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WordPress plugin basics for WCNYC 2014 101 Track

WordPress plugin basics for WCNYC 2014 101 Track

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  • 1. PLUGINS 101 @KikoDoran www.PrestigeConf.com
  • 2. Overview • Different Plugin Models • Where to Find Plugins • How to Install and Administer .org Plugins • Common Plugin Functions and Examples • Create Your Own Plugin
  • 3. Plugin Models • Free Plugins - WordPress.org • Premium Plugins • Freemium Plugins • Two Different Plugins • Add-on Plugins
  • 4. Where to Find Plugins • www.WordPress.org/plugins/ • Good Rating? • Recently Updated? • Number of Downloads? • Other Plugins Same Developer • Good Support?
  • 5. Where to Find Plugins • GitHub • Star/Fork • Commits • Issues • Updates
  • 6. Where to Find Plugins • GitHub • Read the readme file • Gives you all the basics
  • 7. Where to Find Plugins • Google for your desired function • Use this as last resort • No way to measure quality without looking through code
  • 8. WordPress Admin Plugins -> Add New How to Install Plugins
  • 9. Search by title or function How to Install Plugins
  • 10. Install Now How to Install Plugins
  • 11. Activate Plugin How to Install Plugins
  • 12. Deactivate / Delete / Update Administering Plugins
  • 13. Update Notices Administering Plugins
  • 14. Common Plugin Functions • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) • Forms • User Management • Custom Post Types • Post Meta - Custom Info for any Post Type • Membership • E-Commerce • Event Calendar • Backups
  • 15. WordPress SEO by Yoast Search Engine Optimization (SEO) www.WordPress.org Repository
  • 16. Forms Gravity Forms www.GravityForms.com
  • 17. Gravity Forms Functionality • Form Builder • Form Fields • Conditional Logic • Order Forms • Notifications • DB Storage of Submissions • Lots of Add-ons
  • 18. User Management Members - Justin Tadlock www.WordPress.org Repository
  • 19. User Management Members - Justin Tadlock www.WordPress.org Repository
  • 20. Custom Post Type UI • WordPress.org Repository • Lets You Create Any Content You Want • Content Can Be Exported
  • 21. Custom Post Type UI Custom Post Type UI www.WordPress.org Repository
  • 22. Post Meta • What is that? • Any Additional Information About a Post • www.AdvancedCustomFields.com
  • 23. Membership • Protect Content Based on User Roles • Could Let You Charge for Content • Free: Paid Memberships Pro • Premium: Restrict Content Pro
  • 24. E-Commerce • Sell Your Products Using WordPress • Manage Products Through WordPress Admin • Freemium: WooCommerce or Easy Digital Downloads
  • 25. Event Calendars • Manage Events on Your WordPress Site • Useful for Bands, Conferences, Meetings, etc • Free: The Events Calendar • Premium: The Events Calendar Pro
  • 26. Backups • Automate Your Site Backups • Free: Online Backup for WordPress • Premium: Backup Buddy or WP Migrate DB Pro
  • 27. Other Notable Free Plugins • BuddyPress - “Facebooklike” funtionality • bbPress - Forum Functionality • Meteor Slides - Rotating Slides • Developer - Suite of Development Plugins for Theme and Plugin Development
  • 28. Develop Your Own Plugins • WordPress Hooks • Actions • Filters • Develop Locally - ServerPress • Can Be For Your Use or To Share/Sell • Keep Learning!
  • 29. Review • Different Plugin Models • Where to Find Plugins • How to Install and Administer .org Plugins • Common Plugin Functions and Examples • Create Your Own Plugin
  • 30. Questions? • Kiko Doran • @kikodoran • www.PrestigeConf.com