It’s no secret, WordPress is an amazing tool. Since 2003 we, the public, have been reaping the benefits of their simplistic open source blogging system. Known for its ease of use, accessible content management structure, and unprecedented customisation, there’s a reason why so many website users choose WordPress.
But what truly makes this powerhouse of web software unique, is its integrated plugin architecture. A feature which gives the user the ability to install a wide array of both free and paid tools for use across site and dashboard. From Twitter feed sidebars to Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) services, WordPress’s extensive collection of plugins can turn even the most boring of blogs into a visual and technical success.
And with that in mind, we’ve complied a short list of our favourite WordPress plugins; four website tools you can’t live without.
Here at EBS Marketing we know the hard and varied work that goes into SEO, and we know how important it is to optimise your website correctly. That’s why, when tools like the All in One SEO come along, there’s no excuse not to take note, because it could help your rankings in google!
With an easy to use settings page for universal settings such as URL and description settings, webmaster verification, and Google+ tools all available through the WordPress Dashboard, and more refined options for single pages, this SEO pack is a must have for any budding webmaster.
Akismet is the quintessential WordPress Plugin. Part of the WordPress company family, this short but sweet plugin is an absolute no-brainer, which more often than not comes already installed when you set up at WP blog. After activation, Akismet is your best defence against spam, and will keep your Blog or website’s comment section clean as a whistle.
Whilst WordPress’s inbuilt commentary system may be more than adequate, there’s a new plugin that just manages to top it. Disqus is a multi-platform blog comment hosting service that utilises social integration, user profiles and various spam and moderation tools. Being used by more and more websites and organisation every day, Disqus can easily be added to WordPress using their installable plugin. With the plugin installed, Disqus allows for readers to create profiles for use across a whole host of websites to comment and interact.
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