Categories: Plugins
WordPress Plugin : Site Kit by Google

Google makes everything easier with this one plugin, offering up metrics and insights from a variety of their tools - and letting you see how people are finding and using your website.

Active Installs: 900,000+
Cost: Free
Requires WordPress Version: 4.7 or higher 

Site Kit displays key metrics and insights from Google products. Check out the Google products that this plug in features.

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WordPress Plugin: Virtual Event Management

Business owners and non-profit organizations have shifted to arranging meetings as well as professional and social events within a virtual environment.

Online events offer you a captive audience. Attendees are people who want to be there. They want to learn about your cause, your product, and/or your information. They absolutely want a part of what you’re offering.

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WordPress Plugin:  Virtual Events

With so many people and businesses moving toward a ‘virtual’ solution for connecting with customers and peers, there are dozens of options available – some easier to implement and use then others.

If you have a WordPress website, the Events Calendar plugin may be something you’ll want to consider.


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WordPress Plugin:  Widget for Google Reviews

More and more people are placing a higher level of trust with businesses that maintain plentiful positive reviews. Positive reviews have become an integral influencer when it comes to driving increased purchase habits.

Did You Know?

84% of people now depend on reviews as much as they do word-of-mouth recommendations.
(resource: Bright Local)

Here we profile a WordPress Plugin that allows you to place Google My Business reviews on your website.

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WordPress Plugin:  Web Push Notifications

What if you could deliver real-time messages to people without any extra work?

If you sell a product, provide a service or manage a Non-Profit you can use Push Notifications to:

  • Promote products, services and events.
  • Engage people who currently aren’t on your website.
  • Build Trust and Brand recognition and reputation.
  • Deliver valuable content whether it be news, sales, event reminders, product and service information, reminders, ship dates, delivery dates, etc.
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WordPress Plugin: Popup Maker

Did You Know?

An average 95% of visitors will leave your website without taking any action.

What do you have on your website to keep people from clicking away?

An unobtrusive Pop-up such as this one will help you:

  • Reduce Cart Abandonment and Decrease Bounce rate.
  • Convert website visitors into Paying customers.
  • Grow your Email List and Generate new Leads.
  • Show site visitors the Right Message at the Right Time so they’ll stay on your website longer.
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WordPress Plugin:  Calculators

Depending on your website focus, you may want to add a convenient Calculator Plugin for your readers to use.
Specialty websites can take advantage of free and paid Plugins that support their specific niche.

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WordPress Plugin:  Testimonial Rotator

Add trust and credibility to your website’s products and services with this customizable rotating Testimonial Plugin that displays reviews, comments, testimonials, images, and photos.

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WordPress Plugin:  Ad Inserter

This flexible Plugin makes it simple to insert linked images or text just about anywhere within your website content. Popular for custom webpage placement of Ad code.

Supports code for rotating banners and text, including code from Google Ad Manager, Google Adsense, Amazon Native Shopping Ads,, plus more.

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WordPress Plugin: Live Chat

You might wonder why Your Business would want a Live Chat feature on your website.

The perks are many, here are just a few . . .

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WordPress Plugin: WordFence Website Security

Most people spend a good amount of time, effort and money creating a successful website . . . but that can go away in less than a minute.

All it takes is one hacker to breach your site.  Poof! It’s Gone !!

Once a site is hacked, it can take a huge amount of time to recover and rebuild it.

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Categories: Themes,Plugins,Security
Which to Choose? Sitebuilders vs vs

You’re trying to decide which platform is best for your new website.

So many choices! Which to Choose?

Here we touch on several of the most popular platforms for websites, appropriate for e-commerce, informational sites, business services, and non-profit entities.

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WordPress Plugin:   Media Folders Organization

If your website has been in WordPress for a while, it’s probably easy to locate images and graphics to include in your posts and articles. As time goes on though, and you’ve uploaded hundreds of media files – the time spent locating a particular image can get to be annoying.

