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There are, of course, a few extras that can be added to enhance your blog and really make it work for you, setting your blog apart from the rest. Here are a few plugins and ideas which can enhance the blogging experience, not just for you but for your users as well. Search Engine Optimisation Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) has become somewhat of an unexplained art form in this day and age. Most people have a basic idea of what it entails, while unfortunately not knowing all the intricacies involved in getting it to really work for them. One thing users can do is code-based optimisation.
As I'm sure you already know, WordPress is a fantastic free, open source, self-hosted blogging tool and publishing platform that is used on millions of websites worldwide and is backed by a large, active community that provide thousands of tutorials, themes and plug-ins. WordPress is truly a powerful tool for users from all backgrounds and abilities. Once you've downloaded WordPress and spent time finding a relevant theme (or even creating a custom theme for your site), what do you do next? Once you login to WordPress, you're presented with an admin panel with quite a lot of options which can be pretty confusing and daunting, especially if you're new to WordPress.
Monday, May 30, 2011 The world of wordpress plugins is vast and often the biggest challenge for new site owners is researching and discovering which plugins are worth installing. Given any list of favourites is going to be subjective, I’ve listed the ones that are “MUST INSTALL” plugins for the wordpress websites I build. If you have any others you use that you think are essential, make sure you recommend them via the comments at the end of the post. WordPress SEO by Yoast – Yoast’s all in one SEO plugin should be one of the first plugins you install. Provides an extensive range of SEO and site management function.
You are here: Home » Blogging Tools » 8 Great WordPress Plugins When WordPress came out, it changed my life, and not only because it was a lot easier than managing static pages, once you get to learn it, you’re going to realize that there are so many things that you can do in terms of customization and more. Whether you have a WordPress blog, or you’re in the process of setting one up, if you don’t have plug-ins installed, or you don’t know what they are, I strongly encourage you to learn more about them, as well as what they can do for your blog. When starting out a blog, I highly encourage those to install the following plug-ins.