Essential WordPress Plugins

Posted by Ezgi Gunyel to Web Design on April 14th, 2013

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Here are 5 essential WordPress plug-ins that will save you lots of time!

1. Digg Digg

Have you ever seen social sharing buttons with floating effect? Use the Digg Digg plugin to integrate the most popular floating social sharing buttons and keep your audience engaged in your content.

 

2. ShareThis

Access easily most popular social channels in your blogs or pages with sharethis widget. You can easily choose one in 7 different button style options and place them wherever you would like to. You have customization options for appearance including texts, colors and even sharing buttons. For other options please visit sharethis’s official website.

 

3. Google XML Sitemaps

Without any SEO effort, your website may remain invisible to search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing etc. Sitemaps are essential parts of your seo work that enables search engines to better understand your website’s structure and index them properly.

 

4. WPThumb

WPThumb allows you to choose cropping position and size easily. It is especially great for resizing featured images. With this plugin, you can have nicely cropped thumbnails in your main blog page etc.

 

5. Jetpack Lite

Simplified version of original WordPress’s Jetpack. Your website’s statistical data can help you understand how visitors move around your site and drives you further while improving your website’s content. This special plugin comes with 3 useful modules : WordPress.com Stats, WP.me Shortlinks and Extra Sidebar Widgets.

 

 

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