WordPress Plugins add new functions to your site: contact forms, social sharing, SEO tweaks, and more. According the annual WordPress survey, plugins are the "Most Loved" and "Most Hated" aspect of the platform.
1. Which are the most essential plugins.
Every day new plugins are added, learn which ones are essential for today.
2. Which plugins you should avoid.
Old plugins become obsolete or unsupported.
3. How to vet a plugin for quality.
Learn the four warning signs of a bad plugin.
4. Who writes the best plugins.
Plugins are written by talented people. Some are masters of the art—discover who they are.
5. How to turn off a bad plugin.
Sometimes a plugin one stops working with a new version of WordPress. Learn how to turn it off when you can't get to the site admin screen.
6. How to update your plugins safely.
It seems that I'm getting plugin update notices every single day. How do I know a new update is not buggy? What can I do if it is?
Tony Cecala, Ph.D. — Digital Strategist
Tony is a sought-after consultant, speaker, and digital pioneer who brings successful high-tech strategies to local business niches. At Newsroom Ink, a brand journalism company, he develops online newsrooms for business, government, and non-profit organizations. Tony is a digital media consultant to Speakeasy and DMNmedia, architecting digital platforms using WordPress.
For the past 20 years Tony has pioneered digital approaches to local advertising, niche marketing, and event production.
Before venturing forth as a consultant, Tony worked at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center and Texas Instruments. At the dawn of the internet, he designed hypertext software systems for TI and presented strategic analysis to upper management on emerging trends in information technology.
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