Basic Plugin Recommendations to get your WordPress Website Started
Basic Plugin Recommendations
To Get Your WordPress Website
by Nile Flores
❏ Allow people to contact you
❏ Allow people to share your articles over social network
❏ Some plugins for search engine optimization
❏ Plugin suggestions for security
❏ … and a few other fun plugins in case you need them
You just installed WordPress… what next???
Depending on the type of site you want
to have, you’re going to want to decide
what you need your site to do.
It could be adding a contact form to
allow people to contact you, allowing
people to easily share your posts, have
a photo gallery, or more. To get this,
you’re gonna need some plugins!
What is a plugin?
A WordPress plugin is a
series of functions, filters,
hooks, and actions that add
dynamic functionality outside
the default bounds of the
Where Can I Get A Plugin
From your own WordPress admin under Plugins
Wow, 32,000 plugins to choose from!
Just because there are a lot of plugins available,
doesn’t mean you need them all, especially when
you’re starting out. So, that’s where this
presentation comes into play.
Use your own judgement when installing
plugins. You’ll know when you’ve had too
many when your site is slow or doesn’t work
Contact Form Plugin
Ninja Forms - http://bit.ly/ninjaformswp
Easy to create forms by only dragging, dropping, and
Search Engine Optimization
❏ WordPress SEO by Yoast - http://bit.ly/wpseobyyoast
❏ Google Analytics for WordPress - http://bit.
Optimize Site Speed
❏ W3 Total Cache - http://wordpress.org/plugins/w3-total-
❏ WP Super Cache - http://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-
❏ WPSmush.it - http://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-smushit/
Wordfence - http://wordpress.org/plugins/wordfence/
iThemes Security - http://wordpress.org/plugins/better-wp-
❏ Helps block bad bots from attacking your site
❏ Helps against fake login attempts
and much more.
Note: iThemes offers more security features.
Security Plugin (continued)
iThemes Security plugin allows you to:
❏ change admin user name
❏ change user ID with #1 to another ID#
❏ change wp database prefix
❏ change path of wp-content
and much more.