4 WordPress Plugins to Help Improve Your Blog
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There are hundreds of tools and plugins available to help improve your blog, but it takes time to find the perfect one. So to help get you started in the right direction, here are 4 WordPress plugins to help you improve your blog.

After the Deadline

This is a must have plugin that will check the spelling, style, and grammar of your content before publishing. The built-in spelling editors in most browsers are great, but they don't check the more important things like biased language, redundant phrases, double negatives, hidden verbs, jargon, and more. This is what makes After the Deadline the ultimate tool to help you improve your writing skills and blog content.image03asdasd.png

WordPress SEO by Yoast

In addition to the spelling, style, and grammar of your writing, you'll also want to work on your SEO (Search Engine Optimization). This is important because it helps to increase your blog's ranking and traffic. WordPress SEO helps you improve your post title, meta description, and meta keywords. One of the best features is the ability to see a preview of how your our content will appear on Google.

Broken Link Checker

One of the worst things to have on your blog is broken links because broken links equals unhappy readers. There's nothing worse than having a reader click on a link that doesn't work or redirects them to the wrong site. Unfortunately, there's no way to constantly monitor the links on your blog, so Broken Link Checker does that for you. It monitors links in your posts pages, comments, blogroll, and custom fields. Plus it lets you know about links that are not working, missing images, or redirect to another site.

WP Super Cache

Speed is another top priority for your blog; the faster your blog is, the happier your readers will be. WP Super Cache is great for speeding up the load time of your blog pages because it generates a cached version of your HTML files and shows that to your visitors instead of the actual page. This works wonders because your readers won't have to wait for all the scripts on your blog to load; so your blog will load super fast. There are additional settings that allow you to only show cached pages to users that are not logged in, that way when you're editing your blog you can see the up-to-date version.

Do you use any of these tools? Are there any other tools that you prefer to use to help improve your blog? Feel free to share your favorite tools in the comments below.



#1 EvanBrown 2011-09-13 09:30
Thank you for this post. I use Wordpress and this info is much appriciate. Evan

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