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Recommended plugins

Vlog comes with several plugins which will extend the theme basic functionality. They are not required but we warmly recommend to use them if you want to make the most of the theme features.

All the plugins are hosted on the official WordPress repository, which means they are 100% free and you can use it in any other theme as well. Go to Appearance -> Vlog Plugins to install and activate recommended plugins with a single click.

You can watch the entire process in this short video:

Redux framework

This plugin activates the entire theme options panel, so it is highly recommended to use it in order to be able to manage the theme options.

Contact form 7

This plugin is one of the most popular and easiest to use WordPress contact plugins. You can use it to create simple or complex contact forms with many powerful settings and features.

Entry views

With this great plugin, you get support to track the number of views for each post. That way you can display the number of post views or use an option to sort/order posts by its number of views.

Envato Market

This is the official plugin made by Envato (ThemeForest) and its main purpose is to connect your website with your ThemeForest profile. Once you go through the authorization process you will be able to update our theme with a single click with every new version release.

Force regenerate thumbnails

This plugin will help you a lot when you switch to a new WordPress theme already having a website with existing content. It is commonly used when you switch the themes. You just need to run this plugin once and it will (re)generate all your uploaded image sizes to match your new theme layout. That way your theme will use proper and optimized image sizes and it will improve website performance significantly.

Meks time ago

With this plugin, you can quickly display your post dates in “time ago” format like 1 hour ago, 2 weeks ago, etc…

Series

Series plugin registers additional taxonomy to your website (like tag or category) with which you can create an additional grouping of your posts. Basically, we use it this theme to achieve Playlist functionality.

Video thumbnails

This is a very handy plugin for a website with videos. Once you add a video from YouTube or Vimeo into your post content, it will automatically detect its thumbnail and set it as the featured image for your blog post.

Meks video importer

With the Meks video importer plugin, you can easily import YouTube or Vimeo channel into a WordPress website automatically creating a separate post for each video.

Vlog Buddy

This is a companion plugin that adds specific features to the theme, such as custom widgets.

Other plugins

Other plugins’ features and functionality are described in more details in Shortcodes and Widgets sections of this documentation.

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