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20 WordPress Plugins You Need To Make Your Blog Awesome

20 WordPress Plugins You Need To Make Your Blog Awesome

Great plugins are awesome. Great and free plugins are even more awesome. WordPress has a directory full of 34,000+. We went through all 34,000 and chose our top 20 WordPress plugins to make your blog awesome. You’re welcome.

For Backend Security & Analytics

1. Anit-spam

Avoid getting spam comments by using the Anti-spam plugin. The best part is your readers don’t have to type in captcha. Anti-spam believes that humans shouldn’t have to prove they’re human.

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    Anti-spam plugin page

    2. WordPress SEO by Yoast

    WordPress SEO helps you write better content. It forces you to choose a focus keyword when you’re writing your articles, and then makes sure you use that focus keyword everywhere. This is the perfect plugin to boost your blog’s SEO.

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          WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin page

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          3. Jetpack

          Jetpack gives you all the WordPress.com features for you to use on your self-hosted WordPress blog! It’s a quick and easy way for you to check your blog stats straight from your dashboard. It also gives you the option to allow email subscriptions for your blog’s posts and comments.

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            Jetpack plugin page

            4. GA Google Analytics

            This is a simple way to insert your tracking code to view your blog’s stats in your Google account.

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              GA Google Analytics Plugin Page

              5. Google Analytics Dashboard

              Google Analytics Dashboard gives you the ability to view your Google Analytics data in your WordPress dashboard. As long as your tracking code is inserted (via GA Google Analytics), you can see detailed analytics info and statistics such as number of visits, number of visitors, bounce rates, organic searches, pages per visit and more.

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                Google Analytics Dashboard

                For Productivity

                6. Editorial Calendar

                The amazing editorial calendar gives you an overview of your blog and when each post will be published. Drag and drop to move posts, edit posts right in the calendar, and manage your entire blog!

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                  Editorial Calendar Plugin Page

                  7. Duplicate Post

                  The duplicate post plugin gives you the ability to clone a post or a page. This is very useful for posts or pages that you’d like formatted exactly the same. After cloning a page, you can just add content without having to format the page to match the others.

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                    Duplicate Post Plugin Page

                    8. Organize Series

                    The Organize Series WordPress Plugin helps with the organization and presentation of articles/posts you write as part of a series. It helps make it easier for readers of your blog to discover all the series you’ve written and also to easily find post that are part of the same series.

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                        Organize Series Plugin Page

                        9. CMS Page Tree View

                        CMS Page Tree View adds a tree overview of all your pages and custom posts to WordPress – much like the view often found in a page-focused CMS platfrom. Within this tree you can edit pages, view pages, add pages, search pages, and drag and drop pages to rearrange the order.

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                          CMS Tree Page View Plugin Page

                          10. PhotoDropper

                          PhotoDropper allows you to find and upload images into your content from within WordPress. The plugin contains millions of free & premium images. The best part is – you can find and upload images in just a few clicks, saving you a lot of precious time.

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                                  PhotoDropper Plugin Page

                                  For Engagement

                                  11. Wordpress Notification Bar

                                  Add a quick and easy sticky easy notification bar to your blog with the WordPress Notification Bar plugin. Prompt users to subscribe to your blog or make a purchase with a simple call-to-action button!

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                                      WordPress Notification Bar Plugin Page

                                      12. Click To Tweet

                                      Allow your audience to post your tweetworthy content to their Twitter timeline with the click of a button. ClickToTweet allows you to easily create tweetable content for your readers. Use pullquotes and custom messages inside the body of your blog post to highlight your content for the reader and make it simple for them to share on Twitter.

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                                          Click To Tweet Plugin Page

                                          13. PopupAlly

                                          PopupAlly allows you to create advanced popup signup forms in under 5 minutes, even if you don’t know code. PopupAlly’s visual editor allows you to customize the look-and-feel of your popups with an instant preview, saving you lots of time. This plugin also has a great exit-intent feature which means you can prompt a “But, wait! There’s more!” pop-up when users are about to leave your site. 

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                                            PopupAlly Plugin Page

                                            14. Related Posts

                                            Increase your readers’ engagement with your posts by adding Related Posts in the footer of your content. Automatically added Related Posts can increase your internal traffic up to 10%.

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                                                Related Posts Plugin Page

                                                15. Pay with a tweet

                                                This plugin allows your visitors to download files after publishing a tweet onto their Twitter account. Add “pay with a tweet” links easily with a simple shortcode. When a user pays for content with a tweet, you can recognize and engage with them through your social media.

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                                                  Pay With a Tweet Plugin Page

                                                  Social Sharing

                                                  16. Pinterest Hover Pin It Button

                                                  This is the official Pinterest Hover Pin It button for WordPress. This plugin enables a Pin It button over all of your images that are at least 120×120.

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                                                    Pinterest Hover Pin It Button Plugin Page

                                                    17. Social Share by AddtoAny

                                                    The WordPress sharing plugin to help people share, bookmark, and email your posts and pages using any service, such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, Reddit, Tumblr, StumbleUpon, LinkedIn, and well over 100 more sharing and social bookmarking sites. AddToAny’s customizable platform and social share icons let you optimize your site’s blog posts & pages for the best social sharing engagement.

