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WP Essentials

All-in-one bundle of essential plugins and functions for all WordPress websites.

All-in-one bundle of essential plugins and functions for all WordPress websites.

Features include:

Twitter Feed

  • Twitter feed shortcode and widget available.
  • WP Essentials uses the new Twitter 1.1 API.
  • Post new WordPress Posts to your Twitter feed instantly.
  • Filter your Twitter feed by hashtags.
  • Cache system prevents API call limit.

Flickr

  • Flickr feed shortcode and widget available.
  • Cache system prevents API call limit.
  • Comes with multiple options, including a custom image count and a 'random image' feature.

Google Analytics

  • Allows you to add multiple tracking codes to all pages of your website.

Google Maps

  • Easily include multiple Google Maps throughout your site either as a shortcode or a sidebar widget.
  • Includes options for setting the address, zoom level, custom marker, etc.

The 'Email' Button

  • The WYSIWYG editor comes with an email button for easily adding email links without any HTML knowledge.

Date Shortcode

  • Includes a simple shortcode for displaying today's date.
  • Customise the date format to whatever you want.

Video Shortcode

  • Includes a simple shortcode for embedding any YouTube, Vimeo, or Facebook videos anywhere on your website.

The 'Cleanup' function:

  • Sets search engine friendly permalink structure (if one hasn't already been set)
  • Removes useless widgets from the dashboard
  • Removes superfluous meta tags from your theme head (including the WordPress version number)
  • Removes detailed login errors (for extra security)

The 'User Roles' function:

  • Creates a new User Role and lets you customise their access rights.

Debug Mode

  • For developers, enable the debug mode to include detailed PHP errors when developing your theme.

WordPress Error Reporting

  • WP Essentials can alert you to several potential problems that are important for when a site goes live. (Ensuring robots aren't blocked, etc.)

Media Image Quality

  • Change the quality of uploaded images to your website.

Advanced PHP Functions

  • Custom Excerpt function lets you override the default WordPress excerpt with additional options.
  • A Get Image Source function lets you get the image URL for any image uploaded to WordPress at any custom thumbnail size.
  • An automatic link function lets you hyperlink any web or email addresses that may otherwise be plaintext.
  • A Relative Time function lets you display dates and times in a relative manner (i.e. '5 minutes ago').

And more...

We're always open to new ideas and suggestions for adding new features to the plugin.

WP Essentails Premium

A Premium version of this plugin is also available.

Features include:

Instagram Feed

  • Include an Instagram feed either as a shortcode or a sidebar widget anywhere throughout your website.
  • Includes a caching system to protect you from reaching your API call limit.
  • Comes with multiple options, including a custom image count and a 'random image' feature.

Login Notification

  • Users will be automatically emailed any time their account is used to log in.

Unlimited User Roles:

  • No restriction on the number of User Roles you can create.

The 'Database' functions:

  • Allows you to email yourself a database backup at any time.
  • Includes an automatic weekly backup function that emails you with full database backups.

Styling Options

  • WP Essentials includes functions to render LESS or SASS files directly on the server before outputting the CSS to the browser.
  • Choose between CSS, LESS or SASS.

Requires: 3.4 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9.1
Last Updated: 2014-7-23
Downloads: 3,668

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