Tulsa Techfest 2011 WordPress Plugins

Greetings Techfest visitors! Sorry for the VGA mess up – here are your notes as promised!

BLOG STYLE————————————-:

sharedaddy – for stumble upon, etc
lifestream – was great for showing all your social networks – haven’t checked on recently…

GENERAL ALL————————————:

MUST – ThreeWP Activity Monitor – tracking
MUST – widget context = OMG CONTROL
MUST – Contact Form 7 – Contact Form x WOAH!!!! MAY BE EASIER ONES, but this is the best balance of hand holding and complexity / power
MUST – Contact Form to DB Extension – BACK UP YOUR CONTACTS, who trusts email anyway.

Google Maps – Create XHTML code to embed Google maps in your articles.
User Photo – for pop ups, etc – modals.
QR code Widget – for all your QR NEEDEZ (post parsing working??)

Simple Custom Post Types – WordPress 3.1 and up allow to manage new custom post type, this plugin makes it even simpler, removing the need for you to write any code. Excerpt update your theme ! Adds friendly permalink support, template files, and a conditional for public, non-hierarchical custom post types.

BNS SMF Feeds – Plugin with multi-widget functionality that builds an SMF Forum RSS feed url by user option choices; and, displays a SMF forum feed.
Simple RSS Feeds Widget – A widget to display third party feeds on your blog.
Taxonomy List Shortcode – Defines a shortcode which prints an unordered list for taxonomies.

Geo Mashup – Save location for posts and pages, or even users and comments. Display these locations on Google maps. Make WordPress into your GeoCMS.

simpleMap – An easy-to-use international store locator plugin that uses Google Maps to display information directly on your WordPress site

User Photo – Allows users to associate photos with their accounts by accessing their “Your Profile” page. Uploaded images are resized to fit the dimensions specified on the options page; a thumbnail image is also generated. New template tags introduced are: userphoto_the_author_photo, userphoto_the_author_thumbnail, userphoto_comment_author_photo, and userphoto_comment_author_thumbnail. Uploaded images may be moderated by administrators.

Quotes Collection – http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/quotes-collection/

GOOD – WP Carousel – OMG off site / site to site sync!! Solid product – in spanish…

Custom Post Background – Allow each post or page to have a custom background. Has the ability to edit the style of each post individually.

Broken Link Checker – Checks your blog for broken links and missing images and notifies you on the dashboard if any are found.

PAID OPTION: WPtouch – awesome in ways – pure dyanmic sites at least… Uses featured images as icons – that’s cool…

Free Options…
WP Mobile Detector – downloaded 30k?
BAAP Mobile Version – what is close to useable.net / walgreens.com solution….
Wapple = content, with ‘custom header’ image shrunk down lol

BAD – wp coda slider took forever to edit!

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