When it comes to SEO, there’s no better plugin than Yoast SEO. Perfect for beginners, it also has some pretty advanced SEO functionality for those who know what they are doing. Essentially, it gives you the blueprint to implement some of the best SEO guidelines.
Taking SEO seriously is a great way to get your blog started off on the right foot.
Hands down the best spam plugin for WordPress. If left unmanaged, spam can literally kill your blog. There’s no worse feeling than logging into your WordPress dashboard and seeing thousands of spam comments.
Akismet lets you build a thriving community for your blog, while keeping the bad guys in check.
Whether you’re looking to build the perfect contact form or order page, Gravity forms has it all. We use Gravity Forms on all our sites. They make it easy for you and your site to stand out from the crowd.
Check out our tutorial here.
If you want to build a successful blog, you have to have a way to capture leads. Optin Monster makes it easy for you to collect email addresses from people who visit your site. There are a wide range of email capture forms, and they are super simple to setup. Best of all, it works with a variety of different email list providers like Convertkit.
Trust on this. Optin Monster works. See our Optin Monster tutorial here.
Sucuri is the best in the business when it comes to making sure your site stays free of nasty viruses and the periodic hack. We’ve had several sites of ours hacked and Sucuri got them back up and running in no time.
Making money through affiliate programs is one of the best ways to generate income for your blog quickly. Whether you’re linking to a book on Amazon or another amazing online tool, Thirsty Affiliates make it easy to set and track various affiliate links.
Once you start using Thristy Affiliates you’ll wonder how you got by before it.
Maintaining a consistent publishing schedule on your blog is what separates the amateurs from the pros. WD Editorial Calendar makes it easy to see your content from a birds eye view.
Share A Draft allows you to share your WordPress drafts with your team, making it easy for your entire team to stay up to date with your content. It’s a must have if you intend on building a team of writers for your site.
Backing up your WordPress site is a must. There’s no worse feeling than losing a ton of your work due to a computer malfunction or your severs going down. Backup Buddy makes backing up your WordPress site pain free and gives you peace of mind. Trust us on this, you don’t want to “wish” you had it.