Fact versus Fiction: A Q & A on WordPress Plugins

Byte Technology

When it comes to WordPress sites, designers and admins—when asked what is one of the most confusing aspects of the platform—will most likely put “plugins” somewhere on their list. Indeed, plugins are fantastic and, in many cases, a must-have when working on a WordPress site.

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Step By Step: How to Update Your WordPress Plugins

Byte Technology

WordPress experts and designers constantly harp on just how important it is to keep your plugins updated all the time. Often, these potential leaks contained within the code that run the plugin are discovered by the good guys in the virtual world, and these leaks are eventually fixed.

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Working Together: Great Social Media Plugins for Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

Thankfully there are some wonderful choices—so many so that it may be a bit overwhelming choosing one—for WordPress plugins that help your site become fully social media friendly. If you’re looking for lightning fast speed from your social media plugin, EA Share Count is a no-brainer.

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The Q&A: Great FAQ Plugins for WordPress Sites

Byte Technology

Fortunately, there are some really great plugins that can help you do so in a snap. Here are some good FAQ plugins to check out. The rock star of free FAQ plugins, Arconix FAQ is very simple to use and offers great user support from the developer.

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Off to Market: The What and Why of WordPress Landing Page Plugins

Byte Technology

Thankfully, like all things in the world of WordPress, there’s a plugin for that. With dozens of ready-to-use templates that are all great for getting some inspiration, Beaver Builder is one of the most popular plugins for WordPress landing pages.

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Off to Market: The Best WordPress Plugins for Maximum Traffic

Byte Technology

Well, thankfully there are some great plugins that can take a lot of the angst and guesswork out of personal website marketing. Here are a handful of marketing-specific plugins culled from WordPress and e-commerce experts. With the plugin you can add attractive signup forms in a variety of formats—such as in a sidebar, as a popup etc.—and For those whose website is driven and supported by advertising, the Adsanity plugin is the perfect ad management tool.

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Center of Attention: Some Great Plugins for Popular Posts

Byte Technology

Or more specifically, a plugin that highlights your “popular posts” and gives readers a little help by highlighting what has gotten the most attention and simplifying finding such material. And there are some serious benefits to using such a plugin: most importantly, you can keep visitors on your site longer, which gives your more time to promote yourself and your content. The strength of this plugin is that it’s incredibly easy to use and customize.

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Feel the Heat: The Best Firewall Plugins for Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

But to really protect your website against hacks, brute force attacks and the dreaded “denial of service” quagmire, all site owners and administrators should look carefully into adding a firewall via a plugin.

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Work Safe: The Best WordPress Plugins for Security

Byte Technology

That’s why installing an extra layer of security via a plugin is so important: besides keeping your data—and the information of your users, clients and customers—protected, it also ensures that, if your site is comprised, you can get back up and running quickly and with a minimum amount of effort. Here’s a quick rundown on some of the best security plugins that every WordPress user should pay attention to and utilize.

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Running on Autopilot: How to Set Up Seamless Updating for your WordPress Plugins

Byte Technology

Running a unique and stand-out WordPress site often requires some crucial elements in the form of multiple plugins. But unfortunately, having all those plugins come at a price, and that price is a seemingly endless barrage of alerts and notices telling you need to update the individual programs. Lapses in security within plugins are often found daily, and keeping them running on the absolute latest version keeps your site safe from hacks and potential data breaches.

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On the Move: Great Drag-and-Drop Plugins for Easy Site Customization

Byte Technology

WordPress plugin developers have thankfully embraced the ease of drag and drop, and have built some wonderful programs that utilize it for page customizing. A premium (paid) drag-and-drop page customization plugin, Beaver Builder is extremely fast and offers a beautiful tutorial for beginners that gets them up to speed on how to use the program. One of the most popular drag and drop content editors on the market, Page Builder is a completely free, out-of-the-box functional plugin.

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The Right Direction: Free Plugins to Put your Website on the Map

Byte Technology

But thankfully there are some great WordPress plugins that you can utilize to instantly add the feature to your site. If you’re looking for a map function that is highly interactive, WP Google Map Plugin has tons of features that let you add custom information in windows and automatically redirects visitors when they click on the map. The post The Right Direction: Free Plugins to Put your Website on the Map appeared first on Byte Technology’s Web Design Insights Blog.

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Shopping Spree: Some Great WordPress Plugins for Building an Online Store

Byte Technology

The right ecommerce plugin. Here’s a peek at five WordPress plugins for building and running an online store, each with different features, options and layouts and each a good fit for different types of virtual selling. By far the most popular e-tail plugin is WooCommerce, designed and launched by the company behind WordPress itself. The plugin takes care of everything from shipping to payments and supports both physical and digital sales.

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A Guide to Facebook Social Plugins for Nonprofits

NetWits

Of all the things Facebook did, nonprofits should pay most attention to Facebook for Web Sites - a new platform that enables you to use Facebooks social plugins to enhance your organizations website. Facebook did a nice job making their social plugins simple to implement, but understanding the practical uses for each of the plugins can be confusing You might have read about the recent changes Facebook made.

