Is your blog on wordpress, and are you on the tech Niche?
WordPress is the number 1 blogging platform with more than 35 percent of the blogs in the world hosted on it. WordPress has made blogging a very easy task for everybody, even newbies can start blogging on this esteemed platform with ease and even start to earn regular income online in no time. The utmost among some of the things which makes WordPress content management system the best is the availability of large no. of plugins made for your use. These plugins automate the tasks that could have been very difficult for you and makes blogging all easier. On this article we would look at the top 5 must have plugins that should be installed on a tech blog.
In wordpress database, there are probably a million plugins out there to make your task easy, each of them has a specific function they do and the kind of niche they suit in, so for all tech blog owners these ones I’m going to list here should always be installed in your wordpress blog.
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So let’s look at them.
When it comes to spam, wordpress tech blogs have always been the most targeted blogs, with a lot of bots being created daily just to spam them and probably get the bot owner a good backlink which will eventually destroy your ranking. With NospanNX plugin you can be sure of blocking 99 % of this spam comments. To protect your Blog from automated spambots, this plugin adds invisible form fields to your comment form. And it is the best Anti-spam plugin I know of and would recommend to every wordpress user not only Tech Bloggers.
Have a wordpress blog and would like to add some static html codes to the post and pages of the blog? Html codes like share buttons, Related Posts and Ad Codes like AdSense? Then the post layout plugin is definitely a savior to you, with it you can implement codes before, after or in the middle of a post or a page, with it you can fully integrate the Google AdSense to you tech blog without using a Google AdSense plugin which isn’t always trustworthy as the creator of the plugin might add a Google AdSense unit of his own which will automatically replace yours.
You might have never heard of this plugin, it isn’t pretty popular but it helps in its own way, it helps secure your images so they can’t be used on other sites which is pretty bad because it will steal your bandwidth without actually giving you the deserved web traffic you sought. This plugin auto adds a watermark like the one on the images on this post www.techjay.com. The good thing about it is that you can actually customize the look and feel of the watermark you want on the images. Take for instance check other posts on this blog you would realize they are actually with an orange color but now the watermark colors are now white which I think is more matured.
WordPress Backup to Dropbox:
Super cool Plugin for every blog owner with a Dropbox account (Who doesn’t have one this days ). This plugin helps backup your blog automatically to the cloud. With it you can keep your valuable WordPress website, its media and database backed up to Dropbox in minutes. And it’s super easy to use which makes it a necessity for all blogs on wordpress. You can choose a day, time and how often you wish your wordpress to be back upped to the Dropbox server. So you don’t have to worry about losing your site someday.
Nrelate Related Content
This Plugin adds a related posts with thumbnails below your post page and helps a lot with decreasing your blog bounce rate. It also helps with Seo a lot. It is the best plugin to display related content: Both Thumbnails or text on all of your pages. Although there are many other plugins that can do this for you nRelate has proven to be the best for wordpress as it doesn’t consume bandwidth like other related content Plugins.
On the wordpress Database these are some of the best free plugins for every tech blogger out there. I personally use all of them on this blog and won’t recommend any one that’s isn’t cool for your blog. So now its upto you to tell me what other plugin you use that’s cool for your blog and whats your user experience with this plugins.