If you’ve ever been curious about the right blogging equipment and technology, then this article is for you! Here are 16 tools which make blogging easier with their “one-click buttons” – just click and type. It’s so easy – even a caveman can do it (we’re not saying we don’t offer support!). There are more information blogs available if you need in-depth specifications on any of our blog gadgets.
There’s no need for any technical knowledge when using these tools: from social media engagement to photo editing, we’ve got your back! You’ll be effortlessly creating posts that will get visitors hooked in no time, all without breaking a sweat.
WordPress is the most popular and easiest platform for blogging. It’s a free, open source blogging system. You’ll need to register a domain for your blog and you can either install WordPress into your current website or start a new one for your blog by following the steps below.
2. WordPress Theme Designer Top Plugins:
Themes are visual in appearance, meaning they look great on any computer or mobile device. They are highly customizable as you can change colours, fonts and other details so that your blog looks exactly how you want it to look with only the options available to you from within the WordPress dashboard.
This is a WordPress plugin that makes it easy for anyone to share your content on social media. Just write your post and click the Shareaholic button and you’re done! It’s inbuilt with most of the popular social media platforms like Facebook, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and more. It’s a wonderful tool for digital marketers because it allows them to directly interact with their audience on social media.
4. AdSense (Google) AdPlacements:
This allows you to use Google AdSense advertising which is an easy way of earning revenue from your blog posts. Users will see ads pre-cached on the page before they visit your site.
5. FeedBurner Top Plugins:
This is a free tool that allows you to create a feed which automatically updates new postings and news on your blog and sends it out to subscribers. It makes it easy for readers to subscribe by using an RSS reader or other software.
6. eSnips Top Plugins:
This is an email subscription service that allows people to sign up to receive your blog posts via email instead of via RSS feed (which means you need a feedburner account). You can create as many eSnip subscription boxes for your blog as you want. Each one is different, so they stand out on the page. You can choose between a variety of graphics or use HTML code to design your own.
7. Wp-Static Top Plugins:
This plugin will display images from your blog in a gallery style with one click uploading option. It’s a must for anyone who wants to attract more photo bloggers and people who like to share pictures on social media.
8. WP-PostRatings Top Plugins:
This is a user ratings system which enables readers to rate posts from 1 star to 5 stars for each of the ratings that you set. You can add post, page, graphic and image ratings.
9. Re-vid Top Plugins:
This plugin allows you to easily embed video files into your posts and pages.
10. Related Posts Widget Top Plugins:
This widget scans your blog page for other related posts from your blog and displays them accordingly so that readers can find more content on specific topics relevant to what they have just read in your own posts.
11. Disqus Top Plugins:
If you’re running a community blog or commenting on your own blog, then Disqus is a better choice over the standard WordPress comment system. It’s a platform for discussion and has the added bonus that it keeps track of your past comments.
12. XML Sitemap Top Plugins:
An XML sitemap allows Google and other search engines to find your content easily so you can be spam-free and enjoy higher rankings. There are several plug-ins available for this purpose, so choose the one that you like best.
13. Simple Share Buttons Top Plugins:
These buttons allow readers to share your posts on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Stumble Upon and Digg. It also supports “Open Post Page” (for Google Reader users), “Send Link to Friend” (social bookmarking) and “Submit Post” buttons for Google Website Submission.
14. Piwik Top Plugins:
This is an analytics tool which collects data from all those sites whose visitors use your blog as a starting point for their web surfing. It allows you to track the traffic on your blog so you can optimize it more effectively and measure the effectiveness of each post you write.
15. Pretty Link Top Plugins:
This is a great plugin for anyone who would rather not share their affiliate links on the public internet. It allows you to create pretty links which are displayed as a piece of text that readers can click on and join in an affiliate campaign without having to see any personal information about the owner of it.
16. Bulk Post Top Plugins:
This plugin is easy to use and allows you to upload images, videos and documents with just a single click of your mouse.