Plugins are tools used to extend the functionality of the WordPress platform. This is applicable for WordPress.org software but not wordpress.com. Plugins make up the majority of functionality in wordpress as this fits in with wordpress’s streamlined design.
The plugins we use at LightSpeed for LSX are as follows:
At light speed we recommend and support the following plugin’s.
First install the ‘Jetpack by wordpress.com’ plugin using the normal install method through the plugin backend. If you do not wish to activate jetpack through your wordpress.com site then it will be nessessary to install ‘Unplug Jetpack’. This essentially puts Jetpack into development mode.
Jetpack has many features however at lightspeed we have documented the ones important to us and ones that you may find useful. For more information on Jetpack see Jetpack support
Tilled galleries allows you to display your images in three styles, rectangular mosaic, square mosaic and circular grid. The former two have hover-over captions.
To do this:
- Make sure the module is activated in your Jetpack dashboard
- Create a new gallery with the “Tiles” option selected.
- Optional: To make all of your galleries tiled by default, go to Settings → Media in your blog’s dashboard and select the box next to “Display all your gallery pictures in a cool mosaic.“
Carousel allows you to launch embedded galleries in wordpress in a full-screen photo browsing experience. Simply activate carousel in the Jetpack settings. You can also set the background colour to black or white.
Portfolio is a custom post type that allows you to showcase projects on your site. To do this you first need to activate custom content types in Jetpack settings then go to Settings → Writing in your wordpress dashboard and check the Portfolio Projects option. The number of portfolios set to display can be set from here however you may need to first save to view this option.
Portfolio comes with a shortcode to display portfolio projects in posts or pages. Use the shortcode
For full details please see instructions.
Non LSX supported plugins Plugins
Below is a list of plugin’s we at light speed use and recommend with our product.
- Caldera Custom Fields
- Better Search Replace
- Disable XML-RPC
- EWWW Image Optimizer
- Google Analytics by Yoast
- Gravity Forms No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA
- Log Viewer
- Mailer Templates For Caldera Forms
- Post Duplicator
- Regenerate Thumbnails
- See You Later by WooThemes
- SSL Insecure Content Fixer
- SyntaxHighlighter Evolved
- Video User Manuals
- WordPress Importer
- WP fail2ban
- WP Legal Pages