11 WordPress Plugins You May Not Be Using But Might Want To Consider

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If you use WordPress as the content management system for your website or blog then you will no doubt have a few plug-ins already installed to help with issues such as site speed, security, analytics etc.

Andy Beal from Trackur, a leading provider of social media monitoring tools, has put together the following list of 11 great plug-ins that you might not have heard of:

11 new wordpress pluginsFacebook Like Thumbnailyou know when someone shares your homepage (or any page for that matter) on Facebook and either it ends up with no thumbnail or picks some random image from the page? Yeah, this plugin takes care of that issue in seconds!

Hover – want to explain more about a feature or option on your site? Use this plugin to designate text boxes that appear when a user hovers over selected words.

Link Juice Keeperdon’t want to mess with individual 301 redirects? This simple plugin creates 301s for all missing pages, redirecting them back to your homepage.

Relevanssiif you have any kind of content/article site, you absolutely must install this WordPress plugin. It puts your site’s search box on steroids. Instead of the lame chronologically ordered search results, you can customize how results are ordered, increase relevance, and even bold matching keywords. It’s like Google for your site search!

Theme Tester if you ever find yourself needing to upgrade your WordPress theme this is a must have plugin. It allows you to switch themes while only showing the new theme to admins of your site.

WP Greet Box – this handy little WordPress plugin allows you to display customized messages to visitors depending on the referring source. Unlike those annoying pop-ups, WP Greet Box simply inserts the message before each post. Lots of customization to get your targeting just right!

Facebook Likes List – if you’ve ever wanted to show a sidebar list of your most popular posts, ordered by Facebook likes, you’ve probably been frustrated at the lack of plugins to help. Well, thanks to Andrew Norcross, you can now add a simple widget to any WordPress site!

Pinterest Pin It Button For Images – this simple WordPress plugin lets you add a “Pin This” hover button to any image in your blog posts.

WP-Click-Tracker – your regular analytics will keep track of which links within your site get clicked, but this plugin will also keep track of ALL link clicks on your site–even those pointing to external web sites!

Facebook Page Publish – automatically publishes new blog posts to your Facebook wall!

Thumbnail Viewer – this WordPress plugin simply offers a better way to show larger images on your blog. Instead of a user going to a blank page with just your large image, it uses a Lightbox type effect to show the larger image in an overlay.

You can read Andy’s full article here – http://www.trackur.com/best-wordpress-plugins-reputation

Author: Mark Watts



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Hi, my name is Mark and I'm the owner of SEO Manchester.

I started in SEO in 2009 and have gradually built up my business solely from organic traffic generated via high search engine rankings (mainly Google).

I love building highly optimised WordPress websites and optimising Google Places listings. I am also constantly building on my knowledge of the uses of all forms of social media for marketing effectiveness, particularly Google+.

When not helping clients improve their online presence I enjoy walking the dog around the hills where we live, reading, real ale and (surprise) spending more time on the web.

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