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8 New Facebook Social Plugins And How They’ll Socialize Your Nonprofit Website

John Haydon

By implementing Facebook Social Plugins into your website, you could give your visitors these experiences: Display content they would prefer, based on their Facebook preferences and what their friends have liked. 8 New Facebook Social Plugins – A Summary For Nonprofits.

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WordPress Plugins for Nonprofits

Beaconfire Wire

Here are a few of our favorite plugins we’ve used to help our nonprofit clients to customize WordPress to fit the needs of their audiences: Administrative. Ranging from general total statistics, some of my plugins statistics and top 10 statistics. WP-Stats Widget: Adds a Sidebar Widget To Display Partial Stats From WP-Stats Plugin. WP Super Cache: Very fast caching plugin for WordPress.

How Facebook Social Plugins Increase Engagement On Your Nonprofit’s Website

John Haydon

Gigya published data showing that web users spend 50 percent more time on websites that use Facebook Social Plugins. Increase the amount of time spend on your site with social plugins. Increase page views with social plugins.

Pledge Drive Plugin for Wordpress

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I got a comment on one of my vlogging for nonprofits posts from Devlon of LoadedPun who tipped me off to a wordpress plugin that he created for live vlog/blog pledge drives. (It It was used for the HaveMoneyWillVlog project.) It allows a vlogger/blogger to add pledge drive on the blog - visitors can pledge, have it be linked to PayPal, and then have a graph show the progress towards the goal.

Amplify your nonprofit event with Facebook’s new Live Stream plugin

John Haydon

On Wednesday we talked about eight Facebook Social Graph plugins your nonprofit can use to make your site more social. The Live Stream plugin is one that will be an essential tool for nonprofit events.

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Adding Facebook Plugins To Your Wild Apricot Website

Wild Apricot Blog

Have you been wondering if you should add social plugins - such as a Facebook Like Button or Activity Feed - to your website? Our helpful support Apricots have developed easy-to-follow instructions on how you can add 5 Facebook plugins to websites. Facebook software support Social networking membership website Non-profit Non-profit technology Wild Apricot social media

Adding Facebook Plugins To Your Wild Apricot Website

Wild Apricot Blog

Have you been wondering if you should add social plugins - such as a Facebook Like Button or Activity Feed - to your website? Our helpful support Apricots have developed easy-to-follow instructions on how you can add 5 Facebook plugins to websites powered by our Wild Apricot Membership Management Software. Why Add Plugins?

Three Simple Ways to Dramatically Increase Website Traffic From Facebook

John Haydon

Your Website content marketing Facebook Marketing facebook social plugins wordpress Although Facebook has decreased newsfeed exposure (reach) for Facebook Pages, they have increased newsfeed exposure for links people share with their Facebook friends.

Wordpress Extras: My Favorites

Amy Sample Ward

He suggested I post about the plugins I use so others could check them out – and that’s just what I’m doing! There are my three most-used Wordpress plugins : Postalicious ( Get this plugin ). Postalicious is a WordPress plugin that automatically posts your delicious, ma.gnolia, Google Reader, Reddit or Yahoo Pipes bookmarks to your blog. Twitoaster ( Get this plugin ). Tweetmeme ( Get this plugin ).

12 Ways to Make Your Website More Pinnable

John Haydon

WordPress users can use the Open Graph Meta plugin to sniff out the problems. Here’s an awesome plugin to create rich pins for WordPress. Get the Digg Digg plugin: The folks over at Buffer own this plugin , so you can bet that it’s very reliable.

Ten Ways to Optimize Your Website for Pinterest

John Haydon

If you’re using WordPress, you can use the Open Graph Meta plugin to sniff out the problems (pulling the right photo from a post or page). Get the Digg Digg plugin. The folks over at Buffer own this plugin , so you can bet that it’s very reliable.

Does the Age of Facebook make blogging more critical for nonprofits?

John Haydon

As Social Graph plugins multiply accross the web like rabbits on viagra , users will expect a similar social experience during their visit on your site. Ease Of Use – The new Social Graph plugins is the tip of the iceberg. There were 7 plugins within a day or so.

Using Google Analytics to Track a Nonprofit Website (Part 1) - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

October 21, 2008 | Casey @ OYFP You can use Google Analytics Plugin if you have a Wordpress This is a release of a WordPress plugin. You have only enable it on the plugins page.

Nine steps to building a WordPress website for your nonprofit

John Haydon

Add Essential Plugins. Plugins are add-ons that enhance the functionality of your nonprofit WordPress website. A good list of essential plugins can be found here. WordPress basics blogging plugins SEO social media 101 website

Quick Fixes to Common WordPress Problems: Part 1

Byte Technology

From image display issues to creating automatic updates for plugins to working with shortcode, one day you’ll be stopped dead in your design tracks. If you’re scared about entering it manually, install the Shortcode Widget Plugin and let it do the work for you.

