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4 Best WordPress Plug-ins for Blogs

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Blogs are very frequent nowadays. On them people discuss various topics.

This has proven to be very helpful for anyone who wants to find out anything about anything, whether the topic is concerned with advice on how to find a job or how to dress up a Barbie doll so that it looks as much like Wonder Women as a Barbie doll can.


The blog owners should always try to improve their blog. This is done for two reasons. First of all, a good looking and well functioning blog helps the blog owner become a better blogger in general, and secondly, it helps the readers acquire information with more ease. That way, these readers eventually become subscribers, and this is good for a prosperous business. One of the ways to do this is by adding WordPress plug-ins to one’s blog.

Of course, the internet is full of various tools and plug-ins that help improve a blog. There are many options to choose from. In the following text, there is a list of the four best WordPress plug-ins that have, in my experience, proven to be very helpful and very efficient. These are good examples that can be used to get a blog owner started on improving his or her blog.

1. After the Deadline
wordpress org extend plugins after-the-deadline
(link: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/after-the-deadline/)

This plug-in is used to do perform a spelling, style and grammar check. This is done before a piece of text is published. Of course, there are spelling check & edit programs within the browser itself, but these built-in programs neglect to check things like biased language, various out-of- date phrases, grammar mistakes like, for example, the double negative, various hidden verbs, jargon and many other kinds of typing and language mistakes.

It is because of all these features that the After the Deadline plug-in is a very good tool to use in order to improve one’s writing skills, and improve the content of the blog itself.

2. WordPress SEO by Yoast
wordpress org extend plugins wordpress-seo
(link: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-seo/)

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is yet another thing the blog owner has to worry about, besides the spelling, grammar, and various other things mentioned in the paragraph above. SEO is important because it contributes to a great increase in the blog’s overall ranking and traffic. 

WordPress SEO by Yoast can contribute to improving the title of the post, the meta description, as well as meta keywords. Maybe the best feature of this plug-in has is the ability to see how any content will appear on the Google Search Engine. That way a blogger knows what to do in order to improve the content, and therefore improve his or her blog.

3. Broken Link Checker
wordpress org extend plugins broken-link-checker(http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/broken-link-checker/)

A broken link is a synonym for dissatisfied viewers and readers. This is one of the worst things that can happen on a blog. These are situations when a reader follows a particular link and it is either not in function, or it redirects the reader to a wrong link. Since it is very hard to constantly keep track of the links on one’s blog, it is advisable to leave this job to the Broken Link Checker. 

This plug-in checks all the links in all posts, comments, blogrolls and various custom fields. Above all it gives the blog owner the option to be constantly aware about not-working links, various missing images, etc.

4. WP Super Cache
wordpress org extend plugins wp-super-cache
(link: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-super-cache/)

It is also very important to keep in mind (if the reader is a blog owner) that the speed with which the blog functions is very important. Naturally, the faster it is the happier the readers will be. The WP Super Cache plug-in generates a cached version of a blog’s HTML files and presents that to the reader instead of the actual web-site.

That way the loading process happens faster. The readers are not forced to wait for all those scripts to load. This plug-in has a very useful feature that allows a blog owner to display cashed pages to viewers that aren’t logged in. That way you can edit the blog while being able to see the latest version of it.

In conclusion, I would like to stress that these four plug-ins (mentioned above) are the best in my experience. Nevertheless, the reader should feel free and explore the internet for additional software and information. Blog owners should take good care of their blogs, as many people rely on these blogs to find the needed information.

 

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