7 Essential and Free WordPress Plugins for Niche Websites

by Galyna on September 26, 2011

When creating Niche websites, I prefer WordPress.

Here are 7 essential and free WordPress plugins I use to set-up niche websites:

All plugins below are free.

  1. All in One SEO
  2. XML-Sitemap
  3. Add This (or other plugin for social sharing)
  4. Subscribe 2 (or other list building plugin you prefer)
  5. AdSense Daemon (or other plugin to make AdSense insertion automated)
  6. Ardamis Titlecase (or similar) – capitalizes titles so your blog posts look professional.
  7. Breadcrumbs – good for SEO
Other things to do in you new WordPress niche site:
1. Set-up Google Analytics to track your stats
You can do this  either manually or with free plugin Google Analyticator.
2. Go to Dashboard – Settings – Writing and add this to “Update services”
http://rpc.pingomatic.com
http://ping.bitacoras.com
http://blogsearch.google.com/ping/RPC2
Those are to notify search engines that your blog has been updated with new content.
3. Adjust permalinks to make them SEO friendly.
Go to dashbord Settings – Permalinks – Custom Structure – /%postname%/
That’s it for now! You are good to go!
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