If your blog is a wordpress.org one you will or should be aware of the wonder that is a plugin
- Akismet – filters all your spam for you so the only notifications you get are for bona fide comments phew!
- Post Rank – “PostRank measures the audience engagement with each story by analyzing the types and frequency of online social media interactions — comments, tweets, diggs, etc. The more interesting or relevant the story is, the more active your readers will be in organizing, responding to, and sharing it.” I LOVE this plugin I enjoy looking down my dashboard at the brightly coloured numbers detailing how well the post was received. It is a great way to see also what people are reading. what subjects to write more of and what not to bother with. **THIS PLUGIN IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE**
- Sociable – adds all the social media platform icons to the bottom of the post so you can share on any site including Facebook, Twitter, wikio and Technorati
Plugins are free and useful to why wouldn’t you use them?? These are my 3 must haves. If you have a useful plugin to shout about add it below in the comments box but make sure you tell us why we should be using it!