WordPress plugins? WordPress plugins are one of the most essential tools to help WordPress users advance their blogging journey.
Do you still wonder what makes a blog grow? A good content that is well promoted can take you and your blog to the next level. Apart from good content, the WordPress plugin you use also plays a huge role in your blog growth.
Must Read: You don’t need traffic when you have this…
Plugin is one tempting tool that we all need be careful of. Why? Too much of it will ruin your blog…
There are some WordPress plugins that you’ve been hearing about but don’t have the time testing them out. So today, I am going to talk about 8 WordPress plugins that you might have known about but either not using or not using their full potential.
Without wasting much of our time, here are the top 8 WordPress plugins that will definitely help you and your blogging career. Let’s start with the countdown…
8 WordPress Plugins to Take Your Blog to the Next Stage
The first on our list is none other than;
W3 total cache:
I am mentioning the W3 Total Cache plugin as my first choice because it helps in speeding up your blog.
Having a blog is great but what makes it awesome is when you start getting some serious amount of traffic coming in.
If you’ve started receiving more than 2000+ unique visitors per day, then installing the W3 Total Cache plugin is just the right choice for your blog.
But it’s not advisable to install the W3 Total cache plugin on a blog that has low traffic stat, why? It will only occupy space and make your blog run slow 🙂
How does W3 Total Cache Works? W3 Total Cache improves the user experience of your site by increasing server performance, reducing the download times and providing transparent content delivery network (CDN) integration
I started using the WordPress Seo plugin some few months back after the review I did sometime this year. I’d say that WordPress Seo is a cool plugin that will definitely boost your site’s seo.
How does the WordPress SEO Plugin Works? WordPress SEO plugin helps in taking care of all the technical optimization you’ll need, like helping you write better content.
WordPress SEO also forces you to choose a focus keyword when you’re writing your articles, and then makes sure you use that focus keyword everywhere.
WordPress SEO is for the technical minds but thank God, you can find tutorials online on how to configure the plugin. But if the plugin is too technical for you, I also do recommend All in One SEO 🙂
Wp smush it
If you do use images to blog as most bloggers like myself do, then using the Wp smush it plugin might just be the best option to speed up your blog.
How Does Wp Smush it Works? Every image you add to a page or post will be automatically run through Smush.it behind the scenes. You don’t have to do anything different.
If you’re a blogger that have not started using the smush.it plugin, then you need to start using it now.
Here’s something, I can never mention plugins without mentioning the sharethis plugin, why? The sharethis plugin is just so awesome that you need to tryout. What I like about the plugin is, it comes with enough features for its free users.
How Does Sharethis Works? It increases your blog/site social activities. It gives you insight of your blog and which post gets the highest share (This helps you to write more engaging posts).
One other sweet thing about this is it protects your blog post from copy and paste bloggers by secretly adding a link back to your post. And you can easily see which sites that copied your content(s)
A good friend introduced me to the Wp review plugin and I must say that the plugin is worth the install.
One thing I learned about the Wp Review plugin is, it helps the product you’re reviewing get more visibility on search engines.
How Does Wp review Works? The Wp review plugin gives you an easier way to create review for your contents without affecting the speed of your site. You can score your review using Star, percentage or even points 🙂
Using this awesome plugin on your blog, your review will never go wrong or what ya think?
Revive old post
Due to the nature of my job, I do find it hard to promote my blog posts as I used to. But thank God, I can now promote my blog contents automatically without any stress using the Revive old post plugin.
One thing I love about this plugin is, you have the choice to set how often you want your blog post to be publish on your social network.
How Does Revive old post Plugin Works? The Revive Old Post plugin helps you to keep your old posts alive by sharing them and driving more traffic to them from social networks.
I hate slow sites because it consumes my hard earn data :). And I’m sure you do too, right? The Wp optimize plugin helps you and your blog achieve clean structure.
I love the WP Optimize plugin because it has so many functions. And because of this awesome WordPress plugin, I have stopped visiting my Database more often.
How Does Wp Optimize Works? It easily helps you clean your post revisions, repair your database tables and more… with just a click away.
With this, you don’t have to go through your database to get some issues solved.
I have used the better links plugin since January 2014 till this day and I must say that I am loving every moment with the plugin. If you’re an aspiring affiliate, you’re going to love this plugin.
How Does Better links Plugin Works: Without stress or manually doing of redirect, you can easily create a customized url shortner with your blog’s name.
To make the story more interesting, you can easily track how many clicks each of the links you created gets. Sounds awesome right?
Looks like I have said so much about so much on this post, right? Now let me pass the keyboard to you guys. 🙂
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