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Robert asks…

What are WordPress plugins?

What are these?
Are they straightforward to install/configure?

Martin King solutions:

WordPress plugins are like ‘widgets’ you can add to your self-hosted wordpress weblog. They are extraordinarily straightforward to install and configure, though it depends upon how superior they’re.. ninety nine% of them can be actually easy.

Almost all of the “free” plugins can be found instantly from the wordpress site at: http://wordpress.org/prolong/plugins/

There are so many plugins, that it is onerous to reply what they ‘do’ precisely as a result of they will do regardless of the ‘bare’ wordpress install can’t do.. Basically, no matter you need your weblog to have the ability to do – somebody has considered means for it to occur and created a plugin for you to have the ability to do it.

For instance, I have put in plugins that permit me to have adsense mechanically all through my websites, shops, signatures, “current posts”, social bookmarking websites (like submit to digg, myspace, fb, twitter, etc), public sale advertisements from amazon and ebay, hiding affiliate hyperlinks, etc. You can see the plugins I love most at my weblog:
http://pennybutler.com/wordpress/wordpress/plugin-critiques

William asks…

what’s a plugin for a wordpress weblog?

Martin King solutions:

A WordPress plugin is principally like a mini software (utilizing the time period software very loosely right here) that’s designed to carry out a selected perform in WordPress that isn’t already included within the core WordPress software. I thought this might be an easy query to reply, however I’m scratching my head just a little bit – too humorous since I’ve truly written a WordPress plugin. I’ll clarify it in a method that’s a lot simpler for me as a coder (in layman’s phrases) and hopefully it offers you the complete image of what a WordPress plugin truly is.

I’m a website developer (WordPress in addition to each different sort of website on the market) and I needed to have the ability to do a few issues quite a bit faster and simpler with WordPress that have been costing me an excessive amount of time when constructing and establishing new WordPress web sites for shoppers. I appeared round and nobody had already created a WordPress plugin that did the issues I needed so I created the plugin myself. The P main issues I needed to have the ability to do shortly and from inside the WordPress Dashboard have been:

M) Add an .htaccess safety file with out having to FTP to the shopper’s website and be capable of shortly change between safe .htaccess modes and the WordPress default .htaccess modes as wanted.

P) Put a shopper’s WordPress website that I was engaged on, instantly on the shopper’s web host server, into website upkeep mode (HTTP 503 standing) that solely allowed me entry to the site till it was completed. It is far faster to work immediately on the shopper’s web host and you do not EVER need the shopper wanting on the site till it’s executed (to some extent the place you need the shopper to see it anyway) otherwise you’re simply asking for complications.

So the plugin I wrote permits me to do all of this stuff from inside the WordPress Dashboard. I can change between these modes with out having to go away the WordPress website and bounce forwards and backwards between FTP and the WordPress Dashboard (much less probability of errors too). And extra importantly not have to fret concerning the shopper poking round (cuz they do it each time LOL).

So in case you’re not a coder and also you need your WordPress website to do a specific factor that it doesn’t already do then you will need to search for an present WordPress plugin that another person has already created that does what you’re on the lookout for. You can discover a WordPress plugin already created by somebody for absolutely anything you’ll be able to think about. And if a specific plugin does not do precisely what you need then you’ll be able to customized tailor the code within the plugin file or information to do particularly what you need for less than your particular WordPress site.

So anyway you possibly can install WordPress plugins from inside the WordPress Dashboard by clicking in your Plugins Panel after which clicking Add New and then you definitely simply do a search utilizing the search phrases you’re on the lookout for. For instance as an example you need to add a calendar to your WordPress website sidebar. You would simply sort in calendar after which click on search plugins. You will then see a bunch of WordPress plugins that pertain to calendars.

So the place are these plugins saved? All WordPress plugins which are searchable and installable from inside WordPress are saved within the WordPress Repository on the WordPress.org website. Coders submit a WordPress plugin for approval and as soon as it’s permitted it can then be accessible for anybody who needs to install it.

Anyway that is the plugin I wrote and that’s saved within the WordPress Repository (Directory) >>> BulletProof Security >>> http://wordpress.org/prolong/plugins/bulletproof-safety/

Hope this information helps make the entire WordPress plugin factor much less of a thriller. 😉
Good Luck!

