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There are all sorts of essential WordPress plugins that every WordPress site needs and then they are specific WordPress plugins that make an great option for bloggers.

So today in this WordPress Wednesday post, you will find plugins that are aimed to help you build a better blog, with features such like in-dashboard editorial calendars, related/popular post lists, email marketing and more.

1. Editorial Calendar

Editorial Calendar

Did you remember to write a post for next Tuesday? What about the Tuesday after that? WordPress doesn’t make it easy to see when your posts are scheduled. The editorial calendar gives you an overview of your blog and when each post will be published. You can drag and drop to move posts, edit posts right in the calendar, and manage your entire blog.

Price: Free

2. Revive Old Posts

Revive Old Posts Auto Post To Social Media

This plugin helps you keep your old posts alive by automatically sharing them and driving more traffic to them from Social Networks. It also helps you to promote your content. You can set sharing interval and number of posts to share to drive more traffic.

ROP can work as a facebook or twitter auto-poster and using it you can easily auto-share your posts on social media.

Price: Free

3. Instant Images

Instant Images One Click Unsplash Uploads

If you want to make your blog posts engaging, including high quality visuals is a excellent way to do it. Instant Images WordPress plugin helps you make that easier by letting you search a service called Unsplash right inside your WordPress dashboard.

Price: Free

4. ThirstyAffiliates Affiliate Link Manager

Thirstyaffiliates Affiliate Link Manager

ThirstyAffiliates gives bloggers the tools they need to monetise their WordPress website with affiliate marketing. There’s no complex setups. It’s just another post type in your admin and another button on your Visual editor.

Price: Free

5. Easy Social Sharing

Easy Social Sharing

Easy Social Sharing plugin provides you with an easy way to display various popular social share buttons. Also comes with Social Share count feature too.

You’ll find 18 Popular social sharing buttons that you can embed right into your posts, page. Sharing your content has never been so easy. We have packed the plugin with some very handy features like social count, multiple layouts, multiple design, custom colors and more.

Price: Free

6. WP Scheduled Posts

Wp Scheduled Posts

A complete solution for WordPress Post Schedule. Manage schedule through editorial calendar and enable auto scheduler. Get an Admin Bar & Dashboard Widget showing all your scheduled posts.

Price: Free

7. PE Recent Posts

Pe Recent Posts

The simple plugin that allows you to display image slides with title, description and read more linked to posts from selected category. The slide title and description appear with slide-in animation effect.

The user may select the category or display items of all categories. Number of slides is unlimited and you may specify how many slides you want to be visible in column. Image sizes available to select from the list are determined at Media Settings of WordPress.

Price: Free

8. ConvertKit


ConvertKit makes it easy to capture more leads and sell more products by easily embedding email capture forms anywhere. This plugin makes it a little bit easier for those of us using WordPress blogs, by automatically appending a lead capture form to any post or page.

If you choose a default form on the settings page, that form will be embedded at the bottom of every post or page across your site. If you wish to turn off form embedding or select a different form for
an individual post or page, you can do so within the ConvertKit meta box on the editing form.

Price: Free


WordPress Wednesday – 8 WordPress Plugins For Blogs and Bloggers