Step Six – WordPress Plugins

These add functionality and special features to your WordPress website. You may need help setting these up.

Easy WP SMTP

You should never, ever, ever rely on your web server to send email on your behalf.

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Akismet

Anti-spam for handling WordPress comments. Requires a WordPress.com account.

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ShortPixel

Copy/paste the API Key from the account you’ll need to create. You get a certain number of free image and pdf compressions each month.

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Query Monitor

As a programmer, I can’t tell you how often this has saved my bacon.

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Pods

This allowed me to create things for Geof like:

  • Books
  • News

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File Manager

I’m not fussed which file manager I use. But gee it’s handy to directly access files from WordPress.

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WP Simple Revisions Delete

Adds a link to delete revisions of your WordPress posts, pages, etc. Multiple backups of old posts waste space.

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Simple Google reCaptcha

Reducing spam is essential. Akismet is good at filtering. Preventing it is betterer.

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Squirrly SEO

Search Engine Optimization helps people find your website. I’m not sure I like this plugin yet.

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AddThis

Makes it easier for visitors to share to their social media. You’ll need to sign up for a free account.
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