Blog Post: Top WordPress Plugins (#2)

Red Deer & Blackfalds Web Design Writes:

A while back I wrote an article about the Top WordPress Plugins (which you can link to by clicking on this article), and I highlighted 5 of my all-time favourite WordPress Plugins to help maximize your website! As the world of Web Design & Development progresses, greater and more effective plugins come to the market that can make Development very interesting. Below are 5 additional plugins I use consistently to help make the most of the websites I develop for myself personally as well as professionally:

  1. underConstruction – a simple and effective plugin you can utilize to display an “Under Construction” page on a website if it is currently under development and you don’t want to show off the site just yet!
  2. Anti-Spam Bee – just a quick and easy way to combat the Spam you will experience if running a WordPress Blog on your website.
  3. Insert PHP – this plugin allows you to utilize shortcodes for PHP on your specific pages/posts you are developing. Even if it’s just running a small loop, this can really help to develop pages quickly and allow you to utilize your knowledge of PHP.
  4. Search Regex – every once in a while you find yourself needing to switch an instance of a certain string on your website that appears in various locations. Fear not! As with this plugin you can search and replace various instances of the same string quickly and easily.
  5. Starbox – if you’ve read any of my articles before you will notice I have a small box at the bottom that shows a small picture of myself as well as a brief write up. For one man blogs, or blogs ran by various individuals, this is an interesting option to allow for a greater sense of identity for your readers!

As I stated in my previous article, links to all of these can be found by selecting the appropriate name above. It takes a little bit of know-how to download the files and load them to your FTP; however, you can always search and download them from your CMS back-end of your WordPress site! Of course, if you ever feel uncomfortable configuring or using it may be necessary to utilize the help of a professional. Happy developing!

Joshua Neufeld

Owner at Red Anchor Studio
At Red Anchor Studio we are dedicated to building local business! We offer high quality developments at an affordable price, and we can work to get your business online at any budget.

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