Creating engaging and sharable content isn’t always easy. Thankfully, there are some tools and plugins to help with the process on WordPress. Although these can’t promise to beat word block, they can overhaul an underwhelming blog article into something special. From image and video editing tools to polling and content aggregators, here’s some of the must-have plugins for any aspiring blogger.
Make your audience feel valued by adding a poll, quiz or survey to an article. It’s a great way to encourage the opinion of your users and spark debate across those sharing and commenting on the blog. The plugin by Opinion Stage couldn’t be easier to use. Simply create new login details, set out the layout and questions of the survey or poll, preview the look and finish by saving and embedding the link on the blog article.
In today’s era of technology, users are no longer satisfied with just text on a screen, but appreciate multimedia entertainment too. Zedity takes all the complexity out of adding video and audio to the WordPress editor. Multiple layout opts and custom fonts lets you embed this multimedia to suit the design of the existing article. What’s more, this plugin is mobile friendly with a responsive design that works on all platform sizes.
If you’re fanatical about improving efficiencies and having every tool easily on hand, the TinyMCE plugin comes highly recommended. Enhancing the somewhat basic WordPress visual editor, this allows you to arrange buttons on the toolbar and add a whole heap of new tools. In fact, you can configure up to several rows of buttons for all functions from font family to text, colours, tables and more.
Adding heaps of statistics and facts to an article can be overwhelming for the reader. Avoid this potentially drab first impression by breaking up large chunks of statistics into bitesize chunks with the Infogram plugin. This data visualisation tool gives a huge array of template designs and colours to create an impressive chart. Simply embed the link into the article and this can now be formatted around the text.
Working as part of a team for any sort of content can become chaotic. Work schedules can easily overlap, content may be replicated and deadlines easily missed. The Edit Flow plugin aims to bridge the gap between you and your work colleagues. A calendar gives a month by month view at all upcoming and scheduled work, visible to the entire team. Through this, users can add comments, set notification or reminders or message privately when discussing sensitive content requests.
What’s a great image without a beautiful frame to showcase it? Just as in the real-world, images on the web must be presented in a complimenting layout to get the most out of the impact on the user. Fortunately, Envira Gallery ensures all your photos get the striking finish they deserve. A drag and drop gallery builder couldn’t be easier to use and you can easily sort photos into albums. The option to add social media share buttons further encourages fresh engagement.