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