Add-Ons to Enhance Your Blog's Performance

Add-Ons to Enhance Your Blog’s Performance

Add-Ons to Enhance Your Blog’s Performance
Written by HubSpot’s Kayla Carmicheal

It’s hard to get a blog started, and sometimes, even harder to organize all the content you want and need. If you use a blog hosting site like WordPress or a CMS like HubSpot, you’ll likely notice that you have options like plugins and widgets to enhance your blog.

There are so many different kinds of tools, and they’re all used to make your blog more personalized. Think of widgets as the different spices to add special elements on your webpages. Plugins, on the other hand, are the vessel for which you obtain the widgets.

1. Instagram Feed

With an Instagram feed, you can import pictures from your account directly to your blog. We have a plugin suggestion for this to make the process more streamlined.

This is an especially great idea if you want your brand to be synced across all of your webpages and socials. It’s also a good thing to look into if your brand is based on visuals.

2. Email Subscribe Form

Converting casual visitors into email subscribers builds readership and generates a community of content enthusiasts. Additionally, they’ll likely share your content with other people in their networks through email and social media, exposing your blog to brand new audiences.

However, to turn those visitors into subscribers, an email subscribe form is an absolute must-have for any blog. Make sure you have one highly visible. Considering their importance, you might also want to consider these other ways to generate more blog subscribers.

3. YouTube Gallery

Do you have a YouTube channel? This is a perfect widget to have, especially if you plan on posting some tutorials on your blog. With a YouTube gallery, you can add videos and comments directly from YouTube onto your blog.

This could be a helpful widget even if you don’t have a YouTube channel. Videos are helpful visual assets, so if you post roundups, you could begin to include videos in them using a YouTube widget. You could also do a funny video of the week to show readers a more fun side of your blog.

Wait! There’s More! Interested in the rest? Visit the HubSpot Blog25 Widgets, Plugins, and Add-Ons to Enhance Your Blog’s PerformanceHere

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