When it comes to choosing a web browser, Internet Explorer and Firefox tend to be two of the most popular. However, Google Chrome is now making its mark in the browser sector. Many people are enjoying the easy to navigate and simple Chrome features, though one problem has cropped up for bloggers.
Up until fairly recently there have not been many decent extensions for bloggers that support Chrome. If you run a WordPress blog then you will be pleased to know that there are a few good Chrome extensions available. They can help you to better manage your blog, and make it more successful.
Extension Number One – WordPress Comments Checker
When you run an online blog you will often receive comments from visitors to your blog. There could be questions asked about the content in your post, or they could be praising you for your hard work. Whatever it is, comments should be answered in a timely manner.
It can be hard enough finding the time to write the posts never mind keep checking for replies! Luckily there is a solution and it comes in the form of the WordPress Comments Checker.
This handy extension keeps track of your comments and shows you how many pending comments you have. The results are easy to see on the header section of Google Chrome. It doesn’t matter what you are doing you will always know if you have a new comment. You must be logged into your blog in order to see the number of comments that you have pending.
When you click on the counter in the Chrome header, you will be taken right to the Admin section of your blog. Currently the extension is being developed to include even more features. For more information on this feature click here.
Extension Number Two – WordPress Stats
The WordPress Stats extension enables you to see how many visitors your blog has at any point in time. This will give you a good idea of what time of the day your blog often receives the most traffic. You can then aim to release new posts at around that time.
Once you click on the extension, you will be presented with many statistics regarding your visitors. You can find out about your most popular posts, how many referrals your blog has, and what search terms have been used to find your blog.
You will need to be using the WordPress Stats plug-in for this extension to work properly. It will take your information from the WordPress blog via your API Key. You should find this extension really simple to use. You can find out more here.
Extension Number Three – WordPress Checker
This is almost exactly the same as the WordPress Comments Checker only it is better for those with multiple blogs. Pending comments are generally displayed the same way that they are with the other extension. It just shows you the comments for every different blog that you have in one easy to manage section. Once you click on the extension you will be able to view pending, spam and approved comments for all of your blogs.Check out this great tool at WordPress checker.
These are the best 3 extensions that support Google Chrome. If you manage a WordPress blog then it would definitely be a good idea to invest in these extensions. They will help you to better run the blogs and monitor your traffic.
If you are strapped for time then you need tools that can help you. Blogs can be very hard work as they do need to be constantly monitored and updated. Why not let the extensions monitor your blogs for you to relieve some of the pressure?
About the Author
This was a post sent to us kindly by Lior Levin who is a consultant to a PSD to XHTML service and also works with a neon signs store that sells neon and LED signs.