September 22nd, 2012 |
events, WordPress | 2 Comments
Here’s the presentation I gave this afternoon at Minnesota Blogger Conference. This year’s conference featured an impressive group of speakers. It was a honor to be among them.
Thanks to my session attendees for the great conversation. Hats off to Arik Hanson and Missy Berggren for once again organizing one of the best, most content-packed, free conferences around!
Session description: Plugins are the power under WordPress’ hood. Are you using the latest and greatest? In this session you’ll get a rundown of 15 must-have plugins and why they’re important. You’ll also discover 5 more that go from essential to mind-blowing.
Did I miss your favorites? Let me know in the comments.
Tags: Minnesota Blogger Conference
Steve Borsch on September 23rd, 2012 at 9:41 am
Great preso Mykl!
Those two faves I’d mentioned later in the day were:
+ Wordfence: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordfence/
This plugin is awesome and cut down my need for RAM in my virtual private hosting setup by 30-40% (saving me $30 or more per month!). It enables blocking malicious IP addresses, seeing pages not found and 404s, blocking of entire countries (since you’ll learn quickly Belarus and Ukraine incoming are script kiddies trying to hack your site) and, if you upgrade to a paid plugin, you can have your site and plugins scanned for ANY deviation from what the files should be!
+ Quick Cache: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/quick-cache/
Many of us use W3 Total Cache or WP Super Cache but I can’t tell you how frequently I’ve discovered clients or friends have set these up incorrectly and *degrading* performance! This Quick Cache plugin (by the same folks that make the awesome membership plugin S2Member) is a simple, easy to use caching plugin that can reduce post or page loading times dramatically (I just implemented it on a site for a client and page load times dropped by 40%!).