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Choosing WordPress Plugins (WordCamp Raleigh 2016)

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Practical tips on choosing WordPress plugins: compatibility, updates, support, installs, authorship, and review

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Choosing WordPress Plugins (WordCamp Raleigh 2016)

  1. 1. Choosing WordPress Plugins: Like Being a Kid in a Candy Store Andrea (Andi) Ferguson President, AndiSites Inc. @andisites
  2. 2. Front-End Features Socials & Sharing Display Facebook posts, Twitter streams, or Instagram feeds; make your posts and pages easily shareable by your users Back-End Boosters Backups, SEO, security, tutorials, developer tools Power Packs E-commerce systems, on- site social networking, moderated forums, membership sites, event management Photo & video galleries, FAQs, forms, sliders
  3. 3. Akismet SPAM PROTECTION WooCommerce E-COMMERCE NextGEN PHOTO GALLERY All In One SEO Pack SEO TOOLS MonsterInsights GOOGLE ANALYTICS The Events Calendar CALENDAR W/ ADD-ONS Slider Revolution IMAGE & VIDEO SLIDERS Gravity Forms FORMS W/ ADD-ONS
  4. 4. 46,734 Plugins in the WordPress Repository as of 9/22/16
  5. 5. WHAT THE @$%#!
  6. 6. Compatibility Updates Support Installs Authorship Reviews*
  7. 7. Compatible with Your WordPress
  8. 8. Recently updated
  9. 9. Well-supported by its author(s)
  10. 10. Compatibility Updates Support Installs Authorship Reviews*
  11. 11. Lots of active installs
  12. 12. Legitimate author
  13. 13. Good reviews*
  14. 14. Compatibility Updates Support Installs Authorship Reviews*
  15. 15. Choosing WordPress Plugins: Like Being a Kid in a Candy Store Andrea (Andi) Ferguson President, AndiSites Inc. @andisites andrea@andisites.com

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