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Useful Wordpress Plugins?

Discussion in 'Tips & Tricks' started by mneylon, Sep 4, 2016.

  1. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    Which Wordpress plugins do you use?

    Here's a few I like:
    • Yoast's SEO - it's very handy and helps with SEO, as well as leveraging Facebook's social graph stuff etc., NB: It isn't a "magic bullet" for SEO
    • Feed Press - with the death of Feedburner it's a good replacement
    • Main WP - if you're managing multiple Wordpress sites this will help preserve your sanity
    • Wordfence - available in both free and paid versions. A "must have" if you want to avoid security issues with your blog
    • WP Super Cache - caching helps speed up your blog a lot
    • Google Adsense - the official Google plugin for Wordpress makes adding adsense to your site very easy
    • Intagrate Lite - handy if you want to be able to use your Instagram images in your blog easily.
    There are literally thousands of plugins available, so the list above is nowhere near comprehensive, but they're some of the ones I use most commonly.
     
  2. Grandad

    Grandad Member

    Another one to add to the list:
    • WP Smush - very handy for speeding up sites that are graphic rich.
     
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  3. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    Yeah, I'd forgotten about that one. Any idea what happens to the images if you remove that plugin?
     
  4. Grandad

    Grandad Member

    Presumably the files remain reduced?

    [*has visions of websites exploding as dozens of images spontaneously expand to their original sizes!*]
     
  5. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    Well I assume there's two versions of each file .. I guess I could simply look instead of guessing :)
     
  6. Alan O'Rourke

    Alan O'Rourke New Member

    To add to the list above:

    AMP - Add AMP support to your WordPress site.
    Leadpages - Landing pages and lead capture.
    CoSchedule - Schedule social media messages alongside your blog posts
    Duplicate Post - Clone posts and pages.
     
  7. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    How well does that work? I've tried one of the plugins for this out, but wasn't sure if it worked correctly .. or did anything
     
  8. Alan O'Rourke

    Alan O'Rourke New Member

    It is the official wordpress plugin so I am assuming it is working OK. To be honest I do not know.
     
  9. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    I've been having "similar" issues with the official "instant pages" plugin, which seems to dislike pretty much *any* text formatting ....
     
  10. Alan O'Rourke

    Alan O'Rourke New Member

    Dislike as in it removes the formatting? (I would assume it would do this).
    Or dislike as in the plugin/page borks!
     
  11. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    B0rks - which is downright annoying .. stripping out the formatting wouldn't bother me
     
  12. Alan O'Rourke

    Alan O'Rourke New Member

    Oh I also forgot Leadin from Hubspot. It does not work in LeadPages but in last job it was great as everytime someone filled out a sign up/ contact / demo / subscribe form it would tell you what pages that person previously visited and give you more info on them.
     
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