Top of the morning to you all, isn’t it a excellent day? I got an email yesterday to give me great news. My daughter and grand daughter are coming for a visit! Not a long one unfortunately. It’s only for a week. However, I really enjoy their visits. That little minx’s Megan can twist me around her little finger. Don’t tell her I said that, or I will have no peace. Her mother says I spoil her. Well maybe I do. However, she really is a light in my life. Not that I don’t love my daughter mind, and she knows it. However, that little charmer really can do no wrong in my eyes. We will see the mischief she can get up to in these few days. She always does. So I am really plugged into what she will be going to do. On that subject let us discuss if you have got the plug-ins that are really essential to your well being on WordPress.
1. Do you have the All in One?
WordPress has a very good SEO Plug-in which I recommend that you download and start using right away. This makes you ready for those little spiders that come along from the search engines. You want to be found don’t you? You need both found but to climb the rankings as fast as possible to make you appear on the front page when some places a search for the subject you were looking for. Statistics show that the first ranked site gets most of the clicks. And if you don’t appear on the first page instead of getting many visits you might get one to three million. I know there are millions of searches a day, but you want your pearls of wisdom to appear on someone’s screen.
2. Dynamic or Static?
You really need to turn your web pages static rather than letting them stay dynamic. So many more people will be able to real them and load them faster. For this you will need WordPress Super Cache plug-in.
3. Google Your Website
With the percentage of people who use Google as their search engine, (It was 83% overall when I last looked.) Google has taken control of the web. It would be foolish to dismiss this and not make your website Google happy. Give them a sitemap. They use this to search through your blog to pick up topics of interest and place them on the web. It is very important for your visibility on the internet to have those spiders crawl through, and you want the free access to lead from one page to the other and back again with easy. They also need to know when a new comment is made so they can return and check this for fresh content.
4. Are Your Comments, Spam?
You do not want to appear to be making comments that are spam. No sensible person would. This plug-in check to see if the comments you make to see if they appear as if they are spam. This will check through your comments and tell you the result.
5. Do You Keep A Copy?
Keeping a backup of your work is extremely important if you want to retain all your hard labour. Image if one morning you came along and discovered the site had been hacked, and all your hard labour was gone? It would take you hours to replace it if not days. It all disappeared with some mean person just to play games with you. We don’t want that, so we need to make backups.
Well, folks the garden is calling, so I will leave you to get busy downloading and setting those up, if you haven’t already. I will be back…..