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?
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.
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.”
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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