Web Sites and Blogs built on the WordPress platform come equipped with a variety of built-in functions, and these functions help create an exceptionally user-friendly interface. However, you are just a few clicks away from making your WordPress– based Web Site and Blog even more powerful, safe, and easy to use with the addition of a few plugins.
WordPress Plugins are small sets of code gathered together to create a specific, functional output, and when added to your WordPress installation, they allow you to accomplish complex tasks with very little effort and no coding skills.
But enough with the techno-garb! On with the show!
Jet pack: Share on Facebook and Twitter with Just a Click
This is one of the most robust plugins I’ve run across. Among the numerous functions, you can activate after it’s installed is a wonderful Social Media Sharing Interface that uses a drag-n-drop system to place clickable sharing buttons on your pages and posts.
Another of its powerful elements is the ability to track your Site stats without having to set up and deploy Google analytics.
Comment Luv: Boosts in Effectiveness of your Online Presence
One of the best ways to build credibility is with an active community participating on your web Site and Blog, but how do you encourage talks to take the time to leave a comment?
CommentLuv encourages reader participation by promoting those who take the time to leave a comment. With Comment Luv enabled, a link to the participant’s most recent article appears right along with his or her name.
All in One SEO Pack: Improve your Search Engine Optimization
If you’re Web Site and Blog are built on the WordPress Platform, you are already ahead of the competition when it comes to search engine optimization. However, more and more business owners know this, and the popularity of WordPress has skyrocketed based in part on its out-of-the-box SEO.
This means the standard is rising, and soon, doing no extra SEO may result in lower Google rankings for your Web Site and Blog.
The All-in-One SEO packs add customer link functionality, optimizes your titles for search engines, generates meta tags for you, integrates with e-Commerce Sites, and allows those of you who like to tweak content based on analytics to do so with ease.
Best of all, if what you just read made your eyes roll back in your head, don’t worry: Just install his plugin and activate it. It will improve your SEO with just its default setting.
Email Address Encoder: Protect Email Addresses
Once activated, this plugin looks into your pages and posts, locates any instances an “at” symbol is used and changes your easy–to–harvest email address into Spam-Bot-proof gibberish.
Wp Complete Backup:’
While the times a WordPress-based Web Site and Blog are vulnerable to hackers are rare- I am aware of only one serious threat in the last 5 years, and that’s the I wrote about last week the best protection is a great backup system.
The easiest way is to visit your Dashboard, go to your Plugins Page, and follow these steps:
- Click the “Add New” link and type in name of one of the plugins I mentioned above
- Click the “Install now” link of the Plugin.
- Click the “Activate Plugin Link”.