Best WP Plugins

Last Update: February 04, 2015

Guys and gals

I just wanted to drop a little note on WA to share an article I found yesterday when searching Google for must-have plugins (beware, it's long - took me two days to go through them all!): http://www.wpbeginner.com/category/plugins/

Now, I did not ever intend to go crazy installing a heap of plugins, but I wanted to know if there was anything out there that would make my life easier and/or my website better. And there was. Here's what I installed:

Broken Link Checker - I hate clicking a link and getting an error and this plugin will prevent that.

Feature a Page Widget - I plan to rotate a featured article each week in my sidebar and see if I can drive some traffic to older posts/pages.

Po.st - now this one is interesting! You can monetize your social icons! Each share your visitor clicks on generates a small 300x250 ad which pops up next to the icon. It's not a pop-up in the traditional sense, but a small window. Go check it out!!

Publish to Schedule - really handy for when I go on holiday at the end of Feb!

Wordpress Popular Posts - displays a widget showing the most popular posts. You can choose from number of comments, number of visits, or average daily visit.

I have a few more book marked for future use, as and when the site needs them.

So, I am now seeing that the possibilities are endless with WP and if you can ask the question, then you can probably find a plugin that answers it.

Hope this helps those of you starting out like I am!

C

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networkphili Premium
thank you Claire for the post and your work
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olivingstone Premium
Great stuff Claire, thanks for sharing. Olive
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ChrisBL Premium
Wow this is really helpful, although i thought that the sites are limited to a number of plugins, or something like that, maybe just siterubix..
Brilliant thanks LittleClaire.
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LittleClaire Premium
Hi Chris
I'm sorry, I wasn't aware of any restrictions within siterubix, but I just did a Google search for "siterubix limited plugins" and was lead to Nathaniell's site, onemorecupof-coffee.com. He says that the free version, prior to upgrading to Premium, has some limitations to prevent server overload or malware.
Glad you found the post useful, though!
C
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JAZZmom41 Premium
Thank-you Claire.
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jvranjes Premium
Useful stuff Claire, thank you.
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