WordPress Content Plugins
These WordPress plugins will save you time planning, creating, and managing content.
There are many WordPress plugins you can use to help you plan, organize, curate, protect, and even create content for your site.
This section provides examples of various plugins that will help you do this.
Refer to the WordPress User Manual if you need help installing, activating, updating, or deleting plugins in WordPress, and ALWAYS make a full backup of your website’s files and database before making any changes to your site.
Legal Information Plugins
Your website needs to comply with many laws and regulations and there are a number of legal pages that you should add to your site.
You can add these manually, or use a plugin like the one shown below.
WP Legal Pages
WP Legal Pages automatically generates 25+ legal policy templates for your website.
Simply add your business details and the plugin will quickly create the following pages:
- Terms of Service
- Terms & Conditions
- CCPA (California Consumers Privacy Act)
- Amazon Affiliate Disclosure
- Linking Policy
- Blog Comments Policy
- Affiliate Agreement
- Affiliate Marketing Disclosures
- External Links Policy
- Returns & Refunds
- Digital Goods Refunds
- Anti Spam Policy (CASL Compliant)
- Earnings Disclaimer
- Medical Disclaimers
- General Disclaimers
- FTC Disclaimer Widgets
- FTC Testimonials Disclosure
- California Privacy Rights Policy
- DMCA Policy
- Newsletter Subscription Policy
- Refund Policy
- FTC Disclosure Statement
Watch the video below for an overview of the plugin:
More info: WP Legal Pages
Additionally, see this tutorial: How To Add Legal Pages to Your WordPress Site
Content Generation Plugins
There are a number of tools and plugins that can help to speed up your content creation process, as the examples below show.
We recommend using plugins like the ones listed below as tools to aid in your content research and content creation, not as content generators per se.
Search engines like Google reward quality content designed to add value to humans, not content aimed at search bots, so keep this in mind when using tools like the ones listed below.
MyCurator is a content curation plugin for WordPress that can help to speed up your content research by showing you relevant articles related to your topic using AI technology.
You can train the plugin to deliver more reliable information in its results using upvoting and downvoting features.
The plugin lets you curate articles in your WordPress Editor
and adds an excerpt, image, and attribution.
You can curate content for topics for free, but accessing its cloud services requires an API Key. Low-priced monthly plans (with a free 30-day trial) are available for users that want to curate content on lots of different topics or multiple sites.
The video below provides more information about this plugin:
There are also a number of training videos available on how to use this plugin.
More info: MyCurator
Learn more about content curation here: Content Writing Tools
Watsonfinds analyzes your content and provides insights about how your audience may respond emotionally as they read it.
The plugin displays a popup when you analyze your content with insights divided into 5 different emotions (Joy, Sadness, Anger, Disgust, and Fear).
You can then modify the words used in your content to match your message with how you would like your audience to respond.
The video below explains how the plugin works:
More info: Whatsonfinds
WP Robot is a popular autoblogging plugin for WordPress.
This plugin allows you to drip-feed content to your site on auto-pilot at regular intervals that you specify. Your posts will then be targeted to any keyword you select and in any topic you choose.
You can autopost articles from over 20 content providers and specify which modules you want to autopost content from, run multiple posting campaigns using a different template for each campaign, run, copy, and pause individual campaigns, and much more.
More info: WP Robot
Content Organization Plugins
WordPress makes available various content organizer plugins. Here are a few popular ones:
Content Views is a popular WordPress plugin that allows you to display and organize your posts in a grid or list layout. It provides various customization options to organize your content effectively.
For a more detailed tutorial explaining how to use this plugin effectively, go here: Organizing Your Content With The Content Views Plugin
More info: Content Views
PublishPress Series is a plugin that lets you organize multiple posts on the same topic or time periods into issues or series.
This plugin is ideal for sites that want to publish content in the style of magazines or newspapers, as well as short-story writers, teachers, comic artists, etc.
For example, you can:
- Turn posts into monthly issues for a magazine.
