In our world of instant connectivity, nobody likes to wait for things. This is especially true when it comes to websites. Thought it might just take several extra seconds, a slow load time can be enough to deter a visitor from reading your blog, simply because of the fact that they couldn’t access it right when they wanted it. A slow load time for your site can also negatively impact your SEO and rankings. If your blog is hosted on a shared server—which is a more inexpensive option—slow load times could be even more of a burden for you. … [Read more...] about 10 Essential WordPress Plugins for Your Blog
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Mod_Rewrite. The fastest method is by using Apache mod_rewrite (or whatever similar module your web server supports) to serve “supercached” static html files. This does require the Apache mod_rewrite module (which is probably installed if you have custom permalinks) and a modification of your .htaccess file. PHP. Supercached static files can now be served by PHP. The plugin will serve a “supercached” file if it exists and it’s almost as fast as the mod_rewrite method. It’s easier to configure as the .htaccess file doesn’t need to be changed. Legacy caching. This is mainly used to cache pages for known users. These are logged in users, visitors who leave comments or those who should be shown custom per-user data. It’s the most flexible caching method but also the slowest. … [Read more...] about 10 Absolutely Essential WordPress Plugins To Have
There is no magic number in terms of how many plugins to use. I would recommend no more than 10, but if you feel the need to use more, and your blog's performance is still rocking, then I say more power to ya! … [Read more...] about How Many WordPress Plugins Should You Use?
SEO Slugs wordpress plugin takes away common and unnecessary words like ‘a’, ‘the’, ‘of’ from your post slugs to get better search engine optimization. This plugin also strips familiar words like “what”, “can” or “your” out of your post making it more search engine responsive. In other words, this will prioritize the main keywords of your post title. … [Read more...] about 10 WordPress Plugins for Massive Traffic Building on your Blog
5. Contextual Related Posts Contextual Related Posts displays a set of related posts on your website or in your feed. It helps to increase the reader retention and reduce bounce rates. The Related Posts is generated based on the content of the title and/or content of the posts which makes them more relevant and more likely to be of interest to your readers. However, if you want to show the Related Posts using tags then I recommend using WordPress Related Posts plugin. Both the plugin adds Related Posts to your feeds as well. … [Read more...] about Top 30 Best WordPress Plugins 2012 To Enhance Your Blog