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.
After your new WordPress site installed and your theme activated, you’ll want to immediately add these essential plugins to help protect your site from hackers and make it easy for your readers to share your posts and pages with their friends.
If your site uses images as a selling point or you want to protect certain files, such as PDFs for non-general consumption, now you have an easy way to upload them to specific folders and increase your SEO in the process.