There are at least two elements that make WordPress become the most popular content management system: themes and plugins. With the vast selection of available themes to install, you can build your WordPress website almost instantly with professional outlooks. Once your WordPress website is set up, you can further enhance the functionality of your website by installing different plugins. You can turn your WordPress website to a personal blog, e-commerce online store, online portfolio, etc by installing different plugins.
Many online individuals use WordPress to create their blogs and make considerable profits. For example, there are many “mommy bloggers” who share their tips on babysitting and frugal living styles, technology savvy putting up their products reviews on the latest gadgets, and travel bloggers posting their memorable pictures for their trips. These kinds of blogs often record massive traffic records. Hence, many related businesses (e.g. supermarkets, tech companies, travel agencies, etc.) approach them to place advertisements or promotion campaigns through their websites. With different plugins, WordPress owners can easily customize their website for different functions.
Although you have a wide selection of plugins to choose from, choosing the right ones is definitely a difficult task. That’s why we would like to highlight 10 plugins can help WordPress bloggers to turn their websites into a “profit-seeking” blog. In this article, we are going to share the first five. These five plugins are mainly for security, traffic and website performances.
CAPTCHA – this plugin significantly reduce the chances of spammers attacking your website by asking a math question when submitting a request to your website (e.g. visitors are asked “what’s the answer for 2+3” when leaving comment). The plugin can work on comment section as well as the login page.
WP-CopyProtect – this plugin protects your blog posts by preventing others copy your content. What that means is if your visitor tries to select the texts on your website, right click the mouse button, and try to copy the words, the plugin will block the “right-click-copy” function.
Traffic and Website Performances
Google Analytics – this plugin is pretty much self-explanatory. Google Analytics is a website traffic statistic tool that tells you where your visitors come from and how they interact with your website. To track your website traffic, all you need to do is to sign up at account on Google Analytics, install this plugin, enter your Google Analytics ID on your WordPress dashboard. Without the plugin, you would have to copy and paste the Google Analytics tracking code into each of your website pages.
WassUp Real Time Stat – this plugin is an alternative of Google Analytics. With this plugin you can see a full stats traffic report on the WordPress dashboard and even the real-time visitor activity.
WP-Optimize – this plugin helps you optimize your WordPress databases by reducing the overhead of spams, drafts, tablet, etc. An optimized WordPress website gives you a faster load time, which is benefitial to SEO performance as well as enhancing user experiences.
We will cover 5 plugins in the next article. To give you a headsup, these 5 plugins are mainly for website promotion as well as helping you earning revenue by placing ad banner and PayPal Donation button. Please stay tuned for details.