July 25, 2013 at 7:50 pm #52544
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.July 25, 2013 at 7:52 pm #52545
Yoast, Bad Behavior, Better WP Security, Custom Contact Forms and for Genesis usually Simple Hooks and the visual hook guide.July 30, 2013 at 3:48 am #53188
Thought to check back. Anyone have more suggestions?July 30, 2013 at 8:12 am #53204
Best practices usually refers to coding specifically.
Whatever plugins are added to a site generally depend on the site's goals.
July 31, 2013 at 12:46 am #53328
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.July 31, 2013 at 2:26 am #53336
Here's 4 i highly recommend:
1. Genesis eNews Extended
2. Genesis Simple Sidebars
Personally, i use the built in Genesis SEO options and don't install any SEO plugins, not even a sitemap.
July 31, 2013 at 2:55 am #53341
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.July 31, 2013 at 3:25 am #53346
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?July 31, 2013 at 3:32 am #53348
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.
July 31, 2013 at 3:34 am #53349
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?July 31, 2013 at 3:40 am #53351
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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