Plugins

There are more than 49,000 free plugins available on the WordPress plugin repository and countless premium plugins available. How do you begin to choose? Check out our reviews before you decide.

5 Ways to Automate Social Sharing

We all write blog posts with the hope that people will read them, but hope is not a plan. We need to promote our content so that the people who are interested in our topic will find our blog post and read it, sharing it to their circle of contacts ...

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WordPress Tags Plugin Search

Today I'm searching for a solution to my WordPress tags dilemma by trying to find a plugin that will let me keep my existing surname tags and create new more relevant tags for posts about topics other than my own family. I'm not sure yet what the ...

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Organize Series in WordPress

As genealogists, we often share our journey on a particular family discovery through a series of posts over a period of time. These posts appear on our blogs in reverse chronological order making it difficult for a new reader to find the first post ...

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WPFront Notification Bar Plugin

WPFront Notification Bar is a free plugin available from the WordPress repository that is ideal for displaying custom messages at the top or bottom of your site. With the news that my new book, Tracing Your Ancestors' Lives: A Guide to Social ...

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3 Plugins for Crafters

Rev up your craft blog with these 3 Plugins for Crafters, free from the WordPress plugin repository. 1. Etsy Shop With over 4000 active installs, the Etsy Shop plugin was last updated only two months ago. It is designed to let you place sections ...

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Pre-Publish Post Checklist Plugin

Can you fill in the blank in this sentence? Sometimes I've been so excited about a post I've written that I rushed to hit the publish button and totally forgot to _________ (insert important activity here) first. Maybe you've forgotten to ...

Free

Broken Link Checker Plugin

Nothing is worse than linking to some awesome related content from your post, only to find out later that the page has been removed or the website is no longer online and readers who were clicking through were finding a broken link. I don't know ...

Free

37 Features in Jetpack to Love or Hate

Jetpack is a free plugin by WordPress.com that comes pre-installed on most self-hosted WordPress websites. It offers a multitude of features and functions for your family history WordPress website including traffic stats and insights, security from ...