Meetup: June 2014: WordPress Plugins


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Our monthly WordPress meetup, where we discussed WordPress plugins across a variety of categories.

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  • They need a way to prove to referrals that they’re legit, or sell products, etc.
  • Consolidate: Two plugins replaced eight: WP SEO → Canonical URLs, Google XML sitemaps, Robots Meta, RSS Footer. Jetpack -> Subscribe to comments, various social plugins, wordpress stats, contact forms
  • WP SEO - Jenny. WP SEO is awesome out of the box, but also powerful for SEO nerds.
  • Ninja Forms - Roger
  • Wordfence - Emory
    Better WP Security - Ben, Mitchell
    GrowMap - Emory
    Limit Login - April -- should be native
  • With any backup solution, make sure you have a plan to be able to restore as well.

    Backup WordPress - Mitchell
    BackWPup - Kathy, Frank
    InfiniteWP - Kathy
  • SlimStat - Mitchell

    Or hard code analytics into your header.php (or use Genesis tools, later in presentation)
  • HTML in categories - Emory
    Search and Replace - Emory
    Epik Editorial calendar - April
    Updraft plug - Ben
    Related Posts Thumbnails - Emory
    TinyMCE Advanced - Kathy
  • Subscribe to comments reloaded - Emory
    Simple social icons - Discuss the “two sides of social”
  • Soliloquy - April
  • Both from Mitchell
  • Event Espresso - Kathy
    S2 Member - Kathy
  • Simple Sidebars - Will
  • Ultima - Diana
  • Meetup: June 2014: WordPress Plugins

    1. 1. brought to you by WordPress Plugins
    2. 2. Next month: Thursday, July 10 brought to you by Our process for building websites 1: No one needs a website. 2: The earlier you start your design, the less effective the site will be.
    3. 3. Choosing and using plugins brought to you by 31,635 to choose from Load as few as possible on your site Determine the quality of a plugin
    4. 4. Choosing and using plugins brought to you by
    5. 5. Jetpack brought to you by Beautiful Math Carousel Contact Form Custom CSS Enhanced Distribution Extra Sidebar Widgets Google+ Profile Gravatar Hovercards Infinite Scroll JSON API Jetpack Comments Jetpack Single Sign On Likes Markdown Mobile Theme Monitor Notifications Omnisearch Photon Post by Email Publicize Related Posts Sharing Shortcode Embeds Site Verification Spelling and Grammar Subscriptions Tiled Galleries VideoPress Shortlinks Widget Visibility Stats
    6. 6. SEO brought to you by WordPress SEO by Yoast All in One SEO Page Links To PushPress Redirection
    7. 7. Forms brought to you by Ninja Forms Gravity Forms Contact Form 7 Wufoo Jetpack
    8. 8. Security/Spam brought to you by WordFence iThemes Security (Better WP Security) GrowMap Limit Login Akismet Sucuri
    9. 9. Backup/Management brought to you by Backup WordPress BackWPup InfiniteWP ManageWP
    10. 10. Stats brought to you by SlimStat Jetpack Google Analytics for WordPress
    11. 11. Writing/Editing brought to you by HTML in categories Search and Replace Epik Editorial Calendar Updraft Plus Related Posts Thumbnails - Jetpack TinyMCE Advanced TablePress
    12. 12. Comments/Social brought to you by Subscribe to comments reloaded Simple Social Icons Jetpack
    13. 13. Images brought to you by Soliloquy Envira Jetpack WP Gallery Custom Links
    14. 14. Caching brought to you by W3 Total Cache WP Super Cache
    15. 15. Events/Members brought to you by Event Espresso S2 Member BuddyPress
    16. 16. Development brought to you by Genesis Simple Edits Genesis Simple Hooks Genesis Simple Sidebars Ultimate Coming Soon Page Widget CSS Classes Widget Logic
    17. 17. Other brought to you by Ultima Broken Link Checker
    18. 18. July 10: Process of developing a site