WordPress Meetup August 15, 2012

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Agenda

6:00 p.m. Introductions & Burning Issues
6:15-7:00pm “Show and Tell” We’ll have a laptop set up so that individual members can spend a few minutes talking about a favorite theme or plugin. Kathryn Gorges will lead off Connections Directory plugin and calendar of events.

7:05pm Brian Childers (http://foxxr.com) Google Authorship is a powerful tactic for authors and writers that will set you apart in the SERP results. Incorporate it and you will realize benefits such as:

  • Google prioritizes authored content to help users find more relevant content
  • Allows authors to ‘claim’ their work and solidifies their authority within their industry
  • Increases engagement between authors and readers

Brian Childers of Foxxr will take your through the steps to verify your google authorship in a few simple steps and get your author archives showing up in search results.

Anybody attend WordCamp in SF?  Sara is still organizing her notes but can give us a recap next month.

Here’s link to videos

Melody’s 10 Cool Plugins for WordPress:

  1. MP3 Player Plugin (example #1 and example #2 )
  2. Photo Galleries: NextGEN Gallery for WordPress (example #1  example #2)
  3. Photo Galleries: Simple Viewer (example)
  4. “301 Redirects
  5. Best Forms Plugin:  Gravity Forms
  6. Backup Buddy
  7. Social Media Using Thesis (example)
  8. Google Translator Button (example)
  9. Calendar (example)