WordPress Plugins for Writers: Part 1 – Introduction
One of the reasons I recommend WordPress as the backbone of your writing website is that it is very easy to extend what WP can do using plugins. Installing a WordPress plugin is easy — for the most part, you just upload the folder to the wp-content/plugins folder on your server, go to the “Plugins” tab in WordPress, and activate it. There are plugins that affect the display of your content, how you interact with readers, and the everyday maintenance of the site, among other things. Using a selection of plugins can help add a nice bit of added functionality to your website.
This week, we’ll be looking at several plugins a writer’s site should have. Some of these are useful, even essential, for any site, such as the ones that prevent spammers from filling your comments with ads for porn and poker sites. Others are highly specialized to meet the specific needs of writers, such as one that allows you to share your writing goals and your progress towards them with your readers.