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Plugins – WP for Journalists

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This chapter covers a huge area. The plugins are organised into different sections so that you can see which plugins are used for which specific functionality. If you are on a .com site, then the first section on standard plugins is for you. The rest of the chapter is dedicated to plugins that you have to upload yourself so is just directed to those of you on .org.

 

  • Standard plugins The first section covers the basic standard plugins that come activated by default on a .com site
  • Essential plugins This section covers essential plugins – plugins that I have found most useful when creating sites. They are my choices – you will find as you become more proficient that you will discover your own essentials, so use these as a guide.
  • Performance plugins This section covers plugins that help your site work faster and smoother. These are called performance plugins.
  • SEO plugins This is a fundamental area for the success of any website – SEO (search engine optimisation). In this section you will find an explanation of what this is and suggested plugins to help you achieve the best results for getting traffic (visitors) to your site.
  • Security plugins The chapter then covers security plugins – tools that will keep your site safe from hackers and some advice generally about good practice.
  • Mobile plugins Then comes a section on mobile as a platform and plugins that will help your site display properly and efficiently on smart phones.
  • Social media plugins Then lastly there is a section covering all the essential plugins you need to set up and connect your social media accounts and advice on managing your social media content. For more …

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