The most popular PHP – Mysql based content management system that has taken out all the technicalities from owning a simple blog to a complex website – WorPress is biggest craze among those who want a web presence without any technical knowhow. WordPress itself brings in core CMS functionality which can be tremendously extended by using plugins and the looks can be customized as to one’s wish by using the available themes. In this post we will be looking at some of the plugins that extend the core functionality of WordPress and are indispensable for any blog or website owner who is using or is intending to use it. What is a plugin? A WordPress plugin is a piece of code written that complies with WordPress coding standards and extends the core functionality of WordPress. The WordPress plugin directory has nearly 25000 plugins, which give a tremendous amount of choice to a WordPress site owner on how he wants to build his website. Here are some of the most popular … [Read more...] about 10 Absolutely Essential WordPress Plugins To Have
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When we talk about difference between Website and Blog, one of the biggest advantage of a blog is pinging feature. A blog pings all the pinging service you have entered into your settings. Specially WordPress. Now getting back to trackback feature of WordPress, You can a trackback when anyone link to your blogpost from his. Similarly, when you link to some other blog post within a post of yours, it sends a trackback. Usually you link to an authority blog and to the relevant news and it’s a good feature to show trackback from other blogs. I won’t call it a bug and neither a feature, when WordPress pings your own domain when you link to old blog post. Showing your own blog posts in trackback doesn’t make much sense. And every-time, you can’t trash such trackback as it might add more into your manual work list. To get rid of this issue, I’m adding one more plugin to my essential WordPress plugins list: No self ping. As name suggests, No … [Read more...] about No Self Ping WordPress plugin: Stop Pinging Posts from own Domain
As of March 2012, WordPress is on 72.4 million different websites around the globe making WordPress the most widely used and popular content management system (CMS) in existence. In 2011, WordPress was responsible for 14.7% of the top 1,000,000 websites in the entire world. Nearly 48% of the top 100 blogs, as ranked by Technorati, currently use WordPress as their CMS. There are approximately 19,225 plugins freely available in the WordPress Plugin Directory. If you’re a newbie and have just installed WordPress then it will be a very difficult time to choose the most Essential and Best WordPress Plugins for 2012 from among the 19,000+ plugins. So I’m going to introduce you Free WordPress Plugins which I use/recommend. It includes – a WordPress SEO Plugin, a WordPress Backup Plugin, a WordPress Contact Form Plugin, a WordPress Sitemap Plugin and everything in between. Top 30 Essential WordPress Plugins 2012 You don’t have to install all the 30 plugins listed … [Read more...] about Top 30 Best WordPress Plugins 2012 To Enhance Your Blog
If you know a thing or two about blogging, you know that there’s so much more involved than just creating great content. Sure, high quality content is most important, but it’s also about making sure that content can be found and easily shared, in the end increasing your readership and helping your blog grow. And if your blog network grows enough, there’s a good chance it could also be monetized to create a steady stream of funds into your pocket. Those who host their blog on WordPress know that there are thousands of different plugins that are easily available for you to download—more than 26,000 in fact. With this much of a variety in choices, how do you know which plugins are really best for your blog? Different blogs in various industries and with different goals obviously have different needs for plugins. It can get frustrating trying to not only figure out which plugins to download, but also how to make them work properly for your site. Fortunately though, … [Read more...] about 10 Essential WordPress Plugins for Your Blog
Plugins make life easy for bloggers like you and me. There is always a plugin for anything we want to do in WordPress. The 5 Best WordPress Plugins For Creating Landing Pages Without Coding Skills The 9 Best WordPress Affiliate Plugins For Affiliate Marketers The 8 Best Free & Paid Form Builder Plugins For WordPress Best WordPress Security Plugins To Protect WordPress Blog The Best WordPress Social Media Plugins Of 2016 The Best WordPress Backup Plugins For Automated Backups: 2016 …and so on… This leads to a very common question: How many WordPress plugins should we use? It took me years to understand that the fewer plugins we use, the better our website's performance and load time is. In the post 8 reasons why WordPress is better than Blogspot, plugins are listed as one of the major advantages in WordPress. But it needs to be noted that using lots of plugins can slow down your blog's performance. Why Plugins Slow Down Your Blog Using a WordPress … [Read more...] about How Many WordPress Plugins Should You Use?