Do you have a self-hosted WordPress blog? If so, this is the post for you. Today I am sharing 5 plugins you need for WordPress. I am still learning the ins and outs of being self-hosted on WordPress but I think I have finally got the whole plugin thing down. Whenever I first switched over from Blogger to self-hosted WordPress I had absolutely no idea what a plugin was or why they were essential to your blog. With time, I have come to realize which ones are absolutely necessary to make my blog and basically my life run a little smoother. Without further ado, here are 5 plugins you need for WordPress.
5 Plugins You Need For WordPress
- Yoast SEO // If you have a self-hosted WordPress blog and you don’t have Yoast downloaded yet, please do yourself a major favor and download it now. Yoast provides you with a general SEO guide to help you navigate the confusing world of search engine optimization a little better. It by no means means that every single post you publish is going to rank #1 if it gives you all green lights, but it does help you see if you’re on the right track so it’s a very handy plugin to have.
- Jetpack // This is another tried and true favorite plugin of mine. Jetpack has a number of capabilities including showing you your stats, emailing you if and when your site is down, the related post module, and much more. This plugin has so much to offer so it’s another one that comes highly recommended from me.
- Revive Old Post // I would completely forget to share my old posts on Twitter if it wasn’t for this plugin. This automates that task from me and lets me choose which archived posts I want to promote and then I can set them in a randomized order to tweet out at certain times.
- SumoMe // SumoMe has a lot of great features like email list builder and welcome mat but I primarily use it for their share buttons. They are big and bold and easy to find so it makes sharing posts very simple.
- Ultimate NoFollow // Ever have to add the long “no follow” tag onto an affiliate or sponsored link? This plugin makes that a lot easier. It adds an option to add a no follow tag to any link. It’s something that seems like it wouldn’t be that big of a deal, but it surely does make my life a whole lot easier.
In addition to these plugins, if you subscribe to my email list I will be sending you 5 extra WordPress plugins that you absolutely need to have installed! Including the one that has helped my bounce rate not be through the roof…so you should probably get on that list.
Now of course these aren’t all of the plugins that I use but they are some of the ones I have found most helpful in my day-to-day activities.
Do you have all of these plugins downloaded yet? What are the plugins you need for WordPress? Let me know what your favorites are down in the comments!
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