My Top 3 Favourite WordPress Plugins

Last Update: June 11, 2015

We all know that WordPress plugins can add super functionality to your website, and I've come across a few that I absolutely LOVE!

In no particular order:

Thirsty Affiliates - I know the plugin that WA recommends to make nice looking affiliate links is Pretty Links Lite, but I like Thirsty Affiliates better. The main reason is that I don't have to A) leave the post I'm working on to add a new link or get a pretty link, and B) I can quickly add a new affiliate link.

Thirsty Affiliates adds 2 buttons to your visual editor, 1 for links that you've already added in to the plugin, and the 2nd button is if you have a new affiliate link that you want to quickly add in to your page or post. So you never have to leave what you're working on.

Here's the link to the plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins/thirstyaffiliates/


Click To Tweet - You may have seen this plugin in action on many websites. It provides you with a special Twitter Box so visitors can automatically send a tweet right from your post.

This plugin allows you to easily create tweetable content for your readers. Using a simple shortcode, your selected text is highlighted and made tweetable.

Here's the link to the plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins/better-click-to-tweet/


Append Link On Copy - This one is SUPER COOL!! Basically, if someone tries to copy content from your website, the text will automatically end with "Read More At: www.yourwebsite.com/yourpost".

Now if the person who is copying content off of your page is polite and actually wants to give credit where credit is due, this plugin will do that for them.

Here's the link to the plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins/append-link-on-copy/


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LelandBest Premium
Will be taking a look at ThirstyAffiliate for sure. I just started using the JetPack Wordpress plugin for instant sharing to all my networks...been working pretty well and saves a ton of sharing time.
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DianneF Premium
I used Jetpack on one of my sites and absolutely loved it for that same reason.. the sharing aspect of it. I've heard that it can slow down your site, so I haven't put it on my WA site. I don't really think we need to watch out for the speed issue until our sites are thousands of posts in lol
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BobBarr Premium
Jetpack is disallowed on WA's servers for performance reasons. Carson has a comment partway down this thread:
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Jonicas Premium
Eh Dianne,

Great share, thank you, appreciate it, was not aware of these "beauties"

Take care,

Miguel
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DianneF Premium
Your'e welcome Miguel :)
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JeanL Premium
Thanks for sharing! I don't have any of these, but I have my favorites too. I'm going to try the click to tweet, that sounds like a good one.
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DianneF Premium
I do like the Click To Tweet. It adds a little something extra to each post :)
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JeanL Premium
I agree.
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jvranjes Premium
How about famous 5 plugins limit?
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Jonicas Premium
Was there a limit, Jovo? Gee, I only use 15 plugins myself
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jvranjes Premium
You are very good, I am only at 13.
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DianneF Premium
That is one WA "suggestion" that I can't live with. To me, it's absolutely unreasonable.
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Jonicas Premium
Well... 5 is absolute BS and unrealistic, I reckon I will stick to my 15 max (Do not host at WA so do not care either way, just so long as my site loads fast)
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jvranjes Premium
I could not agree more. Only through lessons I have collected 8.
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Kathy331 Premium
Good ones there Dianne, thanks for sharing. :)
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DianneF Premium
Thanks Kathy :)
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