The incredible ease of use along with the myriad of available tools, themes, and plugins available for WordPress make it the “go-to” CMS platform for anyone who uses the internet to market their business, product, or service. The flexibility that it provides gives it an overwhelming advantage in today’s marketplace. Once thought of as just another blogging platform, WordPress has really distanced itself from the competition with over 72 million websites using the platform.
One of the things that really separates WordPress is the plugins that you can use to transform your site into something completely unique from any other site out there. According to Daily Blog Tips “Plugins are pieces of code created with the purpose of expanding the functionalities of a software, in this case of WordPress. There are literally thousands of WordPress plugins already created, solving a wide range of problems and needs.”
With the tremendous library of plugins available for free at http://wordpress.org/plugins/, many new marketers get into trouble by overloading their new site with unnecessary plugins in the hopes of creating a unique experience for their visitors. While some plugins can enhance your site to a whole new level, there are some that don’t quite cut the mustard. Another thing to keep in mind is that having a great deal of plugins on your site can actually slow down your site and become counterproductive.
Here are a few of the best free plugins that I would recommend to you as you embark on your WordPress journey:
WordPress sites are increasing in popularity every single day. With the availability of the incredible free plugins at your disposal, you can create a very unique experience for your visitor and really set yourself apart from your competition. These free tools go a long way in aiding some tasks that would otherwise be extremely daunting to a newcomer, such as SEO or creating social sharing buttons. There are plenty of other plugins that can be very beneficial to your WordPress site. Some more free ones, and some paid…but that is for another post at another time!
SEO Settings – Here are the settings that I use for SEO by Yoast. Simple upload these into the plugin to use the same exact settings that I use for my sites to get maximum results!
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