If I would ask you about extending WordPress functionality, you would most probably say “WordPress Plugins”. That is right, but it is not the only way. There is also a number of Chrome extentions, that will make using WordPress easier. You can have similar functionality using WP plugins, so you may wonder, what is the point of using Chrome extenstions. Here are the reasons…
I believe I do not need to introduce Google Analytics. Everyone having a website should know what it is, and usually does. A bigger issue is getting acquainted with all the features. There is a lot of them and many people does not know what benefit they can bring. One of such features are Events. They allow you to monitor a bunch of extremely useful things. Curious? Have a look on these:
– Form submission
– Scroll depth
– Outgoing links
– Mialto Links Clicks
– Played Audio/Video
– Custom Vars
It’s really tempting to have access to these, but the problem is, they are not very easy to set-up. In fact it is pretty hard without some dose of proper knowledge. The documentation for Google Analytics Events are pretty poor, having available only few examples. For more than many it maybe a dead-end. Well, not any more…
A known thing is that the longer you have your WordPress site the more plugins it has installed. From time to time I make some effort to review the list of plugins installed on my WordPress sites and delete the ones I do not need very much. This sounds easier then it is, as every time I do it, all my installed plugins occur very important. Therefore the amount of plugins grows over time. One of the drawbacks of such situation is that many plugins add metaboxes to your post edit screen. As a result of such situation, the post edit screen gets really messy, making it hard to use. This also usually applies to every custom post type edit screen.
There are 2 ways to solve this issue
Social media is now one the most important traffic sources for every website. A good quality content, image, infographic can go viral on social media and give a big traffic boost to a website. This is why it is so important, that you make as easy as possible for your visitors to promote your content by sharing to social networking sites. The easiest way to achieve it is using social sharing WordPress plugins. Such plugins add a set of social media buttons to your site. Usually there are at least few such buttons added, each one representing different site (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and so on). By clicking on social media buttons visitor gets an easy interface to share the content through his/her profile. Another benefit is that such buttons being visible on your website encourage visitors to do some social sharing.
In this article we will describe 5 WordPress social sharing plugins available free in WordPress plugin directory.