Guitarist Cameron Mizell

New York Guitarist & Composer

The website of New York Guitarist Cameron Mizell.

Plugins Used on My Website

Photo via Flickr

In the spirit of sharing ideas, here are some of the plugins and tools I used to create this website. If you're a musician looking to build your own website, I hope this will help!

  • Gigpress - Every musician needs a calendar for their gigs, and I thought this one fit into my site best. Check it out on my Tour page, and also in the left sidebar. Notice how it turns the venue addresses into a link for Google Maps?
  • Audio Player - As simple as the name suggests, this slick audio player fits neatly on the page, encodes the location of your mp3 files, and can stream playlists. I use it all over this site, such as on the Discography page.
  • Bandcamp - I've also begun using Bandcamp's embedded widget in a few places on my site. This is not really a plugin, but it integrates beautifully with WordPress and collects metrics about the plays.
  • FanBridge - I manage my mailing list with FanBridge, and have been very happy with their service. They offer a very easy solution mailing list management, and the basic plan is free.
  • Contact Form - This email form is pretty simple, there are probably more powerful options available, but for what I need this does the trick. As you might expect, you can see it in action on my Contact page.
  • Multi-Level Navigation - I wanted to keep my menu straight forward, but I have a number of sub pages that ought to be easily accessible. A slick drop down menu like this gets the job done.
  • Video Playlists - This actually isn't a plugin, but by creating playlists on YouTube I could then simply embed them onto my Video page.
  • SimplePie - SimplePie allows you to pull feeds from outside blogs or social networks into your site. It's a very powerful plugin, though right now I simply use it to create my Articles page, which pulls in excerpts from my most recent articles.
  • ShareThis - Web 2.0 is nothing without social network bookmarking and easy sharing options, and I thought this was a nice, clutter-free option to add to my posts. It shows up automatically on every page, and every post. Click on it below to see how it works.
  • Popular Posts - Something I'm trying out right now to see if I can increase page views per visitor. You'll find a list of Popular Pages and Posts in the inner sidebar.