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Best WordPress Plugins: 40 Experts Share Top WordPress Plugins

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Best WordPress Plugins: 40 SEO and WordPress experts reveal their 5 favorite free and Premium WordPress Plugins. Amazing content, check it out....

Ileane Smith – BasicBlogTips

This question comes at a really good time because I switched themes recently which caused me to take an even closer look at the plugins I use on Basic Blog Tips. Before I give you my five favs, I want to start off by saying how important it is to have a great theme with basic features built-in. This will make a huge difference in performance and greatly reduce the number of plugins you need to install.

My current theme is Genesis and I use a child theme from Appendipity called Showcase. So right out the gate I don’t need to install any social sharing or following plugins because they are integrated within Showcase.

With all that said, it’s still challenging to pick 5 plugins but I’ll give it a shot.

1. Anti-spam – is the newest one I’m testing to cut down on the time I spend moderating comments. I almost don’t want to give that little secret away because somehow whenever a plugin like this gets popular, the spammers figure out a way to work around it. But it’s so good I have to share it with you guys.

2. AuthorSure – is a plugin that takes all the fuss out of setting up Google Authorship, which is essential for any blog with multiple authors and for bloggers who don’t  want to mess around with code. It adds a nice looking author bio box and a lot of other options as well.

3. Pretty-link Pro – is another must have for anyone doing affiliate marketing. It makes your links easier to remember and it’s also great for YouTubers and Podcasters who want to share links on their shows.

4. WP-Optimize – is a great one to have around. If you haven’t used this one before, the first time you run it, you will most certainly notice that your blog loads faster.

5. P3 Plugin Performance Profiler – will come in handy when you see that your blog is loading slowly. This one will tell you which plugin is causing the issue and give you a complete rundown of the time it takes for each one to load. When you see the load times, I know it will be hard but just un-install the one with the longest load time and you’ll be thankful you did!


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If you are a blogger and are on Wordpress you know how flexible it is as a blogging platform. You can add functionality for just about anything by using "plugins". The article takes a look at 40 of the best plugins surveyed by top social media professionals. Take a look and see if you can find a plugin that could be useful for your content marketing strategy.

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11 Gorgeous WordPress Pinterest Themes

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Social Media has taken more evolutionary leaps in the past two years then it has in the time since cave men adorned their spears and clubs with rocks and bones to differentiate their awesome possessions.


Hope everyone are familiar with the current social media dearie. Yup it is Pinterest! Gentlemen who were once making gag on Pinterest as a social media site used by ladies just to share cooking recipes, are now damn bully users of Pinterest. So, what is there in Pinterest to make them turnaround? Before coming into that, let me quickly crack out few facts about Pinterest.

  • Pinterest, in just two years from its emergence has reached the world’s top 3rd biggest social media networking site.
  • It has an average of 11.7 million unique visitors per month.
  • User’s attention is longer in Pinterest when compared to Facebook and twitter. Pinterest users spend on an average of 15.8 minutes, whereas a Facebook user spends 12.1 minutes and twitter user spends 3.3 minutes on an average.
  • Pinterest drives more referral traffic than Google+, YouTube and Linkedin (even if these three are combined).
  • Almost 70 percent of Pinterest users are females, among which those under the age group of 25 to 35 have their major participation.
  • One third of all Pinterest users have an average annual household income of $100,000.
  • 50 percent of Pinterest users have kids.
  • 97 percent of Facebook fans on Pinterest page are women.


Why Pinterest?

Pinterest, being today’s hottest social media network has taken away the hearts of millions. So, why this Pinterest crush? The one best reason to-be is, Pinterest keeps you visually engaged. With its amazing photo sharing facility, people can anytime pin photos and videos to their boards. Another best thing with Pinterest is, you can upload ‘n’ number of photos to ‘n’ number of albums. Pinterest lets you to pin photos either from your computer or web. If you are pinning a image taken from web, there is a Pinterest Bookmarklet to pick up the source of the image and set it as the click through link. You also have the option of sharing the pins simultaneously on Facebook and Twitter. This unique way of pinning photos and videos has led users to keep showered with Pinterest.


WordPress

Gone are the days where you hire designers to design, build and develop your websites. Now is the trend to design your own website / blog with WordPress. WordPress is absolutely free and hence it is not needed to spend dollars on designing websites. WordPress is simple to use. With a WordPress site, you can easily drive traffic to your page, since WordPress is wholly SEO- friendly. Therefore, your site can be ranked well on Google and other search engine result pages.


WordPress Pinterest Themes

So, now coming to our topic. What is a WordPress – Pinterest theme? There are a plenty of WordPress themes that lets you to add videos, photos, content and other customization options to your WordPress site. The most interesting thing about Pinterest that attracts all visitors is its excellent design and layout. Several Pinterest like WordPress themes have come out to make your WordPress blog shine like a Pinterest page. These WordPress Pinterest themes make you feel as if you are working with a social media network, while the truth is you are in your WordPress site.


Though there are several Pinterest like WordPress themes, I have picked you the best ten themes that comes with some extraordinary features.


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How To Install Wordpress On Your Local Computer

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Here is a simple and illustrated tutorial on how to install WordPress on your own computer.

Doing so can have many advantages: modify themes, build your own theme or just write new articles and see how they look before publishing them on the Internet.

 

Useful. 7/10

 

Tutorial: http://wpwild.com/how-to-install-wordpress-in-your-local-computer/ ;


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My name is Brian Yanish & yes I am a nerd. Now that I got that out of the way, what do I really do? I'm the founder of MarketingHits, a company that helps other businesses find new ways to connect with customers online. http://www.MarketingHits.com