5 Must Have WordPress Plugins


WordPress is the most common way that entrepreneurs and business owners build sites these days.
WordPress is infinitely extensible. One of the core philosophies of WordPress is to keep the core code as light and fast as possible but to provide a rich framework for the huge community to expand what WordPress can do, limited only by their imagination.
Plugins can extend WordPress to do almost anything you can imagine, in the directory at http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/ you can find, download, rate, and comment on all the best plugins.
While there are literally thousands of plugins that you can apply to your site, lets now look at 5 Must Have Plugins to extend your WordPress site’s functionality and reach.
Please note: We have not included security plugins here. We will cover WordPress security in a future edition of ‘Internet Marketing Magazine’.

 

 

No 1. All In One SEO Pack
This brilliant WordPress plugin automatically optimizes your WordPress blog for Search Engines (Search Engine Optimization).
It allows you to set your title tags and description and keywords in one easy place within the plugin for the home page. There are also approx 20 other SEO settings that make your URLs friendly to the search engines and a whole bunch of other SEO related settings.
Whenever you make a blog post down below the post while you are still in edit mode you will get the options to set the Title, Description for the search engines, and Keywords related to the post.
Price: Free
Get it at: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/all-in-one-seo-pack/

 

 

No 2. PopUp Domination
This amazing list building WordPress plugin works like a PopUp but gets passed the PopUp blockers. It has a classy look and feel to it and as a result it doesn’t feel as intrusive as what you may imagine a PopUp to be.
Its primary purpose is to help you build your list faster. Why we highly recommend it is that we noticed our own list building doubled on our main sites when we implemented this plugin. Every serious marketer should test and implement PopUp Domination.
Popup Domination works with all major auto-responders including but not limited to aWeber, iContact, Constant Contact and Infusionsoft.
Price: $77
Get it at: PopupDomination.com/new/

 

 

No 3. Google XML sitemaps
While not particularly exciting in it’s functionality, this is one of those boring bread and butter type plugins that is essential for your site.
This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap, which will help search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and Ask.com to better index your blog/site. With such a sitemap, it’s much easier for the crawlers to see the complete structure of your site and retrieve it more efficiently.
The plugin supports all kinds of WordPress generated pages as well as custom URLs. Additionally it notifies all major search engines every time you create a post about the new content.
Price: Free
Get it at: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/google-sitemap-generator/

 

 

No 4. Like-Button-Plugin-For-Wordpress
This plugin adds a Like-Button wherever you want on your blog. The button can be placed before or after the content, as well as a sidebar-widget. And many more!
Having a Facebook ‘Like’ button on your content is a great way of getting free referral traffic. When a site visitor presses ‘Like’ it automatically updates their wall and status updates in Facebook to show that they liked your site/post.
Because their friends are likely to be interested in similar things when they see the update there is a good chance of them following the link back to your site.
We highly recommend having Facebook ‘Like’ on your site as we have noticed significant traffic improvements as a result in the many places that we have tested it.
Price: Free
Get it at: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/like-button-plugin-for-wordpress/

 

 

No 5. Facebook Share (New) Button
This plugin adds a Share-Button, which allows site visitors to share your posts. It also shows the number of times the post or page has been shared through out the Facebook.
Having a Facebook ‘Share’ button on your content is a great way of getting free referral traffic. When a site visitor presses ‘Share’ it automatically updates their wall and status updates in Facebook to show that they liked your site/post. It is slightly more powerful than Facebook Like because when the site visitors ‘share’ they get the ability to add a line or two of text to endorse why they shared the content.
Because their friends are likely to be interested in similar things when they see the update there is a good chance of them following the link back to your site.
We highly recommend having Facebook ‘Share’ on your site as we have noticed significant traffic improvements as a result in the many places that we have tested it.
Price: Free
Get it at: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/facebook-share-new/

 

 

I hope that is of use to you. We have tested hundreds of plugins and these certainly are some of the best.

 

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