“Create a link through which you can market your dream products. Create a blog or a website of your own depending on what you want to be recognised for. Share your experiences through these media.” – Israelmore Ayivor, Shaping the dream
WordPress is the largest and most popular Content Management System (CMS) that is used to develop websites and blogs today. But WordPress is not only used to build content management systems. According to Nick Schäferhoff, “WordPress powers almost 27 percent of the entire Internet.” Furthermore, statistics show that almost 60% of the world’s CMSs are developed using WordPress and WordPress Plugins.
What is a WordPress plugin?
Before we look at the latest plugins that are available to WordPress developers (including the company that made SEO the movie), let’s look at a comprehensive definition of what a plugin is:
The website www.wpbeginner.com defines a WordPress plugin as a “piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website.” This plugin aims to “extend functionality or add new features” that are not available in the base WordPress CMS package.
Thus, we can conclude that WordPress plugins are essential and useful tools that enable developers to build high-quality, usable, and user-friendly websites right across all Internet genres.
The latest WordPress plugins
Because of the high-profile nature of WordPress and its plugins, it is reasonable to assume that, as new website functionality is needed, additional plugins are developed to fill the gap in the base CMS. Also, it is fair to expect that new plugins are continually developed.
Thus, it is a good idea to be cognizant of the new plugins (both free and subscription-based) that become available to use on a regular basis. Here is a list of some of the new WordPress plugins:
This is a slideshow plugin that allows you to build “minimalist” slideshow presentations. Website consumers are increasingly turning towards sites (and blogs) that are feature-rich with lots of high-quality photos. Therefore, this new plugin provides a tool that will display pictures in a simple, but effective manner, without any padding.
Do you own, develop, or have the responsibility for more than one WordPress site? If so, ManageWP Worker is a dashboard tool that allows you to access and manage all your sites from one place; thus, as the age-old adage says: saving you time and money.
Marketing and managing websites and blogs must include a multi-channelled approach. In other words, brand marketing includes Social Media Marketing (SMM) as well as Content Marketing.
Thus, a digital media marketer and website developer needs to ensure that blog content is posted on the brand’s site on a regular basis. The brand also requires a social media presence that also needs to be updated often to drive traffic and convert visitors into returning customers.
Therefore, the WP-FB-comments plugin is a useful tool that allows you to keep your brand’s Facebook page comments and your site’s comments in sync.