Continuing with our guest blogging series, I’d like to share with you today two of my favorite WordPress plugins for increasing productivity. Plugins not only enhance your site’s functionality, they can also enhance your ability to build relationships online. There are thousands upon thousands of plugins to choose from in the WordPress directory. Take care as you don’t want to use too many plugins as they can slow down your site and in some cases even interfere with your blog being displayed properly.
WordPress Editorial Calendar
If you blog regularly and like to schedule your posts in advance, you are going to love this plugin. You can easily verify that you have a certain number of posts going out each day or each week. This plugin provides a user friendly interface for scheduling and editing your posts.
You can drag and drop your posts to the date you’d like to schedule them for. You can also quickly edit posts right in the calendar.
Do you feature guest bloggers? Do you try to feature certain content on specific days of the week? The editorial calendar will make scheduling a breeze.
- See all of your posts and when they’ll be posted.
- Drag and drop to change your post dates.
- Quick edit post titles, contents, and times.
- Easily see the status of your posts.
You are going to love this plugin!
Exclude Pages From Navigation
Of all of the thousands of plugins available for WordPress blogs, if I had to pick only five, included in that list would be the Exclude Pages from Navigation plugin. If you exclude a page from navigation, that means a link to that page will not show up in the navigation bar of your blog. This plugin adds so much versatility and flexibility to your blog.
When you are in the post editing menu of your dashboard, you will find a checkbox in the right sidebar that when unchecked will exclude that page from your navigation menu. The default setting includes a checkmark in that box. When you uncheck that box, then not only will that page not show up in the navigation bar, any related child pages will also not show up. You will be able to access those pages via the page url, but no one will be able to access them from your site’s navigation bar.
- Create unlimited number of pages that are accessible only to someone who has the exact url
- Create pages for your membership site that you don’t want to show up on the navigation bar
- Create private, password protected pages
Do you have a favorite WordPress plugin that you use and highly recommend? Are you looking for a WordPress plugin to accomplish a specific task? Share your comments below and let’s learn from one another.
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