How WordPress Plugins Enhance Your Blog
Log in to your computer and browse the Internet for some of the most popular blogs in the entire World Wide Web. You will immediately notice that the typography is one of the keys to make any blog look sophisticated and a real standout aside from the content, that is. In case you are wondering how these cool bloggers have done this on their site, let me introduce to you a few helpful plug-ins that will also enable you to do the same for your own blog.
As a matter of fact, the blog enhancements can be done through manual CSS styling or with the ever reliable plug-ins. If you are not that adept in manual CSS coding, then the plug-ins are perfect for you. Plug-ins are necessary if you want to better handle hyphens, character formatting, text enhancements, spacing and many others. Here is a list of the plug-ins that could turn your blog into life and attract more readers.
Drop Caps - If you want to increase the readability of your posts, add a stylish drop cap at the start of every first paragraph of your blog. This plug-in comes with a default style sheet but it allows you to change CSS whenever you need it.
WP Typography - This one helps with the spacing, character replacement, hyphenation and styling on your blog. On top of that, WP Typography supports more than 40 languages so there is no need to worry!
TextImage - Replaces the entire content of the posts with PNG images. Why would you want to do this? To hide you blog’s contents from spiders and robots in the World Wide Web. Of course, common sense will tell you that once you have images in place of texts, it will become unreadable and will not be indexed by search engines in the Internet. You can change the image’s background, the font and the font size as you wish.
Simple Pull Quote – This one adds a “Pullquote” button to the TinyMCE editor and to the HTML, which allows you to emphasize the texts that you want to stand out.
Censortive - Oftentimes, sensitive words are blocked by technology, hence affecting the concept of freedom of speech. Now, if you want to have control over this, you can resort to Censortive. It is an anti-censorship plug-in that replaces the sensitive words with images to make them invisible to the net robots.
Post Typographer - This is similar to the WP typographer. It lets you publish posts which are automatically formatted based on the rules you have set for the plug-in.
WP Footnotes - Allows you to create and manage sidenotes and footnotes like your blog is a
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Adam Troy has been involved with Internet Marketing and Search Engine Optimzation (SEO) for 12+ years. Adam has created dozens of niche websites mainly built on the WordPress platform. His main focus is building SEO friendly sites and driving traffic to these blogs.