By Terrance Charles |
I’ve learned a TON when it comes to blogging. But there is one thing I know for a FACT… It doesn’t matter if you have the most valuable blog content out there, if you don’t have the RIGHT WordPress Plugins and tools to make it easier for your readers to read and share them… They WON’T.
30 WordPress Plugins that will make your life easier
#1 – Smart 404 - When your visitors can’t find your content, Smart 404 will use the current URL to attempt to find related content, and redirect it automatically.
#2 – IndexSpy-WP – You can see if google indexed your blog pages and post.
#3 – Recent Post Slider – Recent Post Slider displays your blog’s recent post either with excerpt or thumbnail images using slider.
#4 – WP Hitcounter – Enables you to display how many times a post have been viewed by user or bot.
#5 – WP Download Manager – Allows to manage, track and control file downloads from your wordpress sites.
#6 – WP Comment Rating – Enhances engagement and let your commenters and visitors rate each other comments using a “Like or Dislike” feature.
#7 Post-Post – You can customize the content before and after in every post and also in your feed.
#8 – Article2PDF - Love it. Let’s your visitors download your blog post as a PDF file.
#9 – Delete Revision – Will remove revision post from your database making your blog run more efficient with free space.
#10 – WP Auto Tagger – Good for search engines. Automatically find tags related to your blog post content.
#11 – Tweet Old Post – I love this one. Allows you to setup a time interval that will tweet your old blog post. You can actually set it to how old, and other options.
#12 – All In One SEO Pack – Out-of-the-box SEO for your WordPress blog.
#13 – Contextual Related Post – Show user defined number of contextually related posts.
#14 - Delete Duplicate Post – View and delete those pesky Duplicate Posts on your WordPress blog.
#15 – DropCap First Character - DropCaps the first character of each post and page automatically.
#16 – Google XML Sitemaps – This plugin will generate a sitemaps.org compatible sitemap of your WordPress blog which is supported by Ask.com, Google, MSN Search and YAHOO.
#17 – Live Comment Preview – Supply users with a live comment preview.
#18 – MobilePress - Turn your WordPress blog into a mobile website/blog.
#19 – No Ping Wait - Speeds up posting by moving generic pings to execute-pings.php.
#20 – Popularity Contest – This will enable ranking of your posts by popularity; using the behavior of your visitors to determine each post’s popularity. You set a value (or use the default value) for every post view, comment, etc. and the popularity of your posts is calculated based on those values.
#22 – Robots Meta - This plugin allows you to add all the appropriate robots meta tags to your pages and feeds, disable unused archives and nofollow unnecessary links.
#23 – SEO Friendly Images - Automatically adds alt and title attributes to all your images. Improves traffic from search results and makes them W3C/xHTML valid as well.
#24 – SEO Slugs - Removes common words like ‘a’, ‘the’, ‘in’ from post slugs to improve SEO.
#25 – Spam Karma – Ultimate Spam Killer for WordPress.
#26 – Twitterlink Comments - Plugin to show a link to follow the comment author on twitter if they have entered in their username at least once in the comment form.
#27 – Ultimate Plugins Smart Ping Updater - Replaces the built-in ping/notify functionality. Pings only when publishing new or future posts, not when editing. The new post’s url is pinged, not the main url. Also includes reverse order logfile.
#26 – WordPress Automatic Upgrade - Wordpress Automatic Upgrade allows a user to automatically upgrade the wordpress installation to the latest one provided by wordpress.org using the 5 steps provided in the wordpress upgrade instructions.
#27 – WordPress Database Backup – On-demand backup of your WordPress database.
#28 – Wp Contact Form - Allows you to input a simple and effective contact form on your blog.
#29 – WP Grins - A Clickable Smilies hack for WordPress.
#30 – WP Super Cache - Very fast caching plugin for WordPress that automatically cache and clear your wordpress database to make it faster.
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