This particular Plugin allows you to add structure to your media library. You can set up folders using categories you choose, then assign your images and files to those respective folders during the upload process. Makes it easy-peasy to find media files for posts.

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WordPress Plugin:  Get Rid of Messy Links

Messy links are like a messy desk … it’s just nice to have everything tidy.

Short URLs hide full links from prying eyes that may view the source code on your website and in Social media.

Here we have a WordPress Plugin that lets you easily shorten any current or future links on your site using your own domain name without using an outside tool such as, Tinyurl, etc. Plus you can track clicks that come through these shortened links to learn where your site visitors are coming from and which links are being clicked on the most.

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WordPress Plugin:  Site Kit

Site Kit, Google's official WordPress Plugin, is out of beta and is now available for all WordPress sites.

This Google Plugin answers these common questions:

  • How are people finding my site?
  • Where can I make improvements?
  • How are people using my site?
  • Am I making money?
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Ramp Up Your Website Lead Generation with this Non-Intrusive Plugin

This Plugin specializes in converting visitors to subscribers. Allows you to easily create high converting subscriber forms and target them strategically at various target spots on your website.

Engage and Convert Visitors with Announcements on the Welcome Bar, Engage to Reduce Bounce rate or offer a variety of custom CTA (call-to-action) options.

Quickly Grow Your Subscriber List by displaying attention grabbing, high converting Email opt-in forms and build your subscriber list.

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WordPress Plugin: Sprout Invoices

Would you like to spend less time on client estimates, and invoicing?

Would you like to get paid faster?

Made for small to mid-size businesses, self-employed companies and freelancers - this Plugin easily creates custom Estimates and Invoices in minutes from within your WordPress Admin Dashboard, and streamlines the daily tasks of billing clients and creating project estimates.

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Wordpress Plugin: RafflePress

This newly released Giveaway and Contest Plugin may prove to be the easiest and most effective Plugin you’ve ever used for managing contests and giveaways.


Raffle Press
cost:  Free & Pro version


RafflePress was designed to assist small businesses jumpstart online growth with a giveaway Plugin that's powerful, easy to use and affordable for small business owners.

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WordPress Plugin:  Survey/Feedback Form for Your Site

Would you like to add a Survey or Feedback form to your site? Check out the Contact Forms, Surveys & Quiz Forms Plugin by Formidable Forms Builder for WordPress. 

Features include:

  • Build Registration forms, Calculators, Surveys, Contact forms and more.
  • Comes with built-in reporting and data display.
  • Create totally custom forms from scratch with an easy-to-use drag & drop form builder interface.
  • View all contact form and survey entries from the WordPress Dashboard.
  • Export Email data to other services such as Constant Contact, Mail Chimp, GetResponse, etc.
  • Customize the submitted success message or redirect user to another page for more advanced form needs.
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WordPress Plugin: Stop Referrer Spam

Referrer Spam bots hit your website every day … and you’re not even aware of it.

Learn what Referrer Spam is, and how you can Block it . . .

What is Referrer Spam?

Referral Spam is when a spammer bot sends multiple and ongoing bogus hits to your site that show up in Analytic reports. Ghost Referral Spam occurs when the spammer bot bypasses your website and hits the Analytics server directly.

When your Analytic reports contain Referrer Spam, you won’t ever get an accurate report for your website performance.

When left unattended, these bogus hits skew Analytic statistics and may affect your website ranking in the search engines.

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WP Plugin:  Real-Time Find and Replace

Do you have code or text you want to replace quickly on a website? The Real-Time Find and Replace Plugin is your answer! This Wordpress Plugin dynamically replaces code and text within your website.

Use the Real-Time Find and Replace Plugin in these instances:

You’re working with a WordPress theme and can’t access the copyright or remove preset links.

You want to make changes to the theme page coding without touching the Editor files.

Change / replace text information appearing on multiple webpages in about five minutes, which allows you the opportunity to change individual pages at your leisure.

Tweak text on a product or shopping cart page.

Change last name of an employee that’s just gotten married.

Revise an Event title.

