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20+ WordPress Plugins for Your Blog or Website


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I've given this presentation several times and it always changes. This particular session was 1.5 hours long so I was able to cover more plugins than ever.

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20+ WordPress Plugins for Your Blog or Website

  1. 1. 20+ WordPress Plug-Ins to RockYour Blog or WebsiteCindy MeltzerThe Social Craft@cindymeltz
  2. 2. Plugin Basics• What are plugins?• vs.• How to find and install plugins
  3. 3. Mobile Friendly• WP Touch• A responsive theme
  4. 4. Slideshows• Slidedeck 2 (lite and paid)• vSlider• Nivo Slider (paid)
  5. 5. Contests• Social Campaigns• And the Winner Is• Rafflecopter
  6. 6. Social Sharing• Shareaholic• Digg Digg• Pinterest Image Pin
  7. 7. Related Content• nRelate Related Posts & Popular Posts• YARPP (Yet Another Related Posts Plugin)• Wordnik
  8. 8. Social Media Feeds• Instapress• Pinterest Pinboard Widget• Tweet Blender
  9. 9. Comments• Commentluv• Disqus• Livefyre
  10. 10. Ecommerce• Ecwid• WooCommerce
  11. 11. Events• The Events Calendar• Eventbrite Tickets add-on
  12. 12. Admin Tools• Editorial Calendar• Adminimize
  13. 13. Content & Images• Zemanta• InboundWriter• PhotoPin (website)
  14. 14. Spam and Hackers• Akismet• Sucuri
  15. 15. Speed• Quick Cache• WP
  16. 16. SEO• Yoast SEO• Broken Link Checker
  17. 17. Analytics• Google Analytics for Wordpress• Google Analytics Dashboard• Quicklytics (app)
  18. 18. General Tips for Choosing Plugins• Compatible with latest version of WordPress• Number of users in the thousands• Last updated within 6 months• Active support forum• Premium plugins are often worth the money• Host recommendations (wp engine)
  19. 19. Backup• Wp backup