP since 2006 • Hamilton Ontario #Hamont
  • WP Plugin Repository – A less than perfect place to find a plugin
  • WENT TO THE PLUGIN REPOSITORY FOUND 87 PLUGINS I HAD TO CHOOSE FROM
  • Stuff shows up in different places. Things may appear in Different Places – you have to dig around a bit
  • What’s better ? a 4.2 star rated plugin with 7 votes or a 3.9 star rated plugin with 26 votes
  • It’s time for a revolutionary Change to the Wordpress Plugin Repository Or at least a few Minor modifications That would bring it Up to 2013 Standards.
  •  A better rating system – 5 stars not cutting it.  Show the number of votes  Pricing indication Free, Freemium or Premium  Last Updated  Sortable columns  Advanced Search  Better Feedback System – Built right in to plugins  Plugin Users – Donate once in a while
  •  Plugin Central – All your plugins  Yoast – SEO  Better WP Security – Security Duh  WP3 Total Cache  Contact Form 7  One Click Plugin Updater  Google Analytics
  •  All kinds of widgets, photos, calendars,  Booking systems, ecommerce, donations  Sliders, galleries, contests, social media  Wordpress functionality tweaks  Site backups / moves - Duplicator  Podcasting – Blubrry Power Press  Blogging Tools – Inbound Writer (Premium)  Translation / Multi Language
  • Maintenance – close site to outsiders while working on it No Longer in Directory – are your current plugins? CSV to SortTable – Sortable HTML table Invoice King Pro Customer Area – protected area for client files and invoices. Image Widget Insert Javascript and CSS Performance Monitoring – GTMetrix for Wordpress, WP system health.
  • Better WP Security WP Login Delay Plugin Brute Protect Wordfence Clef – www.getclef.com
  •  Careful with overloading too many plugins  Watch site performance  If not in use, disable  Troubleshooting? Start shutting them down one by one and test  Take some time to evaluate have a plan  Check your site after installing one  Avoid mass installs/upgrades of unknown plugins
  •  Podcast review of Plugins with Marcus Couch and John Overall
  • A small line of code that looks like [shortcode_name] And allows you to quickly add functionality Utilized by plugins
  •  HTML / CSS  www.w3schools.com  Why?  Style your text  Move things around  Add some space around text  Jazz it up  <p style=“color:red; font-weight:bold;”> Hello </p>
  • geoff@graphicsource.ca @geoffcampbell1 @graphicsrouce www.geoffcampbell.net www.graphicsource.ca For this presentation: Geoffcampbell.net/wctoronto2013