ultimate bloggers guide to wordpress plugins
This quite possibly could be the MOST EPIC discussion on WordPress plugins that has ever take place in the history of the world in it happened right here on the Content Warfare Podcast.

There is one WordPress website for every 101 people in the world. WordPress has become the default platform for bloggers looking to share their message with the world.

In native form, WordPress is an amazingly powerful platform, but unless you’re a programmer willing to add functionality through hours of coding, the baseline WordPress install leaves most wanting more.

That’s what WordPress plugins are for. These “Packages” of code allow bloggers to quickly and easily add dynamic functionality taking their blogs to a whole nother level.

But for as much as we’d like to add every plugin imaginable, there are many pitfalls to plugins… Outdated code, poorly written code and even some spammy code.

Thankfully we have three WordPress masters, Denise Wakeman, Ian Cleary and Wade Harman to help Content Warfare Nation navigate the WordPress plugin waters.

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Denise Wakeman

Ian Cleary

Wade Harman

Mentioned WordPress Plugins and Resources:

  • Backup Buddy – WordPress site backup plugin, recommended by Denise
  • Login Lockdown – Limits hackers attempts at breaking your login password, recommended by Denise
  • Limit Login Attempts – Limits hackers attempts at breaking your login password, recommended by Ryan
  • Askimet – Prevent comment spam, recommended by Ian
  • Comment Redirect by Yoast – redirects new comments to landing page, recommended by Wade
  • WordPress SEO by Yoast – All inclusive WordPress SEO plugin, recommended by everyone
  • Video SEO by Yoast – SEO function for embedding video on WordPress, recommended by Ryan
  • Contact Form 7 – Simple plugin to add contact form, recommended by Wade
  • Comments Evolved – Adds Google+ comments, Facebook comments to native comment system, mentioned by Ryan and Wade
  • Google+ Comments – Adds Google+ comments above native comments (as seen below), recommended by Ryan
  • Disqus Comment System – Adds managed comment system to WordPress (as seen below), recommended by Ian and Ryan
  • CommentLuv – Enhancing native comment system to include commenter links, recommended by Denise and Ryan
  • Aweber Email Marketing – High quality email capture and marketing system, recommended by Ryan
  • Mailchimp Email Marketing – High quality email capture and marketing system, recommended by Ryan
  • Yet Another Related Post Plugin – Adds related posts to your site, recommended by Ian and Denise
  • nrelated posts –  Adds related posts to your site, recommended by Wade
  • Zemanta – Adds related posts to your site, recommended by Wade
  • Outbrain – Adds related posts to your site, recommended by Ryan
  • Plugin Performance Profiler – Provides stats on plugin system resource usage, recommended by Denise
  • Flare – Social sharing plugin, recommended by Ian
  • Digg Digg – Social sharing plugin, recommended by Denise and Wade
  • WPSocialite – Social sharing plugin (as seen on this site), recommended by Ryan
  • S2 Member – Adds membership site functionality, recommended by Wade
  • Wishlist – Adds membership site functionality, recommended by Ian and Denise
  • Office Auto Pilot – CRM system which integrates into WordPress, recommended by Ian
  • Infusionsoft – CRM system which integrates into WordPress, recommended by Ian and Ryan
  • Download Manager – Track downloads of products from site, recommended by Denise
  • One Shopping Cart – e-Commerce system, recommended by Denise
  • Selz – e-Commerce platform, recommended by Ryan
  • Gumroad – e-Commerce platform, recommended by Ryan
  • WPEngine Hosting – Managed WordPress hosting, recommended by Ian
  • Genesis WordPress Themes – High quality WordPress themes, recommended by Ryan
  • WP Super Cache – Caching plugin for WordPress, recommended by Ian
  • W3 Total Cache – Caching and content delivery plugin for WordPress, recommended by Ryan
  • LeadPages Landing Pages – High quality, simple landing pages for WordPress, recommended by Ryan
  • Unbounce Landing Pages – High quality, simple landing pages for WordPress, recommended by Ian
  • WP Subscribers – Email capture plugin, recommended by Wade
  • Click to Tweet – Adds “Click to Tweet” call-out box to posts, recommended by Ryan

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This blog was created to help brands grow their audience, to grow their business. When I'm not writing, podcasting or creating the videos you'll find on this site, you'll usually find me watching baseball with my son Duke and a cold beer in my hand.