10 Widgets To Rock Your WordPress

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These are the slides I used for my WordCamp Salt Lake City presentation. I apologize in advance, the presentation was focused more on plugins than widgets. I am putting together another presentation …

These are the slides I used for my WordCamp Salt Lake City presentation. I apologize in advance, the presentation was focused more on plugins than widgets. I am putting together another presentation that is focused solely on widgets. These can still Rock Your WordPress.

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  • 1. presented by Thom Allen – September 10 th , 2011
  • 2.
    • Thom Allen
    • I’ve been a Software Engineer for, well, ever
    • Love Jazz
    • Love Rock
    • Love WordPress
  • 3.  
  • 4.
    • Backup 4 things:
      • Database
      • Theme
      • Uploads
      • Full site
    • WP-DB-Backup,WP-DBManager, BackWPup, VaultPress, Locker
  • 5.  
  • 6.
    • Increase you sites response immediately
      • HTML
      • CSS
      • JavaScript
      • Images
      • CDN
      • Pages/Posts
    • W3 Total Cache / WP Super Cache
  • 7.  
  • 8.
    • Photos
      • NextGEN, LightBox, smush.it
    • Video
      • Viper’s Video Quicktags
    • Audio (Podcasting)
      • PowerPress, podPress
  • 9.  
  • 10.
    • Extend your website reach with social sharing
      • Facebook
      • Twitter
      • StumbleUpon
      • Digg
      • Google+
    • ShareThis, Social Sharing Toolkit, Jetpack (lots more)
  • 11.  
  • 12.
    • SEO doesn’t happen over night, and good content is just as important as a plug-in
    • All In One SEO Pack, WordPress SEO by Yoast, Platinum SEO Pack, Google XML Sitemap
    • New one I’m trying is Headspace
  • 13.  
  • 14.
    • While knowing how many people are visiting your site is important, knowing what they are reading can be even more important
    • WordPress.com Stats, Google Analytics for WordPress, Woopra, Clicky
  • 15.  
  • 16.
    • Give readers a way to engage with you and your content
    • DISQUS, Intense Debate, Livefyre, even Facebook
  • 17.  
  • 18.
    • Everyone is annoyed with comment spam. And the killer plugin for this is:
    • Akismet
    • Over 41 million zapped today
  • 19.  
  • 20.
    • Not everyone has time to visit all the website they want to read, so give your readers options: RSS, Email, Newsletter
    • Feedburner (FD FeedBurner), MailChimp, Aweber, WP Autoresponder and Newsletter Plugin
    • GravitForms
  • 21.  
  • 22.
    • Build your own Facebook type social network
    • BuddyPress
  • 23.  
  • 24.
    • More and more people are consuming the web via a mobile device, please provide a mobile experience
    • Wptouch & Pro, WPtap, Mobius, WordPress Mobile Pack
  • 25.
    • Thank you for attending!
    • Are there any questions?
    • Thom Allen
    • gplus.to/thomallen
    • @thomallen
    • thomallen.com
    • I’m available for WordPress development