WordPress Plugins for Food Bloggers – A Must

Spicy Baked Chicken Wings That Will Rock Your World! The reason wordpress is so easy to use is because there are thousands of plugins available. A plugin is a program or set of functions that add specific features to your blog therefore allowing you to create complex and interactive blogs with no programming knowledge. Plugins will make your life easier.

There are many useful plugins but here are some plugins that I currently use and I consider important:

  • ZipList Recipe Plugin – if you have a food blog, having this plugin is almost a must. It makes it easy for you to store your recipes and it makes them SEO-friendly and more likely to appear in Google’s Recipe View search. It also enables you to add a “Save Recipe” button to each recipe so that readers can add favorite recipes to a universal recipe box and shopping list directly from your blog.
  • EasyRecipe is similar to ZipList Recipe Plugin. I used this in the past, but I had some issues with it and switched to ZipList.
  • Google XML Sitemap will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines to better index your blog. Additionally it notifies all major search engines every time you create a post with new content.
  • WP Super Cache is a caching engine for WordPress that produces static html files. This will help speed up your blog, I strongly suggest using such a plugin.
  • Captcha for your comment system to prevent unwanted spams. This is another must for your blog. Before I installed this anti spam plugin, I used to get hundreds of spam comments, and I had to spend lots of time daily going through them and deleting them.

In future posts I will go over each and every one of these plugins in detail and show you how to use them.

Comments

  1. Hi! Love your food blogging advice – thank you.

    I currently use wordpress.com and don’t have access to plugins. What’s the difference between wordpress.com and wordpress.org?
    Thanks
    Sally

  2. Thank you SO much for sharing all of these lovely tips!

  3. Hi Jo!
    wow you are so knowledgeable! Thank you for doing this for us ‘ametuer food bloggers’ out there. I have a few novice questions…like is .blogspot.com outdated and old ha ha? Should i switch to wordpress? Do people even have blogspots anymore? I would love my food blog to become real just having a hard time starting! Thank you for all your insight!

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