If you are here, you probably saw my presentation at WordCamp Grand Rapids. Thanks for coming! Three more things:

  1. I do not receive any compensation and am not an affiliate for any of the plugins we discuss. I have used all of them at some point in my web design experience-that is the way I found them and selected them to be discussed.
  2. These are not the only plugin choices for certain website needs. In some cases, the plugins here are a little less known. There are many, many great ones out there that I encourage you to try.
  3. Please check out Tim Nolte’s blog for a post about the presentation. He assembled a great summary and I’m thankful for his help!

Below are links to the plugins in the WordPress Repository, some directly to their main websites and a few demos to check out. Also check out the resources for great info. Feel free to leave a comment below if you have a question or thought regarding that plugin or function. I’d love to hear your feedback.

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Auto Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

Auto Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

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Privacy Policy:

Mountain Webs LLC ("Mountain Webs") operates Mountain Webs and may operate other websites. It is Mountain Web's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Mountain Webs collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Mountain Web's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Mountain Web's visitors use its website. From time to time, Mountain Webs may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Mountain Webs also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on Mountain Webs blogs/sites. Mountain Webs only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Mountain Web's websites choose to interact with Mountain Webs in ways that require Mountain Webs to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Mountain Webs gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at Mountain Webs to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Mountain Webs are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Mountain Webs collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Mountain Webs. Mountain Webs does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Mountain Webs may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Mountain Webs may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Mountain Webs does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Mountain Webs discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Mountain Web's behalf or to provide services available at Mountain Web's websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Mountain Web's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Mountain Webs will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Mountain Webs discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Mountain Webs believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Mountain Webs, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Mountain Webs website and have supplied your email address, Mountain Webs may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with Mountain Webs and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Mountain Webs takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Mountain Webs uses cookies to help Mountain Webs identify and track visitors, their usage of Mountain Webs website, and their website access preferences. Mountain Webs visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Mountain Web's websites, with the drawback that certain features of Mountain Web's websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Mountain Webs, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Mountain Webs goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Mountain Webs may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.


Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Mountain Webs and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Mountain Webs may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Mountain Web's sole discretion. Mountain Webs encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a Mountain Webs account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.