The uses are endless.

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WordPress Plugin: Team Members

Whether you're a service business, a retail location, only sell online, or any type of group or organization - a stylish presentation of “who's who” really helps to connect you and your staff to those visiting your website.

Most often used on dedicated about us, employee, member, or meet our team pages - easily present your business and/or organization in a professional manner on your website using a plugin. Include bios, social media links, and more.

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WordPress Plugin:  Creating a Favicon

There are many strategies used to make a website standout, and one of the most undervalued elements is the Favicon.

What is a Favicon?

A Favicon (short for ‘favorite icon’) is a website file that contains one or more icons associated with a specific website or webpage. Browsers providing Favicon support will display the Favicon in the URL address bar, and next to a webpages name in a list of favorites or bookmarks. Some browsers use the assigned Favicon as a desktop icon.

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WordPress Plugin:   WP Customer Reviews

With Google Places and Google Local Search crawling the internet for user generated reviews, collecting and displaying customer reviews on your website is an important piece of your overall SEO plan.

An easy way to collect Customer Reviews from your website is to install a Plugin to facilitate the process.

One such Plugin is WP Customer Reviews, which is a lightweight and configurable Plugin that displays reviews in a format that’s search engine friendly. WP Customer Reviews lets you designate a specific webpage to receive testimonials of your business products and/or services. Try it out and see if you like the results this Plugin offers.

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WordPress Plugin: Call Now Button

With more and more people placing orders and doing business on their smartphones, it’s to your benefit to make it easy as possible for customers and/or potential clients to reach out to you directly from your website.

For many of your site visitors, the online Contact form may suffice for general questions, product/service quotes, comments and inquiries but depending on your business niche there are those who may need to speak with you or your staff immediately. This is where a Tap to Call option works wonders.

With over 100,000 active installs, the Call Now Button WordPress Plugin is a solid plugin for creating click-to-call options for display on varied devices.

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Wordpress Plugin: Editorial Calendar

Marketing your business takes so much time and effort … here’s a plugin that may just enhance efficiency and management of your content.

Editorial Calendar, an easy to use plugin is brilliant for keeping your Blog post schedule organized and always accessible. Scan the calendar overview to see what and when you’re publishing next week or months down the road, with options to edit and add - you can even move posts around to different dates.

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WordPress Plugin: Website Translation

If you have a website that may appeal to a non-English speaking audience, you may want to consider using a WordPress Translation plugin on your site to reach those viewers.

The most widely used plugin for website translation is Polylang.

Polylang is a free WordPress translation plugin that allows for multilingual content creation.

Polylang allows users to select their preferred language from their profiles, and it automatically downloads the respective WordPress language packs. Polylang fully supports RTL languages and works with most WordPress themes.

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WordPress Plugin: Google Snippets

What are Featured Snippets?

The definition of a Snippet according to Google is “a description of or an excerpt from the webpage”, that follows the title and precedes the URL and Cached link.

Google advises to use clear Titles, and accurate meta tag Descriptions which help them generate useful snippets in their search results.

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WordPress Plugin: Blog2Social

Worth looking at is the Blog2Social Wordpress plugin that allows you to customize, auto-post, schedule and share social media posts within the Admin panel. Available in both Free and Premium options.

Features Include:

  • Automatically turns your Blog post into the right format for each social media channel.

  • Auto-posts at the best times for each social media channel.

  • Streamlines the manual task of sharing Blog content on each individual social media channel.
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WordPress Plugin: Image Zoom

One photo is worth a thousand words … or so the saying goes.

If you sell products online, Wordpress Plugins can enhance your products visually to the point where buyers can inspect everything from intricate detail to being able to read labels clearly. Sometimes, the visual can make the difference between a sale and moving on.

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How to Add Customized Google Maps into WordPress Websites

You may want to display a location map for your business or organization, or you may have a special event you need to showcase a map for directions.

A WordPress Plugin will help you easily accomplish placing a customized map on your WordPress site to feature your physical location and other important information.

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