- Group together newspaper articles on the same topic.
- Organize chapters into a story.
You can easily add a post that you are writing to an existing series, or start a new series. You can also add a new post into the middle of an existing series, and the plugin will adjust the order, and filter the post list by series to see all the posts you’ve already added to the series.
The free version of the plugin lets you display options for your series information, supports advanced layouts, provides widgets and blocks, and allows you to quickly manage all posts linked to a series. You can re-order, schedule, publish, and unpublish all the posts in a series.
The paid version of this plugin supports custom post types, multiple series, shortcodes, and extra features, such as allowing you to add multiple authors and guest authors to WordPress posts, manage user roles, permissions, and capabilities (e.g. moderation, revisions, etc.), group content together into a series, and more.
More info: PublishPress Series
Content Control is a versatile plugin that lets you control the visibility of different elements on your WordPress site. It’s useful for organizing content by restricting or displaying it based on various criteria.
Post Types Order
Post Types Order allows you to reorder posts, pages, and custom post types using a drag-and-drop interface. It helps you organize your content effortlessly.
Before installing any plugin, make sure to check the compatibility with your WordPress version and read user reviews to ensure it meets your specific requirements. Additionally, always create a backup of your site before making significant changes.
Content Protection Plugins
If you want to protect your content from being copied or stolen, there are WordPress plugins you can use to help protect your site from content theft.
WP Content Copy Protection
WP Content Copy Protection is a free plugin for WordPress that uses various methods to protect your online content from being stolen by mouse, keyboard, and browser content-copying methods like right-clicking and saving images, highlighting and copying text, source code viewing, and common keyboard copy shortcut keys.
The premium version of the plugin provides everything included in the free version, plus advanced content protection features for WooCommerce-powered eCommerce sites, the ability to exclude specific pages, posts, or categories from being protected, enabling or disabling protection for site admins only, or registered users only, or admin and registered/logged-in users, advanced image protection, feed removal, extended keyboard copy protection commands, and more.
The plugin will not affect your SEO, embeddable codes, or advertising (e.g. Adsense).
For additional content protection plugins, see this article: How To Prevent Content Theft In WordPress
Spam adds unwanted content to your site (e.g. comment spam) which can have a negative impact on your visitors and search engines.
WordPress has a number of plugins that can help you combat and prevent spam.
The Akismet servers monitor millions of blogs and forums, watching the methods and tricks used by spammers in real-time.
When spambots, comment factories, buffer sites, and social engineering tricks are identified, Akismet uses this knowledge to try and prevent automated or human spammers from trying to place a spam comment on your site.
Akismet was developed by Automattic, a company founded by the creator of WordPress itself, Matt Mullenweg, and has proven to be very effective in fighting SPAM. Millions of WordPress users have Akismet installed on their sites.
More info: Akismet
For more anti-spam plugins, go here: WordPress AntiSpam Plugin
Related Content Plugins
One way to keep visitors longer on your site is to let them know that your site provides other content related to the topics they are interested in.
With WordPress, you can automatically provide links to related content on your site using a plugin like the one below.
Yet Another Related Posts Plugin (YARPP)
YARPP (Yet Another Related Posts Plugin) is a simple and easy-to-use plugin that inserts related post links at the end of each of your site’s posts, pages, and custom post types intelligently and automatically.
As discussed in the WordPress CMS Plugins lesson, YARPP works with related posts, pages, and custom post types. It also provides a templating system that lets you choose how your related posts are displayed.
YARPP finds related content across your site using a customizable algorithm that takes into account elements such as post titles, content, tags, categories, and custom taxonomies, then caches the related posts data as pages on your site are visited, helping to improve overall site performance.
More info: YARPP
The above is just a small sample of plugins you can use to save time creating content with the WordPress CMS.
If you need help using WordPress, see the resources below:
- WordPress Training Manual – A detailed and comprehensive step-by-step WordPress user manual for non-technical website users (non-coders).
- WPMU DEV Blog – Tutorials for advanced WordPress users.
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