You Just Have to Love all the Widgets!!!
I could easily go crazy with widgets. There are hundreds and thousands of different widgets. I have just found and installed a widget that will hilite the page you are reading and you can send that page to your friends in an email or in social media like Face Book and Twitter. Try it out on the bottom of the page.
New Widgets, how to add to WordPress
Two Widgets that are really useful
WordPress.com Stats – Developer Andy Skelton and Michael D. Adams http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/stats
This plugin collects all the important statistics, including the number of hits on the site per hour, day or month; the most popular posts; the sources of the traffic on the blog; and the links people click to leave the site.
This plugin doesn’t count your own visits to your blog, so you can be sure that the counts are correct. The stats are provided in one easy to view page.
All in One SEO Pack – Developer Michael Torbert http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/all-in-one-seo-pack/
Just about everyone is concerned with SEO (search engine optimization) in blogs. Good SEO practices help the major search engines like (Bing,Yahoo! and Google) easily find and cache your blog content in their search databases so that when people search for keywords, they can find your blog in the search results. All in One SEO Pack helps you fine-tune your blog to make that happen. It creates optimized titles and generates HTML, keywords for your posts. If you are a beginner (like me) this plugin works for you right out of the box with no advanced configuration necessary. I can attest to that!!
As you can see from just these two examples you can find widgets to do just about anything on and to your blog. For beginners these are life savers because just setting up your blog page and starting to post can be quite stressful.
Lisa Sabin-Wilson author of WordPress for Dummies.
I have to give credit where credit is due. Lisa Sabin-Wilson author of WordPress for Dummies. Without her book I don’t know how far I would be in setting up this blog and learning about WordPress. I had my blog on Blogger and that is so easy, no back office, just like opening an open office document and start writing.
I have a website I set up last year, not with WordPress (I didn’t know about WordPress last year) that I never completed because the program was too confusing to remember or even understand parts of. I am in the process of redoing that site on WordPress and it is much easier to understand and oh those little widgets are wonderful. You can customize your site and visitors would be amazed if they knew a relative newbie to creating a website, actually set up their own site with all these features (from widgets) on it.
If you haven’t figured out what the name of this blog is about I will tell you. This blog originally was about how over the years I have evolved from allopathic health to more natural forms of health care. The food we eat, water we drink, no chemical products for cleaning or on the body, using herbs, super foods, enzymes and energy frequencies as my medicines. Keeping the body in harmony keeps you naturally healthy. Now I also include how I am naturally evolving in other areas of my life, like learning more computer skills. This is by far harder than learning about herbs and just about anything else I can think of.
The old saying “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” has been proven not to be true, but I do believe it depends on the trick you are learning, how fast you pick it up.
If you have any constructive ideas for me on how to improve this blog, please share with me in the comments area below.
Create the Life You Want to Live,
Juanita Seath ~Evolving Naturally