24 May 2016

WordPress Hacks: 4 PlugIns Worth Talking About

WordPress Hacks: 4 PlugIns Worth Talking About

WordPress, as a CMS (content management system) is an incredibly versatile and powerful platform. No two organizations are the same, so plugins cater to the specific needs of all. With over 49,000 plugins, it is easy to find one that will work for your organization’s needs.
AmDee recommends a few plugins to help with three basic needs of every website – SEO, sharing and Workflow.

Yoast SEO

YOAST SEO IMAGEThis free plugin focuses on your SEO, and enhancing your content and site optimization. By defining a “focus keyword” as your write your article, Yoast runs real-time tests to let you know how it performs within search engines. It also checks to ensure you haven’t forgotten to include images, alt tags, meta titles and descriptions and that your article is of a good length. Pointing out areas that may hurt your post before publication ensures greater success.




screenshot-1.pngShareaholic is an all-in-one content amplication platform, promoting your organization’s content throughout your website. This free plugin adds share icons around your content and links to related content, encouraging vistors to share content with their friends. With their social analytics tool you have actionable metrics to monitor the increased discussion and traffic around your website, to continue to bring back more traffic.


Edit Flow

Screen Shot 2016-05-24 at 9.10.19 PMEdit Flow is an editorial calendar helping you manage your content within wordpress. This free plugin is modular to be easily customized based upon your needs. Monitor your calendar, have internal discussions between writers and editors, keep track of important details including the budget and define key stages for your workflow.





WP Smush

screenshot-1.pngWP Smush, free, optimizes images for display online. With images coming from a variety of sources, you may not even be aware how much large files are slowing down your site. Quickly set a max width and height so large images are automatically scaled down, or strip bulky information from your images reducing file size without losing quality. This helps improve site performance which in return helps with seo




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Amar Trivedi

President and founder of AmDee, Amar provides insight of nonprofit technology through occasional guest blogs for AmDee and others. He has been a software developer and architect since the mid-1990s.