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Free WordPress Plugins To Rock Your Blog

Free WordPress Plugins for Bloggers


I’m constantly looking for new resources to improve my blog and to share with clients at work. Here are 5 free WordPress plugins that I’m really loving and I think you’ll love, too:

Attention Grabber: This is a great free plugin alternative to Hello Bar. Use it to promote a certain post, a series of posts, a reader giveaway, an ebook, whitepaper, etc. I love that you can customize your text, color scheme, etc. You can see this plugin in action at the very top of my blog (promoting this lovely Social Media Monday series.)

WPTouch Mobile: Is your blog mobile friendly? If not, you better busta move to make it so. 60 percent of people access the Internet via a mobile device (according to this Marketingland article) so why make your blog difficult to read on a mobile device? WPTouch Mobile is a great free WordPress plugin that I just started using.

Fancier Author Box: This is a great way to post a mini bio at the end of your blog posts and highlight recent posts. You can quickly and easily add author bios above or below your posts, pages or custom post types. Fancier Author Box plugin allows you to connect your social profiles from all of the social media A listers, from Twitter to LinkedIn. For $10 you can upgrade to Fanciest Author Box, but Fancier Author Box has lots of great bells and whistles.

WordPress SEO: This is another free plugin I’m kind of crushing on. I’ve been using this for about a year now (hat tip to my smart co-worker and fellow blogger Mary Bernard for telling me about it.) I’m not super SEO savvy, but this plugin helps me maximize each post’s SEO juice before I hit the publish button by adding a keyword and tweaking the post just so until I get the victorious “green” light.

Click to Tweet: Another great free plugin which is especially useful highlighting data snippets or other interesting facts you want to highlight and share with your readers. The free version offers a limited amount of links per month but offers analytics so it’s a great plugin to test out before investing in the paid version. See it in action below:

Tweet: 60 percent of people access the Internet via a mobile device. Via @MarketingLand


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Do you use any of these plugins? What are some of your favorite WordPress plugins? Share in the comments below!

I'm Jamie, a 50-year-old Nashville working mom desperately seeking a few moments of Zen and zinfandel. I love to travel, find great deals, and talk with my hands. My husband and I have two daughters, three dogs, one cat and too much laundry. Email me at blondemomblog @ gmail.com.

4 Comments

  • Sagar

    Nice and very informative post
    WordPress is one of best CMS I have ever used. Plugins are really a good way for incorporating features in to a website or blog without coding. The above post provides some plugins with which we can increase our website’s performance and use it to gain more audience to our site.Out of the above I have used only WordPress SEO plugin . I will surely try all the plugins mentioned above.

    Great post and I hope this post would help many web masters and bloggers especially beginners.

    Thank you for sharing.

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