WordPress is fairly easy to use. However, sometimes it becomes a time-drain when you have to do everything in the actual wordpress platform. Lately, I have been utilizing a lot of Chrome Extensions.
If you haven’t ever used a chrome extension – I highly recommend you try them out. They can dramatically increase your productivity!
A content curation tool for WordPress bloggers. You need to configure it by –
1. Installing free ExpressCurate WordPress plugin
2. Installing ExpressCurate Chrome extension
3. Finally, Restarting your Chrome browser and start curating
- Content discovery – ExpressCurate will analyze web pages as you browse through them and suggest articles to curate — based on your predefined keywords (you can define them within ExpressCurate).
- Curate-as-you-read – You can also curate as you come across an interesting article by clicking on the ExpressCurate button in Chrome toolbar.
- Curation template and tools – ExpressCurate provides a pop up window with predefined fields and tools for you to select a quote from the original article, add a headline, add your annotation, select images, and more.
- SEO Optimization – In the same pop-up window, ExpressCurate enables you to add the essential SEO attributes, such as meta keywords, descriptions, pick categories, and more.
- Publishing – Once done with working in the curation window, click on “Curate Now” and ExpressCurate will generate a post draft in your WordPress blog.
With “Press This” function you can publish on your own blog about anything you found online, This extension helps you to move contents to your own site.
It allows users to publish new posts directly from the Chrome. Supports WordPress.com blogs and self-hosted WordPress sites, uses XML-RPC API.
WordPress Keyboard Shortcuts
Gives a complete list of keyboard shortcuts for WordPress. Keyboard shortcut includes Visual Editor shortcuts, Comment moderation shortcuts and Advance shortcuts.
PicMonkey > WordPress
This extension let’s you submit screenshots to PicMonkey and then Auto-saves the edited image to wordpress.
A word of caution for this extension: it’s probably the most confusing plug-in to set-up. The set-up involves synching your wordpress account with your PicMonkey account using API keys. However, there is a very useful explainer video on the extension page to walk you through the set-up.
WordPress Admin Bar Control
Instead of having the admin panel take-up valuable screen space you can use this chrome extension for admin duties. This is especially helpful when editing on smaller devices. It follows your chrome installs so you don’t have to install a plugin on each site.
If you post a lot on your site, I highly recommend this extension. It makes it dead simple to post a lot of content on your site.
One major downside with this extension is that you cannot save to drafts. You also cannot upload multiple images at a time.
Tiny Best Image Optimization
This plugin is not wordpress specific, but I had to include it because it’s so awesome!
If you are constantly resizing images for posts I highly recommend this plugin.
Hopefully these chrome extensions will help you become more productive with managing your wordpress site. If you would like to talk about your wordpress site and different ways you can increase traffic and conversions on your site, contact us at the following:
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