Plugins allow you to do anything with your WordPress tool. They are free, easy to download and readily available. This enables WordPress to become a comprehensive content management and publishing system for the home or office.
Due to the thousands of plugins that can be downloaded online, WordPress has become flexible and has a wide array of utilities to choose from. These plugins provide access to other applications while allowing you to update your software. Here are some of the utilities that are currently available:
This plugin runs on the Google analytics tracking code and displays all the necessary metadata to improve your views while logging in visitors to your WordPress site. It is simple to install and allows you to track your WordPress site and views per author and category.
Other qualities include the option to manually place the tracking code in another location, easily connect your Google AdSense and Google Analytics accounts, option anonymize IP’s for use in countries like Germany and tracking of login and registration forms.
You can continue using your WordPress application while charting the growth of your mailing list and keeping track of how visitors to your site link to your page. The WordPress dashboard provides you with a tool to view traffic data and your site analytics.
Additional features include MailChimp offering other services for WordPress users, list subscribe plugin allowing you to easily add a signup form for your MailChimp list as a widget on your blog and an RSS-to-email that sends automatic email campaigns to your readers every time you publish a new post.
You can read Google analytics for your site directly on your WordPress application using this dashboard. You can embed analytics on your site for visitors to use and also share this data. Note that it does not provide the tracking code for Google Analytics which requires you to install an additional plugin like Google Analytics for WordPress. Questions and feature requests can be derived from a Google Group for this plugin.
WordPress.com Stats allows you to keep track of traffic on your site and view author as well as article related visitors. It enables you to view metadata directly on your WordPress page by creating a link on your dashboard.
It is one of the fastest data systems that you can use because all the collection and processing does not run on your server.
This plugin facilitates the extraction of key words from your text and articles. As such you can use this information to add Meta tags to your text so that you get better recognition by search engines. Visibility online and on search engines is improved.
Keyword Statistics Plug-in offers a host of features including definition of individual titles, keywords and descriptions for all kinds of content aggregations, predecessors and successors that will be added to all page titles and descriptions served by your blog, generation of Canonical URLs and a lot more.
Piwik Analytics displays visitor behavior and WordPress site traffic. It is an interactive and easy to use plugin that keeps you updated with the data and performance of your website.
Some of the options it supports are the option to exclude the admin user, download tracking and site id.
This plugin gives you direct information on your dashboard about all of the Google features as well as the Google analytics code. It allows you to embed an analytics code on your site via downloading.