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WordCamp Savannah presentation on "Top WordPress plugins for Small Business" but they really apply to almost anyone.

WordCamp Savannah presentation on "Top WordPress plugins for Small Business" but they really apply to almost anyone.

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    • amanda blum @howlingzoe amanda@howlingzoe.com Preso F.A.Q. areyousociallyacceptable.com •Yes. Slides are available. Infact, they’re already ready already! www.slideshare.net/hzp •I really do try not to curse. •Current dev track: GSOC w Daryl Koopersmith/John James Jacoby. (looks cool.) •Of course its mine. WHY would anyone do this to their hair on purpose? #omfgihatepowerpoint Amanda Blum @howlingzoe areyousociallyacceptable.com
    • Essential Plugins for Small Business #omfgihatepowerpoint Amanda Blum @howlingzoe areyousociallyacceptable.com
    • 1. Askimet Why you care: Spam, dude. Spam. Appropriate for: everyone Where to get it: it comes when you cook the meat Cost: 0 coconuts Awesome factor: 5 Tags: security, spam Pro tip: only works when you ACTIVATE it. wordpress.com > my account > global dashboard > profile > personal settings > get your API key #omfgihatepowerpoint Amanda Blum @howlingzoe areyousociallyacceptable.com
    • 2. Google XML Sitemap Why you care: handles google sitemapping automagically. Better indexing, better SEO. Appropriate for: everyone Where to get it: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/google- sitemap-generator/ Cost: 0 coconuts Awesome factor: 3 Tags: SEO Pro-tip: menu under settings #omfgihatepowerpoint Amanda Blum @howlingzoe areyousociallyacceptable.com
    • 3. All in One SEO Why you care: SEO ‘roids for your site/blog. Appropriate for: only those people who care about SEO. If you don’t know what SEO is, please stand up and start clucking like a chicken so we’ll know to explain it. Where to get it: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/all-in-one- seo-pack/ Cost: 0 coconuts Awesome factor: 3 Tags: SEO Pro-tip: the program only works if you work the program. #omfgihatepowerpoint Amanda Blum @howlingzoe areyousociallyacceptable.com
    • 4. W3 Total Cache Why you care: Nascar upgrade for your site Appropriate for: admins, users, must remember to empty cache Where to get it: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/w3-total- cache/ Cost: 0 coconuts Awesome factor: 3 Tags: speed Pro-tip: next time you find yourself wildly refreshing the page trying to figure out why something isn’t updating, do remember to EMPTY YOUR CACHE. Also, in WP, performance=cache #omfgihatepowerpoint Amanda Blum @howlingzoe areyousociallyacceptable.com
    • 5. Backup Buddy Why you care: Complete, total, automatic idiotproof backup AND ubereasy WP server moves Appropriate for: only people not frustrated by sites being lost forever, hacked, or think their webhost is so amazing they will never ever ever ever have to move. Where to get it: http://pluginbuddy.com/purchase/backupbuddy/ Cost: 45 coconuts Awesome factor: 5 tags: backup, security, portability Pro-tip: you can email file to the cloud (backpack, basecamp) #omfgihatepowerpoint Amanda Blum @howlingzoe areyousociallyacceptable.com
    • 6. Feedburner Why you care: Stats on subscribers, tools to promote, site by email, because people freaking LOVE their google reader. Appropriate for: everyone Where to get it: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/feedburner- plugin/ Cost: 0 coconuts Awesome factor: 3 tags: statistics, promotion, mobile Related: Google Analytics Pro-tip: do be sure to log in occasionally and USE the system. #omfgihatepowerpoint Amanda Blum @howlingzoe areyousociallyacceptable.com
    • 7. Login Lockdown Why you care: Keeps trolls out and will occasionally annoy your boss Appropriate for: everyone Where to get it: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/login- lockdown/ Cost: 0 coconuts Awesome factor: 3 tags: security Pro-tip: be sure not to lock yourself out. Cause I do that. A lot. #omfgihatepowerpoint Amanda Blum @howlingzoe areyousociallyacceptable.com
    • 8. Hide Admin Panels Why you care: Co-worker proof your website Appropriate for: client sites, multi user sites Where to get it: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/hide-admin- panels/ Cost: 0 coconuts Awesome factor: 5 See also: Capability Manager Tags: preservation Pro-tip: consider slowly releasing panels to co-workers, etc so they can learn without being overwhelmed. #omfgihatepowerpoint Amanda Blum @howlingzoe areyousociallyacceptable.com
    • 9. WordPress Mobile Pack Why you care: Co-worker proof your website Appropriate for: any site that may be accessed one day by any mobile device Where to get it: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress- mobile-pack/ Cost: 0 coconuts Awesome factor: 4 Tags: mobile Pro-tip: though the defaults aren’t bad, consider creating a mobile theme #omfgihatepowerpoint Amanda Blum @howlingzoe areyousociallyacceptable.com
    • 10. Gravity Forms Why you care: forms, forms & more forms, any way you want it, that’s the way you got it. Appropriate for: everyone Where to get it: http://www.gravityforms.com/ Cost: 39 coconuts Awesome factor: 4 Tags: forms, contact Pro-tip: none needed. Does it all. #omfgihatepowerpoint Amanda Blum @howlingzoe areyousociallyacceptable.com
    • 11. Dynamic Content Gallery Why you care: dynamic galleries, headers, lure peeps to your posts. Appropriate for: everyone Where to get it: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/dynamic- content-gallery-plugin/ Cost: 0 coconuts Awesome factor: 5 Related, but suckier: Featured Content Gallery Tags: slideshow, promotion Pro-tip: think outside the box for case use #omfgihatepowerpoint Amanda Blum @howlingzoe areyousociallyacceptable.com
    • 12. Quotes Collection Why you care: testimonials, client quotes Appropriate for: only people who’s clients say nice things about them. Where to get it: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/quotes- collection/ Cost: 0 coconuts Awesome factor: 4 Tags: slideshow, promotion #omfgihatepowerpoint Amanda Blum @howlingzoe areyousociallyacceptable.com
    • 13. Google Analytics for WordPress Why you care: stats, measurement, funneling, visitors…. And more stats of your site. Appropriate for: only people who care about whether their site works or not. Where to get it: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/google- analytics-for-wordpress/ Cost: 0 coconuts Awesome factor: 5 Tags: stats, promotion Pro tip: like, actually check your stats occasionally, dude, like totally! #omfgihatepowerpoint Amanda Blum @howlingzoe areyousociallyacceptable.com
    • On behalf of myself & Lucy the Wonderdoberman, we thank you and #unicornsalute you #omfgihatepowerpoint Amanda Blum @howlingzoe areyousociallyacceptable.com
    • amanda blum @howlingzoe amanda@howlingzoe.com areyousociallyacceptable.com speakerrate.com >amandablum #omfgihatepowerpoint Amanda Blum @howlingzoe areyousociallyacceptable.com