Plugins are tools used to extend the functionality of the WordPress platform. This is applicable for WordPress.org software but not wordpress.com. Plugins make up the majority of functionality in wordpress as this fits in with wordpress’s streamlined design.

The plugins we use at LightSpeed for LSX are as follows:

Supported plugins

At LightSpeed we recommend and support the following plugin’s.

Tiled Galleries:

Tilled galleries allows you to display your images in three styles, rectangular mosaic, square mosaic and circular grid. The former two have hover-over captions.

To do this:

  1. Make sure the module is activated in your Jetpack dashboard
  2. Create a new gallery with the “Tiles” option selected.
  3. Optional: To make all of your galleries tiled by default, go to Settings → Media in your blog’s dashboard and select the box next to “Display all your gallery pictures in a cool mosaic.

Carousel

Carousel allows you to launch embedded galleries in wordpress in a full-screen photo browsing experience. Simply activate carousel in the Jetpack settings. You can also set the background colour to black or white.

Portfolio

Portfolio is a custom post type that allows you to showcase projects on your site. To do this you first need to activate custom content types in Jetpack settings then go to Settings  → Writing in your wordpress dashboard and check the Portfolio Projects option. The number of portfolios set to display can be set from here however you may need to first save to view this option.

Portfolio comes with a shortcode to display portfolio projects in posts or pages. Use the shortcode

portfolio

For full details please see instructions.

Non LSX supported plugins Plugins

Below is a list of plugin’s we at light speed use and recommend with our product.

  1. Anti-spam
  2. BackupBuddy
  3. BugHerd
  4. Caldera Custom Fields
  5. Better Search Replace
  6. Disable XML-RPC
  7. EWWW Image Optimizer
  8. Google Analytics by Yoast
  9. Gravity Forms No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA
  10. Log Viewer
  11. Mailer Templates For Caldera Forms
  12. Post Duplicator
  13. Regenerate Thumbnails
  14. See You Later by WooThemes
  15. SSL Insecure Content Fixer
  16. SyntaxHighlighter Evolved
  17. Video User Manuals
  18. WordPress Importer
  19. WP fail2ban
  20. WP Legal Pages
  21. WP-PageNavi