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5 Things You Shouldn't Do With A WordPress Plugin

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This presentation is meant to help you implement some common WordPress functionality in a manual way instead of using plugins. This keeps your valuable plugin juice free for the plugins that are more complicated.

This presentation is meant to help you implement some common WordPress functionality in a manual way instead of using plugins. This keeps your valuable plugin juice free for the plugins that are more complicated.

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  1. 1. @KellyPhillipsNC
  2. 2. Kelly Phillips WPPluginCoach.com BoostInteractiveMedia.com @KellyPhillipsNC I help small businesses owners take control of their website, turning it into a powerful tool to grow their business.
  3. 3. Help this cat! http://wpplugincoach.com/wp-plugin-coach-list/
  4. 4. @KellyPhillipsNC
  5. 5. @KellyPhillipsNC
  6. 6. Too many Plugins = A slow website @KellyPhillipsNC
  7. 7. How Many Plugins Can I have? • Level of hosting • Bulkiness of current plugins • Quality of code of current plugins
  8. 8. Connect Google Analytics Install Mailing List Forms Implement Google Fonts Add PayPal Buttons Display Social Media Icons 1 2 3 4 5
  9. 9. How dare you use a plugin for that! @KellyPhillipsNC
  10. 10. 1 Connect Google Analytics @KellyPhillipsNC
  11. 11. http://google.com/analytics @KellyPhillipsNC
  12. 12. @KellyPhillipsNC
  13. 13. @KellyPhillipsNC
  14. 14. @KellyPhillipsNC
  15. 15. My theme doesn’t have a place for scripts. what now? Get a better theme Or Create a child theme and add the code to header.php (WPBeginner.com has a great tutorial) @KellyPhillipsNC
  16. 16. 2 Install Mailing List Forms @KellyPhillipsNC
  17. 17. @KellyPhillipsNC
  18. 18. @KellyPhillipsNC
  19. 19. @KellyPhillipsNC
  20. 20. @KellyPhillipsNC
  21. 21. @KellyPhillipsNC
  22. 22. 3 Implement Google Fonts @KellyPhillipsNC
  23. 23. http://Google.com/fonts
  24. 24. @KellyPhillipsNC
  25. 25. My theme doesn’t have a place for scripts. what now? Get a better theme Or Create a child theme and add the code to header.php (WPBeginner.com has a great tutorial) @KellyPhillipsNC
  26. 26. 4 Add PayPal Buttons @KellyPhillipsNC
  27. 27. Tools>PayPal Buttons @KellyPhillipsNC
  28. 28. @KellyPhillipsNC
  29. 29. @KellyPhillipsNC
  30. 30. @KellyPhillipsNC
  31. 31. @KellyPhillipsNC
  32. 32. @KellyPhillipsNC
  33. 33. @KellyPhillipsNC
  34. 34. 5 Display Social Media Profile Icons @KellyPhillipsNC
  35. 35. <div style="text-align: center;"> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/yourfbpage" target="_blank"> <img title="Facebook" src=“[image_URL]" alt="Facebook" width="32" height="32" /></a> <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/yourpinterestpage" target="_blank"> <img title="Pinterest" src=“[image_URL]" alt="Pinterest" width="32" height="32" /></a> <a href="https://twitter.com/yourtwitterpage" target="_blank"> <img title="Twitter" src=“[image_URL]" alt="Twitter" width="32" height="32" /></a> </div>
  36. 36. Copy this URL Upload the images to your media library at exact display size. @KellyPhillipsNC
  37. 37. <div style="text-align: center;"> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/yourfbpage" target="_blank"> <img title="Facebook" src=“[image_URL]" alt="Facebook" width="32" height="32" /></a> <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/your pinterest page" target="_blank"> <img title="Pinterest" src=“[image_URL]" alt="Pinterest" width="32" height="32" /></a> <a href="https://twitter.com/your Twitter page" target="_blank"> <img title="Twitter" src=“[image_URL]" alt="Twitter" width="32" height="32" /></a> </div>
  38. 38. @KellyPhillipsNC
  39. 39. Now you can load more plugins! (If you’re not too exhausted!) Zzz…need…. more… plugins…. Zzz… @KellyPhillipsNC

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