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Adding Pluggins To WordPress

How to add Pluggins to your new site.

WordPress allows many 3 party developers to create widgets and pluggins to use on their platform.  Pluggins can be added easily to any WordPress blog by downloading a small script in the ADD NEW are of the Pluggins section.  Pluggins allow the site owner to easily improve the SEO of the site, Ad placement, share posts, create forms and much, much, more.  Pluggins allow the site owner to make their website or blog more powerful and user friendly.  Some pluggins only the site owner sees on the backend, while other pluggins support the front end

Search for the pluggins and install in the Pluggins section on your dashboard.

Platinum Seo Pack (Installed in video)

  • make sure 301 redirect is checked
  • fill in the info at the top for your website

W3 Total Cache

  • Speeds up the load time on your site.
  • You will find the settings for W3 total Cache to the left.
  • I leave the setting to default.

Simple Google Sitemap

  • This pluggin will automatically create a sitemap for you and ping search engines so they know its there.
  • Controls for this will be in the Settings section
  • to see your sitemap when your done go to www.yourdomain.com/sitemap.xml
  • I always manually add it to Google webmaster tools as well. Submit Robots.txt at the same time.

Robot KB

  • This creates a Robots.txt file to block search engines from indexing thing on your site you dont want them to.
  • This will also be located in the Settings section of your dashboard.  Use the Robots.txt I give you.  This is a very basic Robots.txt that will block unwanted content and keep your site from getting duplicate content penalties. Copy and paste it exactly how it is here.
  • Change the sitemap url to your own.
  • Submit this in Google webmaster tools at the same time as your sitemap to save time. The text in the Robot KB can stay if you want it to.  Just dont change it if you leave it. # has to stay.

User-agent: *
Disallow: /wp-admin
Disallow: /wp-includes
Disallow: /wp-content/plugins
Disallow: /wp-content/cache
Disallow: /wp-content/themes
Disallow: /trackback
Disallow: /tag
Disallow: /author
Disallow: /wget/
Disallow: /httpd/
Disallow: /cgi-bin
Disallow: /images/
Disallow: /search
Disallow: /feed
Disallow: /feed/
Disallow: /trackback/
Disallow: /rss
Disallow: /comments/feed
Disallow: /feed/$
Disallow: /*/feed/$
Disallow: /*/feed/rss/$
Disallow: /*/trackback/$ [/plain]

Sitemap: http://example.com/sitemap.xml

Akismet

  • It is already installed on your site.  All you have to do is activate it, and get a API pin.  This will cut out a lot of Comment spamming on your blog, if you have one.

Also, some pluggins will have to be installed manually.  This is very easy.  Your going to do the exact same thing with filezilla as we did with the manual install on the themes.  The only thing different is that you are going to drop the pluggin in the /wp-content/pluggin/ folder.  Go back and watch that video if you find a pluggin you need to install manually.

Theres your list of the pluggins I install on every wordpress site from the very start.  If theres  a function you would like to have on your site, theres probably a pluggin.  Dont overload your site with pluggins though.  Install the pluggins that you need for your site, and dont get pluggin happy.  Some pluggins have bugs, and having to many can slow down your site.  The pluggins I listed are very well tested and used by many.  Have Fun!

 

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