WordPress is a great platform to create your website with. WordPress offers numerous plugins. A plugin is an online tool that helps enhance your website. Below are 8 of my favorite WordPress plugins with a brief description of what they do.
Comment Luv places a reader’s link to their last blog post (if they have a website) at the end of their comment. It gives a person who is commenting the chance to get new readers. I know this plugin has helped new people find my website.
BAW Post Views Count
This plugin counts views for post and pages. It doesn’t go into much detail, though.
This plugin allows you to have a contact form on your website. You can then have the message sent to your e-mail address. This is definitely one of my favorites.
Google Analytics Dashboard for WP
If you’re concerned with tracking how many people come to your site and what they read this is a must have plugin. This plugin shows you real time stats in your dashboard. It also automatically inserts a tracking code into every page of your website.
Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin
This plugin adds a check box near your comment section requesting that you check it if you’re human. It keeps about 85% of spam off my website. That’s good because spam can be very annoying.
Mailchimp For WordPress Lite
If you are building your e-mail list with Mailchimp, you should definitely check this plugin out. It has various options for you to add sign up boxes to your site.
Nrelate Related Content
I noticed a lot of websites had a plugin where you could see related post at the end of the current one. One of my fellow bloggers (Thanks Michelle) told me about this plugin. It was exactly what I needed. At the end of every post it shows 3 related articles that you can click on. You can check the options and have more related post show up if need be.
Simplified Social Sharing
This is another top favorite. The simplified social sharing plugin allows your website to be easily shared via social media buttons. You can choose what social media buttons you want to show up on your site.
These are 8 of my favorites. I use a few others on my website as well. What are some of your favorites? Are there any ones that you suggest that I add to my list? Feel free to drop me a line below!