To get the most out of your WordPress powered site, you should take advantage of some of the excellent themes, plugins, and tools that are available, as they truly are the real beauty of this popular CMS. These pre-built themes, plugins, and tools save you hundreds of development hours and thousands of dollars. A good place to start is with this infographic.
One of the most popular themes available for photographers is Photocrati which allows you to set up an e-commerce site to sell your photographs. It includes a Flash style theme for your site that is easy to customize. It also includes gallery management, blogging, and SEO. Another option for photography sites is a free plugin at wordpress.org called Flickr Feed Gallery that allows you to display public or friends photos. The look of the photo can be altered using a simple CSS file and the plugin has a low-performance impact on your blog.
If you are a media producer, you’ll want to check out the Blubrry PowerPress podcasting plugin. It allows you to add iTunes compliant podcast capability to your site. You may also want to look into the Genesis Framework to build beautiful and powerful websites that are SEO optimized.
AgentPress is a special theme built for real estate agents. It is made by StudioPress who created the Genesis Framework which claims to be the industry standard for WordPress sites.
For financial blogs, it would be advisable to get the WordPress Database Backup which is maintained by Austin Matzko. This was included in WordPress 2.0 but is no longer included in newer versions of WordPress. Visit austinmatzko.com to download the most recent version.
If you are an entrepreneur, you should check wordpress.org for the all-in-one SEO pack. This free plugin will automatically generate Meta tags, provide Google analytic support and has many other SEO features that you need to take advantage of.
If you have a product review site or you need customers to review your own products or services, you need to visit wordpress.org and download WP Customer Reviews.
The infographic contains additional themes, plugins, and tools you need to know for getting the most out of WordPress:
Infographic courtesy of InMotionHosting!