WordPress Plugins To Try Out

Happy New Year all!  Our first post for 2011 is a quick snippet that I read in Chris Brogan’s blog.  In his post “Blogging Tools for 2011” he recommended a few new plugins for WordPress.  I checked them out and will be installing them here on Telesian to see how they go.  Since WordPress Plugins can be so time consuming to experiment with, I always love it when someone like Chris makes recommendations (thanks, Chris!).  It shortens the learning curve a bit.  Without further ado, here they are:

Editorial Calendar – The editorial calendar plugin lets you see your blogging schedule in an easy-to-consume way. I use it to help me think through themes. You can pick it up here.

WPTouch – WPTouch is a mobile theme for WordPress. When someone comes in via a BlackBerry/iPhone/Android/Whatever, they’ll be served this mobile skin, which makes every page look a lot prettier in the 3 inch version. Get it here.

Genesis Premium WordPress Theme – (affiliate link). Genesis is the theme I use at [chrisbrogan.com]. It’s also the theme I’ve installed on several other sites. What makes it useful to me is that it helps with SEO (basics), helps with design, and has several useful child themes that let you design faster. Get Genesis here.

ShareThis – If you haven’t installed social sharing on your site yet, this is the time. Put the ShareThis button to use (or your favorite social sharing button) and see if people start spreading your blog around more. Get it here.

Related Posts – One way to keep them on the site longer is to give them more posts to visit that might keep their attention. I’m using the “Yet Another Related Posts Plugin because I met the creator at an event. There are lots of similar plugins like this. You can get this one here.

Let me know if you tried any of these…and I’ll keep you posted on our experiences too.  I’m excited about the Editorial Calendar…

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