Take a Load Off: How to Be “Lazy” with Your Site’s Images

Byte Technology

You can optimize the images for your site using a plugin or online service, or you can take a more direct route: BJ Lazy Load, a free plugin for WordPress. And because the plugin works with iframes, you can also use it to optimize embedded videos on your site from YouTube, Vimeo etc.

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Plugging In: Updating Your WordPress Utilities Safely and Securely

Byte Technology

Indeed, there are even a nice handful of plugins that help you with backing up your site: UpdraftPlus, BackupBuddy and VaultPress are just a few. 3) Sometimes a new version of WordPress that you get when doing an update of the core contains changes that mess with the functionality of existing plugins. So it’s important to update those plugins before you do an update to the core. If this situation occurs restore the plugin from your backup or contact the plugin developer.

Another good reason for nonprofits to use FOSS

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Miro , the free and open source media player, has released a Firefox plugin , which automatically inserts their affiliate code when you buy something from Amazon. Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Another good reason for nonprofits to use FOSS January 6, 2008 This is an amazing example of the kinds of flexibility that is difficult or impossible to get with proprietary software.

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Interesting sites I’m looking at (weekly)

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Catch My Fame » jQuery Before/After Plugin. tags: jquery plugin image toblog. CodeChix. tags: toblog women technology developers. Fluxx | Open Source Grants Management. tags: grants CRM opensource toblog nptech. cryptocat. tags: cryptography secure communication toblog. Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here. Blogs I read

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How to create awesome email pop-ups with Pippity

John Haydon

A new WordPress plugin called Pippity solves these issues by giving you control over when a pop-up will appear. Your Website email marketing plugins Strategy wordpressIf you’re like me, you absolutely hate pop-ups.

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Cleaning Up: One-Click WordPress Site Optimization

Byte Technology

Then, install and activate the WP-Optimize plugin, a very safe and reliable tool built and administered by the same team that has created some of the most wildly popular plugins WordPress has to offer. Once activated, the plugin will automatically add a new menu item in your admin area, and clicking on it will zip you to the plugin’s settings page. Now you’ll see a list of operations that the plugin can and will perform on your database.

Don’t Panic: Common WordPress Errors and How to Fix Them (Part Two)

Byte Technology

If this doesn’t work try upgrading any plugins that were installed specifically for the admin menu. If an upgrade doesn’t work, deactivate the plugin completely. If this doesn’t solve the problem reset your plugin folder—also via FTP— by navigating to the wp-content directory and renaming the plugins folder to “plugins-temp.” Then create a new plugins folder and attempt to log into “wp-admin.” A Plugin That Can’t Be Deleted.

How to Set Up Wordpress for Your Non-Profit

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Install a Google sitemap builder plugin like Google XML Sitemaps. You MUST use a sitemaps plugin. You can either use.htaccess or this redirection plugin. Be aware that this plugin sometimes increases your memory overhead. However, this plugin is very easy to use if you know how to use Apache’s mod_rewrite. At the same time, use this plugin: All in One SEO Pack. You should use appropriate Wordpress plugins to install these metrics. Plugins.

New and Notable: What’s Coming With WordPress 4.9

Byte Technology

you can take the beta version for a test drive using the WordPress Beta Tester plugin. includes an enhanced code editor for custom CSS, themes and plugins. Back in May, we took a look at what was coming down the line with the WordPress update 4.8.

See How Wild Apricot Integrates with WordPress

Wild Apricot Blog

With the help of a plugin, Wild Apricot and WordPress now speak to each other like never before! Read about the exciting new features. Wild Apricot

Current Affair: The Importance of Keeping Your WordPress Site Updated

Byte Technology

But beyond the exciting new gadget and gizmos being folded in through regular updates, there are more crucial reasons to keep your programs and devices current: when an app, plugin or other program is created, it’s inevitable that there will be problems with performance, connectivity and, most importantly, with security. For anyone who sees updating their WordPress sites and accompanying plugins as a hassle, it’s important to know that the process is relatively painless.

Quick Fixes to Common WordPress Problems: Part 2

Byte Technology

That said, here are another five problems and solutions (four of which call for help from an awesome plugin) for the most frequent annoyances as reported by WordPress users the world over.

Bad Ideas: The Most Common Mistakes for Rookie WordPress Users

Byte Technology

Indeed, WordPress powers a staggering 26 percent of the Internet and offers tens of thousands of plugins, themes and more that allow users to express themselves through myriad designs and customizations. There are a host of plugins both free and paid that automatically back up your site on a regular schedule, so there’s no reason not to install one immediately. Also, the act of “hoarding” plugins, themes and widgets is a terrible idea as it can hamper site performance.

Picture This: Automatically Add Instagram Photos to Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

There is a second method for displaying the latest Instagram photo that doesn’t require creating a new blog post: just install and activate the Instagram Feed plugin, which will add a new menu item called “Instagram Feed” to your admin area.