I was chatting with a friend on Skype today and showed him one of my new projects; A Job website that runs on wordpress platform. He then asked me how I was able to put in one of the cool features on my site.
I smiled and told him It was a wordpress plugin.
Over the years, I have had people ask me how I was able to do something special on a particular website or implement a particular functionality etc. In actual sense I have used wordpress plugins to achieve them. Since i get asked a lot of times, I then decided to post my current list of top 5 plugins and why I use them.
Askimet : My blog won’t survive without this. I remembered setting up my first blog (Naijabrains) and was receiving massive traffic back then. It also increased the amount of SPAM comments in my blog too. Azuka advised I install Askimet on my blog and ever since….i have done that on the numerous websites that run wordpress and it’s saved me lots of time deleting SPAM comments
All in One SEO Pack – Search Engine Optimization simply means optimizing your website to rank in Google. Doing SEO sometimes requires learning a lot. Using the All in One SEO Pack can help you optimize your wordpress blog for search engines without having to learn SEO.
Google XML Sitemaps – When you have a sitemap, it helps Googlebot (Google Robots…lol) to find your blog and index it in their database. I love Google XML sitemaps and Google likes it when you have it on your website and really, you should love & use it too
Cool Author Box: If you check Deolu’s post on this blog or that of any other writer, at the end of each post, you’ll see the Author’s name, website and a profile about the author. This particular plugin helps to achieve that.
Google Analytics For WordPress: I started my personal blog two months ago. In the first month, I had 115 unique visitors. In the second month, it went up to 775 visitors. This is the third month and I have 364 visitors already. I was able to know these accurate figures because of the Google Analytics for wordpress plugin.
Those are my top 5 wordpress plugins. So tell me….what are your favourite plug in’s? Leave a comment to share it with me.