WP Plugins that I use – Part 2

If you missed Part 1, you can check it out here: WP Plugins that I use – Part 1

11. Jetpack by WordPress.com: I have this Plugin installed by at the moment it is not compatible with my site being hosted by GoDaddy. They are trying to fix it.

12. ShareDaddy: This allows your readers to share your posts. It shows up under each post. Right now, mine has Email, Facebook, Twitter and StumbleUpon but you can add any services you want.

13. Subscription Options: This Plugin gives you the ability to show Subscription options in a widget to your readers. For example, you can see it on my outer right sidebar. It is the one with the RSS, Email Subscription, Twitter and Facebook logos. The widget is very easy to use. You enter your links, specify the color and size you want the icons to be and you are all set!

14. The Social Links: Almost the same as above except this is for your readers to follow your social profiles. You can see it on the sidebar directly below the Subscription Options widget. You configure it in the Plugin menu by selecting the Settings option once it is installed and activated. You can then enter your links for all your social networks, specify the size of the icon and you are done.

15. Widget Logic: So this is the coolest Plugin ever!!!! This allows you to control what widgets show up on your specific pages. You control the widgets with WP’s conditional tags is_home etc. It is very easy to use as it set on every widget on my site. Check out all the widgets on the home page and then go to a different page. All the widgets are different. The only one that shows up on every page is the GFC widget. I think this is so great. I know a lot of people don’t like ads but I can use this to show different ads on different pages or pretty much whatever I want. So cool!

16. WordPress Database Backup: This backs up my database every night and sends me an email with the information. If anything every happens like my computer crashing, I will always have a backup that I can revert to so I don’t loose everything.

17. WordPress Editorial Calendar: Another awesome WP tool. This calendar shows all your posts whether they are published or scheduled. If they are scheduled, you can actually drag and drop them to whatever date you want them to post.You access it under your posts tab.

18. WordPress Hit Counter: This is just a regular counter. It counts each visit made to your site. You can customize what number to start at, other options and there are a lot of counter styles to choose from. The configuring is done in Settings – Hit Counter. Then you go to your widget page and add it to one of your bars.

20. WordPress Importer: Import posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, tags and more from a WordPress export file. Haven’t used it…it was just there so I am guessing it is something that is standard.

21. WordPress SEO: The first true all-in-one SEO solution for WordPress, including on-page content analysis, XML sitemaps and much more. This is to help improve your SEO. It does a lot of the work for you but you need to have some knowledge on what you are doing. The plugin site does provide some information on that.

22. WP Google Fonts: This makes it super easy to add custom fonts to your site. You configure it in the Plugin page under the settings tab for this plugin. You can select which font you want and where to add it all, just headers, body, lists, etc. And you can use multiple fonts. You can also customize with it Custom CSS.

23. WP Super Cache: This will make your site run super fast. If you are doing any editing to your layout and widgets, they won’t show up right away if this is on. It saves a copy of your site and when people come to it, it shows what was saved. That way your site is not loading all the pictures and widgets each and every time. If your site doesn’t take a long time to load in the first place then you really don’t need it. My site doesn’t take that long to load but I like it being as fast as possible. I am a quick clicker!!

So those are all the plugins I am using. Do you use any of the ones I listed? Have they helped you at all? What are some that you use? If you need any help with the widgets I listed, let me know and I will do my best to help you out!!!

9 comments to WP Plugins that I use – Part 2

  • Jackie

    I’ve always used wordpress.com stats ~ I just found jetpack recently when I upgraded wordpress… I like it. I wish the stats would use the line graph though instead of the bar graph. It doesn’t give me the same mental picture. … Anyway, 🙂 I stopped by from the Magnificent monday blog hop and wanted to say hi. 🙂

    • The Steady Hand

      Thanks for stopping by Jackie. I hope they get Jetpack working with GoDaddy hosting soon. I like all the great features it has.

      • Jackie

        that’s weird it doesn’t work with godaddy… I’ve heard quite a few complaints about their hosting… have you tried the wordpressstats plugin? I wonder if that would work for you. I also use an external site called statcounter.com ~ it’s free, and you just have to put a bit of code in your blog and they will track your traffic. I like that one because they differentiate between unique visits and return visits which wp stats doesn’t do, and it’s nice to be able to see. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by my blog and I think I fixed the RSS issue.

        • The Steady Hand

          I know. If I had known that going in, I probably would have used a different hosting service. I just downloaded the WordPress Stats plugin. Thanks for telling me about that and statcounter.com. I will look into that too. You are welcome! Have a great day.

  • jessica punk rock momma

    hey which exact plugin do you use for the wordpress backup i would like to get that one also im following you back form the magnificent mondays blog hop

    • The Steady Hand

      I just replied to your email! I use WordPress Database Backup. Here is the plugin website: . You can just search it on the plugins page and it should come up. Thanks for following me back!

  • MusingMom6

    Ladies. I have go daddy and have had zero problems. Very helpful support and service. I downloaded the jetpack plugin. Did you set it up? Open the settings link on the plugin list page. It should work fine after that. If not email me.

    Some plugins have a settings / deactivate / edit. Option under the title. Plugins should work of you set it up there or if it adds something to your dashboard sidebar. There is a lot to learn

    Aprile, you need to do the setup for the WP touch. I wanted to switch and it wouldn’t let me then it took me to the blog page when I clicked a link. I lost your button and needed to get it again.

    Hope all is going well.

    • The Steady Hand

      MusingMom…okay really? Thank you for telling me that. Jetpack is now working without a problem. Not sure what the issue was before.

      Do you know what I need to setup in the WP Touch? I went thru the settings and selected a couple things. Most of the information was already there and I don’t know much about the plugin to change anything.

      You can grab my button off my home page or on the Blog Roll page.

      Everything is going good, thanks. Hope all is well with you. Right now I am trying to find a way to number my comments…LOL wish me luck.

      • MusingMom6

        I would be glad to. I can add the main things to my plugin page. I’ll let you know when I get it done.

        I think the one you needed to select was to let the visitor choose to use the mobile theme. That’s why I was having trouble. WP takes some getting used to. I need to find help getting my w3cache set up. I’ve used it and deactivated it several times. I dont understand the technical end of it to set it up.

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