If you are new to using WordPress, the following free WordPress plugins can help you take your affiliate websites to the next level with functionality:
- All In One SEO Pack – Absolutely necessary for EVERY WordPress and affiliate site. This plugin optimizes your WordPress blog for Search Engines (Search Engine Optimization).
- XML Sitemap Generator – This plugin will create a Google sitemaps compliant XML-Sitemap of your WordPress blog. It supports all of the WordPress generated pages as well as custom ones. Everytime you edit or create a post, your sitemap is updated and all major search engines that support the sitemap protocol, like ASK.com, Google, MSN Search and YAHOO, are notified about the update. If you are looking for maximum search engine rankings, this plugin is also a MUST HAVE!.
- WP-PageNavi – Adds a more advanced paging navigation your WordPress blog. This is a more sophisticated paging system for more complex affiliate websites.
- WP-Affiliate – Easy affiliate link masking and more. This is necessary if you want to cloak your affiliate conversion URL’s.
- WP-PostRatings – Adds an AJAX rating system for your WordPress blog’s post/page. Perfect for review sites!
Plugin Installation Instructions
The great thing about WordPress 2.7 is that you can install all plugins without having to leave the WordPress dashboard. Below, is a short video screencast showing you how to install a WordPress plugin.