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The Essential Plugins You Should Install On Every Website - WCPMQ 2019

The Essential Plugins You Should Install On Every Website - WCPMQ 2019

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Cameron Jones

October 05, 2019
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  1. The Essential Plugins You Should Install On Every Website Cameron

    Jones
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    About Me Cameron Jones Freelance WordPress developer Founder of Mongoose Marketplace @cameronjonesweb on all the things • Made my first website in 2006 with Microsoft Publisher • Started programming in 2008 with Flash Actionscript 2.0 to make flash games • Fell in love with WordPress in 2014 • Releasing WordPress plugins since 2015
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    Advanced Custom Fields
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    ACF provides a user friendly interface for storing custom data Can be used to store global site options, additional post meta, creating page builders and creating new Gutenberg blocks Advanced Custom Fields wp.org/plugins/advanced-custom-fields
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    Crop Thumbnails
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    With this plugin you can control the position and scale of the different sizes of the images your media library Especially useful when using images of people on your website Crop Thumbnails wp.org/plugins/crop-thumbnails
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    Enable Media Replace
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    If you need to upload a new version of an image then this is the perfect plugin Allows you to replace an image without having to update the pages the image is used on, as the attachment ID and image path stay the same Enable Media Replace wp.org/plugins/enable-media-replace
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    Gravity Forms
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    Gravity Forms is the most powerful form plugin available It can handle anything from a simple contact form to an eCommerce store and anything in between Gravity Forms gravityforms.com
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    Smush
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    Smush will compress and optimise your images as you upload them, leaving you with a faster website without having to do any work Smush wp.org/plugins/wp-smushit
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    Stream
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    Stream monitors and logs activity in the admin area of your website If you’ve ever thought along the lines of “who deleted my post” then Stream will have that information for you Stream wp.org/plugins/stream
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    UpdraftPlus
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    UpdraftPlus is, in my experience, comfortably the most reliable backup plugin available Supports manual backups and scheduled backups to external storage such as Dropbox and Google Drive UpdraftPlus wp.org/plugins/updraftplus
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    Wordfence
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    Wordfence wp.org/plugins/wordfence Protects your website from common exploits and scans your themes, plugins and core for hacks
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    WordPress Persistent Login
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    WordPress sites will actually remember you when you log in Your session will be stored indefinitely, meaning you don’t have to worry about logging in to your website constantly WordPress Persistent Login wp.org/plugins/wp-persistent-login
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    Yoast SEO
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    Yoast SEO provides all the options you could ever need to customise how your website displays in search results Customise titles and meta descriptions, XML sitemaps, content analysis and more You can even disable some of the lesser used features of WordPress such as attachment pages and author archives Yoast SEO wp.org/plugins/wordpress-seo
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    BONUS: Essential Plugin For Local Development
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    Query Monitor
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    Query Monitor provides in-depth debugging, hooks, SQL queries, template parts and more. A developer’s swiss army knife for local development Query Monitor wp.org/plugins/query-monitor
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    What if we could install all our essential plugins at once?
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    WordPress Sets With Plesk Plesk (a hosting management interface similar, but superior, to cPanel) includes WordPress “Sets”, allowing you to predefine plugins and themes installed on new instances. support.plesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000822094-Is-this-possible-to-deploy-WordPress-websites- pre-configured-with-a-custom-theme-and-plugins-
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    Plugin Collections with WPCore WPCore is a service that allows you to create collections of plugins. You can then install their plugin to install an entire collection onto your website WPCore is free but there is a paid plan, which is needed if you want to include plugins that aren’t on WordPress.org wpcore.com
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    Links To view the slides visit: mongoosemarketplace.com/wcpmq19 To get the plugin collection: mongoosemarketplace.com/wcpmq19- wpcore