Before starting this step, you must have completed Installing Durja. Once you download & install Durja, the theme will recommend you few plugins. These are recommended plugins and are not required for the theme to function properly.
Following is the list of recommended plugins:
If you want your WordPress blog website to look same as a demo website, you will need to install all of these WordPress plugins. We have made it easy to install these plugins via our theme. Just click on ‘Begin installing plugins’ link displayed in an alert message at the top (Check above screenshot). This will take you to next screen, which looks like this:
Select all plugins and from dropdown ‘Bulk Actions’, select ‘Install’. Now, click ‘Apply’ button. Check this screenshot:
All plugins will now be installed automatically. Now, you will need to activate all of these plugins. You can activate all plugins in the same way.
To make you understand more about these WordPress plugins, we have added their basic information below:
Contact Form 7:
We have used this plugin for making our contact form work. Contact Form 7 is one of the most popular plugins for creating contact forms. It can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on. You can read more about contact form 7 WordPress plugin on https://contactform7.com/.
We use this plugin to create a Facebook widget on the sidebar. It is one of the most popular plugin for facebook page feeds widget with over 4,50,000 downloads and 1,00,000+ active installs. You can have plugin inside look here:
Titan framework allows theme developers like us to create theme options, metaboxes, admin pages. Titan Framework aims to be easily used by everyone. The goal is to make it plug and play – just activate the plugin and start creating your options. We have used this plugin in our theme to create metaboxes. We use these metaboxes to create posts with different post types. You can read more about this plugin here http://www.titanframework.net/.
We use ‘Recent Tweets Widget’ plugin for displaying recent tweets in sidebar. Recent Tweets Widget plugin is used for Twitter API v1.1 with Cache. It uses the new Twitter API v1.1 and stores tweets in the cache. It means that it will read status messages from your database and it doesn’t query Twitter.com for every page load so you won’t be rate limited. You can set how often you want to update the cache. You can read more about this plugin at https://wordpress.org/plugins/recent-tweets-widget/.
WP Instagram Widget:
We are using this WordPress plugin for displaying Instagram feeds in blog’s footer.WP Instagram widget is a no fuss WordPress widget to showcase your latest Instagram pics. It does not require you to provide your login details or sign in via oAuth. You can read more about this WordPress plugin at https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-instagram-widget/.