Content Marketing

The Best Tools on WordPress to Make Your Content Look Great

You need stellar content that your audience will want to read. But that’s not enough. Even with great writing, you still need to draw people in, get them to focus on what you’re saying, and help them navigate your blog.

You could change everything by hand, but why not save time with a head start?

Here are some top resources that will help make your WordPress posts more appealing and dynamic.

Presentation: Add some Zing

Zemanta — Analyzes content and suggests relevant images, links, and SEO-optimized tags

NextGEN Gallery — Create slideshows with a choice of effects

morgueFile — Source of royalty-free images, searchable by keyword

OrangeSoda — Remind people to share with this social media slider

WP-Polls — Engage your audience with this reader polling system

Related Posts Thumbnails — Add related posts with thumbnail images at the end of a post

 

Themes: Get the look you Want … or Build It Yourself

WordPress Theme Storage — A review blog of premium WordPress themes

WPZoom — Professionally-designed premium themes

Carrington — CMS theme framework with drag-and-drop page layout system

Thesis Theme Framework — Premium template system

 

Community: Places with something to offer the eye

Smashing WordPress — A special section of the online design site SmashingMagazine, devoted to WordPress

DesignMoo — High quality free design resources, including illustrations, fonts, patterns, and textures

InspiredMag — A web design sight with a WordPress tips and resources blog

instantShift — Design tips, tutorials, and free resources

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