Steps to Useful Widgets/Plugins for a Small Business Using WordPress for Their Blog

Written By Steps To Faculty Published September 9th, 2010

If you have been using a WordPress site for your small business blog, then you probably already know that the possibilities are endless. As a matter of fact, there is so much that you can do with your WordPress blog that the difficult part might be choosing which ones will work best for your small business. While we can’t tell you which widgets will best accommodate the goals of your business project, we can suggest a few of the hottest widgets being used on the internet today. Here are 6 of the top widgets.

Step 1 List Your Top Commentators

This widget allows you to make a list of the users who are most active on your site. This is great for creating a sense of community. The top commentators will like this function because it will draw more traffic to their own blogs. If one of your goals is to create a large community, then this widget will definitely get you started.

Step 2 Try the Pandora Widget

If you are not familiar with Pandora, then all you need to know is that it is a free online radio station that allows you to choose the music you want to hear. If you install this widget, you will be able to add a nice soundtrack that will give your blog a lot of personality.

Step 3 Use the Twitter Widget

If your business has an active Twitter presence, then by creating a Twitter sidebar you will be able to make this known to the public. It will display your most recent tweets and let visitors to the blog know what they can expect, should they choose to follow you on Twitter.

Step 4 Enter dates in the Events Calendar

This widget will appear as a sidebar. As to what the widget does, that’s pretty self-explanatory. This is a great way to let your customers know about upcoming sales, release dates, and other events relevant to your small business.

Step 5 Engage in ‘This Day on Wikipedia’

This widget links your blog to the popular information site. It will allow your readers to learn about important events that occurred on this day in history. This is a fun widget to have for those who are interested in history and general knowledge.

You can also use the Progress Bar.This widget allows your readers to keep up with progress you are making in any area of your choosing. If you have been involved in fund raising or a contest to sell a certain number of products, then this widget is a perfect way to show viewers how the project is coming along. Please visit stepsto.com for more great business.


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