Archives for July 2016

WordPress: Plugins You “Must” Have

SocialMediaEdge.comJuly 12, 1996 😉 actually 2016


Let’s start with what a plugin is and what it could do.  Then move on to the different categories I added below?

Plugins that do something to the public end of your site: (these are plugins that have a direct effect on the look, feel or interaction on your site)

  • Image plugins
    • Next Gen Gallery
    • Lightbox Plugins
    • Slider Plugins
  • Social media icons  – that go to your various social media profiles
  • Social media icons – that allow people to share your content on their profiles

Behind The Scenes Plugins:  (these don’t show up on the public side but do an important job on the inside)

  • Form Plugins
    • Contact Form 7
    • Gravity Forms
    • Ninja Forms
  • Akismet
  • WP Cache
  • Redirection plugins
  • WP-Smush
  • Jetpack Photon
  • Regenerate thumbnails

Security and Wellness Plugins:

  • Sucuri
  • Wordfence
  • Backupbuddy
  • Updraft

SEO Plugins:

  • All in One SEO Pack
  • Yoast

Don’t Steal Graphics – Show Notes July 5, 2016

Photo created on Pablo using the Unsplash search feature.

Photo created on Pablo using the Unsplash search feature.

Thanks to Mike Mueller for his efforts in putting these resources together. The photo of the 3 firemen hoisting the flag on 9/11 is iconic. It’s also prolific – found everywhere. The C owner decided not to let Brett Baer, a Fox News personality, get away with posting it on his Facebook page and sued. Fox News settled. – probably one of the best stories I found out there about something that “almost everyone does”.

Royalty Free isn’t Free – what’s that mean?

Places to buy pics:

Places to get free pics: (search for creative commons licensed)

About creative commons: