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?
Ultimate social media plugin
Social media has become a pretty big thing. Because of this, it’s very important for bloggers to integrate social sharing buttons on their blogs. By integrating social bookmarking and sharing buttons, you will give your readers the ability to quickly share your blog posts on their favorite social networking sites. This will help you drive more traffic from social media sites which will in turn also help improve your search engine ranking. I have already discussed the advantages of social media sharing for SEO and how important it is for every blogger to add social media sharing buttons to their blog from day one. Also read: Essential subscription options for every blog How to add a Youtube subscribe button to your blog Do remember, “less is the new more“, so add only those social sharing buttons which are useful. At a minimum, I would recommend that you add Facebook like, Facebook share, Google Plus … [Read more...] about The Best WordPress Social Media Plugins Of 2017
Why? Well, social media sharing buttons help us drive more (free) traffic while also working as social proof. In the past, I have tried numerous social media sharing plugins & it was always a challenge to find one that worked well both on desktop & mobile. A few months back, I purchased a popular social media sharing plugin called Social Warfare. Before that, I always used the free (and sometimes freemium) plugins. This was the second time after Monarch that I paid for a premium plugin. Since this plugin was endorsed by many known bloggers from the WordPress community, it gave me enough confidence to put my money behind it. Well, after using this plugin for almost four months, here is my detailed review of the Social Warfare WordPress plugin. In this review post, I will share & highlight those features that have made me keep using this plugin here on ShoutMeLoud. Keep in mind that this is uncommon considering how much I love trying out new plugins. This is the first time … [Read more...] about Ultimate Social Media Plugin for WordPress
Social media has shaped internet in new way. We have already talked about how Social media has changed the society and how Social recommendations helps in shopping, and it’s important for any business or an individual Blogger to get their best foot on Social media front and become a Social media rockstar. If you are not sure what Social media could do for you, read below two articles: Social media is the future of the web and one of the best ways to get the best from the social media world is by being informed. There are many great social media tips that can help you improve your social media results and this post will be talking about 101 social media tips you must know. Some of these tips are from personal experience and the others are from effective research. 101 Smart tips to make you Social Media Rockstar 1. Have an account on the major social networking and bookmarking sites – this helps for great brand recognition. Make sure you use the same handle everywhere. You … [Read more...] about 101 Tips to Become Social Media Rockstar
Over a period of 7 & half years of blogging, I have tried and tested many WordPress plugins. Based on my research and experience , I have created a secret list of plugins which I use on all my blogs. As a part of transparency culture, I will be sharing this exclusive list of plugins with you today. Do remember, these plugins are the outcome of my years of experience with blogging. So you can save your time, and pick the best plugin for your blog. If you have just started with WordPress, you should first read: How to install WordPress plugins. Do remember, I keep changing our plugins, so I suggest you to bookmark this page and keep checking after a month to see the updated list of plugins. The list is not in any particular order, and at the time of writing (January 2016), these are the WordPress plugins which power ShoutMeLoud. Note: Right now ShoutMeloud is using Genesis Theme + Custom skin design. Here is a quick list: Ad injection: For adding … [Read more...] about WordPress Plugins That Powers ShoutMeLoud To Success