If you already have a blog, chances are that you are using WordPress as your platform. If you’re not, you should be. There are many reasons as to why WordPress is the most popular blogging platform on the Web today. Many people don’t use WordPress as they think the Word “Blog” which means to them they have to blog all day everyday about stuff they are not really interested in. Or maybe they are interested but just don’t have the time to blog about it everyday. Well in todays world that does not have to be, there are so many wordpress plugins that you can use to automate your content.
Well first off I would like you to know that wordpress does more than just provide you with a blog, it also is able to provide you with the most amazing Sales Pages as well, which are the same as a bog in that you can still add the WordPress plugins as well.
What make WordPress such an amazing platform to produce your style of website is the ability to add the WordPress Plugins...
If you are not sure what a plugin is, it basically adds new functions to a WordPress blog. A WordPress plugin is essentially a program written in the PHP programming language that adds a specific set of features or services to the WordPress blog. All you have to do to add a new feature or service to your blog is find a relevant plugin, upload it to your plugin folder and then “activate” the plugin on the dashboard. It’s that simple.
That being said, there are literally thousands upon thousands of plugins out there (most of them are free) and if you are a newbie, you may get tempted to add as many plugins as you can to your blog. The bottom line is that you only need a couple of them to get your blog going. In order to help you with which plugins to choose, I’ve chosen the top 10 WordPress plugins that you must have.
WordPress In terms of Internet marketing and getting rankings, WordPress offers the most search engine friendly blogging platform in addition to being very user-friendly. The other great thing about it is the number of WordPress plugins which you can add to your blog and I have many of these loaded up into my site all doing their own thing.
I am constantly asked …what WordPress plugins do you use… there are so many, how do I choose?
Don’t you just hate people leaving spam comments on your blog? I certainly do, and if you dislike such comments appearing on your blog, the Akismet plugin automatically filters them for you. I don’t have time to deal with spam and I hope you don’t either. It truely does do the most amazing job, yes it does require a little setup after activation, but thats easy enough to do. So this little WordPress plugin to your must have WordPress Plugins
2. All-In-One-SEO Pack
Got to love this WordPress plugin, if you are looking for the ultimate plugin to transform your blog into an SEO optimized blog, then this is the one. It’s easy to use and before long you can be ranking for your keywords. Grab all your keywords and description and you are set to go.
3. MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer
If there’s one thing you don’t want, it’s for the blog to be banned from ping services. When you update or edit your blog, you automatically send a ping to let them know that your blog has been updated and that the changes need to be indexed. However, you can get banned from ping services if you end up doing this too often. In order to avoid this from happening, you need to use the MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer plugin. If you don’t have this then you can get it off me. This is another one of the amazing set of wordpress plugins that you need to get hold of.
4. Remote Database Backup
As one who has over-riden her blog with another, I cannot stress enough the importance of backup. Just as backup of your computer is important so is your website. Whatever you do on the Web, you need to have backups. Backing up data is one of those things that people don’t take seriously until a site failure happens to them. This plugin helps you backup your WordPress blog at any time.
5. SEO Smart Links
This is one of those WordPress PLugins you have to have. This cool plugin allows you to automatically link keywords and phrases in your posts and comments with corresponding posts, pages, categories and tags on your blog. Furthermore, you can set up your keywords along with their own matching URLs. A must have if you want the maximum SEO benefit for your blog.
Next post I will take another look at the Subject of WordPress Plugins as there are many more that we will add to our site. If you would like to watch a video of me putting together a WordPress Site and adding some wordpress plugins then you should take a look at Build Website In 20 Minutes. You will see there how easy it is to install WordPress Plugins.
Free WordPress Plugins
All of the above WordPress Plugins are free, they are amazing and on the next blog post we will look at the next 5 I believe you need to have. So Watch this space…. I’ll be back, there is a start to your list… now go add those ones, don’t forget to check out the video on just how to build your website in 20 minutes and learn also how to add those WordPress plugins both Free and bought ones as well.
Gail… signing off, Your WordPress Plugins guru
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