Ken asks…

The hottest wordpress plugin can be?

Hi guys, wordpress is getting fashionable these days. I want you opinion concerning the wordpress plugin. Can you record me the preferred plugin? or peraps an inventory of plugin that you simply like?

Martin King solutions:

These WordPress plugins listed under are the preferred WordPress plugins in every of their classes and extra importantly probably the most important and crucial (should have) WordPress plugins.

Yep I agree that the All in One search engine marketing WordPress plugin is likely one of the most essential “necessity” plugins it is best to need to get your WordPress website rating larger in the various search engines. Google XML Sitemaps is the best sitemap search engine submitting WordPress plugin. Cforms can be the best e-mail types WordPress plugin. AddToAny is the best sharing WordPress plugin. Akismet for WordPress Spam safety. Dagon Design Sitemap generator to generate your WordPress sitemap. GD Star Rating on your score and thumbs WordPress plugin (not a should have plugin, however very good anyway). WP-Cache or WP Super Cache as your WordPress caching plugin. The most necessary and important WordPress plugins of all of them – WP-DBManager for normal automated backups of your WordPress website and probably the most ignored WordPress plugin (till it is already too late and your WordPress website is already owned by some hacker) – the BulletProof Security WordPress plugin.

David asks…

What are your Top 50 WordPress Plugins?

I am on the lookout for Top 50 WordPress Plugins

Martin King solutions:

Here are some Top WordPress Plugins talked about in a very helpful WordPress tutorial website:
http://wordpresswave.com/prime-plugins-for-wordpress/

web optimization Plugins:

Google XML sitemaps
Yoast WordPress web optimization
All in a single search engine marketing Pack

WordPress Caching Plugin:W3 Total Cache

WordPress Social Sharing (by guests) Plugins:

Simple Share Buttons Adder
DiggDigg
Evergreen Post Tweeter
WP to Buffer

Stats Plugins:
Google Analytics Dashboard for WP
Jetpack by WordPress.com

WordPress Slideshow/carousel plugins:
Banner Rotator / Content Slider WordPress Plugin ($18)
Slider Revolution ($19)

Newsletter Plugin:
MyMail – Email Newsletter Plugin for WordPress ($forty)
MailChimp List Subscribe Form

Link Cloaking Plugins:
PrettyLink Lite
PrettyLink Pro ($37)

WordPress Sidebar:
Simple Ads Manager
Widget Logic
Display Widgets

Comment System plugin:
Disqus Comment System
Livefyre Comments O
Facebook Comments

WordPress Optimizing Plugins:
WP-Optimize
Revision Control

WordPress Contact Form Plugins:

Contact Form S
Fast Secure Contact Form
FormCraft – Premium WordPress Form Builder ($32)
WordPress Project Cost Calculator plugin ($eleven)

WordPress Backup Plugins:
UpdraftPlus
Backupbuddy Backup/Restore/migrate Website($one hundred fifty)

WordPress Security plugins
All In One WP Security & Firewall
Sucuri Security
File Permissions & Size Check

WordPress Ecommerce plugins:
WooCommerce

WordPress Membership:
WP-Members

George asks…

wordpress present feedback? which plugin?

i’ve a wordpress and you recognize you bought to click on feedback to view others and even publish a remark, nicely i would like all of the feedback to be seen, with out clicking the remark button, like for instance…somebody goes to my websites they usually see all of the feedback? how do you achieve this?

Martin King solutions:

Random WordPress Plugins: Rotating Banners, Header Art, Images, Quotes, and Content on Your Blog: http://lorelle.wordpress.com/2007/02/28/random-wordpress-plugins-rotating-banners-header-artwork-photographs-quotes-and-content material-on-your-weblog/

Plugins can prolong WordPress: http://wordpress.org/prolong/plugins/

How to add Social Networking Buttons Below Every Post: http://bloggerstop.net/2008/12/how-to-add-social-networking-buttons-to.html
25 Great Blogger Widgets: http://mashable.com/2009/01/26/blogger-widgets/

Ron

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