Today I want to share a few WordPress plugins I’ve stumbled upon lately that would be super helpful for those of you running your own business. Plugins are easy to install, easy to customize, and add cool features to your blog even if you don’t know a thing about coding!
You can see this plugin in action at the bottom of my site. You add testimonials like you would a new post and then edit the widget to show the client’s name, website, job title, location etc. If you run any sort of business you definitely want to add testimonials somewhere on your site!
No more worrying if you’re going to lose years and years of blog posts and pictures. This plugin allows you to set the date and time to automatically backup your blog to Dropbox.
You’ve seen these on just about everyone’s site. That little bar at the top reminding you to subscribe or sign up for an email list. I love these because they are obvious, yet unobtrusive and you can easily make it match the design of your site!
I always advocate for giving users the option to contact you directly through email – it’s more personal than a form. But if you find yourself asking every person for the same information add a contact form to get it all up front.
Add a live chat feature for online customer service. Users just click the Live Chat button and they’re connected to you or your help desk immediately!
If you’ve got a bunch of blog contributors this is a great way to display them all in one spot. You can add this feature to a post/page or a sidebar widget and show specific groups or hide inactive authors.