Atahualpa Theme Best WordPress Plugins
All-in-One Event Calendar by Timely (Event Calendar with Widget) -http://wordpress.org/plugins/all-in-one-event-calendar/ - show a calendar in your sidebar with upcoming events, a calendar page with poster board dates
Dynamic Content Gallery - http://www.studiograsshopper.ch/dynamic-content-gallery/ - show a custom-sized slideshow of images from your current WordPress posts or use with All In One Event Calendar for images of Calendar or Music Events
Slim Jetpack - http://wordpress.org/plugins/slimjetpack/ - better than Jetpack, you don’t have to sign up for an account. Offers tons of features including a beautiful image slider to transform your standard image galleries into an immersive full-screen experience, a mobile skin/theme for your website, and circular images or a mosaic image formats plus much more.
Electric Studio Auto Post Expire - http://www.electricstudio.co.uk/ - for use with All In One Event Calendar by Timely – automatically expires posts by setting the post to “Draft” instead of “Published” after a certain date
Advanced YouTube Embed Plugin – Embed Plus - http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/embedplus-for-wordpress/ – Best WordPress plugin for YouTube Videos
WordPress Video Gallery - http://wordpress.org/plugins/contus-video-gallery/ - play videos uploaded to your website
Resize At Upload Plus - http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/resize-at-upload-plus/- resizes images as you upload them through WordPress – great for use with Dynamic Content Gallery
Cimy Header Image Rotator - http://wordpress.org/plugins/cimy-header-image-rotator/ - top image/header rotation with optional linking, and great rotation effects.
Social Media Plugins:
NextScripts: Social Networks Auto-Poster – http://wordpress.org/plugins/social-networks-auto-poster-facebook-twitter-g/ - lets you post to social media outlets directly from WordPress. No more double posting! Facebook, Twitter
Slick Social Share Buttons – http://wordpress.org/plugins/slick-social-share-buttons/ - provides a floating social media icon that is unobtrusive but always in view so users will be reminded to “Like” your Facebook page or add your business to their social media following.
Contact Form 7 – http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/contact-form-7/ – a great way to customize a contact page or create surveys, applications and forms
Really Simple Captcha - http://wordpress.org/plugins/really-simple-captcha/ - for use with Contact Form 7 to keep computer bots and spiders from collecting sending automatic spam to your email
Google Maps Widget:
Google Maps Widget – http://wordpress.org/plugins/google-maps-widget/
Supreme Google Webfonts - http://wordpress.org/plugins/supreme-google-webfonts/ lets you choose Google Webfonts directly from your Post/Page edit with visual font style list (For use with Ultimate TinyMCE plugin http://wordpress.org/plugins/ultimate-tinymce/ )
Google Analyticator -http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/google-analyticator/ - this is a plugin to make integrating Google Analytics into your WordPress site easy
Google XML Sitemaps - http://www.arnebrachhold.de/redir/sitemap-home/ - keep track of Google Analytics right from your Dashboard
Gd-star-rating – http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/gd-star-rating/ – let your users rate your posts and pages with stars or thumbs up ratings
Postie – http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/postie/ – just write an email to post to your website (special email account must be set up)
WordPress SEO by Yoast – http://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-seo/
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Askimet – filters out spam and is automatically installed with WordPress
You must get an API Key from WordPress - http://en.wordpress.com/api-keys/ Sign up for a WordPress Account at http://www.wordpress.com After signing in to your account, Click on My Account in the upper left corner, select Edit Profile and at the top of that page you will see your Askimet Key Number. Copy and paste the number into your Askimet plugin
BackWPup – http://backwpup.com/ - easy backup to server or to your computer
WP htaccess Control - http://dardna.com/wp-htaccess-control - another security measure for WordPress - interface to customize the permalinks (author, category, archives and pagination) and htaccess file generated by WordPress
Better WP Security - http://bit51.com/software/better-wp-security/ - takes the best WordPress security features and techniques and combines them in a single plugin thereby ensuring that as many security holes as possible are patched (can be used in conjunction with Wordfence Security and WordPressFirewall in Atahualpa Theme)
Wordfence Security - http://wordfence.com/ - anti-virus and firewall security plugin for WordPress (can be used in conjunction with Better WP Security and WordPress Firewall in Atahualpa Theme)
These plugins get my thumbs up!
WP – Wunderground – http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wunderground/?topic_id=17754 – add a weather widget to your sidebar