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Essential PDF Plugins for Wordpress

12 Best WordPress PDF Viewer Plugins

WordPress PDF viewer plugins come in every shape and price point, but choosing the one that works for your unique use case is a decision worth careful consideration.

PDFs are still one of the easiest methods for disseminating information in a convenient package that can be viewed, downloaded, and opened without a fuss on every platform: they’re integral to many WordPress websites, intranets, and workflows.

So when it comes to embedding PDFs in your WordPress blog, what method do you use? If you’d like to start passing out eBooks, short stories, contract templates, product manuals, design documents, registration forms, performance review templates, or any of a thousand other PDF options, consider these 12 WordPress PDF viewer plugins.

These plugins range from drag-and-drop solutions to feature-dense platforms, with prices all across the board.

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integrate social media

Integrate Social Media into Your WordPress Site and Expand Your Audience Right Now

Connecting the right social media apps to your WordPress blog can funnel a portion of that large, active audience right to your site.

In this article, we’re going to show you why your WordPress site needs to engage with social media. We’ll also cover how to find the right social media audience for your blog and the plugins that make it easier to connect.

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A Simple Guide to Embedding Google Drive in WordPress

If you’re struggling with redundant documents or an intranet that barely gets used, you might want to try embedding Google Drive in WordPress.

If your company runs an intranet resource using WordPress, you’ve no doubt encountered the limitation of the WordPress media storage system. It’s slow to load, it doesn’t have a strong organizational architecture, and it isn’t easy to browse through. Which makes sense, really: WordPress is great for blog content and inter-company resources, but file management and office software is hardly their expertise.

Embedding Google Drive in WordPress marries all of the functionality (and shareability) of Google Docs, Google Sheets, and your Google file folders with the blog-style ease-of-use of a WordPress-based intranet.

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Get subscribers on Wordpress

A Beginner’s Guide to Premium Content and Subscription Billing for WordPress

Building a loyal audience of paying subscribers isn’t easy, but we can help you with strategies and tools to build your readership and set up subscription billing for WordPress.

Powering your site with WordPress is the first step toward a successful paying audience, for a very good reason. WordPress is a juggernaut: WordPress sites, in total, see over 400 million visitors a month. WordPress is stable, popular, and, best of all, completely customizable with plugins.

In this article, we’re not only going to help you set up subscription billing for WordPress, but we’ll also aid you in finding subscribers and building the kind of content users want to drop money on.

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wordpress plugins for blogs

The 13 Best WordPress Plugins for Blogs

Starting a blog isn’t easy, whether it’s for your own personal use or for delivering more useful content to your audience or customer base. While WordPress is a robust blogging service just on its own, there are dozens (if not hundreds) of WordPress plugins for blogs.

These plugins transform your blog and your workflow, adding things like embedded video, image galleries, affiliate links, social media feeds, and even speeding up your entire site.

Take a look at these plugins that could transform how you blog.

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10 (Truly) Best WordPress SEO Plugins for Boosting Your Traffic

Organic traffic is the customer-acquisition channel you can best rely on when others fail. When this or that social network fades away and that ad campaign fails to earn its pay-per-click dollars back, you can trust that your customers won’t stop searching. And with the right tools and tactics, your site will be ready for customers to find.

If you run a WordPress site, the best way to get started is with WordPress SEO plugins.

SEO, or search engine optimization, is the science of optimizing sites and content to attract the attention of search engines. Search engines are designed to find the results searchers want, so optimizing your site means showing search engines that you do, in fact, have what people are searching for.

In the early days of SEO, this could be as simple as stuffing your site full of keywords your customers were using to search. Those days are gone. Search engines, especially Google, are now so advanced that you need the support of similarly advanced tools and technologies to stand a chance at standing out.

In this article, we’ve gathered 10 of the best WordPress SEO plugins that’ll help you optimize your site and build organic traffic.

1. Yoast SEO

A list of the best SEO plugins couldn’t start with anything but Yoast SEO. Yoast is the most famous WordPress SEO plugin for a reason. Every time you draft a post, Yoast automatically checks the content, title, meta description, and more for your focus keyword. It also analyzes readability, and with premium versions, it suggests internal linking opportunities.
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Yoast has a range of other products that are also worth trying:

Price: Free. Paid plans for $89/yr.

2. All in One SEO Pack

If you’re looking to optimize your entire site, All in One SEO Pack is one of the first WordPress SEO plugins you should turn to.

All in One SEO Pack makes it easy to submit your XML sitemap to Google and Bing—an essential but often overlooked step for busy site owners. If you want to rely on automation, this plugin automatically notifies search engines when you change your site, and it automatically generates meta tags.
screenshot-2 (1).png All in One SEO Pack promises to help beginners improve their sites right out of the box, and it will help advanced users with more granular features.

Price: Free

3. W3 Total Cache

The user experience your site offers is essential for SEO success. Search engines will notice if users click to your site and then quickly leave—otherwise known as “bouncing.” If you have a slow website, for instance, users might bounce before anything loads. Search engines will notice that behavior and penalize your site.

W3 Total Cache promises to improve website performance and reduce load times. It accomplishes this via integrations with a content delivery network that offers high availability and high performance through geographically distributed servers. When traffic volume increases, W3 Total Cache can maintain performance, keep page load times down, and ensure that pages still render quickly.

Price: Free

4. The SEO Framework

SEO has a bad reputation in some circles. Unethical, sneaky tactics are known as “black hat,” and though they might offer fast returns, they almost always cause damage in the long-run because search engines penalize rule-breaking.

The SEO Framework plugin works to keep your site clean—or “white hat.” You might think this is as easy as not using those unethical tactics, but bad actors can use black-hat methods to get your site penalized.

Backlinks, for instance, are one of the most important SEO ranking factors. If a bad actor links to your site thousands of times from a sketchy site they created, that might convince Google you’re trying to game their system. You could end up losing your rankings from someone else’s illicit activities.