WordPress Plugins For Foodies

There is a load of work when it comes to running a food blog, and one of the best things you can do to up your game is choose the right plugins. All of these plugins have been tested, when selecting plugins for your site, you should always be careful and make sure they have a high volume of ratings and comes from a reliable source, otherwise you could install malware on your site and it’s not easy to remove.

Here are some of the leading food bloggers favorite plugins and why!

Add featured image to RSS feed:
This plugin makes sure all readers grab the first image of your post.

Akisment:
WordPress gets A LOT of spam, so this plugin is A MUST!

All In One SEO Pack:
Hands down the best SEO plugin available.

Contact Form 7:
I use this plugin on all my sites to create easy contact forms.

Easy Recipe:
If you want to use a recipe format display, then this is the one to do it, however I personally have never used one. I’m always worried about something happening on a future date, and the thought of depending on a plugin for my recipes just doesn’t sit well.

Google XML Sitemaps:
The easiest way to create a sitemap for your food blog that Google, Yahoo, and Bing can index and crawl, thus improving your overall search engine results visibility.

Jetpack by WordPress.com:
This plugin has ALL kinds of amazing features, I use it to collect subscribers.

jQuery Pin It Button for Images:
The little hover pinterest button you see over your images.

Limit Login Attempts:
You’ll be horrified when you see just how many people try to break into your site each day, take this extra precaution to keep it safe.

Official StatCounter Plugin:
A deep look into your traffic, who comes to your site and from where.

Reply Me:
Any time someone comments you’ll receive in right in your inbox and can send an email right back, you can also change the colors to match your site.

Search Everything:
The Wp search funtion is not the best, you can read more about that here.

Search Meter:
Easily see what others are searching for on your site.

WP Super Cache:
Image heavy sites need a good cache plugin for faster loadig time.

WP Most Popular:
Display your most popular recipes on your site by traffic.

WP Smush.it:
Optimizes and reduces your file sizes to help boost your overall speed, performance, and SEO.

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