UPDATE: This blog has been updated to reflect my current List of Plugins Being Used to improve my own personal blog creation and administrative criteria.

Update For Current Plugins List Titles Only – July 28th, 2022


I responded to an informational blog sent out by my mentor, Jim Daniels, telling all his email list viewers about key Plugins that would benefit their websites.

Said Plugins are programs that are compatible with WordPress which you can add to your site in the Administration (Admin) area. They accomplish things like monitoring SEO health, create Image modifications, improve writing quality, and so forth.

His recommendation of a Plugin called YOAST SEO was at the top of the list and caught my eye. He recommended using the free version for most websites. I installed it and found out it now does some of the following tasks for my website:

  • Notifies me of repetitive words I have used in sentence structure.
  • Monitors the readability parameters of my text.
  • Gives suggestions for SEO tricks to use.
  • Gives advises on Keyword usage that will help readers find my website
  • Helps enhance my blogs so that they have a more professional look blog when published

JetPack (Replaced With SITE KIT BY GOOGLE)

JetPack was another recommendation. The main thing that the Plugin does is monitor the loading capabilities of your site during viewer engagements. It also tells you when your site is down and also when it is back up for viewing.

The plugin helps with the design of your site. Along with that, security features are added as well as tips for growing your audience.

I haven’t maximized the free features yet, but will begin to learn the possibilities as time goes on.

Tiny MCE Advanced (Renamed Advanced Editor Tools)

The Tiny MCE Advanced free Plugin will let you add, remove and arrange the buttons that are shown on the visual editor toolbar. You can configure up to four rows of buttons including Font Sizes, Font Family, text and background colors, tables, etc.

It will also allow you to enable the editor menu. I have used it to add feature buttons that were missing from the original tool bar like the All Upper Case and All Lower Case tabs.

FotoPress (Deleted In Favor Of Using My Corel Draw Program For All Image Creation)

FotoPress was added to my site by my website creator. This Plugin is right next to my Add Media Button on top of my Blog posting section. It allows you to find an image in your Media Library (or elsewhere) and edit the size, shape, shading, and coloration of your chosen picture.

A nice additional feature included with the plugin is that you can install a written heading or message right into the body of the picture. One of my blogs shows a finger that is pointing to a blackboard, with the added-on title of the blog written on it in white letters. Cool!

My Overall Thoughts On Plugins

The number of Plugins installed on my website is over 20 (Since reduced in number to eliminate conflicts and unnecessary ones). I have included the ones I use most in this blog. I will discuss others in upcoming articles. I have to come to depend on them to help me write and publish articles that turn out better than what I could produce without them.

As reiterated to in a previous article, I hate errors. When I see them in other sites that I view, I want to highlight them and create a fix, or at least contact the author and bring the error to their attention.

My site will improve in time, but for now I am basically learning the art of writing articles and managing my site with user-friendly tools that help improve my output. The WordPress platform, with all the installed Plugins enhancing my efforts, brings it all together for me a single unified consortium. The tools make you look so much more professional than you really are right out of the starting gate. At least this is the case for someone like me at the beginning of my journey.

To gain an audience, I know I must strive to produce quality content that is interesting and informative to the reader and critical Plugins help me do that. I guess I could say that they sort of spoil me and become a crutch, so to speak. More will come along in the future, but I love the ones I have now.

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