Topwordpresspluginsforsmallbusiness

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WordCamp Savannah presentation on "Top WordPress plugins for Small Business" but they really apply to almost anyone.

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Topwordpresspluginsforsmallbusiness

  1. 1. amanda blum @howlingzoe amanda@howlingzoe.com Preso F.A.Q. areyousociallyacceptable.com •Yes. Slides are available. Infact, they’re already ready already! www.slideshare.net/hzp •I really do try not to curse. •Current dev track: GSOC w Daryl Koopersmith/John James Jacoby. (looks cool.) •Of course its mine. WHY would anyone do this to their hair on purpose? #omfgihatepowerpoint Amanda Blum @howlingzoe areyousociallyacceptable.com
  2. 2. Essential Plugins for Small Business #omfgihatepowerpoint Amanda Blum @howlingzoe areyousociallyacceptable.com
  3. 3. 1. Askimet Why you care: Spam, dude. Spam. Appropriate for: everyone Where to get it: it comes when you cook the meat Cost: 0 coconuts Awesome factor: 5 Tags: security, spam Pro tip: only works when you ACTIVATE it. wordpress.com > my account > global dashboard > profile > personal settings > get your API key #omfgihatepowerpoint Amanda Blum @howlingzoe areyousociallyacceptable.com
  4. 4. 2. Google XML Sitemap Why you care: handles google sitemapping automagically. Better indexing, better SEO. Appropriate for: everyone Where to get it: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/google- sitemap-generator/ Cost: 0 coconuts Awesome factor: 3 Tags: SEO Pro-tip: menu under settings #omfgihatepowerpoint Amanda Blum @howlingzoe areyousociallyacceptable.com
  5. 5. 3. All in One SEO Why you care: SEO ‘roids for your site/blog. Appropriate for: only those people who care about SEO. If you don’t know what SEO is, please stand up and start clucking like a chicken so we’ll know to explain it. Where to get it: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/all-in-one- seo-pack/ Cost: 0 coconuts Awesome factor: 3 Tags: SEO Pro-tip: the program only works if you work the program. #omfgihatepowerpoint Amanda Blum @howlingzoe areyousociallyacceptable.com
  6. 6. 4. W3 Total Cache Why you care: Nascar upgrade for your site Appropriate for: admins, users, must remember to empty cache Where to get it: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/w3-total- cache/ Cost: 0 coconuts Awesome factor: 3 Tags: speed Pro-tip: next time you find yourself wildly refreshing the page trying to figure out why something isn’t updating, do remember to EMPTY YOUR CACHE. Also, in WP, performance=cache #omfgihatepowerpoint Amanda Blum @howlingzoe areyousociallyacceptable.com
  7. 7. 5. Backup Buddy Why you care: Complete, total, automatic idiotproof backup AND ubereasy WP server moves Appropriate for: only people not frustrated by sites being lost forever, hacked, or think their webhost is so amazing they will never ever ever ever have to move. Where to get it: http://pluginbuddy.com/purchase/backupbuddy/ Cost: 45 coconuts Awesome factor: 5 tags: backup, security, portability Pro-tip: you can email file to the cloud (backpack, basecamp) #omfgihatepowerpoint Amanda Blum @howlingzoe areyousociallyacceptable.com
  8. 8. 6. Feedburner Why you care: Stats on subscribers, tools to promote, site by email, because people freaking LOVE their google reader. Appropriate for: everyone Where to get it: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/feedburner- plugin/ Cost: 0 coconuts Awesome factor: 3 tags: statistics, promotion, mobile Related: Google Analytics Pro-tip: do be sure to log in occasionally and USE the system. #omfgihatepowerpoint Amanda Blum @howlingzoe areyousociallyacceptable.com
  9. 9. 7. Login Lockdown Why you care: Keeps trolls out and will occasionally annoy your boss Appropriate for: everyone Where to get it: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/login- lockdown/ Cost: 0 coconuts Awesome factor: 3 tags: security Pro-tip: be sure not to lock yourself out. Cause I do that. A lot. #omfgihatepowerpoint Amanda Blum @howlingzoe areyousociallyacceptable.com
  10. 10. 8. Hide Admin Panels Why you care: Co-worker proof your website Appropriate for: client sites, multi user sites Where to get it: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/hide-admin- panels/ Cost: 0 coconuts Awesome factor: 5 See also: Capability Manager Tags: preservation Pro-tip: consider slowly releasing panels to co-workers, etc so they can learn without being overwhelmed. #omfgihatepowerpoint Amanda Blum @howlingzoe areyousociallyacceptable.com
  11. 11. 9. WordPress Mobile Pack Why you care: Co-worker proof your website Appropriate for: any site that may be accessed one day by any mobile device Where to get it: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress- mobile-pack/ Cost: 0 coconuts Awesome factor: 4 Tags: mobile Pro-tip: though the defaults aren’t bad, consider creating a mobile theme #omfgihatepowerpoint Amanda Blum @howlingzoe areyousociallyacceptable.com
  12. 12. 10. Gravity Forms Why you care: forms, forms & more forms, any way you want it, that’s the way you got it. Appropriate for: everyone Where to get it: http://www.gravityforms.com/ Cost: 39 coconuts Awesome factor: 4 Tags: forms, contact Pro-tip: none needed. Does it all. #omfgihatepowerpoint Amanda Blum @howlingzoe areyousociallyacceptable.com
  13. 13. 11. Dynamic Content Gallery Why you care: dynamic galleries, headers, lure peeps to your posts. Appropriate for: everyone Where to get it: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/dynamic- content-gallery-plugin/ Cost: 0 coconuts Awesome factor: 5 Related, but suckier: Featured Content Gallery Tags: slideshow, promotion Pro-tip: think outside the box for case use #omfgihatepowerpoint Amanda Blum @howlingzoe areyousociallyacceptable.com
  14. 14. 12. Quotes Collection Why you care: testimonials, client quotes Appropriate for: only people who’s clients say nice things about them. Where to get it: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/quotes- collection/ Cost: 0 coconuts Awesome factor: 4 Tags: slideshow, promotion #omfgihatepowerpoint Amanda Blum @howlingzoe areyousociallyacceptable.com
  15. 15. 13. Google Analytics for WordPress Why you care: stats, measurement, funneling, visitors…. And more stats of your site. Appropriate for: only people who care about whether their site works or not. Where to get it: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/google- analytics-for-wordpress/ Cost: 0 coconuts Awesome factor: 5 Tags: stats, promotion Pro tip: like, actually check your stats occasionally, dude, like totally! #omfgihatepowerpoint Amanda Blum @howlingzoe areyousociallyacceptable.com
  16. 16. On behalf of myself & Lucy the Wonderdoberman, we thank you and #unicornsalute you #omfgihatepowerpoint Amanda Blum @howlingzoe areyousociallyacceptable.com
  17. 17. amanda blum @howlingzoe amanda@howlingzoe.com areyousociallyacceptable.com speakerrate.com >amandablum #omfgihatepowerpoint Amanda Blum @howlingzoe areyousociallyacceptable.com

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