What’s under my Hood

The Girliemom site has a whole bunch of brain power standing behind it. Yes, it took me oodles and oodles of hours of research to get where I am today and interestingly enough there is still always so much more to do – that is what makes this so much fun

This page is meant to show support and gratitude to those developers that take the time to provide us such awesomeness 🙂

Girliemom is powered by:

Web Hosting: Hostgator

Genesis Framework by WordPress

Studiopress Theme: Inspired

Author Profile: gravator.com

Manage Subscriptions with Mailchimp

Follow me: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ (this list is forever evolving)

Twitter Automation: Hootsuite

Fabulous Plug-Ins:

MUST HAVES:

Akismet – to protect from all the annoying spam

All in One SEO Pack – Search Engine Optimazation

Contact Form: give your readers a way to contact you. A must have!

ShareThis – makes for very simple sharing to all your social networking sites. Super Simple!

WP Realtime Sitemap: makes for easy breezy viewing of all your posts, pages, categories, tags, etc. A necessity for any website

WP Super Cache – Very fast caching plugin for WordPress

NICE TO HAVE:

Comment Luv – Reward your readers by automatically placing a link to their last blog post at the end of their comment

Comment Redirect by Yoast: Redirect commenters who just made their first comment to a page of your choice

In over your Archives : make your archive page look super awesome via a timeline!

Linkwithin – showcases other blog posts (via thumbnails) at the end of each blog post. Tell your readers where to go next!

NextGen– Gallery for Images

Xhanch – lots out there but we love this twitter feed !

Print and PDF – makes any web page print friendly. Great if you want to showcase a list of any sort

Wordbooker – makes for automated integration to your FB page. A time saver!

Site Survey by KISSinsights. Find out what your readers want more of. Customize Survey Options available

Wibiya Toolbar – toolbar located at bottom of site. Give readers another way to connect and socialize

Tweet Old Post:   Will automatically tweet out older content – allows you to define timeframe parameters

Wiziapp – will turn your site into a beautiful app for mobile devices

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