All About WordPress Plugins

Michael Brandvold is presenting all about WordPress plugins.  This is going to be a jammed packed talk with lots of useful information. Specifically, his talk is going to cover:

  • Which ones do you need.
  • How to find them.
  • How to review which one to install.
  • How to remove via ftp.
  • What plugins will help you get more traffic from Facebook and Twitter.
  • How to setup a podcast.
  • How to add an email list.
  • How to insert Wordpress pages in to Facebook tabs.
  • How to get more comments on your posts.
  • How to stop spammers.

Bio:

Michael Brandvold is a freelance music industry consultant based in Northern California. Having launched Michael Brandvold Marketing to leverage his years of experience to provide direction to large and small clients in the areas of online & social marketing as well as e-commerce and customer acquisition and retention.

Gene Simmons of KISS first tapped Michael’s skills as a pioneering online marketing strategist to launch and manage all aspects of Kissonline.com’s multi-million dollar enterprise, including their ground-breaking VIP ticket program.

Michael has also managed the online efforts for Motley Crüe, Rod Stewart, Madonna, Ozzy Osbourne, Madonna and Britney Spears to name only a few.

Michael is also a advisor to a couple start-ups . He has been a speaker or panelist at many events across the country, including SXSW Interactive, California Music Industry Summit, Quicktime Live, NARM, The Conclave, Driven Music Conference and NARIP.

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  • Michael B.

    I just came across a new plugin that is worth taking a look at. It is called P3 - Plugin Performance Profiler and profiles all the plugins you have installed and how much impact they each have on your site's performance. http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/p3-profiler/

    January 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great topic, good discussion. Found some ideas and plugins that I'll be following up on.

    January 9, 2012

  • Erin

    Very informative and well organized presentation.

    January 8, 2012

  • Carolyn Young W.

    I thought this was a great presentation to introduce plugins to those of us who haven't played much with them. It was very well organized and presented in such a way that it wasn't intimidating. In fact it sounds like fun to search through all of the possibilities. Thank you Michael!

    January 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    LOVED it! If you want to learn something...spend time with people who know more than you do about that subject...this WP Meetup has once again provided me with the opportunity to meet a whole host of people who know a lot about WP! Michael's presentation was great! I left with a ton of information that I'll be putting to good use. Not only what he suggested, but what I learned from others at the Meetup as well. I now have a list of the Plugins that I know will enhance my site and overall knowledge about using them in general.

    Next month we'll be learning about the new WP upgrade and how best to do it. I'm holding off to upgrade until after that Meetup. Can't wait!!

    January 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    The presenter knew his material well and was able to address questions from the group. He had a comfortable speaking style, and did not get thrown by novice or off topic questions. I would have preferred to see some of the plugins in action on a live WP site in addition to hearing about them. I knew there was a definite time limit which prevented that from really occurring, but 1 or 2 examples would have been helpful.

    January 8, 2012

  • Arlene M.

    I thought this was a great talk, even though I haven't used WordPress much. I did bother to find out about it before the meeting, however, because I knew it wasn't for beginners. (Unlike one attendee) I thought it was very well organized, and it will be very helpful information for me when I finally set up my website on WordPress. Some of the audience members were helpful and knowledgeable as well.

    January 8, 2012

  • Jake S.

    Great meetup! Enjoyed learning about plugins, but as always the best part of a Meetup are the people that you get to meet.

    January 8, 2012

  • Michael B.

    Thank you everyone for attending. Here is the link to the slide deck. Feel free to download and share. http://www.slideshare.net/michaelbrandvold/all-about-wordpress-plugins

    January 7, 2012

  • Arlene M.

    I am at this moment a maybe. My cold/flu has gotten the best of me, and it doesn't look as if I can get myself ready to be there is an hour. I do really want to go, although I have barely used WP.

    January 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Michael, Greg & Judy - I can't get there today at 10am, it'll be closer to 10:15 or later. I'll just slip into the back of the room and pay my $5 fee after the meeting is over if that's ok. Looking forward to learning about Plugins and more about WP!

    January 7, 2012

  • Michael B.

    I encourage everyone to come and share their favorite plugins as well.

    January 4, 2012

  • Greg T.

    Jake. Sorry for the confusion. Each meetup is from 10am to 12noon, so two hours. Looking forward to seeing you there.

    December 23, 2011

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