Carry out Multiple Tasks Without Leaving WordPress to Improve Efficiency
For any serious blogger the most priceless asset is time. The bloggers invest their time in writing interesting content, networking, blog promotion activities etc. Also, they are supposed to monitor different statistics, use social media and moderate comments which consume lots of their time. For carrying out these things, you are supposed to visit different websites and blogs which are really boring and time consuming thing. However, with WordPress dashboard, you can save good amount of time required for these maintenance tasks without leaving this blogging platform. By installing a couple of plug-ins as discussed below you can carry out regular tasks without actually leaving WordPress.
This is a fantastic WordPress plug-in which helps you in pulling your MailChimp data and Google Analytics by displaying it over the WordPress dashboard. You simply require a Google Analytics and MailChimp API key accounts for it to work. The moment you install it, you are supposed to go Analytics 360 Plugin settings and enter the API key to verify it with Google Analytics to begin accessing the data. Once you authenticate, you can view all MailChimp and Google Analytics stats anytime by simply checking the WordPress dashboard.
This is also among the best plug-in which can alleviate lots of your work. By using the Twitter Tools you can carry out a number of things like tweeting from any web page of your blog where you can find the twitter tools widget. You can also tweet about your new posts automatically using this plug-in. You can create a tweets digest and publish it over your blog. Further, you can also add a list of your recent tweets at places like filter and sidebar and @ replies from it. Once you install Twitter Tools, you simply have to enter your Twitter account details by clicking over the settings and putting API key and the bit.ly user name. Though you cannot expect Twitter Tools as your complete Twitter client, however, can still prove effective and simple for one or two odd tweets.
This plug-in helps you in checking your Adsense earnings for your previous and current day in different formats. With the options like ‘Yesterday’, ‘Today’, ‘Last Month’, ‘This Month’ and ‘All Time’ you can view your earnings as and when required. Once you install Google Adsense Summary, you are supposed to configure is by checking the settings and putting your username details. After this, you are free to check your earning over the WordPress dashboard at any point of time.
The My GMail plug-in is a great tool which helps you in displaying different unread mails over your WordPress dashboard. After installing this plug-in, you are supposed to first visit your Gmail setting page and check over the option, ‘Always use HTTS’ as it works only over the HTTPS. By having this plug-in you can live an organized life since you are able to access all your mails via your WordPress dashboard. This therefore removes the bottleneck situation which you often encounter managing your mails manually and thus save your precious time.
As the name suggest, this plug-in help you to view your FeedBurner statistics. Once you install it, you are supposed to check the settings and put your feed URL to start using this plug-in. As you save the changes, you are all set to view your complete feed data without any hassle via your WordPress dashboard. You have the provision to view the feed stats for the last ten days. You can view stats including hits, subscribers and reach.
The different plug-ins which you often use certainly requires up gradation as and when you find updates coming over the web. With Plugin Central, managing all your plug-ins becomes easy. The moment there is any upgrade for any particular plug-in; it will simply add the plug-in name with the Update link and changelog at the ‘Right Now’ widget found over your WordPress Dashboard. Also, the option ‘Upgrade all’ which helps you updating all the plug-ins you use. In this way, you can install a number of plug-ins by simply entering URL or by simply typing the name of any plug-in.
Replying your comments is really important to connect and retain your number of visitors coming over your blogs. There is a widget over the WordPress dashboard known as ‘Recent Comments which showcases the comment excerpts. This helps you know about various comments coming from your readers over the WordPress dashboard. You simply have to check the recent comment to reply it. It hardly takes few clicks to do the needful.
However, the problem with this widget is you only get the excerpts of any comment and not the complete comment made by any visitor. To overcome this issue, you need a plug-in called Full Comments on Dashboard. Here you get to see the complete comment rather its excerpt over the WordPress dashboard. It helps you to easily reply to different comments. It is pretty simple to install and work.
The above plug-ins discussed above in the article smoothly runs at WordPress 3.0. However, to be at the safer side, you are supposed to take the backup of your database before installing and running these plugins.
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