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Building Exceptional Sites with WordPress & Thesis by Peter MacIntyre

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5 The Best Plugins—Part 2. Advanced Tasks

This chapter focuses on some of the best plugins existing for larger tasks. The plugins for short simple tasks are covered in the previous chapter. Here we will talk about large scale plugins like ecommerce, search engine optimization (SEO), site protection, memberships, and Google Analytics just to name a few.

You have to consider whether these plugins should be installed on your site as they take a lot of space in most cases and they take a long time to set up and to fine tune. We won’t be going into every detail for each plugin here, so if you do decide to use one or more of these “larger” plugins try to install them on a testing site so you will have a playpen area as you learn. It’s best not to ...

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