Top 5 WordPress plug-ins

So far, this week, I’ve written about WordPress.com, WordPress,org, and where to learn more about WordPress.Today I’m going to write about some of the most popular WordPress plug-ins.

  1. WordPresss Popular Posts.  WordPress Popular Posts is a highly customizable widget that displays the most popular posts on your blog.
  2. Askimet. Akismet checks your comments and contact form submissions against our global database of spam to prevent your site from publishing malicious content.
  3. Yoast SEO.  This plugin is written from the ground up to improve your site’s SEO on all needed aspects. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization and I’ll talk more about it next week.
  4. Contact Form 7. Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup.
  5. Wordfence Security. Secure your website with the most comprehensive WordPress security plugin.

A little  something for everyone – happy plug-in hunting!

Top 5 sites to learn about WordPress to check out

In the past few days, I’ve written about WordPress.Com and WordPress.Org.  Now I’m going to suggest some blogs you can check out if you want to learn more about blogging with WordPress.

  1. Blogging University: An introduction to the fundamentals of blogging on WordPress.com.
  2. WP Beginner, which bills itself as the largest free WordPress resource for beginners.
  3. Official WordPress Lessons – these are resources offered by the WordPress.com site.
  4. WordPress.tv  This site offers visual learners comprehensive video lessons and tutorials on WordPress.
  5. WPHub. A site to help you learn about WordPress Themes, Plugins, and Tutorials.

Happy Learning!