Gaining freedom from the many hours that it might require to maintain your blog will require the organization of writing out a good schedule of all your tasks and eliminating the time wasters. By utilizing some of the tools we’ll talk about, you can gain more free time to spend with your family or to do other projects.
Using software that can automate tasks and other tedious activities can be a real time saver. Realize that a few minutes saved here and there can really add up over time. Using WordPress for your blogging platform comes with lots of possibilities since there are numerous plugins available. It’s very easy to upload a WP plugin in a matter of minutes.
Here Are 8 WordPress Plugins That Can Help You Save Time:
Simply search for the following plugins in your wordpress dashboard under Plugins >> Add New.
Akismet – This plugin identifies and blocks spam comments and trackbacks. *Note: Although this plugin works great, it’s best to still check your spam comments every so often as sometimes valid comments end up in the spam section unnecessarily.
Fast Secure Contact Forms – Creates very customizable contact forms that lets your visitors send you email. Blocks all automated spammers.
Mobile Apps – Manage your blog on the go. Perfect for traveling or anytime when you’re away from your office.
Vaultpress.com – Automatically backs up your entire blog – and makes it easy to restore if you ever need to. The peace of mind that your blog is backed up completely is worth the $5 fee!
WordPress Stats – Simple, concise stats with no additional load on your server. Plug into WordPress.com’s stats system with this plugin.
WP CleanFix – All in one tool for check, repair, fix and optimize your blog. You can save time cleaning up your blog for unused categories, tags and more.
WP to Twitter – Automatically posts to your Twitter account whenever you update your blog, providing a link back to your post from Twitter.
Yet Another Related Post – This plugin automatically searches for related posts to share with your readers. When you write a new blog post, you’ll save lots of time from having to hunt down related topics yourself.
What Plugins Do You Absolutely Love?
Share in the comments below – I’d love to hear what’s working for you!