NSA Bloggers Webinars – Oct/Nov 2011 – WordPress Resources

Because we tried to cover so much information during our call, and it’s impossible to go into great depth on each of the topics and tools we discussed, I’ve put together this list of WordPress Resources which I hope you’ll find useful as you explore how to get more from your WordPress Blog.


Back Up Tools – Free

EZPZ One Click Backup

Back Up Tools – Pay

1) blogVault
2) VaultPress
3) Backup Buddy
4) BlogZapper


Plugins (find them by using Yoast’s much better WordPress Plugin Search)

Must Have

  • AntiSpam: Akismet, WP-SpamFree, SI Captcha ANTI-SPAM, WP HASHCASH
  • SEO: Google XML Sitemaps
  • Writing/Editing/Formatting: TinyMCE Advanced
  • Tracking: Google Analytics for WordPress
  • Cool Tools: JetPack by WordPress.com

Allan’s Favorite Plugins

  • Yoast SEO
  • Subscribe to Comments Reloaded
  • Really simple Facebook, Twitter share buttons
  • Contact Form 7
  • NextGEN Gallery
  • WP Smush.it
  • Lightbox Plus

Marketing Tools


* Jot Forms: Thanks to Tom Gray — “Jotforms is a great drag & drop form which works well with wp and is free for basic version” – This is a web-based form builder that generates code compatible with WordPress.

* WuFoo Forms: Not mentioned during our webinar, but a powerful web-based, drag and drop form designer with flexibility and integration with e-mail/newsletter list marketing apps like MailChimp, aWeber and others. Free version and paid upgrades.


Content & Formatting

Shortcode deprived themes: Use J Shortcodes, or WP Short Codes, Styles With Shortcodes (pay)

If you feel you want to be a coder and create your own short codes,  you can do so here

WordPress Frameworks – Pay

1) Thesis

2) Genesis – by StudioPress

3) Catalyst


Theme Houses

1) Woo Themes

2) Elegant Themes

3) ThemeForest – Community of Theme developers, some use the free or paid Frameworks listed above


Low Cost / Royalty Free Stock Photos

MailChimpE-Mail Marketing – Free 1,000 subscribers; 5,000 emails/month

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DISCLOSURE: I have an affiliate relationship with some of the companies linked here, which means if a purchase originates from the link I might make fifty-cents or a buck or two. Otherwise, just Google and go to the site directly from search!