Best Wordpress Plugins


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Supernova Media shares some of our favorite WordPress Plugins. A plugin is a piece of code that extends the functionality of WordPress. Plugins extend that functionality. Think event calendars, photo gallery, social sharing, forms, message boards... anything you need to make your website awesome!

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Best Wordpress Plugins

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  4. 4. Moving from .com to .org You need to run plugins! Luckily, offers a service for moving your .com website to .org ed-transfer/ Note: When we talk about ".org", were talking about the self-hosted version of WordPress that is available for free.
  5. 5. WordPress PluginsA plugin is a piece of code that extendsthe functionality of WordPress.Out of the box, WordPress is prettybland.Plugins extend that functionality. Thinkevent calendars, photo gallery, socialsharing, forms, message boards...anything you need to make your websiteawesome!
  6. 6. Find Plugins Official WordPress Plugin Repository: Read plugin descriptions, check the WordPress version # that it supports, check the ratings. The number of downloads can be a good indicator of a plugins reputation.
  7. 7. Enable Debugging Enable debugging in wp_config.php to see if plugins are spitting out nasty error messages.
  8. 8. Must Have Plugins• Google Analytics from Yoast• Yoast SEO• Google XML Sitemap: Sitemap Generator• WP Super Cache
  9. 9. Mobile Plugins • WPTouch Pro • Wapple Architect Mobile Keep in mind what your users need when accessing your site in mobile.
  10. 10. Mobile vs. Responsive• Mobile Detection (DDR/Device Detection)• Change what gets loaded, depending on the device being used.• Responsive (Fluid)• Based on CSS. Checks how big the screen is, and displays the corresponding styles.
  11. 11. Social Media • Digg Digg: Floating Share Bar • Facebook for WordPress: Official Plugin • Social: Lightweight plugin for sharing. • Jetpack: From • AddThis & ShareThis: Sharing widgets. • Shareaholic: Sharing widgets, all in one! • 3rd party for content syndication. • Subscribe2: Email subscription on WP
  12. 12. Enhancing Comments• Disqus• LiveFyre• IntenseDebate• Vanilla Forums• Jetpack• Facebook Comments
  13. 13. Sidebars • Widget Logic: Make smarter sidebars. • X Widgets: from Bank of Canada (really!)
  14. 14. Enhancing Content• NextGEN Gallery: Image Management• Portfolio Slider Pro• Types & Views• Advanced Custom Fields• Taxonomy Images• Pods CMS
  15. 15. Stores, Memberships, Newsletters• WooCommerce• WP Online Store• s2Member: Free membership plugin.• User Role Editor• Role Scoper: Supports custom taxonomies.
  16. 16. Events & Calendars • Editorial Calendar: Plan your posts. • Event Espresso: One-time fee. • All In One Event Calendar
  17. 17. Backups, Migrations• Backup Buddy• WordPress Backup to Dropbox• VaultPress• WP Migrate DB• ManageWP• WPTwin
  18. 18. Securing WordPress• ManageWP• Better WP Security• Website Defender• WP Security Scan• Secure WordPress• 5G Blacklist 2012Worth reading: Hardening WordPress,11 QuickTips for Securing WordPress
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