Extending Wordpress with Plugins Wordcamp Buffalo 2013

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Extending Wordpress with Plugins Wordcamp Buffalo 2013 Slide 2 Slide 3 GraphicSource.ca web since 1998 WP since 2006 Hamilton Ontario #Hamont Slide 4 Slide 5 Slide 6 Slide 7 WP Plugin Repository A less than perfect place to find a plugin Slide 8 WENT TO THE PLUGIN REPOSITORY FOUND 87 PLUGINS I HAD TO CHOOSE FROM Slide 9 Stuff shows up in different places. Things may appear in Different Places you have to dig around a bit Slide 10 Slide 11 Whats better ? a 4.2 star rated plugin with 7 votes or a 3.9 star rated plugin with 26 votes Slide 12 Its 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. Slide 13 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 Slide 14 Plugin Central All your plugins Yoast SEO Better WP Security Security Duh WP3 Total Cache Contact Form 7 One Click Plugin Updater Google Analytics Slide 15 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 Slide 16 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. Slide 17 Better WP Security WP Login Delay Plugin Brute Protect Wordfence Clef www.getclef.com Slide 18 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 Slide 19 Podcast review of Plugins with Marcus Couch and John Overall Slide 20 A small line of code that looks like [shortcode_name] And allows you to quickly add functionality Utilized by plugins Slide 21 HTML / CSS www.w3schools.com Why? Style your text Move things around Add some space around text Jazz it up Hello Slide 22 Slide 23 geoff@graphicsource.ca @geoffcampbell1 @graphicsrouce www.geoffcampbell.net www.graphicsource.ca For this presentation: Geoffcampbell.net/wctoronto2013