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Extending Wordpress with Plugins
Wordcamp Buffalo 2013
• GraphicSource.ca – web since 1998
• WP since 2006
• Hamilton Ontario #Hamont
WP Plugin Repository – A less than perfect place to find a plugin
WENT TO THE PLUGIN REPOSITORY
FOUND 87 PLUGINS I HAD TO CHOOSE FROM
Stuff shows up in different
places.
Things may appear in Different Places – you have to dig around a bit
What’s better ?
a 4.2 star rated plugin with 7 votes
or a 3.9 star rated plugin with 26 votes
It’s time for a revolutionary
Change to the Wordpress Plugin Repository
Or at least a few
Minor modifications
That would b...
 A better rating system – 5 stars not cutting it.
 Show the number of votes
 Pricing indication Free, Freemium or Premi...
 Plugin Central – All your plugins
 Yoast – SEO
 Better WP Security – Security Duh
 WP3 Total Cache
 Contact Form 7
...
 All kinds of widgets, photos, calendars,
 Booking systems, ecommerce, donations
 Sliders, galleries, contests, social ...
Maintenance – close site to outsiders while working on
it
No Longer in Directory – are your current plugins?
CSV to SortTa...
Better WP Security
WP Login Delay Plugin
Brute Protect
Wordfence
Clef – www.getclef.com
 Careful with overloading too many plugins
 Watch site performance
 If not in use, disable
 Troubleshooting? Start shu...
 Podcast review of Plugins with Marcus Couch and
John Overall
A small line of code that looks like
[shortcode_name]
And allows you to quickly add functionality
Utilized by plugins
 HTML / CSS
 www.w3schools.com
 Why?
 Style your text
 Move things around
 Add some space around text
 Jazz it up
...
geoff@graphicsource.ca
@geoffcampbell1
@graphicsrouce
www.geoffcampbell.net
www.graphicsource.ca
For this presentation:
Ge...
Wordcamp Toronto 2013:  Plugins For The People
Wordcamp Toronto 2013:  Plugins For The People
Wordcamp Toronto 2013:  Plugins For The People
Wordcamp Toronto 2013:  Plugins For The People
Wordcamp Toronto 2013:  Plugins For The People
Wordcamp Toronto 2013:  Plugins For The People
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My deck for #wcto2013 Wordcamp Toronto. A talk about Wordpress Plugins for Beginners

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Wordcamp Toronto 2013: Plugins For The People

  1. 1. Extending Wordpress with Plugins Wordcamp Buffalo 2013
  2. 2. • GraphicSource.ca – web since 1998 • WP since 2006 • Hamilton Ontario #Hamont
  3. 3. WP Plugin Repository – A less than perfect place to find a plugin
  4. 4. WENT TO THE PLUGIN REPOSITORY FOUND 87 PLUGINS I HAD TO CHOOSE FROM
  5. 5. Stuff shows up in different places. Things may appear in Different Places – you have to dig around a bit
  6. 6. What’s better ? a 4.2 star rated plugin with 7 votes or a 3.9 star rated plugin with 26 votes
  7. 7. It’s time for a revolutionary Change to the Wordpress Plugin Repository Or at least a few Minor modifications That would bring it Up to 2013 Standards.
  8. 8.  A better rating system – 5 stars not cutting it.  Show the number of votes  Pricing indication Free, Freemium or Premium  Last Updated  Sortable columns  Advanced Search  Better Feedback System – Built right in to plugins  Plugin Users – Donate once in a while
  9. 9.  Plugin Central – All your plugins  Yoast – SEO  Better WP Security – Security Duh  WP3 Total Cache  Contact Form 7  One Click Plugin Updater  Google Analytics
  10. 10.  All kinds of widgets, photos, calendars,  Booking systems, ecommerce, donations  Sliders, galleries, contests, social media  Wordpress functionality tweaks  Site backups / moves - Duplicator  Podcasting – Blubrry Power Press  Blogging Tools – Inbound Writer (Premium)  Translation / Multi Language
  11. 11. Maintenance – close site to outsiders while working on it No Longer in Directory – are your current plugins? CSV to SortTable – Sortable HTML table Invoice King Pro Customer Area – protected area for client files and invoices. Image Widget Insert Javascript and CSS Performance Monitoring – GTMetrix for Wordpress, WP system health.
  12. 12. Better WP Security WP Login Delay Plugin Brute Protect Wordfence Clef – www.getclef.com
  13. 13.  Careful with overloading too many plugins  Watch site performance  If not in use, disable  Troubleshooting? Start shutting them down one by one and test  Take some time to evaluate have a plan  Check your site after installing one  Avoid mass installs/upgrades of unknown plugins
  14. 14.  Podcast review of Plugins with Marcus Couch and John Overall
  15. 15. A small line of code that looks like [shortcode_name] And allows you to quickly add functionality Utilized by plugins
  16. 16.  HTML / CSS  www.w3schools.com  Why?  Style your text  Move things around  Add some space around text  Jazz it up  <p style=“color:red; font-weight:bold;”> Hello </p>
  17. 17. geoff@graphicsource.ca @geoffcampbell1 @graphicsrouce www.geoffcampbell.net www.graphicsource.ca For this presentation: Geoffcampbell.net/wctoronto2013

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