Description: “Edit Flow empowers you to collaborate with your editorial team inside WordPress.”
• Go to Plugins, then type in “Edit Flow” on the search box. Click “Install Now”
• Once you have installed and activated the plugin in WordPress, click the newly created “Edit Flow ” button on the Dashboard menu.
• Click on “Edit Flow” to see all the features of the plugin including Calendar, Custom Statuses, Dashboard Widgets,
• Editorial Comments, etc. It is designed in a way you can pick and choose from the features you will use:
Calendar: Edit Flow’s calendar allows you to see your posts in a customizable date rage. Published posts are in gray, and blue for unpublished posts.
Custom Statuses: You can create new posts, pitch ideas, mark articles as in need of editing, etc.
Dashboard Widgets: Enable dashboard widgets to quickly get an overview of what state your content is in.
Editorial Comments: It allows you to leave comments and feedback on articles within WordPress. You can hold a private discussion regarding a post and communicate directly with your writers or editors.
Editorial Meta Data: You can create as many fields as you would like to suit your workflow; from due date to location to contact information to role assignments.
Notifications: Keep everyone updated when changes are made to a post.
Story Budget: Views the status of all your content at a glance. It’s a traditional alternative to the calendar.
User Groups: Configure user groups to organize all of the users on your site so that you can send notifications to only the relevant people.
Better WP Security
Description: “It takes the best WordPress security features and techniques, and combines them in a single plugin thereby ensuring that as many security holes as possible are patched without having to worry about conflicting features of the possibility of missing anything on your site.”
• Go to Plugins, then type in “Better WP Security” on the search box. Click “Install Now”
• Once you have installed and activated the plugin in WordPress, click the newly created “Security” button on the Dashboard menu.
• Click on “Security” tab in your WP dashboard. You will be asked to take back up of your database.
• Click on “Create Database Backup” if you don’t have backup of your website. But if you already have a backup, just click on the “No, thanks. I already have a backup” button.
• Then the plugin will ask for your permission to edit WordPress Core files. If you don’t want to authorize this plugin to edit core files of your WP Installation, simply click on “Do not allow this plugin to change WordPress core files” button and proceed further.
• You will be taken to the Better WP Security main dashboard. You’ll see different tabs like Dashboard, User, Away, Ban, Backup, Hide, Detect, Login SSL, Tweaks and Logs. There is a description or guide you can read on each tab.
• This is also where you can choose to secure your site from basic attacks, change admin username, change user 1 ID, Add Host and Agent Blacklist, enable banned users, create database backup, and so on.
WP Security Scan
Description: “Checks your WordPress website/blog for security vulnerabilities and suggests corrective actions such as Passwords, file permissions, database security, version hiding and more.”
• Go to Plugins, then type in “WP Security Scan” on the search box. Click “Install Now”
• Once you have installed and activated the plugin in WordPress, click the newly created “WSD security” button on the Dashboard menu. Here you will see 6 links: WSD security, Scanner, Password Tool, Database, Options and Support.
Scanner: This option can scan your WordPress files permission.
Password Tool: Here you can test the strength of your passwords.