It takes hard work to build a professional and well-structured website, yet you have to pour more efforts and energy to manage it. When you write posts, share information, create events and upload visuals on a regular basis, there comes a time when you realize you have to manage it all in the most favorable way possible. When a website is poorly managed and organized, the visitors are quicker to click the back button and you run the risk of losing potential readers. To avoid mess on your website it’s critical to manage the content that you offer. Here are some tips and tools that I find useful for managing WordPress websites. You’ll find the description of the WordPress plugins that in my opinion are the best ones to ease your workload.
Display and manage upcoming events you organize
There is a number of websites that regularly organize small or large events for their visitors.It is a great way to stay connected with your audience and why not, drive more traffic to your webiste. If you are looking for an advanced tool to create, display and manage events on your website then Event Calendar WD is a good choice for you. It doesn’t matter whether you have just one or multiple events per day, you can showcase them in a professional and organized way. With the FREE version of this WordPress calendar plugin you have the possibility to display your events in four views (month, week, day, and list), create unlimited number of events and event categories, add social sharing buttons and event tags, integrate Google Maps to show the location of the event, etc. It also has support for venues and organizers. The Pro version has more features to offer. It comes with 5 customizable themes, enables you to create recurring events, and you have two more display modes: Posterboard and Map views. PRO users are provided with prioritized support. There is a number of add-ons that Event Calendar WD PRO offers such as Frontend Event Management, Upcoming Events, Filter, Countdown, Google Calendar Integration, iCal Integration, Facebook Integration, Import/Export, Custom Fields and Views.
Check your comments against spam
If you like to know what your readers think about your blog posts and encourage them to leave a comment after reading the article, then you’d better use Akismet anti-spam plugin. It automatically checks your comments to see whether or not they contain spam. The comment status history enables you to see which comments were detected as spam and have been cleared. The moderator can see the number of the approved comments of each user. A discard feature immediately blocks spam, saves your disk space and increases the speed of your website.
Protect your website against hackers.
When you build a website the security should come first. None of the websites is protected against hacking, blacklisting or any kind of malware. Sucuri plugin monitors and improves your website’s security. If there’s any suspicious activity, spam link injections or malicious malware it will let you know and ensure your website is clean every three hours. It provides not only front-end checking but also has the Server Side Scanning option (PRO version) which scans your server to ensure it is clean of any suspicious files. Sucuri also makes sure you get to know about malware alerts as soon as possible by sending you email, Twitter, IM, SMS and RSS alerts. The PRO version users can also use Malware Cleanup Service with no page limits.
Get your Google Analytics stats
What can be better than knowing which areas of your website are doing well and which ones need improvement and more attention? Google Analyticator provides you such information by enabling you to view your Google Analytics and real time statistics inside your dashboard. You can keep the track of the website visitors, top pages and searches, overall summary of website usage and top referrers. You have the possibility to show your Google Analytics stats publicly if you want. It supports website speed tracking, event tracking, download link tracking and many other features. It has different widgets to provide the analytics data.
These simple tips will make the management of your WordPress website easier and help you engage with your audience in a more productive way. As a content management system WordPress gives you full control over it and you just have to apply the right tools to have the work done. In case you have any questions or you think I missed something that you find useful, don’t hesitate to let me and others know about that by leaving a comment below.
Bio: Gayane Mar is a passionate web-blogger who started her blogging activity a few years ago. Her posts are all about web design and web development. She writes all these posts for good people who need some guidance or advice with web development. The driving force behind her writings is the great hope that her blog posts would be helpful for each and every one reading them.