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August 21st in Wordpress Plugins by .

All bloggers make spelling and grammar mistakes. That’s why many of them edit their posts multiple times to remove errors and produce more professional content. Spell and grammar checkers can help with the process. They are not always perfect but can catch obvious mistakes. Here are 4 plugins / tools you can use to catch grammar and spelling errors:

jetpack

Jetpack: this plugin is used by many top WordPress webmasters. It has plenty of useful modules, including the After the Deadline proofreading service. [click to continue…]

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August 9th in Wordpress Plugins by .

Everyone has heard of the Facebook Wall. Most of us don’t want to clone what Facebook has done in the past on our site. But turning your top posts into a content wall would give your visitors a new way to go through them. You can use your blog posts or social media content to make your content wall. These 3 plugins can help with that:

imagewall

Image Wall: creates an image wall from your posts. It makes your website more interactive. Your visitors will be able to browse your posts by their images. [click to continue…]

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July 10th in Wordpress Tips by .

We are all familiar with top user-generated content sites. While these sites provide hosting, various tools, and other useful services to their visitors, they mainly rely on their users’ contributions to survive. Starting and growing a user-generated content site is not easy. You need to have a great web host and a solid strategy to get people interested in your site (gamification tactics are worth trying). Knowing a bit of coding to handle content submissions securely is ideal. Here are 5+ themes/plugins you can use to handle content submissions on your site:

front-end

Frontend Uploader: lets you accept, moderate, and publish user-generated content (posts + media) on your website. All of the submissions are held for moderation. [click to continue…]

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June 2nd in Social Media by .

Most bloggers offer all their content to their visitors for free. If your site is not getting a lot of traffic, you are going to have a difficult time make a living off of it. Adopting an aggressive social media strategy could improve your site’s chances of getting more traffic. One way to do that is by offering some of your content in return for tweets or likes. People may not be ready to pay you for your content but they could always spread your content on their favorite social networking sites. These 4 WordPress plugins allow you to lock your premium content and give them to those who support you on Twitter:

sharel ocker

Social Locker: we had the chance to review this plugin a while back. It is a highly versatile social locker that provides support for top social networking sites. It also has built-in analytics tools so you can see how well your site is doing. [click to continue…]

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May 14th in Wordpress Plugins by .

Have you ever had to migrate your WordPress site from one location or domain to another? The process is not that hard as long as you have your files and database backed up. Developers who develop code on a local machine before pushing it to a production server have to deal with the process all the time. There are scripts that could make the migration process a whole lot easier. Here are 3 plugins you can use to migrate your WordPress files and database from one location to another:

duplicator

Duplicator: enables you to migrate your site from one location to another in 3 steps. Just create your package, download it, and install at your desired destination. A useful tool for pushing local installs to a production server. [click to continue…]

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April 13th in Wordpress Plugins by .

Most webmasters know the importance of paying attention to their site visitors’ questions and concerns. Gathering feedback on the content you create could give you a better idea how to create even more useful content in the future. We have already covered plenty of user feedback themes and plugins here in the past. Document Feedback is another simple tool use you can use to gather feedback on your pages.

document feedback [click to continue…]

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April 12th in Wordpress Plugins by .

Having strong passwords is very important if you want your WordPress community to stay safe against brute force hack attacks. Just hoping for your community members to choose strong passwords won’t cut it though. As a responsible webmaster, you should enforce strong passwords, especially for folks who will have important roles in your community. Here are 3 plugins you can use to enforce strong passwords:

better wp

Better WP Security: it is a powerful plugin that helps you protect your site against hack attacks. It can detect hack attempts and offers backups too. As far as passwords go, it enforces strong passwords for all accounts of a configurable minimum role. [click to continue…]

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