10 Useful Lesser Known WordPress Plug-ins
There are countless of posts that highlight great WordPress plug-ins and after sometime you keep coming across the same ones over and over again. The fact is that no matter how good or great these plug-ins are sometimes they are just overkill for your needs. Once a plug-in is popular developers will mostly keep expanding its features to satisfy all its users.
For a change I decided to look around what other plug-ins there are out there that are almost never mentioned and I came across more than two that I will be using on my own WordPress install. Especially wp Time Machine and Simple SEO are plug-ins I can’t believe I didn’t know about.
Check out these 10 plug-ins for different purposes.
Organize the order of your posts using a handy AJAX drag and drop admin interface. Handy if you use WordPress more like a CMS then for content publishing only.
Your own URL shorten-er with your domain address. Easily hide affiliate links and keep track of amounts of clicks, where users click from and other details. There is also a pro version.
Create a back-up of your WordPress:
- Your data (from your WordPress MySQL database)
- Your files (and Uploads) — everything in wp-content
- Your .htaccess file
- Instructions for a smooth recovery
- A shell script that can help automate recovery — though this is still a “work in progress”
and store them on your DropBox account, Amazon AWS S3 or on another server using FTP. You need to have PHP5 to use Amazon and DropBox. A cheaper alternative then VaultPress if you can’t afford the latter.
An admin interface to create and manage your shortcodes.
Transfer your plug-ins and SEO data from theme to theme and plug-in to plug-in.
- All in One SEO
- Platinum SEO
Display your past MailChimp newsletters on your site using a shortcode.
A simple plug-in to add Facebook like button, fully customizable. It’s a modified version of Like plug-in by Bottomless.
Custom location breadcrumbs.
Verify your website with Google, Bing and Yahoo! without going through the hassle of FTP and file editing. Just fill out your verification code and the plug-in will generate the correct meta tags.
Add a custom page and menu title to your pages for usability or SEO purposes. This plug-in is perfect if you don’t need the whole SEO she bang or use WordPress as CMS for a low key website.