WordPress is the most popular CMS in the world. In fact, it powers more than 32% of the entire web. But that doesn’t mean it comes fully optimized for you or your team. WordPress plugins exist so that you can tailor your workstream to the platform.
Below we’ve highlighted nine of our favorite plugins to boost your productivity — even on this already powerful site.
1. Google Apps Login
We have to begin with our favorite. Google Apps Login allows you to securely and efficiently log on to your intranet with G Suite.
Google Apps Login reduces friction at sign-on — delivering a more pleasant user experience and saving your team time. In addition, it helps ensure only authorized users have access to your corporate intranet, automatically improving your security. (This is essential, particularly when WordPress attacks are on the rise.)
2. Blog2Social: Social Media Auto Post & Scheduler
Blog2Social helps you sync your posts with social media. With this plugin, you can automatically share, auto post, republish, repost and schedule your work. It easily integrates with Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Google My Business, LinkedIn, XING, Instagram, Pinterest, Flickr, Reddit, VK.com, Medium, Tumblr, Torial, Diigo and Bloglovin’.
The tool has 394 5-star ratings and offers both free and premium plans. If you’re juggling several digital media channels, this plugin is a good way to consolidate your workstream.
3. WP Project Manager
Built by weDevs, WP Project Manager is software for project collaboration and task management. It includes a range of useful features, including a Kanban board, Gantt charts, time trackers and invoices.
weDevs uses their software internally to improve operations — specifically, breaking larger projects into sub-tasks, notifying users of specific updates and changes, and time management. They’ve found it more helpful than many other productivity tools, like Trello.
4. Improved Save Button
Label Blanc developed Improved Save Button as a simple but valuable productivity tool while you’re bouncing between different WordPress posts and pages.
The plugin gives you multiple one-click save options to get you to where you are going faster. For example, you can update and view your post in a single click instead of making changes, waiting for your document to save, and then waiting again for the changes to open in a new window.
The Beaver Builder Team created Assistant to help WordPress users handle tasks without navigating to the WordPress Admin area.