Recommended Plugins for a WP CMS
Last week I explained how to start configuring WordPress as a CMS. Next step is to add some plugins to give yourself more control over the site.
To add a plugin to your site you need to connect to your site via FTP. Plugins should then be placed in the following folder path /blogdirectory/wp-content/plugins/ and you should either store the single plugin file in the plugins directory or at the very most, you can have the plugin file(s) within a directory within the plugins directory eg.
Otherwise, the plugin won’t work 🙂
WordPress CMS Plugins
This list is by no means comprehensive, but it does contain the main plugins which I recommend for any CMS to be using. Of course, each individual site will have their own requirements.
- All in One SEO Pack
- This will allow you to set your page title, meta description and keywords for each page.
- Page Link Manager
- Allows you to select whether the page appears in the automated page navigation.
- Page Menu Editor
- Allows you to set the anchor text and title attribute text of your page links.
- Sitemap Generator
- Generates a standard sitemap for your site.
- XML Sitemap Generator
- Generates an XML sitemap to submit to search engines such as Google and Yahoo.
Of course, there are plenty more plugins that can be installed, the above are just those that I think should be on any WP CMS regardless of what the site is going to be for.