Boost Your WORDPRESS PLUGINS with These Tips
In our continuous search for ways to make money online knowing the right tools to use for your business definitely will pay off. This post explores how best to make the most of your website.
A website is the storehouse of your online business. And your business can’t thrive without a functional website. WordPress Plugins fare the solution. They greatly contribute to your overall business success. However, knowing which plugins to install is key and also knowing the appropriate time to do so.
There is a varied scope of plugins within WordPress you can install on your site. Having said that, you need to do it with caution. Some plugins can bring more harm to your site than good. Unless you know how to install plugins properly and how to remove them correctly, you can leave your site in a mess. Moreover, too many plugins can slow website loading speed.
I am not discouraging you from installing plugins. It makes all the difference when you use them with an understanding of knowing how plugins work, knowing their purpose and how they interact with your website.
WordPress is open to the public and people can utilize the code. Therefore, WordPress is the most widely used platform for managing websites worldwide.
Definition of a Plugins?
A plugin is a feature enhancement you can install on your website. Once you plug it in, the plugin is able to unlock and create more functionality of your website.
Social plugins allow visitors to your website to share your posts on social media. These plugs are quite handy if you don’t have social sharing capabilities on your website. So, you need to install them so that your visitors will be able to quickly and easily share your pages/posts to Facebook, Twitter, Google +, LinkedIn, etc.
E-commerce plugins will help you sell your own products directly from your website. There are over 45 000 different types of plugins.
What do Exactly Plugins do To Your Website?
As an extension of the core features of word press, a plugin enhances the already handsome features WordPress has. It provides a better user experience for your traffic and enhances the core features of the site. To add, it streamlines the creation process.
ADDING A PLUGIN
(1) Login to your site (Website & Hosting > Log Me In).
(2) Go to Plugins > Add new
(3) Search for your plugin.
(4) Upload your plugin.
(5) Add Plugin
You have the option to Search for a plugin or upload it if you purchased it or download. To add a plugin you go to the Dashboard side of your website admin and click Add New and enter the plugin’s name into the search bar.
Go ahead and install, activate so that the plugins start working on your site. For the thorough configuration please the video below.
There is a plugin for basically anything you want to do with your website. After watching this video I’m sure you now know how to install and activate Your Plugins. You have two plugins that you have preinstalled with your website.
Plugin EWWW Image Optimizer
This plugin will compress images that you upload to your website. As a result, your website images get smaller and will load quicker. This makes your website more efficient, run faster and leading to better rankings in search engines.
Plugin All in One SEO.
This plugin is very useful to your set up and structuring for search engines. It’s used for managing your “meta” tags. Try your best to create the first 140 characters of your content to contain my keyword so that it will appear in your Meta Description.
When you create keywords that appear in the Meta tags at the very beginning of your content, the All In One plugin will automatically use it for the Meta Description which it auto-generates it from the first 160 characters of your content.
So, Meta tags are really important in relation to how search engines display your content within the results. All in One SEO plugin also includes lots of other awesome features.
Your first task is to activate these two plugins to enable them to start “working” on your website. To do this: Click the “Plugins” tab within your side menu in WordPress. This will open up the Plugins menu, showing you all the plugins that you have installed on your website.
Check” off both of these plugins, and then within the drop-down, select “Activate.”
The next thing is to click the Apply button. Once you have done this your plugins are activated. It is simple as that! Now that your Plugins are activated, we are going to be setting them up.
You may have installed some plugins and you have realised it’s not the right plugin. There is no need to worry. All that matters is to know how to properly remove a plugin.
Firstly, disable the plugin. Even after disabling the plugin, remember all the files are still installed.
It can basically still be working in the background and causing damage. In the video below, I walk you through the Plugins area of WordPress and getting your initial plugins setup.
How to determine if you need a certain plugin
Not all websites are the same. Some websites will need certain plugins whereas others won’t. Does your plugin create a better user experience for your traffic, read your content, view your content, share your content, find your content, slow down your website, have great reviews?
There is nothing wrong with installing plugins on your site as long as you know the good things about the plugin.
Also, after installing a plugin on your site and having seen how it works feel free to help others by contributing e by leaving a review to help others.
4 Core things a Yoast Plugins and All in One SEO plugin Should Have
- Custom meta titles.
- Custom Meta descriptions.
- Home Page meta.
- SiteMap Creation.
- Both connect with Google profile and Google Analytics.
It’s a matter of personal preference that wins. Both do the same thing depending on which interface do like better. One it does not become better than the other in terms of SEO enhancement.
In conclusion, it’s important to have a grasp of how to use plugins and how to manage them. To begin with, activate the Plugins important to WordPress. You can always add other plugins but bearing in mind too many will slow your site speed.
Please feel free to leave any questions you may have in relation to The Secret Of WordPress Plugins, I will be more than happy to respond as soon as I can.
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