This course is about how to search, install and delete WordPress plugins. WordPress plugins are additional small programs that you can add to your WordPress site to make your website better. Think of your WordPress website as your house that has value and in order to increase the value is to increase your exposure online. WordPress plugins are the additional accessories that you add to your house to make your home better. Think of WordPress plugins as a nice Kohler sink or a marble island.
We will cover the best plugins that I use on a regular basis and more as the course progresses.
We look forward to meeting you in class.
This is the summary of the Introduction of WordPress plugins.
You will be able to search for a WordPress plugin within the WordPress dashboard.
Read user reviews and feedback of plugins while searching for them
online. Anyone who can program can make their own plugin. It is
important not to use plugins with lots of problems and reported issues.
Plugins that have been downloaded in great volumes are generally safe.
This video shows you how to install a WordPress plugin by uploading the Zip file into WordPress.
How to update your WordPress Plugins
Make sure that you keep any WordPress plugins you are using are up to date. Just like any other software, plugins need to be updated. Make sure to install the updates so you can keep the plugin running smoothly.
This video will show you how to uninstall and delete a plugin
This quiz will help you review how to delete a WordPress plugin.
This video we go over the WordPress plugin WordPress SEO (Search Engine Optimization) that teaches you how to create posts and pages that are SEO compliant.
We go over how to create a form within WordPress with a plugin called Gravity forms.
This is part 2 of the Gravity forms plugin overview. We will continue to learn the features of Gravity form within WordPress.
We will review the benefits of the Akismet WordPress plugin.
This plugin helps you moderate comments on your WordPress blog. You want to make your site as user-friendly as possible. Use Akismet if you need a plugin to do this.
We will review what the Count Per Day WordPress plugin is and how it can help you track your website traffic.
We will go over the Share Any WordPress plugin and how it is useful in sharing your post to the different social media sites.
We will go over the iThemes WordPress plugins and how you can protect your WordPress site from possible hackers.
We will go over the Broken Links WordPress plugin and how it is useful in finding broken links on your website.
Angela has a bachelors in business, computer science and graphic design. She later went to get her master's degree in instructional design with the focus of online learning and corporate training. She teaches offline at her coworking space in West Bloomfield, Michigan and she has taught web design at a The Art Institute in the metro Detroit Area. Her passion is helping small businesses learn how to market their businesses online.