Lunch and Learn: 20+ WordPress Plugins to Rock Your Website

Lunch and Learn: 20+ WordPress Plugins to Rock Your Website
Event on 2013-01-18 12:00:00

20+ WordPress Plugins to Rock Your Blog or Website

The wonderful thing about a self-hosted WordPress blog or website is all of the magic you can make with plugins. Plugins are wrapped up bundles of code that add fun and functional things to your website or blog like social sharing buttons, analytics and mobile-friendliness. Plugins take about 5 seconds to install and most of them are free.  The good ones can make your site run like a beautiful, well-oiled machine. Others can throw a wrench into your code and break stuff. So it’s best to tread carefully and rely on plugin recommendations from trusted sources.

Ready to take your site to the next level? In this presentation, Cindy Meltzer will share her favorite, trusted plugins for everything from SEO and slideshows to comments and content. Plugins are always changing and new ones come along every day—so whether you’re a WordPress beginner or you’ve been at it for a while, this session has something for everyone. Note: Plugins are available for self-hosted WordPress sites only (not blogs).

Key takeaways:

  • Get 2-3 recommended plugins in 11 different categories
  • Learn how to find and install plugins
  • Get tips for how to choose the best plugins


About the Instructor:

Cindy Meltzer, founder of is an experienced social media strategist with extensive experience creating and growing highly engaged online communities using social channels such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest. She is also skilled in digital content creation and curation and online event programming. In 2009, Cindy spearheaded social media marketing and online community strategy at Isis Parenting, a Boston-based company that offers retail products and educational programming for expecting and new parents. As Community Manager, and later as Director of Community & Social Media, she built and maintained the brand’s Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest channels. She revitalized the company blog, turning it into an expert-driven content hub for thousands of parents. She also founded the Isis online education program to increase brand awareness outside of the Boston market. In 2012 Cindy founded The Social Craft consulting firm to offer parenting and family-oriented brands social media marketing and community-building expertise that translates to true engagement and measurable results.

Cindy’s work in social media marketing has been nationally recognized in online publications. She has presented case studies at business and technology conferences and to professional groups. Cindy has Master’s degrees in education and social work and a diverse background as an educator and policy analyst.


The Workbar Lunch and Learn classroom series is designed to connect and educate professionals from every industry and on a variety of topics.  The Workbar Lunch and Learn classroom is open to members and non-members alike.  To ensure the right vibe and to deliver value to the sponsors and supporters who make our community possible, we do not allow soliciting of any kind.  We appreciate your help, please see our event guidelines for more information regarding participation in our events.

Space is limited.  Lunch is included.

Snacks sponsored by:

at WorkBar
711 Atlantic Ave
Boston, United States

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