Plugins

  • Wordpress is a functional CMS...Plugins make it virtually limitless in functionality
  • Will fulfill most client requirements
  • Don't go over board on plugins
    • They can slow down and bloat your site
    • They can compete with each other and cause errors
  • Choose the most important! Then only use what you need
  • Some of the typical ways plugins can enhance your site:
    • Custom menus
    • Calendars
    • Admin area enhancements
      • enhanced text editors
      • shortcode
      • page/post screen options
      • New widget areas
    • Contact forms
    • Theme test
    • Advertisements
    • Ecommerce
    • Galleries
    • Paid membership
    • SEO
    • Mobile converter
    • Security
    • Page/post templates
    • Image slideshow