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During my time writing for SEO Hosting, I have written a variety of posts about WordPress plugins. The posts have ranged from plugins that can turn WordPress into a social network to improving your blog’s comments to making WordPress more efficient. Although it might seem like I would have been able to cover all of the best WordPress plugins by now, this isn’t the case. Not only has my use of my WordPress continued to increase over time, but as the community has grown larger, more great plugins have continued to emerge. So, with all of that being said, let’s dive right into the plugins:
WP Hive: If you use the same WordPress setup on multiple domains (or subdomains), WP Hive can save you a lot of time. I’ve started using this free plugin, and I think its homepage provides an accurate summary of its functionality:
“This plugin is currently intended to be used in a multi-blog, single administrator environment. It is built with ease of use and resource sharing at the forefront. WP Hive is for the blogger who manages many blogs and is looking for a simple way to synchronize the plugins, themes, and files for all their blogs at once. If you are looking to run a blog network where you (or a group of trusted individuals) administer and control all the blogs’ content, then WP Hive is perfect for you.”
Article Directory WordPress Plugin: I was looking at purchasing a domain name to use for creating an article directory, and because I look WordPress so much, I wanted to see if there was a plugin that could turn WordPress into an article directory. Although I haven’t personally used it yet, I found the Article Directory WordPress Plugin, which is a free plugin that has a lot of good reviews. You can also download a free theme from the same website to use in conjunction with the plugin.
ReviewAzon: I’ve got several domains where I am planning to build new affiliate sites, and when I was looking for ways to bolster the amount of content on each site, I came across this plugin. In addition to a variety of different features, its main function is to add Amazon product reviews to your WordPress blog. While it costs $79, it looks very feature rich and also includes lifetime updates. I haven’t had a chance to give this plugin a test drive yet, but judging from demo posts such as this one, it can really enhance the quality of an affiliate site (or even the occasional affiliate post on an informational blog).