Top wordpress plugins that you can use for your blog
Posted on April 24, 2014
WordPress is perhaps the most popular service which website and blog owners are using in this day and age. Even though WordPress aims to make its services well-suited to the needs of its users, there are still certain aspects which the users find difficult handling. For example, websites and blogs can become very messy due to a large number of posts, making it impossible to find a single post you made a couple of years ago. However, with the help of a plug-in, or plug-ins, you can solve such an issue and many other issues as well.
Here is a list of those best WordPress plug-ins which are at your disposal for your blog:
- WordPress SEO: This plug-in by Yoast aims to iron out a potential difficulty which many blog users face: generating traffic. To generate traffic, it is essential to optimize a blog for search engines; otherwise a blog becomes lost among the trillions of internet pages. Up until now, this plug-in has reached over the 7 million figure as far as the number of downloads is concerned. The reason why this plug-in is so successful is because it is easy to use, functionally packed, and full of power, and does the job of optimizing the posts on your blog for search engines within minutes.
- Google Drive plug-in: The Google Drive plug-in for WordPress does one job for you and that is to back up all of your data which you have placed on your wordpress website to an account set up by you on Google Drive. Google Drive is one of the most popular cloud storage facilities on the internet, and the fact that this plug-in makes use of this amenity, is a great deal in itself. Apart from that, you should always make a backup of all the data you possess online because you can very easily lose it to hackers and viruses, and this plug-in will do exactly that for you.
- Ebyline Payment plug-in for WordPress: If you have a collection of freelance writers who contribute on a regular basis to your WordPress blog for a fee, then this plug-in is a must have for you. Why should you have to keep separate records of your freelance writers and pay them using different modes of payment when you can do all that on your WordPress website? The Ebyline payment plug-in not only allow users to pay their freelance writers through this plug-in, but also keep a record of all payments made, including the W9 tax information.
- Google Analytics: Of course, monitoring your website or blog traffic is essential for its success. The best tool for doing that is Google Analytics. However, many users face the complication of navigating away from their WordPress page to Google Analytics, because it requires a lot of organization. Even though it is a single entity, blog owners feel as though Google Analytics is a dissociated tool. Well the good news is, not anymore! There is a plug-in which puts Google Analytics on your WordPress dashboard, giving you a real-time picture of all the incoming/outgoing traffic.
- Shareaholic: Everyone knows that in order to get your blog noticed you must share it on social media. And what better way to share the happenings of your blog on social networking websites than Shareaholic. Shareaholic is a WordPress plug-in which enables you to primarily share selective or all posts on your blog on Facebook as well as other networking websites such as Pinterest, Google+, and Twitter. Not only that, but it also makes your posts look attractive.
- Akismet: This is perhaps the most useful of all plug-ins you will ever come across among the entire collection designed for WordPress if you run an interactive blogging service. Visitors have the tendency to comment on each and every post on blogs to provide you with feedback about what they think about particular posts. However, sometimes people will post something on your blog which is irrelevant or unrelated to the actual post, rather serves as a marketing campaign for another blog or website. Such people are looking to freeload on your blog to gain publicity for their own website, resulting in slower speed of your blog as well as presenting a security risk for your visitors. Akismet filters such posts and prevents them from being posted automatically.
Leo Preston is a freelance writer and researcher for webhosting hub reviews. Her most famous piece, the Web Hosting Jam, has given her prominence in the field of online blogging. She is 32 years old and lives in a New Jersey suburb with 2 beautiful children and a husband.
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