13 Oct A-Z Guide of WordPress Plugins: Part 2
As the exhilarating and educational (and a few other adjectives of the four letter kind) experience building our *new and improved* website has come to an end, so does the precious time we’ve spent getting to know WordPress and her deepest, darkest plugins. The final chapter of our A-Z guide catalogues the very best, from those dealing with SEO and social media to those which save us from the downright digitally destructive. Each plugin has been chosen specifically for maximum efficiency and minimum stress, some of them even personally tested in the making of our brand new website!
N– Ninja Forms may just be the easiest way to build any form you need for your WordPress website. For those who ‘literally can’t even’ with hours of messing with code and worrying about limitations. Create the form you want, drag and drop. HIYAH!
O – Another of those website necessities for developers who value their spare time, WordPress Options is a free plugin that will allow you to easily add options to your WordPress products. With minimal code and lots of features for option behavior extension (oh, behave), this plugin is basic and beautiful.
P – You’ve reached the point of wanting to gutter stomp a hole through your monitor screen. – we’ve all been there. What could be easier or more seductive at a time like this than to be able to simply drag and drop your posts into correct order, like a child who can finally reach those ‘word of the day’ fridge magnets and is ready to make some questionable sentences? Check it out here!
S- What bigger accolades could we give Shareholic than to mention that it is the world’s leading all-in-one Content Amplification Platform. Put into plain English, this plugin engages and grows your traffic, markets your content and monetizes your audience. Furthermore, Shareaholic is giving peace a chance – all of its apps are designed to work together, on any website.
T- Sadly, creating tables for your WordPress site is not as easy as Microsoft Word made it appear. This plugin just may be the easiest way to create feature-rich tables for your site, no coding necessary. Click here for TablePress.
U- UpDraft Plus is a go-to for easy back up and restoration, an all-important fact of website life. For those prone to the digitally destructive tendencies previously mentioned and those not, alike, think of this plugin as a Ctrl+Z for life.
V- It takes a long time to build your website a strong following and even longer to fit it somewhere desirable within the murky, mysterious waters of Google’s search algorithms. Importantly, the links within your site (along with how many clicks they receive, how long your audience stays on the linked page for and how many first borns you’re willing to sacrifice) will determine where you rank in your audience’s search results. Moving your site to a new domain name places you in a sticky situation of outdated and incorrect links and urls which, although unavoidable, can be corrected with Velvet Blues. Automatically assisting in correcting these links, this plugin is super useful in ensuring a smooth-running operation. Click here to view.
W- WooCommerce is a powerful, extendable eCommerce plugin that helps you sell anything via a stylish design. Long gone are the days of the clunky ‘buy now’ button that looks as if it may be leading you blindly to the bank account of an estranged prince.
X- Yes, we know. We’d also like to see you personally undergo the trauma that is searching for a WordPress plugin starting with the letter x. Express it adds like/dislike buttons to your post, making way for effective client feedback. Not for the faint of heart who shudder at the idea of a crushing ‘dislike’ on their painstakingly and thoughtfully executed blog posts.
Y- Short, to the point and no prizes for guessing what it does, YARRP displays a list of related posts on your site based on powerful algorithm. Unlike its competitors, YARRP also offers the possibility to earn money through displaying sponsored content.
Z-This plugin is soon to be re-christened as ‘Comet Cache’ but we’ve chosen to take full advantage of the ever-elusive ‘z’ plugin while we can. Taking real-time snapshots of every page and storing for later reference, ZenCache saves a plethora of processing time which slows your site down and costs you money.
That’s all, folks. If we’ve missed any of your favourites or you would like to harness the use of video – one of the fastest expanding and most successful phenomenons in online communication – for your own site, feel free to contact us any time!