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WordCamp Miami 2015 beginner course plugins

Editor's Notes

  1. Plugins add functionality outside of the design (Themes should focus on design) Plugins can be as simple as just adding a button on your site to a complete transformation of WordPress into a social platform (BuddyPress) or forum application(BBPress).
  2. WordPress repository has over 37,000 plugins. Many free and well supported.
  3. Evaluate Carefully
  4. Plugins should have a good track record.
  5. WPBeginner runs 53 Pippinsplugins runs 81 WordPress.com is running hundreds of plugins
  6. Delete your create a new Admin user and delete Admin
  7. Lots of configurations and the most popular by far +million installs
  8. Lots of configurations and the most popular by far +million installs
  9. Contact Form 7 (free +million installs)
  10. Install Duplicate Posts via the WordPress admin Install Gravity Forms from a zip file