Creative Chats and Chai Ep. 5: Favorite Wordpress Plugins

The following are my favorite Wordpress plugins.

It's very easy to add plugins to wordpress.

You can go to https://wordpress.org/plugins/, download the zip file and then upload, or search under Plugins-Add New in the Wordpress Dashboard.

 

Site speed:

W3 Cache

https://wordpress.org/plugins/w3-total-cache/

This plugin deletes Cache and frees up space to make your website faster.

WP Smush

https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-smushit/

This plugin smushes file sizes and makes images optimized for your website. BJ Lazy Load

https://wordpress.org/plugins/bj-lazy-load/

This allows the images to not show up until needed, making the website load faster.Spam: 

Akismet

https://wordpress.org/plugins/akismet/

Eliminates spam!

Disqus comments

https://disqus.com/

A great comments system that you can control from the disqus website.Font

https://wordpress.org/plugins/font/

I can add my favorite font Ink Blossoms to my blog! Hello Bar and Sumo Me

https://www.hellobar.com/

Hello Bar you can see at the top of this website adds newsletter signups in a friendly and non-intrusive way.

https://sumome.com/

Sumome is a social sharing as well as a Heatmap software along with other features.

Wordpress Editorial Calendar

https://wordpress.org/plugins/editorial-calendar/

Great way to plan out your blog posts within wordpress.

YouTube/Spotify Embed

https://wordpress.org/plugins/youtube-video-player/

YouTube embed to help your YouTube videos automatically show up

https://wordpress.org/plugins/spotify-embed/

Great way to add spotify playlists to your blog post.

Instagram/Pinterest

https://wordpress.org/plugins/simple-instagram/

Instagram widget for your sidebar

https://wordpress.org/plugins/pinterest-pin-it-button/

Add the Pin It Plugin so people can pin your images on your blog

https://wordpress.org/plugins/pinterest-widgets/

Pinterest widget (there are others out there as well. Yoast SEO

https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-seo/

SEO plugin to help when writing blog posts.

What's your favorite plugin?

See you guys next week!

Jenna