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7 Videos (40m)
    • 1 Introduction to Plugins in WordPress

    • 2 WordPress Top Social Media Plugins

    • 3 Plugins Premium vs Free

    • 4 Popular SEO plugins Wordpress

    • 5 Setting up a contact Form

    • 6 Website Speed Cache your content plugin

    • 7 Top Plugins Wordpress


About This Class


Plugins are super powerful and provide your Wordpress websites with some really nice upgrades.

They can be uploaded and installed directly within the Wordpress dashboard.  Plugins can be easily added to your website without having to do any coding.   You can activate plugins as needed within your website dashboard.  Once you add a plugin you will have different custom functions that are available from within your function.  There are over 40000 plugin available.


You can acheive a lot with plugins, and usually whatever you need on your website can be added via a plugin.  The hard part is choosing the best suited plugin for your needs.  Just like with themes plugins have a lot to offer and at times can be overkill for what you need.  Usually when selecting plugins I refer to the number of users of the plugin and how popular it is.  Chances are that if the plugin is being used by a lot of people, it serves the purpose well and if it’s not working you will see that in the feedback.  


Typically web site owners look to plugins to help with social media integration. Social media is so important to websites, helping visitors easily share your content out to the world.   Also it can be used to build your own social communities for stronger marketing and brand building.  

SEO is another prime reason for seeking plugins.  They make adding SEO options easy, such as page optimization and keywords.   

Also contact forms and security are other reasons for seeking plugins.





Laurence Svekis

Web technology Instructor

Providing Smart digital solutions online since 2001. I am considered a true web technology expert. Having professional experience in a wide range of digital areas. Everything from Search Marketing, Video Marketing, Content creation, User Experience, application architecture, and web programming.

Understanding how users flow through the web and learning what drives users to interact online has been the cornerstone of what I do. The more seamless the process the better the user experience and the more likely they are to interact again and share their experiences.

After launching my first websites I quickly realized that to get traffic on your site you need to be able to market online. Research and using personal experimentation as to what are the most successful ways to effectively drive traffic to my websites, I was able to successfully build multiple success eCommerce sites. I used my expertise to provide Search Engine Marketing Services SEO to 100's of clients.

In the advent of Social Media in 2006, I had identified it as an excellent opportunity to drive traffic and connect with users. I created many successful sites that integrated with Myspace and then later into Facebook. I was able to monitize the traffic on several platforms, driving in some cases 10K+ clicks daily to the various platforms. I continued to perfect the art of Internet marketing and adapt to new technology and changes.

In 2008 I created my first YouTube video, and channel. Realizing that there was another great opportunity with video I have been experimenting with video marketing and video monization. Youtube being the second largest search engine has a very bright future. As technology progresses the trend has always been quicker, easier means of delivering content always wins out. Images beat out text as they are easier and quicker for us to process, videos beat out images being the most efficient means of getting content to users. As bandwidth increases, and more platforms that can even easier deliver videos become available videos will be the trend for the future.

Understanding technology provides a means to better connect with users.

Applications I've created have entertained, informed and engaged tens of millions of people. I have over billions of page views on various platforms, and have sent millions of click through visitors.

I have developed hundreds of web applications, from micro sites to enterprise level platforms.