How’s that title for variety? 🙂 I’m doing my very best to spice up your Monday morning AND give you something of value for the week.
2 WordPress Plugins I Recommend
Without going into a ton of technical details, I’m simply going to launch right in and tell you of 2 WordPress plugins that I recommend — no matter if you’re a business owner managing your own website or a blogger — I suggest you don’t go another day without these:
- Wordfence — this is a security plugin that prevents, patrols and protects your WordPress website against today’s advanced cyber attacks, hacks and online security threats. Now you might not think anyone would want to hack your site (like… what for? nothing to sell… nothing of value… no membership or credit cards details… right?) but they will try. While some do it for fun and to prove they can exploit vulnerabilities, others do it to insert malware that will spread to your visitors and other networks. Of course, there are other malicious reasons too. On whatifitdid.com, Wordfence has throttled users and has notified me and blocked many attempts to login to the admin area. There’s a free and paid version of Wordfence — you need this plugin if you have a WordPress website.
- WP Smush — WP Smush strips hidden information from your images and reduces file sizes without losing quality. The faster your site loads, the more Google, Bing, Yahoo and other search engines will like it. There’s a paid version of this too that comes with a yearly subscription and includes a ton of other pretty amazing plugins.
Mornings are certainly chilly in my slice of the world… right now, it’s a whopping 30 degrees a little after 8:00 AM EDT. Still, we’re moving right along into November and high temps are hovering around 60-70 degrees. I’m pretty happy about that. Not so happy about all the spider webs I see frosted up in the hedges though. Hope all these arachnids don’t think they’re moving in with me for the winter!
And for an added surprise bonus… A TACO BOAT! Try these instead of flat tortillas, you guys. We love them — and yes, I know mine looks like a taco barge.