WordPress is free, easy-to-use software running an estimated 30 million websites. We have been making sites with WordPress since 2006 and over that time have seen it rise from a promising blogging platform to an amazingly flexible content management system, rivalling many of the expensive commercial systems on the market.
We can provide a clean install of WordPress with your hosting package and as a hosting customer you are welcome to pick our developer’s brains on the best WordPress practices, plugins, tips and tricks… that’s a pretty sweet deal!
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Our Top 5 WordPress Plug-ins
- WordPress SEO by Yoast: This plugin not only offers great SEO tools, including meta for custom post types, it also gives XML sitemaps, head tag tweaks for wordpress, breadcrumbs and more. It’s the first plugin we install here at the Factory.
- Rank Reporter: A handy plugin which tracks your Google Search Engine Ranking (SERP) through your WordPress admin. “SEO gurus” charge hundreds of dollars for this service, and you get it for free!
- WP Smush.it: Painless image optimisation for WordPress. This plugin uses a Yahoo api to strip out meta data and optimise compression for your images, this can save you valuable kilobytes if not 100’s of kilobytes across your blog.
- Redirection: Moving from an old site or redoing your entire URL structure in a sudden SEO frenzy? This plugin provides 301 redirects for your pages so you don’t lose all that link juice. It’s not a plugin you use every day but it is so simple and so easy-to-use it’s well worth the install.
- Broken Link Checker: Broken links suck but they’re almost unavoidable on any large blog … almost. Broken Link Checker runs in the background periodically checking all your posts and pages for broken links. Very handy indeed.
- Shopp: This paid plugin is not for everyone but if you need an e-commerce site up and going quickly and cheaply, the Shopp Plugin provides excellent value for $US55. This plugin is quickly developing into the premier e-commerce plugin for WordPress.