Technology review day! Not sure how long I want to keep this series going, I have not had much time to really find something to recommend and judge. So since I have really gone full blown on upgrading my blog here, and trying to get it to run sufficiently. I figured why not do a typical plugin recommendation post. I know this has been done by many but I figured maybe someone wants to know what makes the backbones of this delightful website.
Backup by Supsystic
Complete online backup + restoration. Manual or automate backup to Dropbox, FTP and Email. Custom backup files, database, plugins. This is perfect and works amazing, would not be able to backup as easily without it.
Categories Images Plugin allow you to add an image to category or any custom term. I am using this for the category page, which is still under construction. I wanted to add more images to the
Jetpack by WordPress.com
Bring the power of the WordPress.com cloud to your self-hosted WordPress. Jetpack enables you to connect your blog to a WordPress.com account to use the powerful features normally only available to WordPress.com users. I think every site uses this now a days. They did a whole convention here in my home city for it when they did a WordPress convention. it is really handy and has cut down my plugins by so many.
Integrates a “Like This” option for posts. For visitors who want to let the author know that they enjoyed the post, but don’t want to go to the effort of commenting. Even though this can be found in Jetpack I still love using Rose’s plugin because I find it really simple and easy to manipulate.
Nelio External Featured Image
Use external images as your posts/page featured images. If you use an external service for storing your images and then linking them from your WordPress site, this plugin will perfectly fit your needs. I use this to save space on my site sever, and I upload the photos to Flickr, since I can get a direct URL from them. Works great, just need to work on not having a set height and width but rather only one.
A simple and easy way to test your theme for all the latest WordPress standards and practices. A great theme development tool, and I use it every time I make a theme. Although I do not follow every rule sometimes it can lead me to where I have an issue so I can fix it easily.
The first true all-in-one SEO solution for WordPress, including on-page content analysis, XML sitemaps and much more. Really useful and simply the only SEO tool you need to run your blog or website on WordPress. I am not that bias but it is awfully easy and convenient to use.
There for have it, the 7 Must Have WordPress Plugins I cannot live without. I promise to have a better and more unique topic next week, just this week is super hectic and I felt that the quality of this post would still be worth while. Let me know what you use below in the comments!
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