Best WordPress Tips and Tools of 2009

April 29, 2010

Which tactics and plugins provide the most powerful SEO boost for a WordPress blog? Which tools are best for Twitter integration? How can you make WordPress easier to use for non-technical content contributors? What plugins and techniques should you use to truly personalize your blog?

Best WordPress Tips and Tool of 2009Find the answers to these questions and more here in the best posts and articles about WordPress from last year.

Must See SEO Guide for All WordPress Bloggers by wpbeginner

Noting that “SEO for a WordPress blog is different than SEO for static websites, mainly because of the social nature of blogging technology,” this post provides 16 excellent tips for optimizing a blog for search.

20 of the Best SEO Plugins for WordPress by Mashable

Who knew there were so many SEO-specific plugins for WordPress? A great list, though some promote use of the insidious nofollow tag. In contrast, the Dofollow Plugin won’t hurt your SEO (as long as you’re filtering out spam comments) and it’s much friendlier to your valued commenters than nofollowing their links.

3 Plug-ins That Every Blog Needs for SEO by Clicktelligence

A quick review of three complementary plugins for improving blog SEO.

Platinum SEO plugin – The ultimate wordpress SEO solution by Techblissonline Dot Com

Though I personally use and like the All in One SEO plugin, this is an alternative worth checking out if you want more granular control.

Photo Dropper

One of the fastest, easiest tools for adding photos to blog posts.

How to build a successful blog from conception to delivery by Steve Newman Digital Marketing Blog

A bit rambling, but includes some valuable insights and a nice list of key plugins.

7 Tools To Integrate Twitter With Your WordPress Blog by makeuseof.com

Milind Alvares reviews seven helpful Twitter tools for WordPress, including TweetSuite by Dan Zarrella, which he rates as the most complete Twitter plugin he’s come across.

Using Forms in WordPress by siam communications

A helpful and positive review of the cforms II plug-in for WordPress by Delicious Days.

8 ways to make WordPress easier to use for your clients by Designer Daily

***** 5 stars
An outstanding list of tips and plugins to make the use of WordPress as a CMS easier for non-technical clients or content contributors.

Custom WordPress blog design checklist and walkthrough by The Design Cubicle

Brian Hoff provides a helpful checklist for custom blog designs listing all of the various elements to design and consider when working with a standard WordPress template.

10 Ways to Customize and Personalize your WordPress Blog by Pro Blog Design

Angie Bowen supplies a detailed tutorial, complete with examples, on customizing various elements of a blog’s design including creating a personalized About page, customizing the 404 error page and incorporating social media.

Lazy Blogger’s guide to Super Charge WordPress with 100+ Plugins by Ruhani Rabin

If Angie’s instructions (above) seem like too much work, try jazzing up your blog with a selection of these plugins. But as Ruhani notes, “Do not install all of the
plugins, it (sic) will simply overload your WordPress configuration.”

Top 105 Tips, Hacks, Templates, and Plugins for WordPress by WordPress

As the title promises, links to more than 100 WordPress resources for tasks like SEO, creating a unique design, adding dynamic Javascript search bars and much more.

300+ Resources to Help You Become a WordPress Expert by Web Designer Depot

A treasure trove of theme sources, tutorials, plugins and other valuable resources.

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8 Responses


  1. Satpam 

    I like the design of your web. How do you change the color of green into orange? I have tried to change it but failed. Could you give me some info about it? Thanks


  2. Satpam 

    good website. Would you like to tell me, how to change the green dots of greenpoint milanda into orange or other colors? I have tried it on my weblog, but failed. Thanks


  3. Tom 

    Satpam -

    Sure. You have to edit the Stylesheet (style.css). Find the areas that say “dotted” and change the hex value to the color you desire. Color Schemer (http://www.colorschemer.com/online.html) is a helpful tool for finding hex color values. Hope that helps!

  4. excellent links-

    I am addicted to all these pluggins so cool and helpful — wordpress+plugins rock


  5. stef 

    Thank you for sharing. Recommending for all WordPress webdesigners!

  6. This is a very nice tip for wordpress SEO, I am just hearing about SEO smart link for the first time. And I think I like it more than the related post plugin I am currently using in my blog. I am going to try it for some weeks to see if it will improve the SEO of my blog.


  7. Wesam 

    Even these tools in 2009, but they are working perfect till this day…
    For me I’m using “8 ways to make WordPress easier to use for your clients” now

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