To help get you started with WordPress, Lexiconn includes the following popular and useful plugins.
STOP COMMENT SPAM IN ITS TRACKS!
Used by millions, Akismet is quite possibly the best way in the world to protect your blog from comment and trackback spam. It keeps your site protected from spam even while you sleep.
For assistance with configuring the Akismet plugin, visit:
EASYILY INTEGRATE WITH GOOGLE ANALYTICS
For assistance with configuring the Google Analyticator plugin, visit:
OPTIMIZE WITH WORDPRESS SEO
Take full control of your blogs SEO using this plugin by YOAST. WordPress SEO is a full-featured SEO powerhouse with features such as:
Post/Page Meta and Link Elements
Social Integration and more…
For assistance with configuring the WordPress SEO plugin, visit:
USE A CACHING PLUGIN TO INCREASE SITE SPEED
WP Super Cache is a static caching plugin for Wordpress. It works by serving cached HTML versions of your sites pages (efficient), rather than dynamically rendering them each time a page is requested (inefficient). WP Super Cache can be configured to refresh cached pages at set intervals (e.g. every 7 days), whenever a post/page is updated or a combination of both. The cache can also be refreshed manually, all from the comfort of the WordPress administration panel. Other top features of WP Super Cache include Cache Pre-loading, CDN Support and Lock Down Mode.
For assistance with configuring the WP Super Cache plugin, visit:
DRASTICALLY IMPROVE SITE SPEED WITH A CDN!
Leveraging a Content Delivery Network (CDN) can significantly speed up your WordPress site. Our CDN service allows your images (photos) to be distributed across the globe (9 nodes in the US, 4 in Asia, 5 in Europe, and 1 in Australia) so that visitors load them from the nearest location. This means your web pages load faster.
For more information on our CDN offering, visit:
For assistance configuring CDN support using the WP Super Cache plugin, visit:
KEEP YOUR BLOG SAFE AND SECURE
Lexiconn pre-installs several plugins to help keep your blog secure and up-to-date. Rename wp-login.php provides a little security by obscurity, while Limit Login Attempts helps thwart brute-force attacks and proactively blocks known hacker IP addresses. The WP Updates Notifier is a lightweight plugin that notifies WordPress administrators whenever an updated core program, plugin or theme is released. Keeping your WordPress platform up-to-date is your best defense against would-be hackers attempting to exploit vulnerable plugins/themes.
For assistance with configuring these modules, visit:
Rename wp-login.php: http://support.lexiconn.com/kb/questions/396/
Limit Login Attempts: http://support.lexiconn.com/kb/questions/395/
WP Updates Notifier: http://support.lexiconn.com/kb/questions/405/
Sucuri Scanning: http://support.lexiconn.com/kb/questions/411/