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@KellyPhillipsNC
Kelly Phillips 
WPPluginCoach.com 
BoostInteractiveMedia.com 
@KellyPhillipsNC 
I help small businesses owners take 
contr...
Help this cat! 
http://wpplugincoach.com/wp-plugin-coach-list/
@KellyPhillipsNC
@KellyPhillipsNC
Too many 
Plugins 
= 
A slow 
website 
@KellyPhillipsNC
How Many Plugins Can I have? 
• Level of hosting 
• Bulkiness of current 
plugins 
• Quality of code of 
current plugins
Connect Google Analytics 
Install Mailing List Forms 
Implement Google Fonts 
Add PayPal Buttons 
Display Social Media Ico...
How dare you 
use a plugin for that! 
@KellyPhillipsNC
1 
Connect 
Google 
Analytics 
@KellyPhillipsNC
http://google.com/analytics 
@KellyPhillipsNC
@KellyPhillipsNC
@KellyPhillipsNC
@KellyPhillipsNC
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 
...
2 
Install 
Mailing 
List 
Forms 
@KellyPhillipsNC
@KellyPhillipsNC
@KellyPhillipsNC
@KellyPhillipsNC
@KellyPhillipsNC
@KellyPhillipsNC
3 
Implement 
Google 
Fonts 
@KellyPhillipsNC
http://Google.com/fonts
@KellyPhillipsNC
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 
...
4 
Add 
PayPal 
Buttons 
@KellyPhillipsNC
Tools>PayPal Buttons @KellyPhillipsNC
@KellyPhillipsNC
@KellyPhillipsNC
@KellyPhillipsNC
@KellyPhillipsNC
@KellyPhillipsNC
@KellyPhillipsNC
5 
Display 
Social 
Media 
Profile 
Icons 
@KellyPhillipsNC
<div style="text-align: center;"> 
<a href="https://www.facebook.com/yourfbpage" target="_blank"> 
<img title="Facebook" s...
Copy this URL 
Upload the images to your media library at exact display size. 
@KellyPhillipsNC
<div style="text-align: center;"> 
<a href="https://www.facebook.com/yourfbpage" target="_blank"> 
<img title="Facebook" s...
@KellyPhillipsNC
Now you can load more 
plugins! 
(If you’re not too exhausted!) 
Zzz…need…. more… plugins…. Zzz… 
@KellyPhillipsNC
5 Things You Shouldn't Do With A WordPress Plugin
5 Things You Shouldn't Do With A WordPress Plugin
5 Things You Shouldn't Do With A WordPress Plugin
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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.

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5 Things You Shouldn't Do With A WordPress Plugin

  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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