WordPress is the most popular CMS available currently. More than thousands of new sites are getting online a day. Many things make WordPress popular, and plugins and themes are among those. If you ask me why I love WordPress so much, then frankly I will tell you due to its rich plugins and themes.
As per Wikipedia, currently, 40501 plugins are available in WordPress using which you can implement anything you need starting from simple text to complex e-commerce applications.
We at WPDean.com are also using some awesome blogging tools which help us to manage the site effectively. Within just a few months, this blog has received a tremendous response from blogging community and readers. Today I am going to list the top 20 blogging tools we use at WPDean.com to manage and grow our community effectively. Hope you will find this collection interesting and helpful.
Best Blogging Tools To Manage a WordPress Blog
WordPress.org is the CMS tool that helps you to manage your blog and sites. WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website, blog, or app. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time. WordPress is working hard and releasing the new features every time. Currently, they released the latest version 4.3.1 which is having more features and security.
SiteGround is a great hosting company which we use at WPDean.com. It is a reliable hosting at very affordable price. This hosting handles a huge amount of real-time traffic at a just nominal price. You can start with SiteGround just from $3.95 per month.
Hostgator is another one of the most reliable and great hosting providers. We use Hostgator on our partner sites, and it works great. The shared hosting of Hostgator is very famous and widely used in the online community. You can start with Hostgator just from $3.95 per month.
Inmotion hosting is around a four-year-old hosting company providing wide ranges of hosting services. Starting from shared services to dedicated hosting, you can find all types of hosting needs at Inmotion Hosting.
Mad Mimi is the easiest way to create, send, share and track email newsletters online. Mad Mimi is for people who want email marketing to be simple. Every day, over 40 million emails are sent, shared and tracked using our delightful and powerful service. You can start with Mad Mimi just from $10 per month where you can send emails to 500 contacts.
Bloom Plugin is from the famous elegant themes. This is one of the best plugins I have used to collect emails on site. Hundreds of different pop-up lead box will enable you to capture leads from users. The installation of Bloom is very easy and just in a couple of minutes; you can start with it.
Bloom is priced at $89 and is available in just one configuration. This price also gives you access to all the other WordPress themes and plugins from Elegant Themes. This includes the powerful Divi theme and the famous Monarch social sharing plugin. You can also use Bloom on an unlimited number of websites.
Google is almost in every business and making the business easy. Using Google apps for business, you would be able to get customized emails and many other features. If you need any promo code for new accounts, get in touch with us.
These days, social media plays a paramount role in the success of any online business. But if you will start posting on all social media personally then it will take lots of time and can be hectic. So to save your time and to manage the social media effectively, you can use some apps and BufferApp is one of those which works great.
It’s well said that keyword research determines the success of your blog. The better the keyword, the good your SERP will be. SEMrush is an awesome tool to find better keyword. It will show you the competition of the keyword and will help you to decide whether to go with that particular keyword or not. Apart from that you can also use SEO optimized themes and plugins to get your blog ranking in SERP quickly.
Google Analytics is a free tool from Google Inc. (its premium version is also available) through which you can track all your traffic. It gives you the stat of your traffic on various parameters and timeframe. Also, it provides you the detailed stat about the source of traffic, amount of time a user is spending on your blog, etc. This is a must have tool for every blogger.
Google Webmasters is another free tool from Google which is like the admin of the web. Whenever anyone starts a blog, first they do to register in Google Webmasters so that Google can crawl it fast.
It helps you to submit your articles so that it can be crawled quickly. Apart from this, webmaster tells you about the health of your site and help you to make it healthy.
Copyscape helps you to find the duplicate content on the web. If you are thinking that someone is copying your content, move to Copyscape, enter the URL of your article and press go. It will show you all the articles which are having the same content similar to you.
As we know website loading speed plays a crucial role in the SERP, so one should keep on checking the speed of the site. Pingdom is considered as the ideal and reliable tool to test the speed of the site. You can not only check the speed of your site but can also compare with another site. To improve your site speed, we also suggest you to switch to some fast loading WP templates.
CloudFlare, Inc. is a U.S. company that provides a content delivery network and distributed domain name server services, sitting between the visitor and the CloudFlare user’s hosting provider, acting as a reverse proxy for websites. You can start with CloudFlare just for free.
XAMPP is a free and open source cross-platform web server solution package developed by Apache. It consists mainly of the Apache HTTP Server, MySQL database, and interpreters for scripts written in the PHP and Perl programming languages. It is extremely useful if you want to do some theme development work on your localhost.
Another free tool to create awesome images. You can create a logo, blog images, AD banners, etc. within minutes with the help of Adobe Photoshop.
Want to make a video using images, audio and text in minutes? Head over to Windows Movie Maker. You can create a great quality of videos in just minutes with it. It comes free with Windows and helps you much while creating. You can even create videos and upload to your YouTube channel.
Imgur is an online image sharing community where you can find the quality and royalty free images for your blog posts. There are various sections out there like viral images etc. using which you can get good and eye-catchy images.
Awesome Screenshot is a great tool to capture quality and narrow screenshots. They provide different extensions for Mozilla and Chrome etc. to make it better and easier. You can start with Awesome Screenshots with a free plan or upgrade at just $6.99 per year.
Which Tools Do You Use To Manage Your Blog?
These were some of the blogging tools we use at WPDean.com. Hope these tools will help you to become more productive and save time. Do let us know which tool do you use at your own blog to manage it easily?