If, like me, you are a writer with a WordPress blog it can get a little frustrating. Sometimes it seems like all the cool plugins are geared up for graphic designers, artists and photographers… right? Well, in this article I am going to tell you my top 7 cool WordPress plugins for writers that you probably never knew existed!
#1 WP Inject
Tired of opening other sites, searching for free images, downloading them then uploading them to WordPress? WPInject puts the Flickr search in your WordPress dashboard so it’s right there whenever you need it!
This plugin allows you to quickly schedule your posts and even manage multiple writers if you need to. This helps you to coordinate projects and ensure that posts are seamlessly flowing.
I love this plugin! It keeps your Twitter feed ticking by posting old posts from your blog on your behalf. Worried about some posts being time sensitive? Don’t worry you can exclude certain categories and titles from the feed. This is a great time saver for busy writers!
We aren’t photographers so why do we need a portfolio right? Well actually most clients want to see writing samples before they hire their writer and this plugin is a great way to showcase yours! The plugin (free version) allows you to upload images that represent your work and to include a short bio of each project. You can also include a link. Just a quick note on this- if you are a ghost writer you should always check with your client before you publicly take credit for the work!
This is a writing plugin that creates a list space below your post creation. This means that you can make a note of links, photos and credits that need to be included in your article. A great one for writers who like to create on the go!
This is the ultimate SEO plugin, not only for writers but for all blog owners. Yoast works to help you optimise each of your posts or pages for SEO. It gives you a clear “traffic light” code for good, ok or bad SEO posts. This means you can adjust your copy, url, meta description and heading to maximise your impact on the search engines.
This is an absolute must have for writers who will have hundreds of posts published online. This plugin lets you create an automatic backup which you can add to your Google Drive, Dropbox or email inbox. This will give you instant peace of mind should the unthinkable happen and your website text is lost.
There are thousands of plugins available so these are just a few of my favourites. Which plugins do you love? Tweet me @Charli_Says and let me know.