YaY! You Moved to WordPress Self Hosting! What now?
Congrats on making the move to complete independence!
As a companion to my last post The Ultimate Why and HOW-TO leave your free blog behind! Here’s a list of must have free WordPress plugins and what they’re for! There’s a link for the first plugin, but the rest can be found by using the search function at Plugins > Add New from your WordPress dashboard.
ReplyMe – Sends an email to your commenter that a response was made to their comment. Super easy to set up. Not available from the dashboard, but you can go here and install manually via Plugins> Add New> Upload.
Search and Replace – So you bought your own domain name sometime after you started blogging. Were you interlinking posts before getting your own domain name? If so, those links may not have converted to your new domain name when you changed your domain. This plugin will fix that, but don’t go making changes blindly. Check out the video below.
XML Sitemap – Build a sitemap of your blog and submit to Google so your new pages will be indexed. Do this after Search & Replace.
And this list I created for The SkinnyScoop.com. There are 12 plugins listed so be sure to hit the next button.
Also, check out this post Things To Do After Installing WordPress (for beginners)
And there you go folks! Are there any plugins you would add to this list? Please share in the comments section, I’d love to know!