I set up my WordPress website today. Amazon Web Services provides two guides, one on setting up a LAMP server (Linux Apache MySQL PHP) and one on installing WordPress on LAMP.
I also bought two domains, one from namecheap: ChrisKottmyer.com
The other from AWS Route 53: ChristopherKottmyer.com
Both are being redirected to this site.
After setting everything up, I tried a bunch of plugins. A bunch below:
Gmail SMTP -> This allows you to forward e-mails to your gmail account.
MonsterInsight Google Analytics -> Installs Google Analytics to your web page, which tells you what pages people are visiting.
Redirection -> Allows you to redirect pages to other websites. I created a link to my youtube account this way.
Simple Share Button Adders -> Adds a bunch of social media buttons to your blog posts. This one was really simple to install. They offer about 2 dozen different social media platforms.
TablePress -> This plugin provides the ability to produce data tables via CSV files. They provide the ability to upload CSV files.
Visualizer: Charts and Graphs Lite -> Provides simple graphs using googles chart API. This allows you to build graphs and charts for data visualization.
WPForms Lite -> This is a GUI that creates web forms. The data generated by the forms are directly sent to your e-mail address.
bbPress – This is a cool plug-in that let’s you run forums. Places people can post topics and reply to each other.
Knowledge Base for Documents and FAQs – This plugin let’s you produce a wiki with articles and categories.
Next thing I’m trying out is multi-site, which allows you to have many WordPress sites hosted on a single computer. I’m also going to add google advertising onto the website. I’m curious how you would monetize blogs.
This specific post is a test of the social sharing feature.