Now that most everyone cares about social media and improving their performance on it, WordPress has become the goto platform for building your own Blog or Website. Read on for some must have 2015 WordPress Plugins and simple tips to make your WordPress experience a smoother ride . . .
Let’s start with some WordPress Plugin recommendations from the experts . . .
WordPress Beginner recommends WordPress SEO by Yoast
This free plugin can optimize your site for SEO. It has a built-in analytic function to discover keywords for your content and site titles. Yoast SEO will generate XML site maps, clean up permalinks, optimize your page content and meta data through their analytics.
Interested in monetizing your site through Affiliate Marketing?
This affiliate link management tool allows you add affiliate links and export your links. It will asset in inserting links into your posts and pages, redirect links, customize link URL prefixes, create link hierarchy making links easy to manage.
Your pages will render quicker, reducing the page load time which may increase visitors viewing more pages. W3TC has mobile support and is compatible with shared hosting.
Do you use Sliders but have a hard time building them ?
Soliloquy is currently the fastest WordPress slider plugin. Made to be responsive on mobile and will adjust to any mobile device your viewer may be using. You can move a Soliloquy slider to a new site or activate on a network environment.
Are you losing track of comments and need a comment management system ?
Disqus loads asynchronously so it will not effect your sites page load time, it supports dozens of languages, has built-in spam filter and is used by many large websites. Keep track of all your on-line discussions and comments you have made with your own Disqus dashboard, explore new trending topics and discover influencers you should follow.
Do you use tables in posts? TablePress
can help by inserting tables to add post, pages and widgets. Edit your table data without having to code. Tables can contain any type of data, be imported and exported from Excel, CSV, HTML and JSON files.
Are you organized? Need help, Edit Flow
Collaborate with your team members with Edit Flow’s custom calendar. Keep track of your post content, get notified about content you are following, keep editorial comments, sort by users groups by function or department.
Do you want to have a coupon site ? Clipper
Clipper allows you to design and set up coupons, choose the color scheme, monetize your coupon site, track view rates and click thru rates, charge visitors to post their coupons to your site.
WordPress Tip #1 – If your site whites out, it could be that a plugin you installed is not compatible with your theme. So be careful when installing multiple plugins at once. All the plugins listed in this post have been recommended by WordPress Beginner.com which is a great site to view the latest WordPress tutorials on a vast variety of subjects.
Best practice when installing plugins is to do one at a time and test them out.
WordPress Tip #2 – If your site whites out, before going to the trouble on uninstalling plugins, check your theme, it may have been broken. Checking out your theme first can save a lot of time and is usually quick to fix.