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Today we discuss and introduce you to the most popular plugins to use with WordPress websites. A plugin is a piece of software that is installed into the website that adds new functionality to the website.WordPress Popular Plugins

  • All in one SEO pack
    1. WordPress SEO Plugin to automatically optimise your WordPress blog for search engines.
  • Akismet
    1. Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not and lets you review the span it catches under your blog’s comments admin screen.
  • Google XML Sitemaps
    1. This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and Ask.com to better index your blog. With such as sitemap, it is much easier for the crawlers to see the complete structure of your site and retrieve it more efficiently.
  • Contact Form 7
    1. This plugin can manage multiple contact forms plus you can customise the form and the mail contents flexible with simple markup. The form support ajax-powered submitting, captcha, akismet filtering and so on.
  • NextGEN Gallery
    1. This gallery provides a powerful engine for uploading and manage galleries of images, with the ability to batch upload, import meta data, add/delete/rearrange/sort, edit thumbnails and more.
  • WP Super Cache
    1. This one generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress website. After a html file is generates your webserver will serve that file instead of processing the much heavier and more expensive WordPress PHP scripts.
  • Google Analytics for WordPress
    1. Track your website easily with lots of meta data.
  • WPTouch
    1. Automatically transforms your website for mobile devices.
  • WordPress Importer
    1. Import posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, tags and more from a WordPress export file.
  • Jetpack by wordpress.com
    1. Add the power of the cloud from WordPress.com
  • Fast Secure Contact Form
    1. Create and add contact forms in WordPress.
  • WP-PageNavi
    1. Installs the wp_pagenavi template for fancy pagination links.
  • WordPress SEO by Yeost
    1. Improve your SEO, write better content and have a fully optimised website.
  • Share Buttons by Locherz/ AddToAny
    1. Help people share, bookmark and email your content to social services.
  • WP e-commerce
    1. Free shopping cart plugin
  • Google Analyticator
    1. Adds the necessary scripts to the website to enable Google Analytics logging on any WordPress website.
  • Yet another related posts plugin
    1. A list of posts/pages related to current entry, give the reader other relevant content.
  • TinyMCE Advanced
    1. Adds 16 advanced plugins to the TinyMCE editior.
  • Sociable
    1. Introduces a banner to remind your users to spread the word of your blog and posts.
  • Really simple CAPTCHA
    1. A captcha process to work along side other plugins such as Contact Form 7.
  • GTrans
    1. Make your website available using Google Translate!
  • WP to Twitter
    1. Automatically tweet from your blog using your URL shortening service with a link back to your blog posts.
  • Broken Link Checker
    1. Monitors your blog for broken links and lets you know if any are found.
  • AddThis
    1. Social Bookmarking Widget allows visitor to book or share your website with over 330 services.
  • BuddyPress
    1. Let users sign-up and start creating profiles, posting messages, making connections and creating groups and much more.
  • WPK-DB-Backup
    1. Easily backup your core database tables and other tables in the same database.
  • Smart Youtube PRO
    1. Easily insert videos/playlists into your post, comments and in your RSS feed.
  • Redirection
    1. A plugin to manage 301 redirections, keep track of 404 messages and tidy up loose ends your website might have. This would be very useful migrating from one site to another.
  • WP-Polls
    1. Very customisable with lots of options to choose from run polls the way you want.

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WordPress Development

Get your websites back-end sorted right. Select from any of the categories below. Each bullet represents one credit. Click here for the full catalogue of services.

Including:

  • Enable logs and/or WordPress debug mode to diagnose the issue.
  • Attempt to resolve the issue if the website or logs reveal a plugin or widget related error.

Install, activate or update a Plugin

  • Install and activate one custom plugin, purchased plugin or plugin from the WordPress catalog
  • Update any number of installed plugin(s) to the current live release using WordPress Dashboard

>> You must specify which plugin(s) to update.

  • Manually update one plugin

>> Example: A specific version provided to us by uploading it to the hosting account

>> If none are specified, we will update the currently active theme

  • Manually update one theme

>> Example: A specific version provided to us by uploading it to the hosting account

Troubleshoot and fix WordPress plugin issues

  • Enable logs and/or WordPress debug mode to diagnose the issue
  • Attempt to resolve the issue if the website or logs reveal a plugin related error

Config file changes

  • Enable a specified PHP module installed on the Hosting
  • Modify the value of a PHP setting
  • Enable or disable debug mode
  • Disable Cache
  • Remove the FTP prompt when installing or updating a plugin
  • Update database connection information in WordPress configuration
  • Reconnect a WordPress database and files

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Troubleshoot and fix WordPress image issues

Troubleshoot and fix 404 error, broken links, or redirect issues

Troubleshoot and fix WordPress core file errors

Troubleshoot and fix a WordPress White Screen of Death

Troubleshoot and fix a WordPress internal server error

Troubleshoot and fix a contact form issue

Theme Maintenance

Tasks include making sure your website looks professional. Select from any of the below items. Each one represents 1 monthly credit. Click here for the full catalogue of services.

Install, change or update a theme

  • Install and activate one custom theme, purchased theme or theme from the WordPress store
  • Update any number of installed themes to the current live release of theme using WordPress Dashboard

>> If none are specified, we will update the currently active theme

  • Manually update one theme

>> Example: A specific version provided to us by uploading it to the hosting account

Troubleshoot and fix theme errors

  • Enable logs and/or WordPress debug mode to diagnose the issue
  • Attempt to resolve the issue if the website or logs reveal a theme related error

Create and activate a child theme

  • Create and activate a child theme

Customise a theme

  • Modify one of the following for a theme:

>> Header

>> Sidebar

>> CSS

>> Background

>> Menu

>> (Each modification along with one revision will consume 1 credit.)