March DFWWP: 10 Essential WordPress Plugins and How to Configure Them

WordPress has over 15,000 “plugins”. These mini-programs help you post to social media sites, embed multimedia, fight comment spam, track your site visitors, optimize your site, and much more. In this presentation I'll showcase "the best of the best" and show you how to configure them.

An additional bonus: you’ll learn how to curate plugins and determine for yourself if a plugin is valuable or just worthless spamvertising drivel.

This presentation will be brought to you by Tony Cecala, WordPress consultant, event producer, and all-around good guy.

Come at 1pm for beverages, awesome pizza, and networking. Snacks will also be available.

PS--Ready for more advanced training? Attend WordPress 103: Advanced Topics from 9:30am-1pm. See wp.ticketleap.com for details and registration fees.

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  • Tony C.

    Yes. You'll find the WordPress Plugin list at the DFWWP site: http://dfwwp.org/4866/10-essential-wordpress-plugins/

    May 9, 2012

  • Peter G.

    Tony, I couldn't make this meeting. Is the list posted?

    May 9, 2012

  • Robert R.

    outstanding

    March 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lots of good info - part of it was covered in that mornings session but it's always good to get a second notice :)

    March 27, 2012

  • Tony C.

    Hi Chris. Yes, I'll certainly be posting more details about tracks, speakers, and lunch, etc. By the early-bird deadline on May 1 most details will be finalized. DFWWP Meetup Members save $20 off the current low price with the "dfwwp20" coupon code.

    March 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a great time meeting people and learning about Wordpress. This was my first time to attend the WP meetup.

    March 27, 2012

  • Tom (TR) R.

    I had 10 of my own popular plugins going into this Meetup and left with 30. It doesn't get much better. Thanks Tony.

    March 26, 2012

  • Greg M.

    It was my first and I thought it was great.

    March 25, 2012

  • Kevin F.

    Awesome... this meetup introduced me to great plugins that I started using immediately in my websites to improve performance and make my website design life much easier...Thank you Tony!

    March 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, everyone. I was a first-timer at the meeting yesterday and all this is really new to me. I'm a bit embarrassed to ask questions to all of you who are so much more knowledgeable than I. But, after learning about all these cool Plugins, I rushed home and found that I can't use them b/c I have a "free" WordPress blog. :( I went to WordPress.org to try and figure out how to make them work, and it's over my head. Would anyone be willing to help me? My new blog is www.artteachtravel.com. Thanks!

    March 25, 2012

  • Steven H.

    Tony shared about some helpful plugins but even more important, Tony advised on how to use discretion in choosing a plugin...checking the plugin's version history, number of downloads vs ratings, last revision, and so on. This was a very practical session for both specifics and general practice methods.
    The DFW Wordpress MeetUp is a great place to keep up with the ever changing world of WordPress.

    March 25, 2012

  • Chris K.

    @dfwwp @tonycecala Great meetup today about 10 essential WP plugins & I made a connection! Look forward to next one! http://dfwwp.org. Will there be more details about the ETC in Grapevine than what is currently online? Thinking about attending.

    March 24, 2012

  • Tony C.

    Reminder: the pizza lunch starts at 1pm. So, come early and get hot pizza and do some fun networking. If you arrive at 2pm there will still be pizza, just not as hot. ;)

    March 23, 2012

  • John M.

    OK, at the last minute, I cannot attend. Have to go to Dr. yuk on both counts. Enjoy! JM

    March 23, 2012

  • Tony C.

    Thanks Chris, I will definitely talk about the Yoast SEO plugin tomorrow and show how to use it.

    March 23, 2012

  • Chris K.

    Eric - Check out this page on the SEO plugin. It addresses the core features of SEO for your site and what should be incorporated.
    http://yoast.com/wordpress/seo/

    March 21, 2012

  • Eric T.

    I have all in one SEO pack by Yoast but have not configured even though I have spent time on his blog. This is why I attend, to learn.

    March 21, 2012

  • Chris K.

    I use Yoast's SEO Plugin and follow his best practice recommendations for optimizing the site for a variety of things. You will find that it makes a big improvement to your site.

    March 21, 2012

  • Eric T.

    I'm with Robin. SEO plugins are difficult to learn as well as ctext and link cloakers.

    March 21, 2012

  • Tony C.

    I can't control myself! I'm gonna talk about more than 20 plugins. I will still go into detail on the top 10, but there are some gems that beg to be mentioned. Another bonus, I'm gonna highlight the rockstar plugin developers you should be following. P.S. There will be a post on my website that lists all the plugins and their URLs.

    March 21, 2012

  • Clara M.

    You might want to look into the Copyblogger Media plugin called Premise. The new 2.0 version supports membership sites. You can use it with any WP theme. http://getpremise.com/

    March 17, 2012

  • Robin M.

    Patty, we have designed a site using one of our custom designed themes and then installed WishList (a plugin) that gives the site membership functionality with multiple tiers. This would meet your needs and allow you to have any look and feel you desired.

    March 17, 2012

  • Patty F.

    I am looking for a word press theme that will be a membership site with several tiers and have an affiliate program. Any favorite themes you can recommend?

    March 17, 2012

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