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SWurl Recommended Plugins

Recommended Plugins:

  • Akismet – Spam fighting, requires a free Akismet account to get a key for it to work
  • Google Analyticator – way to include Google Analytics in your blog
    • Google Analytics for WordPress – way to include Google Analytics in your blog
  • WP-Stats – non-Google statistics plugin
  • Image Widget gives you an easy to use image widget that takes an image and a link, does not require HTML coding to work
  • Page Links To
    • Use to have a page or post link to a url instead of a page on your site
  • Jetpack
    • Site statistics among other things.  You will need a account for this.  Most of you already have one.  Contact Janelle for the login info for it.


Go to Plugins –> Add New and enter any of these plugins into the search bar, find the right one and click install. Some (like Akismet) may require additional configuration.


Ninja Forms – Form processor, open source

Events/Calendar Plugins:

Events Manager – calendar of events, registration for events, creates many widgets to use to publicize events
Wordpress Editorial Calendar – way to plan out blog posts over a calendar interface
EventOn – WordPress Event Calendar Plugin (this plugin is $28) Coffey County Library is using this plugin on their site.

Not a plugin, but you can also create a Google Calendar and share the Google Calendar on a sidebar like on Stevens County’s Website or even in a page.

Misc/Social Media:

Jetpack – Large plugin that does a number of useful things. Great plugin to post to Facebook.  Also works great for stats.