6 • WordPress Plugin’s I’ve Used ( And Highly Recommend You Do Too )

6 • WordPress Plugin's I've Used ( And Highly Recommend You Do Too )

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WordPress offers 1,000’s upon 1,000’s of Plugins to choose from.

T I P ! I have never paid for a plugin. Each one mentioned in this post is FREE ( some have the option to upgrade ) and is ready for you to download – right now!

It’s easy to get overwhelmed, but you need to be selective and find the plugins that prove to be the most beneficial to you, your content, and your readers.

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How To Install ‘Plugins’

From your WordPress dashboard
Go to ‘Plugins’
➔ ‘Add New’
Search the Plugin Name ( or browse the Categories )
Install Now’
‘Activate’ ( with an option to then Deactivate )
View and edit your existing plugins by clicking “Installed Plugins’.

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1. Akismet (FREE)

The Akismet plugin is CRUCIAL. You’ll know when you have it – and you’ll know when you don’t. It automatically scans and protects your blog from the constant spam in your comments. All comments considered spam are stored in your junk.

T I P ! Some spam occasionally sneak through but they’re easy to spot and delete

You’ll know when you have it – and you’ll know when you don’t. It automatically scans and protects your blog from the constant spam in your comments. All comments considered spam are stored in your ‘Comments’ section where you can go through them, or simply delete the entire folder.

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2. Jetpack (FREE)

Jetpack is a considered the ‘power tool’ of WordPress. It has COUNTLESS options available to make your blogging experience easier. You can track where traffic is coming from, control your sharing options, and so much more.

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3. WordPress Importer (FREE)

You can become ‘obsessed’ with playing with the design of your blog.

Everything from its Theme to HTML. This will give you your share of glitches, and for that – the WordPress Importer will be a savior. This plugin lets you import content from an existing WordPress file. This includes posts, pages, comments, etc.

  • I regularly EXPORT my WordPress files to ensure they’re safe and backed up.

TO DO THIS

Go to ‘Tools’
Click ‘Export’
Check ‘All Content’
Click ‘Download Export File’

  • It’s just as easy to export your files and import them into a new blog.

TO DO THIS

Go to ‘Tools’
Click ‘Import’
Click the bottom option ‘WordPress’
Click ‘Choose File’
Select your exported file
Click ‘Upload file and import’

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4. Yoast SEO (FREE)

It’s hard to talk about WordPress or read a post about Plugins without getting a HIGH recommendation to use Yoast SEO ( Search Engine Optimization ). I used to use All In One SEO Pack but have recently made the change.

  • Yoast SEO will walk you through the process and ensure you can be found.

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5. Click To Tweet (FREE)

It’s such a great idea to intertwine your blog posts and your tweets!

Click To Tweet is a plugin that lets you create tweetable content to place within your posts. The boxes are simple and beautiful! They’re great to bring attention to a specific point, break up text, and allow your readers to share your work.

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Want To Know More About Plugins?
Check out this quick video!

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More Plugins To Try

  • SEO Friendly Images (SEO)
  • Instagram Feed (Social Media)
  • WP Super Cache (Functionality)
  • CoSchedule (Editorial Calendar)
  • Simple Pull Quote (Design)
  • Better WP Security (Safety)
  • PayPal Donations (Financial)
  • Ninja Forms (Communication)
  • WP Google Fonts (Design)
  • Contact Form 7 (Communication)

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