Plugins for WordPress are in large supply. In fact, there are more than 26,000 of them making it a real challenge for bloggers to choose the right ones that will make their blog or website fully functional.
Whether you’re new to blogging or have been blogging for some time now, here are several plugins released in 2013 worth using. They are easy to use and are great free blogging tools.
It’s also worth noting that they won’t cause your site to slow down as some people fear. Experts say there’s no truth to what some people believe that using too many plugins will slow down your site. This is only possible if the plugin you’re using is not coded properly.
Floating Social Bar
Considered the fastest social media plugin for WordPress, this tool adds a unique kind of social sharing bar to a site’s content. As its name suggests, it adds a horizontal
floating share bar that cab easily catch attention.
It has a drag and drop interface making it easy to use.
Limit Login Attempts
If you’re particular about your blog or website’s security, this is a plugin you must use. By its name alone, it limits the number of failed login attempts by somebody entering your WordPress admin panel.
This is effective in protecting your site from force attacks that can be very damaging.
Quick Page/Post Redirect Plugin
Bloggers who have written a long list of previous posts particularly the how-to types may need to update their articles from time to time. With this plugin, it will be easy to redirect the old one to the latest post instead of editing the previous one or removing it entirely from the site.
Redirecting is a better option as it also helps improve SEO and user experience. And other than redirecting to a post or page within the site, it can also be used to redirect to an external link.
If you are an affiliate of a number of products or services, you need to promote them on various avenues and your blog is one of them. To help you manage your affiliate links,
you can add the ThirstyAffiliates plugin.
The plugin manages all affiliate links in one location and has a built-in URL shortener to make your links more pleasing to look at on your site.
Another great feature of this tool is its ability to replace keywords with selected affiliate links whether in a page or post. Additionally, it provides reports to help you monitor the number of clicks on your links.