presented by Thom Allen – September 10 th , 2011
<ul><li>Thom Allen </li></ul><ul><li>I’ve been a Software Engineer for, well, ever </li></ul><ul><li>Love Jazz </li></ul><...
 
<ul><li>Backup 4 things: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Database </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Theme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upload...
 
<ul><li>Increase you sites response immediately </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HTML </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CSS </li></ul></ul><...
 
<ul><li>Photos </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NextGEN, LightBox, smush.it </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Viper’...
 
<ul><li>Extend your website reach with social sharing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter </...
 
<ul><li>SEO doesn’t happen over night, and good content is just as important as a plug-in </li></ul><ul><li>All In One SEO...
 
<ul><li>While knowing how many people are visiting your site is important, knowing what they are reading can be even more ...
 
<ul><li>Give readers a way to engage with you and your content </li></ul><ul><li>DISQUS, Intense Debate, Livefyre, even Fa...
 
<ul><li>Everyone is annoyed with comment spam. And the killer plugin for this is: </li></ul><ul><li>Akismet </li></ul><ul>...
 
<ul><li>Not everyone has time to visit all the website they want to read, so give your readers options: RSS, Email, Newsle...
 
<ul><li>Build your own Facebook type social network </li></ul><ul><li>BuddyPress </li></ul>
 
<ul><li>More and more people are consuming the web via a mobile device, please provide a mobile experience </li></ul><ul><...
<ul><li>Thank you for attending! </li></ul><ul><li>Are there any questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Thom Allen </li></ul><ul><li...
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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 that is focused solely on widgets. These can still Rock Your WordPress.

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