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Top WordPress Plugins for Business Blogs

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Do you own a business blog that is using the WordPress platform and are looking for a way to improve your blog’s performance, expand it’s capabilities, or even increase visitors to it? Below you will find a list of my Top WordPress Plugins for Business Blogs. WordPress Plugins are easy to install, easy to use, and in most cases easy to setup “programs” allowing you increase the functionality of your blog without having to know programming or even recreate the wheel. Let me know your favorite WordPress Plugins for Business Blogs in the comments section after my list of top plugins below.

Prevent Comment Spam Plugin:

  • Askimet – Prevent comment spam. If you want to leave your blog comments section open to posters to comment on them without having to have your visitors register thus increasing your odds that you will actually get comments, this plugin is for you. But, leaving your blog open to comments without registering can leavesyou open to that dreaded automated advertising spam – which is why this plugin is for you.  “When a new comment, trackback, or pingback comes to your site it is submitted to the Akismet web service which runs hundreds of tests on the comment and returns a thumbs up or thumbs down.”

Speed Up Your Blog Plugin:

  • WP Super Cache – Caches your site and serves html version to your users in order to speed it up and prevent your site from crashing if you happen to get lots of traffic.

Manage 301 and 404 Redirects on Your Business Blog:

  • Redirection – easily manager your 404 and 301 redirects on your blog, useful if you are moving pages around, changing your website to a new URL, or myriad of other situations that either affect your users or search engines from finding your moved content.

XML Sitemap Plugin:

  • Google (XML) Sitemaps Generator for WordPress – This can’t do without WordPress plugin generates a XML-Sitemap compliant sitemap of your WordPress blog. Ssupported by Ask.com, Google, YAHOO and MSN Search/Bing allows you to alert the search engines of all the pages in your website to help them find all your pages in consideration of indexing them.

SEO – Search Engine Optimization Plugin:

  • All in One SEO – Optimize your blog for search engines. Great for beginning bloggers who can let it run automatically out-of-the-box, to advanced users who can customize each individual post for search engine optimization from canonical URLs to title and meta tags including helping to prevent duplicate content pages.

Related Posts Plugin:

  • Yet Another Related Posts Plugin – presents a list of related posts or pages related to the current post you are publishing. Helps your users find relevant posts and content on your blog in order to keep them on your website.

Database Backup Plugin:

  • WordPress Database Backup – automatically create backups of your wordpress tables (your posts for example) in case of emergency for easy restoring. Set it up to email you the backups, download directly, or save on your server

Forms Plugin:

  • Cforms II – allows you to easily put forms on your website, such as contact us forms where users can submit information to you. Completely customizable to form fields that you desire.

Social Media Sharing Plugin:

  • Add To Any – you’ve probably seen this on many blogs. Allows you to easily setup a sharing button, so your readers can share your posts on many social media sites such as Digg, Facebook, Delicious, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, etc. Customize your list of sites as well.

Please share your favorite WordPress Plugins for Business Blogs in the comments section below.

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