It seems like a new WordPress plugin is released every day. Some of these plugins simply add a line of text to a post but others can improve a blog’s SEO performance, add subscribers to a mailing list or improve the appearance of a blog.
Whichever way you look at it, if you want to have a successful, self-hosted WordPress blog and attract visitors and subscribers you need to use plugins.
This is where my new website, Shop For Plugins comes in. It’s a WordPress Plugin Store and it currently has 25 plugins available with a further 10 to be added soon. The plugins are sorted into categories which are Business, Marketing, Miscellaneous and SEO & Tools. There are also special offers and featured plugins on the main page.
Visitors can create an account and PayPal is the preferred method of payment. Most of the plugins are priced much lower than when they were first released and some are discounted by a further 50%.
As you might expect, the plugins come with either PLR or MRR and the zip files contain all the usual things you would find if you downloaded the file from the original product website.
For more information you can follow Shop For Plugins on Twitter or go direct to the website.
I’ve been a big fan of the free version of the Evolve WP Theme by Theme4Press since I started using it in October 2011.
I particularly like the social integration features, the options for placement of advertisements and the clean, modern appearance.
However, a recent update meant I was only able to display one widget in the sidebar and the others appeared centered at the bottom of the page. I was so disappointed at the thought of having to change my blog theme again and couldn’t find another free theme which gave my blog a similar appearance and similar features to Evolve.
It now seems that the latest update (2.0.4) has fixed these issues and it probably fixed some others that I hadn’t noticed. I’ll continue to use Evolve and hope that the next update doesn’t undo these fixes.
I’ve just added a couple of plugins to my blog and I’m really happy with them. You’ve probably noticed them already because they are near the top of the page.
The first one I added was the Opt-in Form Generator. I’ve wanted to add an opt-in form to my blog for some time but I was worried that it may involve complicated coding. However, this plugin makes the process so easy and I was able to add an image too. The plugin is also very customizable – you can change all colors and the size of the form.
After I installed the Opt-in Form plugin I noticed a Banner Ad plugin. Like the Opt-in Form Generator, it gives you total control over the appearance of the end-product. You can place your banners before a post, within a post, after a post or in the sidebar. You can also use this plugin to show Adsense ads or almost any other type of ads.
I strongly recommend these free plugins and there is an affiliate program too where you can earn 55% commissions on an OTO. Click here to go to the MaxBlogPress main page.