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WordCamp Miami 2013 - Top 20 WordPress Plugins We Can't Live Without

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If you’re self-hosting your WordPress website, you’ll want to extend its functionality with plugins. However, there are more than 23.500 free plugins in the WP library. You can of course visit WordPress’ Most Popular Plugin Directory, but it’s a potential time sink and you’ll miss many great ones by not digging deeper. So, we’ve shaken down the interwebs for you to come up with this list of must-have plugins you won’t know how you survived without.

  • Great compilation of useful plugins. I have tried this plugin for embedding a photo stream on my website. Simple to use and works fast http://wordpress.org/plugins/iframe-embed-for-momentme/ It automatically collects images from social events worldwide and its free.
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WordCamp Miami 2013 - Top 20 WordPress Plugins We Can't Live Without

  1. 1. Top 20 Plugins We Can’t Live Without Alex de Carvalho ● @alexdc ● alex@alexdc.org
  2. 2. ContentsAbout meAbout pluginsSEOSocialPeace of mindMobile
  3. 3. A quick intro to what I’ve been up to ...
  4. 4. Social Media Club South Florida Established September 2008 - Over 2,500 members - Monthly meetups average 100 participants facebook.com/groups/SMCSF
  5. 5. - Web and new media “un”conference- Over 1,600 have attended five events- Next one: June 2013twitter.com/barcampmiami
  6. 6. - South Florida’s largest web community- Established March 2006- Over 2,500 members http://refreshmiami.org
  7. 7. Adjunctfrom Fall ’07 to Spring ’12
  8. 8. Securing the Clicks Network Security in the Age of Social MediaCo-author
  9. 9. “Wile E. Coyote uses absurdly complex contraptions andelaborate plans to pursue his quarry.” ~Wikipedia
  10. 10. About PluginsPlugins are tools to extend the functionality of WordPress.The core of WordPress is designed to be lean, to maximizeflexibility and minimize code.Plugins offer custom features so that each user can tailortheir site to their specific needs.Requirement: self-hosted WordPress blog http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/
  11. 11. Search Engine Optimization
  12. 12. Social
  13. 13. Peace of mind ...
  14. 14. Mobile
  15. 15. Consider switching to a responsive theme rather thanusing a plugin
  16. 16. Top 20 Plugins We Can’t Live Without Alex de Carvalho ● @alexdc ● alex@alexdc.org

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