30 Great Wordpress Plugins for Your Authority Blog

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A list of quick and easy plugins you can use to make your personal brand blog perfect for reaching out to your followers and customers. Some handy hints for making a great website for your freelance …

A list of quick and easy plugins you can use to make your personal brand blog perfect for reaching out to your followers and customers. Some handy hints for making a great website for your freelance business without breaking the bank

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  • 1. 30 Great Wordpress Plugins for Your Authority Blog The great thing about using WordPress for your websites, is the ability to be able to add in plugins in a matter of moments that can add some brilliant functionality to your site, for example making it more search engine friendly, or easy for your visitors to recommend with some social media tools. It makes showcasing your professional expertise quick and easy—no handcoding and struggling to learn an HTML editor.. Adding features like this when I started building websites back in 1995, would have been prohibitively expensive for most people, but now, you can add lots of essential functionality like polls, backups and self-updating sitemaps via WordPress for free . I could pick lots more, but here’s 30 to get your started. All in One SEO One of the most popular SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) plugins for wordpress – and it’s free! This makes adding your meta data for your website title, keywords and description a breeze. If you can fill in a form, you can do this stuff! Better Delete Revisons WordPress saves a copy of every page or post when you make even just a few changes. This means loads of reduntant information clogs up your wordpress database. Better Delete Revisions is a simple way to delete all the previous versions of your pages and posts. I use this all time – sometimes I have generated 300+ pages of revisions(!) which just slow your site down. Contact Form 7 This plugin makes setting up basic (and advanced) contact forms reallywww.colettemason.com www.personalbrandingforprofessionals.com
  • 2. 30 Great Wordpress Plugins for Your Authority Blog straightforward. You can add extra form boxes to pre-qualify the leads too. Dagon Design Sitemap Generator One of the best sitemap generators for wordpress. It’s easy to list all the pages and posts on your site in minutes – you can even exclude pages you don’t want to appear too. Ninja Page Categories and Tags If you want to include some of your pages in your category or tag lists, just install this plugin and wordpress can include them with your post listings RB Internal Links If you get fed up trying to work out the long URLS of your pages, make it easy for yourself and add this plugin so you can use a dropdown list in your link box to select the page or post on your site in the blink of an eye Simple Google Sitemap XML Make sure your web content information is up to date and google friendly with this easy to use plugin. Add your sitemap to your main menu at the top of your website to make sure it’s easily picked up by search engine spiders crawling it. Social Media Widget A straightforward way to add a list of your social media URLs to your sidebar. TinyMCE Advanced Need some extra editing features when you’re writing your blog content? This plugin handles that for you. W3 Total Cache Speed up your website for your visitors by setting up this plugin to create static pages that are quick and easy to browse. WordPress Importer A great way to move your blogposts from one blog to another. I have used it when I moved my old blog to my new blog on a new domain name. It took 1 minute to move 100 posts and 100+ comments. Sweet! Embed RSSwww.colettemason.com www.personalbrandingforprofessionals.com
  • 3. 30 Great Wordpress Plugins for Your Authority Blog If you want to embed a blog feed to your website, I’ve used this one. It adds a button to your web editor. When you click it, you’re asked to paste the feed in, and it the lists the feed content on your site. Duplicate Post This saves so much time. Ifyou’ve got lots of similar posts or pages to create, for example product overview pages, just create 1 how you want it to look, then click on the duplicate button, then just type over to change the bits specfic to the new page. I use this all the time, especially when I’m setting a site up. Global Translator If you have a global audience, this plugin helps visitors understand your content more easily by providing a basic translation using the google translation tool. Picasna If you need to embed a photo gallery, Picasna syncs your wordpress blog with your free Google Picassa account. Youtuber A simple way of adding youtube videos without having hassle from wordpress removing your YouTube embed code (Repeatedly! Grr ) Simple Social Icons This plugin adds a set of cool icons and widgets at the end of your post for your readers to share. It supports large icons and small icons. WP-Recapture reCAPTCHA is probably the most popular and widely accepted CAPTCHA systems by both end-users and site-owners. It is used by such prominent sites as Facebook, Twitter, to the Average Joe’s little blog out there on the corner of the Internet. Widget Logic This plugin gives every widget an extra control field called “Widget logic” that lets you control the pages that the widget will appear on. XCloner – Backup and Restorewww.colettemason.com www.personalbrandingforprofessionals.com
  • 4. 30 Great Wordpress Plugins for Your Authority Blog XCloner is a professional website Backup and Restore application designed to allow you to create safe complete backups and to be able to restore them anywhere. Google Analytics A hassle free way to add basic Google Analytics to your website. Ultimate Analytics A plugin to add Google Analytics to each page on your weblog without making any changes to your template. The plugin can also add tracking to outbound links, downloads from your own site and mailto: links. Cushtie! Wptouch WPtouch automatically transforms your WordPress blog into an iPhone application- style theme when viewed from iPhone, iPod touch, Android, Palm Pre, Samsung touch and BlackBerry Storm/Torch mobile devices. Yet Another Related Posts Plugin Encourage visitors to stay on your site for longer by highlighting other related posts they may be interested in. Yet Another Related Posts Plugin (YARPP) gives you a list of posts and/or pages related to the current entry, introducing the reader to other relevant content on your site. Eshop eShop is an accessible shopping cart plugin for WordPress, packed with handy features, like using WordPress pages or posts to create product pages, various methods available for listing products, products can have multiple options, upload your downloadable products and much more. wp e-commerce The WP e-Commerce shopping cart plugin for WordPress is an elegant easy to use fully featured shopping cart application suitable for selling your products and services online. If you visitGetshopped.org, you can check which themes work best with wp e- commerce. WP Forum Server A complete forum system for your wordpress blog. The forum is a plugin, so nowww.colettemason.com www.personalbrandingforprofessionals.com
  • 5. 30 Great Wordpress Plugins for Your Authority Blog additional work is needed to integrate it into your site. Flexi Quote Rotator Great for rotating testimonials, quotes, special offer alerts etc on your site. Share This • This make it easy for visitors to post your site content to various social bookmarking sites, or send a link via e-mail & other communication channels. Relevanssi • If you want to improve your website’s search results and make it easier for visitors to find what they want, this plugin really helps.www.colettemason.com www.personalbrandingforprofessionals.com
  • 6. 30 Great Wordpress Plugins for Your Authority Blog For more information in building a strong, effective online personal brand, visit www.colettemason.com and check out www.personalbrandingforprofessionals.com I look forward to seeing you there soon! To your success! Colettewww.colettemason.com www.personalbrandingforprofessionals.com