Module 2

Plugins

The WordPress market is filled to the brim with plugin to help you customize your site.

Here are my top 10 Plugins.  I didn’t create video tutorials for most of them because they are pretty intuitive. If you would like me to include a video, please let me know in the Facebook group.

#1. Yoast SEO – You need this to begin the journey of improving your website’s SEO

#2. Ad Injection – I absolutely love this plugin for ad placement.

#3 WordPress Editorial Calendar – This plugin keeps me sane.  I plan all my content on here so it keeps me on task.  It will autopublish your content to the time/date you set it.

#4 Pretty Link Lite – Affiliate links are just plain ugly and this allows you to change them over to a link that looks like it comes from your domain.  You can also  track clicks on your affiliate links to figure out conversation rates.

#5 W3 Total Cache  – At some point your traffic is going to get the point where you need a cache plugin.  I recommend this one.

#6 SumoMe – My favorite pop up plugin

#7 Yet Another Related Plugin – You need a way to show related content to try to keep people on your site.  This one is awesomeness.

#8 Simple Share Buttons – A must have to encourage people to share your content to build your traffic and also build your back-links for SEO.

#9 Easy Recipe Plus – A must have for any food blog.  This will allow you to place affiliate links on your ingredients and it helps with SEO.

Html for  Background

Html for Foodie Pro Background

html body.foodie-pro div.easyrecipe {  background: url(BACKGROUND URL) repeat;
}

#10 Gravity Forms – You need professional looking forms on your website and this is the plugin I use to create mine.