Question: Which plugin appears first in Google when you type in “WordPress SEO,” has over one million active installs, a 4.5-star rating in the WordPress directory, and is a regular on the favorite plugins list? If you just answered “WordPress SEO by Yoast,” you would be correct. The plugin by team Yoast is one of the best plugins out there. It is powerful, offers tremendous value, is meticulously updated and supported and used by literally hundreds of thousands of users. That includes me. I have the plugin installed on basically all of my blogs and client websites. However, with its […]
To find more great plugins, check out Torque’s free eBook, The Ultimate Guide to WordPress Plugins. Download it here. For many, maximizing the traffic on their WordPress site is a major part of running an online business. Equally as important is the ability to measure and analyze this traffic for insight into the efficacy of marketing tactics. There are several options available for improving and tracking your Search Engine Optimization (SEO), with some more costly and time consuming than others. Plugins offer a simple and effective way to better your SEO and obtain useful analytics along the way. Good news! […]
Social media is a critical component to establishing your business in the WordPress space. By optimizing your presence in social media you can cultivate brand recognition and build customer relations. Integrating social media with your WordPress site has become a simple and efficient task–but, not without the right tools. Some of these tools are in the form of plugins that can easily be installed and implemented. With the use of plugins, social media forms can be centralized–enabling you to efficiently develop your online marketing strategy. In this article, I’m going to talk about some of the top social media plugins […]
A few weeks ago, I shared a few developer plugins that I’ve incorporated into my WordPress workflow. The feedback was extremely positive, but not everybody out there is a developer. There are a lot of people coming to WordPress, or even CMS’s, for the first time, and the transition can be a bit overwhelming. The following is a list of great WordPress plugins for beginners, that can hopefully get anyone started on the right foot. Again, I give you the list in reverse alphabetical order. WP Caregiver: FREE As you get started with the WordPress admin, there will be a […]
I am a huge fan of WordPress SEO by Yoast as I believe many WordPress users are. Why? Because it gets the job done easily, efficiently and has many advantages over the competition. I’m not going to get into all of that here but I do want to share Joost’s new WooCommerce SEO add-on for the free plugin. I was very excited to have the opportunity to review the plugin, as I have with the Video SEO and Local SEO add-ons. However, on my photography website and at Photocrati we do not use WooCommerce for anything. However, my brother runs […]
It’s Friday! Let the weekend begin! I have more plugins to share with you than I can count. Either plugin authors have been busy, or my feeds aren’t working 🙂 Either way, check out the full list after the jump!