Are you a blogger with ambitions of seeing thousands of visitors every month? Well, while your content has to be interesting and engaging, you also need some great WordPress plugins to really push the envelope for your blog.
Here’s a list of the 10 must have plugins to really spice up your blog.
Twitter for WordPress
Social-networking, whether you like it or not, is here to stay. Being able to link in your Twitter account to your blog allows users to interact and will boost your presence on Twitter. It’s a simple plugin that will make your blog look super-interactive.
WordPress Related Posts
If you have a blog with plenty of content, WordPress Related Posts may well be a superb way of boosting your SEO. What the plugin does is place related posts on the bottom of each blog, meaning users can see your other work which is similar to the one they’ve just read.
WP Super Cache
Speed isn’t just a nice feature to have on your blog; it’s now an essential characteristic. If your blog takes ages to load up articles or images you’ll have users clicking elsewhere, so by having WP Super Cache on hand you’ll have a blog that has quick load times and keeps the readers happy.
All-in-One SEO pack
Unquestionably, All-in-One SEO pack is the most essential WordPress plugin for your blog. If you want a higher number of visitors to your blog, this plugin is the one to get! From unique titles to meta tags, the SEO pack is the best way of being more visible on the competitive world that is the web.
Google XML Sitemaps
Install this and then let it get on with its job. It’s that easy! Every time you set-up a new page, this plugin creates a new sitemap and, most importantly, sends it to search engines, which obviously leaves you to just worry about your content – and that is what it’s all about!
If you don’t have any ‘share’ buttons on your blog then you’re missing a trick. The Socialize This plugin will allow you to customise the share buttons and determine what order you want them in. A must for any blog with social-networking aspirations!
Not getting enough comments or debate over your content? The Subscribe Comments plug will sort that out. This popular plugin helps by providing an option for the reader to subscribe to the comments by sending an email to them every time a new comment is added.
It’s popular, easy and it works!
SNV Facebook Like Button
Facebook is the biggest social-networking site, so if you don’t have an option on your blog to ‘Like’ an article, you’re missing out on some more exposure! People love to ‘Like’, so this plugin simply allows people to ‘Like’ your work and subsequently and automatically places the ‘Like’ on their respective Facebook wall.
WordPress Database Backups
Like Ronseal, this plugin does exactly what it says on the tin. It backups your content and blog, meaning if you do ever suffer a server crash, you’re not going to lose everything you’ve created. This is one of the most important plugins to download!
Author Bio:- Jon Devine loves playing around with new technology and anything that creates a ‘how does that work’ feeling. When not experimenting with Tech, Jon works for Ladbrokes.com