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My Seven Favorite WordPress Plugins for Bloggers

I've received emails asking me about how I've done a few things with my blog

I've received emails asking me about how I've done a few things with my blog, so I wanted to share some of the WordPress.Org PlugIns that I use and have enjoyed. The following are my top 7 plugins that I'm currently using on my blog / website:

1) All in One SEO Pack - this one has to be one of my all-time favorites. It works within the pages and posts. You are able to assign a title tag, 160 characters for a description for the search engines, and keywords thus allowing you to optimize your search engine optimization for search engines.

2) DropCap First Character - I've had many requests wanting to know how I am getting the big, magazine style first letter in all my blog posts. Here's my secret plug-in that automatically does it for me!

3) No Self Pings - I often write blog posts where I will reference and hyperlink another blog post that causes a self pingback. This little plugin eliminates self pings, so you aren't getting emailed about self pings.

4) Sexy Bookmarks - lots of questions on where I got my sleek social bookmarking tool at the bottom of my posts. Sexy Bookmarks gets the credit--super easy to install and use!

5) Copyright Pro - try to highlight any of the text on my website, Career Design Coach. Now try to right click on a picture to copy it. Can't do it, right? Here's the plugin that will achieve the same results on your blog.

6) Tweetly Updater - Automatically shortens your URL to your blog post using bit.ly URL shortener and then pings your Twitter account to update your status letting your followers know you've posted a new blog (includes the link back to your blog post).

7) Photo Dropper - lets you search on keywords for Creative Commons licensed photos - images that are licensed for shared use. You can drop them into your post with one click and gives photo credit where credit is due.

Minneapolis St. Paul Wordpress User Group #1 Creative Commons License photo credit: Mykl Roventine: Out & About

 

Cross posted by Kristen Jacoway at Career Design Coach


Headshot Bio: Kristen Jacoway provides next generation personal branding, social media, and internet strategies to consult with professionals and entrepreneurs in a career transition. She is the author of the upcoming book, "I'm in a Job Search--Now What???"

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