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Webinar: The Power of Plugins

With over 40,000 plugins in the WordPress repository, how do you decide which one’s right for your site? What goes into creating a killer plugin? And, how do hosts such as WP Engine treat/work with plugins?

In this deck, WP Engine and a few of our plugin friends review:
-How to navigate the plugin landscape and select the best plugins for your business needs
-Keys for a successful plugin
-What other plugins do the plugin developers use for their sites?
-How plugin providers work within the WordPress plugin ecosystem
-How to take advantage of WP Engine’s plugin developer program

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Webinar: The Power of Plugins

  1. 1. The Power of WordPress Plugins The WordPress Plugin Ecosystem March 2nd, 2016 #pluginmadness Vote for your favorite plugins:
  2. 2. Ask Questions as We Go Please use the “Questions” pane throughout the webinar #pluginmadness Slides and recording will be made available shortly after the webinar
  3. 3. What We’ll Discuss ❖ How to navigate the plugin landscape and select the best plugin for your business needs ❖ Keys for a successful plugin ❖ What plugins do plugin developers use? ❖ How plugin providers work within the WordPress ecosystem ❖ How to take advantage of WP Engine’s plugin developer program #pluginmadness
  4. 4. Introducing the Experts B Byrne CEO & Co-Founder, Clef Aaron Campbell Developer iThemes #pluginmadness BjØrn Seaton Digital Marketing Manager WPMU DEV David Vogelpohl VP Web Strategy WP Engine
  5. 5. The best way to log in, without passwords.
  6. 6. What is two-factor authentication? Two-factor authentication is a system where you use two forms of ID to confirm a user before you log them in. 1. Knowledge — something you remember 2. Possession — something you have 3. Inherence — something you are
  7. 7. What is Clef? Clef is two-factor authentication, without passwords or codes It’s easier to set up and use than most other two-factor auth It’s built on cryptography that protects your site against more attacks Clef is free for everyone It requires you have an iPhone or Android phone to log into your site
  8. 8. The Clef Wave in motion
  9. 9. Get in touch! @getclef @iamb <3
  11. 11. The best WordPress security plugin to secure & protect your WordPress site TAKE THE GUESSWORK OUT OF SECURING YOUR WORDPRESS SITE We built iThemes Security Pro to help take the guesswork out of security. You shouldn’t have to be a security pro to use a security plugin.
  12. 12. All the Security Tools You Need DON’T RELY ON ANY SINGLE SECURITY MEASURE We have created iThemes Security Pro with a wide variety of tools, all focused on keeping your site secure. ● Strong Password Enforcement Force users on your site to use strong passwords. ● Two Factor Authentication Add another layer of protection to logins with Two Factor, using an app (like Authy, Google Authenticator, or Toopher) or E-Mail. ● Malware Scanning Know your site is safe with scheduled malware scanning, powered by Sucuri SiteCheck. ● Too Many to List Brute Force Protection, File Change Detection, Away Mode, and more!
  13. 13. SECURE & PROTECT WORDPRESS Learn more @iThemesSecurity Aaron D. Campbell @AaronCampbell
  14. 14. Bjørn Seaton - Digital Marketing Manager @ WPMU DEV 300,000 installs - 1000 5 star ratings -
  15. 15. Bjørn Seaton - Digital Marketing Manager @ WPMU DEV Monitor Defender This Guy Doesn’t Have A Name Yet! Hummingbird SpiderBro (also no name yet)
  16. 16. Bjørn Seaton - Digital Marketing Manager @ WPMU DEV
  17. 17. Bjørn Seaton - Digital Marketing Manager @ WPMU DEV @wpmudev
  18. 18. How WP Engine powers plugins #pluginmadness
  19. 19. Easily deploy your favorite plugin stacks Use the WP Engine “copy site” feature to quickly launch installs full of your favorite plugins
  20. 20. PHP exploit scanning makes plugins more secure Known PHP exploit scanning helps customers know if plugins become infected
  21. 21. Plugin code reviews help plugins perform better Assistance with code optimization helps improve platform and overall performance
  22. 22. Special caching rules make plugins faster Dynamic content routing allows plugins to take full advantage of caching! caching rules
  23. 23. Life without caching optimizations without caching without caching rules
  24. 24. Caching is about protecting server resources
  25. 25. Sites run faster & can handle more transactions By distributing load, both static & dynamic content run faster on WP Engine
  26. 26. Easy ways to help customers get started Site-in-a-box solutions make it easy for customers to create websites and start entering content today
  27. 27. eBook: The Ultimate Guide to WordPress Plugins: Clef Press Kit (for white papers, recent info and more) WPMU DEV blog: Resources #pluginmadness
  28. 28. Q&A Feel free to ask away in the “Questions” pane! Are you an agency or freelancer? ● Finish more sites in less time ● Unlimited staging installs for WordPress projects for as little as $29 per month. Ask about qualifying for a listing in our online consultants’ directory! Call +1-512-827-3500, or Chat with us
  29. 29. ❖ How to make custom admin interfaces using REST API & AngularJS ❖ Practical example of specific use cases: ➢ Customized post editor ➢ Plugin admin screen Technical Deep Dive into AngularJS and the WordPress REST API Wednesday, March 16th, 11 am CDT/ 5 pm GMT+1 Register Now! Next Next Up...