My favourite blog plugins

 

My blog is the beating heart of my website. Every week I post a new article and present it to my clients, fans and readers. I love doing this, spreading useful tips and tools, preferably the easy way. I call this the B.E.S.T. way: with as little Brain Activity, Energy, Stress and Time as possible!

So, I am always looking out for simple & effective tools to achieve this. And when you’re blog is on a WordPress site – like mine is – there are zillions of  plugins you to help you blogging in the B.E.S.T. way.


My favourite plugins for my blog

So, I have listed a number of cool plugins for you. Any of these will be of great use to you, too,

Thank Me Later
Thank Me Later is really super simple and cool. It sends ‘thank you’ emails to readers who post a comment on your blog. You can create unique thank you messages for each blog post, or choose to send the same message for each of your blog posts.

Duplicate Post
Duplicate Post is very handy for copying a blog post as a new draft for editing, immediately or later.

Yoast SEO
Yoast SEO offers simple and clear help for search optimisation, so you can optimise your blog posts in a flash, after you have written them.

Akismet Anti-Spam
Akismet checks your comments automatically and it filters out any comments that look like spam.

Blog Recipe
Blog Recipe is a brand new plugin I have developed for entrepreneurs who blog for their business. It shows you step by step how to build your blog so the storyline is in place what makes the reading engaging. I am very, very excited about this plugin, as this is a game-changer for you, if you’re willing to write your blog posts with the aid of the Blog Recipe.

Blog Recipe


What is your favourite WordPress Plugin?

Needless to say, I am curious which blog plugin is your favourite. Do let me know in your comment below.

 

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10 thoughts on “My favourite blog plugins

  1. klazien Schaap

    Great blog Saskia! My favorite is Yoast. It helped me get to the first page of Google. Also, take some time to read Yoast’s own blog articles. It’s very worth while and lots and lots to learn about SEO in clear easy language.

    Thanks for the ‘thank me later’ plugin. I will install it 🙂

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    1. Saskia van de Riet Post author

      Thank, Klazien, for sharing your favourite and your blog reading tip for Yoast – great idea!
      Saskia
      xx

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  2. Veron Goemans

    Yoast and Askimet I use too. They are not so much my favorite, more necessary for me. The Blog Recipe is only in English, but easy to translate.
    Do I understand it right that the blog recipe automatically appears on a blank page? So I can just fill in the blankes?
    That would be nice. Must try it then.

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    1. Saskia van de Riet Post author

      Thanks, Veron for your views on plugins. My https://wordpress.org/plugins/blog-recipe/ plugin allows you to tick off each of the Blog Recipe’s Ingredients, as you go along. On your “all blog posts page” you will see the status in a separate column for each of your articles. Great overview, great reminders, saving time and stress. Do try it out!
      Saskia
      xx

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  3. Anja

    My favourite plugin is UpdraftPlus for directly e.g. my website to Dropbox. It runs in the background.
    There is one I really enjoy a lot. That is Thrive Ovation to collect, manage and display the testimonials. It makes it so much easier to manage them.

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  4. Jennifer

    My favorite is iThemes Security. As I’ve been hacked several times. This plugin keeps me safe.
    I wonder how you keep your WordPress site secure.

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    1. Saskia van de Riet Post author

      Hi Jennifer, good point and thank you for your favourite plugin. Security is very important, and not just for blogging 😉
      I have a SSL certificate for my website… that makes it a hard nut to crack for hackers, apparently. The SSL certificate is also in compliance with the upcoming European GDPR regulations, which come into effect as of 25 May 2018.
      Saskia
      xx

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    2. Roel

      Hi Jennifer,

      Since Saskia uses a managed WordPress solution she (probably) isn’t familiar with additional plugins required to operate her website safely. The platform takes care of all these tasks traditionally performed by security plugins as iThemes Security.

      So in that sense, Saskia has little to do with security in day-to-day practice. By using strong passwords and tools to manage those she prevents any other possible weak links in the complex chain that day-to-day security is concerned with.

      When you’re running your website on a traditional hosting platform, plugins like iThemes are a good start to prevent attackers from abusing easy attack vectors. For instance brute forcing your website’s login is quite commonly seen with WordPress.

      Regards,

      Roel

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      1. Saskia van de Riet Post author

        Thanks Roel, I knew there was more… and this is precisely why I have a managed WordPress solution…
        Saskia
        xx

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        1. Anja

          Hi Jennifer, Roel and Saskia,

          Thank you for this valuable information about security of our websites. Very important.

          Reply

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