Best Practices Plugins After Genesis + Child Theme

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    Mealtog
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    So, what other plugins do others typically install after getting Genesis and a Child Theme up and running? Do you still install another SEO plugin? Would be interested to hear what others do here.

    #52545

    wp guy
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    Yoast, Bad Behavior, Better WP Security, Custom Contact Forms and for Genesis usually Simple Hooks and the visual hook guide.

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    Mealtog
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    Thought to check back. Anyone have more suggestions?

    #53204

    Andrea Rennick
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    Best practices usually refers to coding specifically.

    Whatever plugins are added to a site generally depend on the site’s goals.


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    #53328

    Mealtog
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    Yes, I agree. I was wondering what are recommended plugins that I should look into. For instance, most WordPress sites will run Yoast. Are there any other “popular” plugins that anyone here would recommend.

    Also, if anyone was to start a wordpress site today, would you use Disqus or WP’s default commenting system? Curious to see what others may do here too.

    #53336

    braddalton
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    Here’s 4 i highly recommend:

    1. Genesis eNews Extended

    2. Genesis Simple Sidebars

    3. Akismet

    4. Jetpack

    Personally, i use the built in Genesis SEO options and don’t install any SEO plugins, not even a sitemap.


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    #53341

    Mealtog
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    I see Akismet is still part of the default install.

    Just installed Genesis eNews Extended, pretty cool! Bookmarked Simple Sidebars and installed Jetpack. Seems pretty powerful. btw, when you connect your wordpress site to wordpress.com, what actually happens in the background? Site is password protected during development so can’t do it yet.

    #53346

    Mealtog
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    Since we are discussing plugins, is there a plugin that will update the slug of the post after we change the post title after it has been published? Drupal handles this with an auto 301 redirect. Is there such a thing in WordPress?

    #53348

    braddalton
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    You could try Slim Jetpack as it doesn’t require connection to a WordPress.com account.

    Its automattic. If the slug changes, the link still works because its assigned a post i.d which doesn’t change if the slug changes.


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    #53349

    Mealtog
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    ok, just remembered in WordPress, there is a massive problem if we change permalinks. There is no auto-update of slugs and links from all posts and pages.

    ie. When I change Permalink Settings from Post name to Numeric, all links break within the Category pages. There has got to be some way to automatically manage this with a plugin in WordPress?

    #53351

    braddalton
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    Yes. You can generate the code to handle this in your .htaccess file http://yoast.com/change-wordpress-permalink-structure/

    Or install a plugin http://wordpress.org/plugins/advanced-permalinks/


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