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Enhance your blogging skills with WordPress Plug-ins

Posted on December 12, 2009 by Blog Design Journal

There has been trend in search industry using WordPress as cms for either business blogging or personal blogging. WordPress is an open source blog publishing application and can be used for basic content management.

WordPress Plug-ins is the extensions that add bonus function to the basic WordPress software. These are what turn the basic blog program into a full content management system. Using WordPress plug-ins is the best way to customize wordpress blog as per needs.

I’m going to explain about most useful plug-in of wordpress through it you can do blogging easier.

All in One SEO Pack – All in one seo pack is most common used plug in. It is automatically optimizes your titles for search engines and generates Meta tags automatically. All in One SEO Pack is helpful to avoid the typical duplicate content found on WordPress blogs.

Google Analytics for WordPress – Google Analytics for WordPress plug-in is simple to use and easy to implement your Google analytics code into wordpress blog.

This plug-in also tracks outbound links, blogroll links, downloads and Ad sense    Clicks. It is also works with Urchin that mean you, can also integrate your urchin code with this plug-in in wordpress blog.

Google XML Sitemaps -
This Plug-in will build Sitemap.xml for better indexing of your blog. You can also customize Sitemap.xml as pet your needs i.e. include or exclusion of categories or tags.

It will automatically generate Sitemap.xml and update into Google webmaster tool, yahoo webmaster tool and Bing webmaster tool every tine ones you updated your blog with new blog post.

Secure WordPress -
This plug-in little helps for securing blog by removing error information on login page. It also helps to stop hacking attempts on your blog by eliminating wp-version tag.

KB Robots.txt – This plug-in allows you to manage robots.txt within wordpress blog. This is ideally useful for WP-MU installations. This plug-in also has some limitations that it will not helpful for blogs that are hosted on sub directory like example.com/blog.

WordPress Thread Comment –
This enables users to reply on a exist comment, and the discussion will be displayed threaded or nested.

Thank Me Later – It is useful for saying thanks to your readers on their comment by sending email of Thanks.It will also helpful to you engage your visitor into your blog.

WP Greet Box –
WP Greet Box shows different greeting messages to new visitors of your blog and it depends on referring url from which visitor came on your blog.

TweetMeme Retweet Button –
This plug-in allows option to your blog for retweeting through visitors. It also provides numeric count of retweet for your story shared through twitter.

WPtouch iPhone Theme – WPtouch iPhone Theme makes your blog into an Iphone application styled theme with single click. With this plug-in wordpress blog become mobile compatible and any one can visit mobile version of your blog through Android or BlackBerry touch mobile device and Iphone.

WP-PageNavi – This plug-in adds more advanced top & bottom navigation to your WordPress blog.

WP CSS – This plug-in helps you to enhance look of specific blog post and pages. You can add customized CSS to specific posts and pages.

WP Follow Me – WP Follow Me is simple wordpress plug-in that allows to put your twitter follow me badge on your blog.

Permalink Redirect – This plug-in ensure all page and posts always accessed via the permalink.

Contact Form 7 – This plug-in can control numerous contact forms and you can also customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple html. This plug-in also supports Capatcha, Akimet spam filtering.

All in One Ad sense and YPN –
All in One Ad sense and YPN is able to add Google Ad sense ads or Yahoo Publisher Network (YPN) ads on your blog.  With this plug-in you can customize display and appearance of your ad powerfully. Advanced users can add html and css code before and after the ad to have total control of the ad display.

These all plug-ins are widely used for powerful blogging experience. Hope this will help you to enhance your experience with powerful blogging.

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