Advice and answers from the Showit Team

Here is a list of helpful plugins that can be added to any Advanced Blog hosting.

Supported Plugins:

Optimize Blog Post SEO  – The Yoast SEO plugin is ranked one of the top plugins for optimizing your blog posts for SEO. It is also able to generate a sitemap of your current blog posts (sitemap won't include Showit pages)

Facebook Optimization
– The WP Facebook Open Graph Protocol plugin helps make sure all of your posts are optimized for Facebook, Google and LinkedIn sharing.  It’s a simple plugin that make big differences.

Auto Featured Image – The Auto Post Thumbnail plugin is perfect if you prefer to automate the featured image to be the first image in your blog post. This also works great if you’re switching from a theme that automatically did this previously.

Per-Page and 404 Redirects – The Redirection plugin allows you to setup individual page redirections and capture 404 errors to redirect them to an active page.

Pinterest Pin It on ImagesThe Pinterest Pin It Button On Image Hover And Post plugin works well on Showit 5 sites.  The settings are simple and instantly apply after installing the plugin. We hope to support additional plugins in the future for this feature.

Image Optimization – Speed up your page loading by setting a maximum image size and let the WP Smush plugin handle resizing your blog images down for speedy loading. 

Responsive Video – The Fluid Video Embeds makes your “auto embedded” Youtube or Vimeo video responsive that has been embedded by adding the full URL to the blog post on it’s own line.

Changed Domain Redirects – The Force Domain Redirect plugin is perfect when your domain has changed and you want to force redirects to the new domain using the same url path.

Block Spam Comments – The WP-SpamShield Anti-Spam - All-in-One Spam Protection plugin does a great job of blocking spam comments without a captcha box bothering actual user.

Incompatible Plugins:

Related Posts Plugins – At this time we do not currently support any related posts plugins due to the extreme processing demand they place on the servers.  We exploring support for JetPack Related Posts and will list it above if it becomes supported.

bbPress – Know to break the Showit Plugin and lock out WordPress/Blog access 

jQuery plugins (such as jQuery pin it plugin) – Do not work with the Showit Plugin

WooCommerce – At this time our Showit theme is not built to support the WooCommerce shopping plugin.  We suggest considering Shopify including their Shopify Lite option that allows embedding of Buy Now buttons on your Showit site.

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