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1 Extending Wordpress with Plugins Wordcamp Buffalo 2013

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3 GraphicSource.ca – web since 1998 WP since 2006 Hamilton Ontario #Hamont

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7 WP Plugin Repository – A less than perfect place to find a plugin

8 WENT TO THE PLUGIN REPOSITORY FOUND 87 PLUGINS I HAD TO CHOOSE FROM

9 Stuff shows up in different places. Things may appear in Different Places – you have to dig around a bit

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11 What’s better ? a 4.2 star rated plugin with 7 votes or a 3.9 star rated plugin with 26 votes

12 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.

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

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

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

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.

17 Better WP Security WP Login Delay Plugin Brute Protect Wordfence Clef –

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

19 Podcast review of Plugins with Marcus Couch and John Overall

20 A small line of code that looks like [shortcode_name] And allows you to quickly add functionality Utilized by plugins

21 HTML / CSS Why? Style your text Move things around Add some space around text Jazz it up Hello

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23 For this presentation: Geoffcampbell.net/wctoronto2013


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