The beauty of WordPress is the ability to use plugins to improve the functionality of your site. Of course the same tasks can be completed with advanced coding but plugins save a hell of a lot of time. I don’t use tonnes of plugins on this blog but I do use a few. So today I’m going to share with you my favorite WordPress plugins. So let’s get started.
Socialize is a lovely little plugin that allows you to add a call to action box at the bottom (or top) of your posts. It not only allows you to add a message for your readers but it also lets you add share buttons for a wide range of social networks.
This plugin does exactly what it says on the tin – it looks for tweets mentioning your posts and then adds them as comments. A brilliant plugin for those of you who get a lot of tweets in relation to your posts.
A plugin that allows you to create a landing page for your Facebook fan page directly from your WordPress dashboard. Super simple to use and it will really make your Facebook page stand out. Brilliant idea and one I’ve used since the formation of this blog.
Fontific provides a really easy way to add custom fonts to your site. You just choose your font, size and colour and then specify the css selector to tell the plugin which text to apply the font to. With this handy little plugin you have no need to fiddle with your theme’s stylesheet.
This plugin adds the pin it button to the top or bottom of posts to allow readers to easily share your posts via pinterest. Pinterest is rapidly growing so it is key to give people a way of pinning items to it.
This plugin is the big daddy in spam detection. I’ve used this for over a year and I’ve found it to detect 99.9% of all spam. It can detect spam trackbacks as well as comments.
Plugins make life so much easier and those are my favorite ones. Have you got a favorite that isn’t mentioned here? Add it to the comments section!