Now that you have configured your food blog with all the essential WordPress plugins and have customized it as well, there’s one last thing. You need blogging tools.
There are hundreds of blogging tools on the web but you don’t have to try all of them. I’m focusing only on 3 tools: Yoast SEO Plugin, Google Webmaster Tools, and Google Analytics. Everything else is optional and subjective as it entirely depends on your blogging/personal preferences.
1. Yoast SEO
Yoast SEO is not exactly a blogging tool but a WordPress plugin. It’s the ultimate SEO plugin for WordPress that allows you to optimize almost all the SEO aspects of your WordPress site.
Some of the features offered by WordPress SEO plugin are:
It checks whether a page is search engine optimized or not.
It enables XML Sitemaps, Breadcrumbs, RSS Optimization.
It lets you edit your .htaccess and robots.txt file from within WordPress dashboard.
It allows you to no-follow or no-index pages.
It allows you to define a canonical URL.
It offers Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ integration.
It’s multi-site compatible.
- …and many other features.