Useful Plugins

In order to make the best use of WordPress, it is necessary to use plugins. Plugins can extend WordPress to do almost anything you can imagine. You can find see the full directory by clicking here, but I have listed below a number of the best and most useful:

Required

KingComposer – required for the theme to appear correctly on the screen. Enables more inventive page layouts without the need for HTML knowledge.

Simple Sticky Header on Scroll – required to enable a “sticky” header when scrolling down the page. Your logo can be uploaded and you need to create a Menu for links to appear.

Recommended

Quick Event Manager – recommended calendar plugin. Enables different views of the same set of events and can be customised to have the right colours.

Ninja Forms – recommended contact form plugin. Easy to add contact forms to Pages and the homepage, and can record data submitted for view in WordPress as well as sending an email.

Custom Twitter Feeds – recommended Twitter feed plugin.

Customer Facebook Feed – recommended Facebook Page feed plugin

Instagram Feed – recommended Instagram feed plugin

Other useful plugins

Category Posts – This plugin allows you to show posts set to certain categories in a widget (eg. News posts in a sidebar). Read more about and download the plugin here.

Sub Pages – Using the Sub Pages widget, it is possible to display the child pages from the current root page in the sidebar. Read more about and download the plugin here.

Page Restrict – This plugin enables pages to be restricted to logged-in users only, so that private information could be put online but not be open to all and sundry but just your leaders or parents. Read more about and download the plugin here.

Google Analytics for WordPress – Set up a Google Analytics profile for your website so that you can track the hits that come to your website. Using the Google Analytics for WordPress plugin removes the need to enter any HTML into the theme. Read more about and download the plugin here.