WordPress Tools

WordPress Tools

Looking to increase your WordPress performance? This is our collection of WordPress plugins, and tools that extend the functionality of WordPress.

Webmasters are are always looking for tools to make their jobs easier. We hope this list will be useful for you. All download links are linked to official websites.

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Plugin: WordPress SEO By Yoast

Improve your WordPress SEO: Write better content and have a fully optimized WordPress site using the WordPress

SEO plugin by Yoast.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-seo/

Also check out Yoast’s Google Analytics Plugin.

Plugin: Google Webmaster Tools

Connect your Google Webmaster Tools to your admin area. Queries, Top Pages, Keywords, Links to your Site, and Internal Link Stats. Great plugin for SEO!

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Plugin: Verify Bing Webmaster Tools

Adding Bing Webmaster Tools verification code to your website has never been easier. Simply copy and paste your verification meta tag and that’s it!

Why use Bing Webmaster Tools?

  • Analyze your website’s performance on Bing search engine;
  • Get ideas for improving the website;
  • …and more.

Plugin: Broken Link Checker

This plugin will check your posts, comments and other content for broken links and missing images, and notify you if any are found.

Once installed, the plugin will begin parsing your posts, bookmarks (AKA blogroll) and other content and looking for links.

Plugin: Simple Tags

If you tag your posts regularly, you may want to use Simple Tags, a WordPress plugin that extends post tagging features in WordPress. It helps you organize keywords, gives you hints on relevant keywords based on your post’s content (using free web services such as the Yahoo Term Extractions API), and allows you to batch-edit and batch-replace existing tags.

Plugin: Auto-hyperlink URLs

Automatically hyperlink text URLs and email addresses originally written only as plain text. This plugin seeks to replace and extend WordPress’s default auto-hyperlinking function.

Plugin: User Switching

User Switching allows admins to easily switch to another user, skipping the log-in-log-out process which can become quite lengthy when you’re testing a site. If your site has many different users than this is one plugin that is worth checking out.

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MySQL database management tools:

For the WordPress developer, understanding the underlying MySQL tables and supporting data is a must. Popular hosting accounts such as Bluehost and HostGator provide myPhpAdmin to administer the database. However, I like the client-based tools for query execution and basic table changes.

Application Pricing Platform
Sequel Pro Free Mac
MySQL Workbench Free Linux, Mac, Windows

Codex: Tools > Import Screen

Importing data into your WordPress blog is many times, necessary and useful. If you are moving from another host, or just to start your blog, then import data into your blog may be the answer.

You will need to install the WordPress Importer Plugin in order use this feature.

If your favorite tool isn’t on the list, tell us all about it in the comments. If you frequently use one or more of the above tools, share your experiences.