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RE: Five WordPress plugins for building your casino affiliate website

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rialto.carlo asked 1 year ago
In the article here, on CAP, about the 5 WP plugins for building your casino affiliate website there is a lot of redundancy in the recommendations.

First of all, “Google Analyticator“, isn’t a bad plugin at all. In fact I recommend something like this to be installed.

However, the following plugins are all made redundant by two plugins.

First of all, “WordPress SEO” (read more here) by Joost de Valk is FAR superior. Not only does it have a better interface than “All in One SEO“, it also does the XML sitemap and the SEO (better than all in one). In fact, the SEO is done in a better and more intuitive way with multi-step recommendations.

As for the “AddThis Social Bookmarking Widget“, delete this. It’s pretty terrible because of the JS loading times and the dependency on that JS to be loaded. In my opinion, install WordPress.com’s “JetPack” and put their share widget in there (it’s way better and coming from a better and faster download source).

Can’t argue with “Flagrant Disregard’s Feedburner Plugin“, you should be doing this <span title=” title=”” class=”bbcode_smiley” />

Of course, you can take this advice with a grain of salt, toss it to the wind and do what you’re happy with.

Must have plugins

Google Analyticator
WordPress SEO
JetPack
Flagrant Disregard’s Feedburner Plugin

TL;DR (summary)

Less plugins are good, because:

  1. less to update
  2. less to debug
  3. less to manage
  4. easier to install again on other WP sites

Installing JetPack will save you a lot of time in the future as Automattic are going to eventually be adding all the good functionality, availability and extensibility of the plugins at WordPress.com.

More about JetPack

Check out JetPack, read more about it on WP Founder Matt Mullenweg’s blog and the ultimately important link

10 Answers
JeffG answered 1 year ago
Carlo,

Thanks for your suggestions and feedback.

I didn’t know about Jet Pack, I will check it out!

As the article says, there sure are a lot of choices to make when selecting WordPress plugins!

Have a great weekend!

Jeff

rialto.carlo answered 1 year ago
@JeffG 226710 wrote:

I didn’t know about Jet Pack, I will check it out!

Check it out, you’ll like it, I guarantee.

@JeffG 226710 wrote:

As the article says, there sure are a lot of choices to make when selecting WordPress plugins![/quote]

Absolutely, hence my mini disclaimer <span title=” title=”” class=”bbcode_smiley” />

@JeffG 226710 wrote:

Have a great weekend!

Cheers Jeff, you too.

Rak answered 1 year ago
Shamlessly pointing you to a blog post with my fav plugins :
http://www.casinoaffiliateprograms.com/bb/blogs/rak/4-essential-wordpress-plugins.html

* Web Ninja GA – to install Google Analytics
* SEO Ultimate – Does fantastic SEO work for your blog
* Google XML Sitemaps – all sites should have xml sitemaps!
* Link Juice Keeper – worked hard for those links, dont let them go to waste!
* WP-Table-Reloaded – makes sexy looking tables, with all sorts of cool features
* Contact Form 7 – every site needs one?

All in One SEO seems to be a fav, and it was one of mine too, but after seeing SEO Ultimate.. I changed pretty quickly.

rialto.carlo answered 1 year ago
@Rak 226761 wrote:

Shamlessly pointing you to a blog post with my fav plugins :
http://www.casinoaffiliateprograms.com/bb/blogs/rak/4-essential-wordpress-plugins.html

* Web Ninja GA – to install Google Analytics
* SEO Ultimate – Does fantastic SEO work for your blog
* Google XML Sitemaps – all sites should have xml sitemaps!
* Link Juice Keeper – worked hard for those links, dont let them go to waste!
* WP-Table-Reloaded – makes sexy looking tables, with all sorts of cool features
* Contact Form 7 – every site needs one?

All in One SEO seems to be a fav, and it was one of mine too, but after seeing SEO Ultimate.. I changed pretty quickly.

I like the look of SEO Ultimate (WordPress › SEO Ultimate ) but it hasn been updated in a year. Still, it looks quite relevant.

Rak answered 1 year ago
@rialto.carlo 226777 wrote:

I like the look of SEO Ultimate (WordPress › SEO Ultimate ) but it hasn been updated in a year. Still, it looks quite relevant.

Last Update was end of last year – Last Updated: 2010-12-30

rialto.carlo answered 1 year ago
@Rak 226806 wrote:

Last Update was end of last year – Last Updated: 2010-12-30

Yeah. Epic fail by me. Misread the date. Either that, or I’m from the future.

TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER!!!

Zoorana answered 1 year ago
This thread is awesome. All the suggestions above couldn’t have been better than BETTER. I wanted to add these plugins but got really confused with the tonnes of options they’ve got. I’m still new to SEO as well as WordPress i have to say i get a bit lost sometimes.

Thank you again for all these helpful info guys.

JeffG answered 1 year ago
I’m really excited about the level of interest in WordPress.

As I’m going about planning future articles on WordPress for casino affiliates, I would love to get some feedback from the folks in the forums about what topics/issues/plugins/themes you’d like to know more about.

rialto.carlo answered 1 year ago
@Zoorana 226919 wrote:

This thread is awesome. All the suggestions above couldn’t have been better than BETTER. I wanted to add these plugins but got really confused with the tonnes of options they’ve got. I’m still new to SEO as well as WordPress i have to say i get a bit lost sometimes.

Thank you again for all these helpful info guys.

Hang out more in the SEO section. I’ll personally be contributing more here and writing about WordPress. I’ve been using it for many years and have a good line of communication to people at WP including many plugin authors.

rialto.carlo answered 1 year ago
@JeffG 226920 wrote:

I’m really excited about the level of interest in WordPress.

As I’m going about planning future articles on WordPress for casino affiliates, I would love to get some feedback from the folks in the forums about what topics/issues/plugins/themes you’d like to know more about.

  • Site Speed Optimization
  • – Caching
  • – Sprite creation (consolidating graphics) instead of mouseovers
  • – lowering requests
  • – JS & CSS minifying
  • – CDNs
  • Backup
  • Security
  • Building in forums (including bbPress)
  • Adding Twitter automation
  • Adding Facebook automation
  • Adding Social Media
  • Open ID and Facebook logins and threading comments and contributions

This is something I do all the time when I make a “quality” WP install.

I hope you find this input useful. I’ll be happy to contribute my $0.02 worth to the content when you publish it.