In my previous posts in this Blog Expert Series, I discussed the ‘Mandatory WordPress Plugins Your Blog Should Have‘ and the ‘WordPress Plugins Definitely Worth Adding To Your Blog’.
In this post, I shall share with you the plugins I have installed that I feel are ‘Nice To Have’
Contact Form 7
You can just use the contact page template that comes with your theme but if you want to add certain fields for your customers to enter data in, the Contact Form 7 plugin is simple and easy to use.
Max Banner Ads
Allows you to easily rotate banners. But I would recommend you don’t add too many banners. Your site is about sharing knowledge not just about making money.
Post Teaser generates a preview or “teaser” of a post for the main, archive and category pages, with a link underneath to go to the full post page. It includes features to generate a word count, image count, and an estimated reading time.
A plugin that rotates text using animation to fade the text in and out. I use it to display my testimonials in the sidebar.
This is a premium plugin: Rotating Text
Subscribe To Comments
Allows commenters to see all comment replies.
Displays YouTube and Vimeo galleries in your posts, pages, and/or sidebar.
I have my videos displayed here:
Tweet old post
Randomly Tweets your old posts – good for bringing some old posts back to life.
A plugin to show a link to follow the comment author on twitter.
Where did they go from here
Show “Readers who viewed this page, also viewed” links on your page. Helps reduce your Google Bounce Rate.
WordPress.com Popular Posts
Shows the most popular posts.
Which plugins would you add / remove under this category of ‘Nice To Have’?
Please share your views in the comments below.
Previous posts in this series: