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Top Five Best WordPress Plugins for Business

Jul 31, 2011, 14:00 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Lee Schlesinger for this link. ]

WordPress is the world's most popular open source content management system (CMS), but its standard set of features leave a bit to be desired for organizations using WordPress to power their blog or entire website. However, thanks to a few free WordPress plugins, you can help boost your search engine friendliness, do a better job with web analytics, create better copy, and much more.

Before you start installing any plugins, it's a good idea to do a full backup of your WordPress directory and database. Ideally, you should have a test deployment of WordPress alongside your production site to test plugins and other changes before you make them live. In seven years of using WordPress, I've never had a problem installing plugins – but there's always a first time. 'Better safe than sorry,' may be a cliché, but it became a cliché because it's true.

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