WordPress Plugins extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. I’ll install and integrate the following plugins for your site:
MailChimp – Mailchimp is a marketing automation platform and email marketing service. I’ll set you up your own free MailChimp account and integrate it with your site whereas you can add a email newsletter sign up form like this so you can collect email addresses from your potential customers or blog followers straight to your MailChimp account. There you can build email marketing campaigns and send out emails to your potential customers, potential customers or followers.
Contact Form 7 – I’ll create a contact form to go in your “contact us” page like this one. You’ll get an an email every time someone fills out your form and hits send.
Yoast SEO – The #1 WordPress SEO Plugin. I’ll install Yoast SEO and have it do the following:
- Advanced XML Sitemaps functionality at the push of a button.
- Full control over site breadcrumbs
- Set canonical URLs to avoid duplicate content. Never have to worry about Google penalties again.
- Title and meta description templating for better branding and consistent snippets in the search results.
Jetpack – Jetpack adds interactive widgets and site statistics to track your views and clicks.
You’ll get site stats like these:
A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page.
Widgets are amazingly powerful especially when combined with Jetpack that give you interface with Google Maps for Hours and Info.
I’ll install Jetpack and set up the Blog Subscriptions widget to allow followers to receive an email every time you post a blog post. It looks like this: