WordPress is a very handy CMS.There was a time in 2007 I used to wonder what a CMS was.Well a CMS is Content Management System and there was a time you needed to be a programmer to make simpke changes in color or design.That is you needed to know codeand that was a no fly zone for the lay man or non programmers.
CMS came to the rescue ,quite common was Joomla,but never used it.Then after discovering WordPress 10 years ago,I still say it us the best thing that hs happened since MS Windows.This has totally encouraged a lot more people to get their own websites.The discovery of WordPress was since I was looking for a good CMS.One other I CMS liked since I was working in Code Igniter was Expression Engine by Ellis Lab.These guys developed Code Igniter the PHP frame work which us very stable for development.
Well this post is not about conparing different CMS.
Here are some useful plugins I think are very useful and necessary for bloggers who use WordPress as a CMS.
They are as follows:
- UpdraftPlus.You are certainly going to need this plugin.From my experience of reinstalling siince something went wrong and could not access admin panel.I had to reinstall and waste of time.The first thing after installing wordpress is install Updraft plus.
- Backup can be stored in Google Drive or Drop Box.
- Backup can rescheduled
- Can be be restored from previous backups made in Dropbox.
link for download:https://wordpress.org/plugins/updraftplus/
TAV :Tested.It is ok.
2.IThemes Security .This plugin is a must since it prevents attacks by hackers and malware.
- Creates a strong defence
- Hides the default login
- Users who are entering to enter by force s ‘admin’ are banned and email is to site owner.
link for download:https://wordpress.org/plugins/better-wp-security/
TAV:Tested.It is ok.
3.Mammoth .docx converter
This plugin imports MS word files in .docx format and converts into wordpress posts.
link for download:https://wordpress.org/plugins/mammoth-docx-converter/
TAV:Tested.It is ok.
4.Postie. Some times you have many authors who write for your post.They usually write using their favourite editor.It becomes a hassle of converting files to posts especially when they are big in number.This plugin allows users in the wordpress site to email their posts whicb automatically gets posted!
link for download:https://wordpress.org/plugins/postie/
TAV:Not tested yet.
5.Aspose Doc Exporter.This plugin converts posts,pages into MS Doc format.
link for download:https://wordpress.org/plugins/aspose-doc-exporter/
TAV::Tested.It is ok