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Every start to a year I get all organizational mad. Which isn’t a bad thing I guess!
2015 has big plans and I am starting the year out with 3 blogs! YES 3! I have my blog planner printed and I am ready to go go go!
The start of the year also sees me not only in organize and plan mode but in “spring cleaning” mode. Ok, I have a bee in my bonnet as they say.
To start 2015 out right on this blog I thought I would share a few plugins I have been installing on the new blog as well as using on my blog and this poor neglected blog. (which I have vowed to write for at least once a week this year!
Here they are in no particular order.
Akismet – get it use it, keep spam at bay. I use this on all 3 sites and here is what it have done for me over the last 6 months on my PM site. I have the free version.
Quick Adsense – This plugin lets me stick things just about anywhere! Together with Genesis Simple Hooks (if you run Genesis) One can pretty much add things to the top, middle, after images, after posts, basically anywhere. On PM I use this to insert ads in the middle of a post, I especially like it because on things like sponsore posts I can use the shortcode to say “no ads” and remove the ads.
Google Analytics Dashboard for WP – This one is new for me this year, I was using a chrome plugin but it seems to be discontinued and now I hardly view my blog stats. This one works on wordpress 4 up.
WordPress Editorial Calendar – What?! you don’t use it? I love the overview of this one and I can drag around the drafts to different dates too. Here is a screen shot. (wow, I need to clean up those drafts!)
Limit Login Attempts – This one is for the hackers and does exactly what the name says. You might need to write your login somewhere if you are prone to forget else you will get locked out of your own site! oops.
Google XML Sitemaps – Another the name says it all, help google help you. Install and forget it.
Dashboard Notepad – Might be an unnecessary plugin sometimes but mostly I find it good to keep the keywords stored I want to write about or round up ideas. Because I loose paper and spreadsheets seem to get lost in my sea of files.
Add featured image to RSS feed – This one is how I get my images to show up in places like bloglovin!
Comment Reply Notification – yip, let those readers know you replied!
Do you have a must HAVE or favorite plugin? I would love to know about it!