It’s true, WordPress plugins are a continuous education!!
My hat is off to ALL of the creative individuals who bring these ‘do-dads’ to life.
Over the past year, I have gradually made over StevenSuchar.com from pretty ‘plain jane’ into ‘hey, not bad’. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to sound self centered here…
I am just SUPER EXCITED over what WordPress plugins have allowed me to do so far!!
Check out my other article, Essential WordPress Plugins ~ The Fab 4!!
As I continue to tweak my Blog, I will surely keep you informed & updated as to what I have found to be useful & functional for me. This post is truly only the tip of the iceberg my friend.
Here are 4 more of my favorite WordPress plugins that I am utilizing…
Top Commentators Widget by Lorna Timbah – When a reader visits & leaves their comment, I want the World to know about it. This is a wonderful way to generate FREE traffic for them because their name & gravatar are clickable. Scroll down my right sidebar & take a quick peek. You can dial this 1 in to your liking. A for sure MUST HAVE in my book.
CommentLuv by Andy Bailey – Your reader’s last Blog article title is ‘hot linked’ at the end of their comment that they have just left on your Blog, this is a sweet backlink builder. The name CommentLuv fits perfectly here & it’s definitely another MUST HAVE.
Twitterlink Comments by Andy Bailey – This 1 is really cool because a reader who leaves a comment can insert their Twitter username before they click submit. Then it’s ‘hot linked’ back to their Twitter profile. What a great way for a commenter to add some gravy followers, look Mom, NO hands. MUST HAVE.
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What Would Seth Godin Do by Richard K Miller – This plugin allows you to display ‘custom messages’ to your 1st time visitors & your repeat readers. My repeat message is right below the title of this article with the black border. Personally, I think this 1 adds flare using a communication passage within a Blog.
As you have probably noticed, these 4 WordPress plugins are geared towards giving to your Blog readers/commenters who will eventually turn into long term Blogger friends as time goes on.
1 rule of thumb to always keep in mind when it comes to WordPress plugins…
Don’t get carried away with installing TOO MANY of them on your Blog. I know, you feel like you’re gazing into the front window of a candy store where everything looks so tempting.
Now, there’s nothing wrong with window shopping for NEW WordPress plugins every so often. If you find 1 that can maybe replace an existing 1 in order to improve your Blog’s functionality or eye appeal…then absolutely go for it.
You may also run into this scenario in your Blogging experience some day. Certain WordPress plugins initiate a conflict with 1 another. It’s a totally random happening, since different combinations are almost unlimited. Just keep tabs on them, from time to time, to make sure everything is operating properly.
Okay, I’ve thrown a lot at you for 1 day & like I mentioned above, I’ll keep you in the loop with any updates or findings that I feel will benefit you & your Blog…I’m always looking out for ya.
Oh my gosh, where would we be without our WordPress Plugins?