Installed Plugins

The three Plugins I insalled for the Posts & Plugins assignment are as follows:

Menu Image
When I’ve been designing, I’ve been thinking about ways to make swapping out logos and other design elements easy for a client if you were to turn over the CMS to them.  This plugin, “Menu Image” is an example of a plugin that gives a client that sort of functionality.

After installing the plugin, additional options appear in the Appearance > Menus section of the WordPress dashboard that allow you to add a static and hover image to one of your navigation items and also control position and sizing.  It’s a great solution that makes it easy to swap out a menu image with a couple of clicks and almost no risk of messing up the entire navigation.

Slider WD
Along the same lines as my choice of the previous plugin, I wanted to provide a slider that would allow the user to easily change the images through the WP Dashboard.  Slider WD was a perfect solution.  It offers a lot of options for width, fill, transition effects and duration, looping, linking and more.  It’s also responsive.  It gives a user an easy way to change out their slider images – say, if they wanted to feature promotions weekly – that doesn’t require any coding knowledge or messing with files that could harm the template.

ThemeNcode Social Follow Buttons
The social media scene changes so rapidly and businesses seem to scramble to keep up.  I wanted to use a plugin for social links so that if you join a new social network or decide to move away from one, changing out your icons and your links to your pages would be a breeze.  This plugin provides a variety of options for the look of buttons and makes it easy to add or remove social media pages.  It also can be placed pretty much anywhere on your site with shortcode.