Managing a website has the potential to turn you into a nervous wreck but certain plugins have the ability to prevent that from happening. Surprising as it may sound, humanity still resides in this world and to make our lives easier, web developers put in their sweat and blood to create plugins that manage to get you through the tiring process of establishing your domain.
When I started my website last week, I felt exactly like Lizzy must have felt when she first entered Rosings Park the first time. Unsure and somewhat intimidated by everything unfamiliar. Especially in the beginning when you are still working things out, dealing with glitches that pop up what seems like every minute as well as analysing your performance and coming up with a definite strategy if you haven’t already. Of course, none of this would mean anything unless you’re putting extensive and quality content on your site. These plugins take care of all that you hadn’t thought of due to your lack of information and make your efforts pay off. I’m going to list down 5 plugins that made my experience not just easier but fun.
This plugin is a MUST if you want your posts to rank high on search engines like Google and Bing. Yoast doesn’t care if you know nothing about SEO, it’ll help you optimise each post to the maximum and making sure that the post is as readable as it is clickable.
This plugin is exactly what it sounds: a jetpack of every important feature you require for your website to work. With this plugin, you get security against viruses and hackers, detailed stats, free themes, widgets, SEO etc. Cherry on top: most of the features are free. Although if you want to avail upgraded features you can purchase a Personal Plan at a very affordable price.
It successfully protects you from spam comments, some of which might include harmful links.
There is no need to include countless social media icons at the end of each post. SumoMe is a list of every social media channel available for you and your readers to share your post in one place. And that is not even the best part (although it is pretty awesome). It has countless other features that help you keep track of how many views each of your posts get as well as increase followers and building a list of email followers. Pretty awesome right?
You can only build a loyal readership by reciprocating the love. CommentLuv automatically includes the latest post published by the blogger that comments on your blog so you can pay a visit. In short, it brings us all closer as a community.
These are the first of many. Which plugins did you install that helped your website grow? Do share in the comments below 🙂
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