Today folks, I am going to let you into a little secret. It’s rather an open secret, but if you are new to WordPress, you might not know. WordPress works far better if you use some of the plug-ins. In fact some are essential to its working. Now one would have thought they would all just automatically be included certainly in any upgrades they made but no that isn’t the case. Of course they are giving you personal preference but most of these just make perfect sense. Let’s take a look at 5 choices today.
My first choice
One thing I truly hate is all the stupid spam mail that gets sent if you are ever foolish enough to put your email address into literally anything on the internet. Even those sites that tell you “you are quite safe here we don’t sell your email,” are guilty. Put any email address into one of those and within two minutes spam will appear. For a start they aren’t on https servers.
So we need the anti spam Plug-in. This plug-in checks the comments on your blog to see if it could be spam or not and catches it before it posts, so you don’t get those annoying adverts for unmentionables being posted.
Everyone wants to know how, where, when or who comes to their website or blog and Google will tell you. Makes you wonder the way they creep into your computer doesn’t it. Well they help you with this little Plug -in which tells you a lot of those things. Of course you do have to register your account with Google to do it. You need to add it to each page of your website for that page to show up but its quick and easy to do.
Well in this day and age all the little bits add up. And it makes sense to many people to add the adverts from both Google and Yahoo to their pages in the hopes that someone might click on them. Personally, having been on both sides of that coin, I seldom ever click on them but there must be millions that do. What Google and Yahoo do is analyze your page and post items on it that are relevant to what the blog is about. This way, the people reading the blog might be tempted into going to see what that particular advert is about. The people who are advertising in turn pay Google or Yahoo for placing their adverts. If you buy from them they earn money, but either way they pay for placement of the advert.
Your own RSS feedd
RSS feed is all the rage. It keeps your topics up to date. And this is done without any real effort from you. This can be done with a plug-in from WordPress. As it works by sending your feed out to people have joined your RSS feed they are kept up to date the minute you post anything on your blog.
WordPress gives you the necessary plug-in to do this and you can download it here.
Last but not Least for the day
The secret to blogging is sharing. And the best bloggers know this. And to share you need this plug-in that shares saves and bookmarks all in one.
You can then book mark any of your sites with your button. Get one here where you download your plug-in and start sharing.
I will have more Plug-in’s to share with you shortly. Look out for them.
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