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                                                        Social Share by AddtoAny Plugin Page

                                                        18. Simplified Social Share

                                                        Let users share your web contents on over 50 social networks resulting into drastic increase in referral traffic.

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                                                              Simple Social Share Plugin Page

                                                              19. Floating Social Media Icon

                                                              Link customized social icons to your social media profiles. The icons will appear at the bottom right of each page and will stay there even if a user scrolls the page, thus floating.

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                                                                20. Share by SumoMe

                                                                Add floating share buttons on the left side of your blog. Not only does SumoMe make it easy for your readers to share your content, but you can track what’s being shared the most and which social media platform people are using most frequently.

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                                                                      SumoMe Plugin Page

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                                                                      Published on October 16, 2018

                                                                      7 Clever Goal Tracker Apps to Help You Make the Most of Your Business

                                                                      7 Clever Goal Tracker Apps to Help You Make the Most of Your Business

                                                                      There’s nothing more fulfilling than the sense of accomplishment you get by achieving your business goals.

                                                                      Gone are the days when you used pen and paper to take notes and manage your work day. As millennials are relying heavily on technology to manage almost everything from finances to their personal fitness, goal tracking apps are also becoming increasingly popular.[1]

                                                                      In this piece, we will shed some light on 7 such goal tracking apps that you can use to streamline your operations.

                                                                      I have handpicked these apps from a software rating web services site Best Online Reviews. Industry experts review software on these websites and help businesses to find the right solutions to meet their various, unique business requirements.

                                                                      1. Aha!

                                                                        Aha! is a California-based roadmap software provider and offers excellent goal tracking app that lets you define goals and objectives for projects. The app also lets you list out primary tasks and allows you to focus on them.

                                                                        Hosted securely on the cloud, the app offers enhanced communication tools for sharing updates through emails with select colleagues or the entire organization.

                                                                        Aha! is available on multiple platforms such as the web, Android, iOS, Windows, etc. and starts from $59 per month per user.

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                                                                        2. Asana

                                                                          Asana is one of the more popular project management apps available for businesses. It lets you organize all your team’s work, such as setting up and tracking goals, creating tasks, sharing files and notes, etc.

                                                                          Asana also allows your team to organize all their tasks and focus on urgent priorities. Moreover, the app offers a delightful user experience that makes task management simple and easy.

                                                                          Asana is available on multiple platforms from PCs and Mac to iOS and Android. Multi-channel adaptability makes Asana the perfect choice to track your goals anytime, from anywhere.

                                                                          Available for iOS | Android | Web

                                                                          3. Basecamp

                                                                            Basecamp is an excellent tool to manage all your team’s projects and keep your activities organized. It opens a new thread for every task and that task is visible by the whole team.

                                                                            With Basecamp, you can schedule tasks, add to-dos, discuss tasks by adding comments, add files and attachments, and much more.

                                                                            The app is available on both mobile and desktop platforms and costs $99 per month. It is available on the web, Android, and iOS platforms and offers excellent multi-channel access.

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                                                                            Available for iOS | Android | Web

                                                                            4. Forecast

                                                                              An efficient tool for successful task management, Forecast is also a popular goal tracking app. Apart from effective milestone tracking, the app also offers convenient status reporting.

                                                                              Forecast uses project history to let you know the status of your current work. Moreover, it uses the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to provide high-quality assistance. It is a robust app for small teams to track goals and time.

                                                                              Forecast is available for free and comes with Android and iOS app support. The premium version of the app starts from $19 per month per user.

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                                                                              5. Wrike

                                                                                Wrike is a cloud-based collaboration and project management app that successfully manages projects from start to finish. It lets you create tasks, track work progress and retrieve reports with ease.

                                                                                The app also gives real-time work updates and helps team members to understand their work priorities. A custom report builder helps you to generate in-depth reporting.

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                                                                                Wrike’s premium version is available from $9.80 per month per user and is available on multiple platforms.

                                                                                Available for iOS | Android | Web

                                                                                6. Todo.vu

                                                                                  Todo.vu is a unique platform that delivers enhanced customer relationship management (CRM), task management, time tracking, and billing functionality in a single app.

                                                                                  According to Capterra, it’s an ideal app for freelancers and consultants, who are looking for tools to improve efficiency and transparency.

                                                                                  Although the app is free to use with basic features, the premium plan starts from $5 per month per user. The app also comes with calendar sync and task reminder functionality to keep you on track, always.

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                                                                                  7. Flock

                                                                                    Looking for a tool to simplify task management? Try out Flock.

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                                                                                    Flock comes with enhanced goal tracking and additional features like instant messaging.

                                                                                    Moreover, Flock offers tons of integrations with tools such as Google, MailChimp, Jira, Dropbox, etc. It is a powerful tool that’s packed with robust features such as reminders, notes, polls and to-dos.

                                                                                    Even though you can use the tool for free, the paid version of Flock is available from $4.50 per month per user.

                                                                                    Available for iOS | Android | Web

                                                                                    Conclusion

                                                                                    Businesses need high-quality project management tools to streamline collaboration and operations. Enhanced goal tracking apps make it easy for your team to improve productivity by keeping its tasks organized.

                                                                                    But it’s essential that you choose an app that meets your unique business requirements. You can choose from the above-mentioned apps to streamline operations and improve the productivity of your team.

                                                                                    Featured photo credit: Alvaro Reyes via unsplash.com

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