THE PLUGINS I USE ON MY BLOG
The majority of my website’s visitors is interested in online business. I mainly write about online business, however, you might always find some articles on my blog that cover all types of businesses. For those online surfers who are interested in online business, I decided to write this article. In this post, I am going to give you the list and description of the plugins I use on my blog. I have recently told that WordPress is my favorite platform for site building and management. WordPress has loads of different advantages and conveniences. A great flexibility and customizability are the main things I like in WordPress. This awesome platform gives its users a huge variety of options to use on their websites. WordPress supports a large variety of different plugins that make our work more pleasurable and comfortable.
I do not know how many plugins are used on different web resources, and therefore, I cannot compare the number of plugins on my blog with the amount of them used on other websites. Thus, I cannot conclude whether a number of plugins on my blog is big or small. I never counted them. When I need a particular plugin, I merely install and use it as long as I need it.
1) ADVANCED EXCERPT
Advanced Excerpt is one of the plugins I use on my blog. The function of this plugin is to build highly-customizable excerpts for my posts. In settings of the plugin, you can specify the number of words or letters displayed on excerpts. Thus, you can fully control the length of excerpts displayed to your readers. The plugin works like a charm. Since I have installed and activated it, I had no errors with its functionality. With advanced excerpt, you can successfully control and customize the appearance of WordPress post excerpts.
If you are a blogger, you should install this awesome plugin on your blog.
2) AFFILIATE LINK BUILDER
This is a great plugin that I love very much. I use Affiliate Link Builder to automatically create affiliate links in my posts. I have tested different types of plugins intended to automatically build affiliate links. All of them worked with a large number of different errors and disadvantages. I found Affiliate Link Builder to be the best plugin to automatically build your links. The plugin has a lot of different customization options. Building your links manually is a very time-consuming work. Affiliate Link Builder simplifies the process of link building.
If you launch a website for monetization purposes, affiliate marketing will be one of the tools you are going to use on your resource. Affiliate Link Builder is the necessary plugin for every online entrepreneur.
Akismet plugin is used by millions of people worldwide to protect their websites from spam. My blog is protected from spam by my hosting company. Additionally, I use Akismet to build an additional protection layer for my blog. The plugin does not need any customizations and settings. You only need to activate it and it will work without your participation.
4) JETPACK BY WORDPRESS
Jetpack is one of the most popular plugins that exist on the Internet. Jetpack is a universal pack of different plugins. It is like “All in one” plugin. Jetpack has a large variety of powerful plugins necessary for every website. To learn about all of its features, you need to install and activate it yourself.
5) IMAGE WATERMARKS
Image Watermark is one of the best plugins to watermark images on your website. Right now, the plugin is activated on my blog, however, I have not used it yet. Today, I am not taking my own photos, and therefore, I do not use it. Nevertheless, I have tested Image Watermark plugin and it works like a charm. It is very convenient and functional.
6) MAILCHIMP FORMS BY MAILMUNCH
When you visit my website, you see two subscription forms. One of them appears in the center of the page and the second is one the right side of my blog. These subscription forms were powered by Mailchimp plugin. The plugin is absolutely free. However, if you want to use its advanced features, you will need to upgrade to a premium user account. With this plugin, you can create stylish forms and customize them as you wish.
7) OFFICIAL STATCOUNTER PLUGIN
Statcounter is one of the best online services that lets you see traffic statistic of your website. Actually, you need to visit www.statcounter.com in order to see how your website performs. With this plugin, you can see your statistic in your WordPress dashboard. When you install and activate it, you won’t need to visit external websites in order to track your websites statistic.
8) PHOTO GALLERY
Photo Gallery is the plugin that lets you easily build beautiful photo galleries. It is a powerful and highly customizable plugin. After you have configured your photo gallery’s setting, you need to merely paste a shortcode to the place where you want your gallery to be displayed. You will definitely love this plugin.
9) PROOFREAD BOT
Proofread is a grammar checking plugin. I cannot say that it is a powerful plugin. However, in some cases, it is very useful and helpful. Before I publish my posts, I check them using Grammarly. When Grammarly has performed its task, I paste the text in WP dashboard. Proofread Bot makes a final check of my text. Sometimes, it finds the mistakes that were not recognized by Grammarly. Thus, Proofread Bot is a good plugin helping you to improve your writing.
10) REVIVE OLD POST
Revive Old Post is the best plugin to automatically share your old posts. I was looking for such plugin for a long time. Revive Old Post automatically shares your posts on social networks even when you are offline. Sharing your posts on social networks is necessary to carry out successful Social Media Marketing campaigns. Revive Old Post is the only plugin that performs this awesome task. With this plugin, you can considerably increase the amount of web traffic on your website.
11) RICHTEXTEDITOR FOR WORDPRESS
This is a good plugin that replaces a standard WordPress editor by a more advanced toolbar with a huge variety of different tools. By default, WordPress has a very weak editing functions. Thus, RichTextEditor is a good solution if you want to have more powerful editing instruments in your WordPress dashboard.
12) SNAP (SOCIAL NETWORKS AUTO POSTER)
This is the best plugin to automatically post your new articles on multiple social networks. In settings of the plugin, you can configure the appearance of your shared posts. The plugin is user-friendly. It functions like a charm. I have tested different social sharing plugins, SNAP is the best plugin can be found for social sharing.
13) W3 TOTAL CACHE
This plugin has loads of different functions. However, I use it only when I need to clear my website’s cache. W3 Total Cache is the highest rated and most complete WordPress performance plugin. With this plugin, you can dramatically improve the speed and user experience of your site. Add browser, page, object, and database caching as well as minify and content delivery network (CDN) to WordPress.
14) WP-CONTENT COPY PROTECTION & NO RIGHT CLICK
If you afraid that your blogs might be stolen by digital thieves, this plugin will let you relax and enjoy your life. The plugin disables right click function, and thus, none of your users will be able to copy any material on your website. The plugin works like a charm. I have been using this plugin for a long time and I still have not had any errors with it.
15) WP SMUSH
WP Smush is the best plugin for image compression. Before you insert images in your posts, it is necessary to compress each of your photos. There are many online services that let you easily do that. However, if you want to save your time, WP Smush will be the best solution for you.
16) YOAST SEO
Yoast SEO is the best SEO plugin that can be found on the Internet. If you are a blogger, you should not post any of your articles if you still have not activated Yoast SEO plugin. The plugin was specially developed to let users optimize their content for search engines. SEO is important for all types of online businesses. After high-quality backlinks, On-Page SE0 has the most significant role. Yoast SEO plugin lets you ideally optimize your posts for best SEO results.
17) YUZO – RELATED POSTS
The plugin lets you display your posts in different places of your website. You can display them on your main sidebar, below your articles, and in other areas of your blog. Moreover, Yuzo is much more than a simple plugin showing related posts. It is highly customizable, and therefore, you can use it to display recent or the most popular posts of your blog.