As WordPress is becoming more and more popular these days I thought I might share some of my favorite WordPress Plugins for you! So, if you are a WordPress Blogger I hope we can talk about some amazing Plugins. If you are another Blogger, maybe this post gives you an idea about the amazing world WordPress could offer you!! !
The 10 best WordPress plugins for Book Bloggers
What is does: It sends out an email whenever you get a reply on your comment you left on my site. No matter if you subscribed to them or not.
Why I love it: It’s something I love myself when I’m commenting on a blog. and I don’t like subscribing to all comments which is the case with most of the subscriptions modes. I do not want to read every comment a post gets but, I’d like to know when my comment gets a reply. So I hope this makes me blog more attractive to commenters and I’m always excited when another blog has it installed too!
What it does: When someone comments, she/he can add her blog URL and the plugin will automatically add the latest blog post link to the comment.
Why I love it: I love this plugin so much! Leaving a “selfmade” link like “check out me post” not always leaves the best impression, but with this plugin you can just do this without worrying that it will be frowned upon because the blogger actually asks for your link! Love it! Also, I can see immediately the latest post from bloggers and can directly visit back! I love having this plugin and I love seeing it on Blogs I visit!
What it does: It displays similar/related posts to the bottom of your post
Why I love it: This is an important plugin which helps to keep readers on your site! They might see an interesting post and might go back to read it. Personally, I have clicked and discovered a lot of posts via this plugin on other sites!
Alternative: nRelate (I didn’t get it to work here, but this one is one of the best plugins!)
Plugin Site (this is not free and costs $20)
What it does: I displays a Featured Slider for featured images on your homepage! But this featured sliders can be incorporated also on the sidebar or in a post.
Why I love it: I just LOVE my Featured Slider on my homepage! I love to create pretty images for my posts and this is the perfect way to highlight the recent posts in a beautiful way on your homepage!Also, I am super visual, meaning I love the pretty and I love pretty images and I hope to catch some readers who are like me with this!
Why I love it: SEO is probably the most used keyword when talking about blogging outreach. The better your SEO settings the higher up your Blog Posts will appear on google! This plugging makes it sooo easy!! Take for instance the search term “Rapture by Lauren Kate” – my Review is the 3rd entry right below the Youtube Video and goodreads! That’s like fanfreaking amazing and it can get you so many hits!! If you search for the “Iron Druid Chronicles” my post is still on the first page. This is what you want when you take blogging seriously and this plugin helps setting keywords, titles etc etc!
What it does: Add as nice looking bar to share posts to all important social network Sites.
Why I love it: Well, everyone loves when they post are shared and liked and when someone else besides yourself shares your words:) And this is a plugin that makes it easy for someone to tweet, facebook or even pinterest your posts! Oh and .. it looks cute!
What it does: well, it does tweet your old post
Why I love it: Again, it’s all about spreading the word about your blog and your posts. Also, when I look at my statistics I can see that I get a lot of traffic from twitter, so it makes sense to promote my posts there!
What it does: It makes your blog load faster
Why I love it: Let#s face it, my Blog is heavy on images… I know that! But, this also makes me blog load faster and I would hate for people leaving me just because they don’t want to wait until all my pretty images are loaded. So, this plugin is a must have for blogs like the Boowkorms
What it does: You can create templates for your posts, a template you can “upload” in your new post.
Why I love it: As a Book Blogger I have lots of post that have the same format. I format my reviews always the same way, I always include the Rating images, the Book Badges, my signature and so on. With this template it’s soooo much easier and so much faster to write a review! But, I also have templates created for: Waiting on Wednesday, In my Mailbox and Friday Love Posts! I adore this pluggin!!!
Plugin site (the Pro Version costs $49)
What it does: It’s a magic social network plugin that posts your blog post to all important networking sites automatically. Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter and so much more! The PRO version also includes Google Plus and Pinterest and lets you schedule the posting!
Why I love it: OMG I am in social networking heaven with this plugin!!!! Finally, automatic posting to all my social networking sites without me having to do it manually! Even better! I can actually schedule the posting! This was super important for me as I always posts my post at midnight CST. This is also the time when the tweets go out and it’s posted on facebook. So with this plugin I can post on Facebook 6 hours later and reach out to different people! The same is true for tweets! I just bought and installed it yesterday so I hope it will work just as promised!!
So .. puhh… that’s a long post and a long list!
Now, I would love to hear your most favorite WP plugins!
Oh and to all other Bloggers, doesn’t these plugins sound amazing? Maybe you consider moving to WordPress so feel free to shoot my a question in the comments!!