All of the data in a WordPress site is stored in a database. A cluttered database can cost you SEO ranking and viewership by causing your site to load too slowly. Plus, all that useless information can cost you in backup storage fees by making your site files too big. Fortunately, there are two fantastic little WordPress plugins that you can use to cut the clutter in your database and keep it clean.
One of the best ways to get your content to spread far and wide on the Internet is to make it easy for your readers to share it with their friends. The Sexy Bookmarks plugin by Shareaholic helps you do just that. It adds social sharing buttons and icons to your posts and pages on your WordPress site. There are a lot of great features in this plugin and this video tutorial will help you make the most of them.
Moderating blog posts for spam on your WordPress site can be a big time suck chore for most site owners. Spam filter plugins or premium content plugins are the only real ways to control it. I’ve been using the Akismet and G.A.S.P. plugins together for some time. Let me tell you why this is a great combo that really cuts my spam and moderation time to a trickle.
If you read BlogAid regularly, you know how helpful the Tips Tuesday posts are. I’ve been collecting a list of all the plugins I use and recommend on those posts, plus all of the plugins that my clients are using that work well. Here are the top 55 WordPress plugins of 2011 arranged by category. If there is more than one of the same type, my fave is at the top.
One of the best things about WordPress is all of the wonderful, free plugins that make site ownership easier and extend the functionality of your site. Unfortunately, too many site owners install plugins based solely on benefits without really knowing how to set them up, or inadvertently causing a conflict with a plugin they already have. Here are tips on plugins that will help you get just the right ones and avoid site performance issues.
Video review and settings overview of the Sexy Bookmarks plugin that lives up to its name for adding social plugin buttons to your site.
The sweeping changes to Facebook business pages have created a lot of buzz about iFrames, ranking, and use of third-party apps. Now that you have more ways to attract an audience to your Facebook page, you want to ensure that your main website is ready for them too. I’ll show you a couple of site elements to check plus ways to spiffy it up for company to pay a visit.
The recent changes at Facebook have made it even easier for businesses to jump on the social media bandwagon. While most of the news has been about setting up your Facebook business page, you also need a way to integrate Facebook on your website. If you want to grow your Facebook page followers, or show off how many you already have, the Facebook Members plugin for WordPress is an easy way to do it. Here’s my honest review of the plugin and its features.