Do I Really Need WordPress Plugins?

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There are over 26,000 WordPress plugins and it can be very confusing about which plugins are really needed. Find out the type of functionality that should be provided by WordPress plugins.

There are over 26,000 WordPress plugins and it can be very confusing about which plugins are really needed. Find out the type of functionality that should be provided by WordPress plugins.

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  • 1. Do I Really Need WordPress Plugins? Adrienne Dupree The Online Newbie http://theonlinenewbie.com
  • 2. Introduction • WordPress Plugins extend the functionality of WordPress • There are over 26,000 plugins that provide custom functions and features • Plugins are the most liked and hated component of WordPress • Plugins are extremely powerful and can also be dangerous http://topwppluginsforbusiness.com 2
  • 3. Plugin Functionality • Plugins provide some functionality that is essential for a successful website – Security – Spam Management – Social Media Interaction – Blog Commenting – Affiliate Link Management – Search Engine Optimization – Backups – Performance Improvements – Membership Integration http://topwppluginsforbusiness.com 3
  • 4. Security • Malware is a big problem with websites • Need the capability to scan your site for malware and check for vulnerabilities • WordPress plugins can provide this functionality http://topwppluginsforbusiness.com 4
  • 5. Spam Management • Spam management is a constant battle • You need an automated way to filter spam • WordPress plugins can provide this functionality http://topwppluginsforbusiness.com 5
  • 6. Social Media Interaction • Social Media is very popular • Content needs to be shared on the various social media sites • A WordPress plugin can provide this functionality http://topwppluginsforbusiness.com 6
  • 7. Blog Commenting • Popular blogs have a lot of engagement from their readers • Need a way to encourage readers to comment on your blog – Best way is for commenters to get visibility • A WordPress plugin can provide this functionality http://topwppluginsforbusiness.com 7
  • 8. Affiliate Link Management • Many people use free tools to shorten and cloak affiliate links – Some charge after you have a certain number of links • It is better to have a way to shorten and cloak your affiliate links that is under your control • WordPress plugins can provide this functionality http://topwppluginsforbusiness.com 8
  • 9. Search Engine Optimization • Your website content needs to be optimized for the search engines • This can be done manually but this is time consuming and some steps may be missed • A WordPress plugin can provide this functionality http://topwppluginsforbusiness.com 9
  • 10. Backups • Your entire WordPress site needs to be backed up including the database – Get back to a good version prior to a problem – Recover from incompatibilities caused by a new WordPress version or plugins – Site has been hacked • A WordPress plugin can provide this functionality http://topwppluginsforbusiness.com 10
  • 11. Performance Improvements • There are many things that can degrade the performance of your WordPress site – Plugins – Videos – Pictures • Need a capability to improve performance • There are several WordPress plugins that can be provide this functionality http://topwppluginsforbusiness.com 11
  • 12. Membership Integration • Membership sites are powerful for online marketers – Use membership sites in the traditional manner – Use membership sites to deliver your information products • WordPress plugins can provide this functionality http://topwppluginsforbusiness.com 12
  • 13. Conclusion • WordPress plugins provide core functionality that is essential for your online marketing business • Find out the top 20 free WordPress plugins that are recommended by Connie Ragen Green and Adrienne Dupree • Top WordPress Plugins For Business – http://topwppluginsforbusiness.com http://topwppluginsforbusiness.com 13