6 Essential WordPress Plugins for Food Blogs

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There are currently over 59,000 plugins available that bloggers can use to enhance their WordPress sites… and that’s only counting the free ones!

Whoa. That’s a lot of plugins, right? So how do you know which ones you should actually install to run your site?

That’s what we’re going to chat about in this post! We’ll break down six different types of plugins that we recommend using for your food blog, then we’ll share a few of the best plugins on the market for each category.

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How to Add a Table of Contents to Your WordPress Blog Post (with Plugins and with Code)

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In our member-only Live Q&A a few months ago, we got a question about how to add a table of contents to a blog post.

And it was a great question!

And, speaking personally, I love when table of contents are included in the articles and posts I’m reading because it allows me to understand the structure of a post while giving me direct links to sections within that blog post that I can easily jump to.

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What Food Bloggers Are Focusing on in 2022

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Is it just me or does the end of the year always feel like the perfect time to step back and set some blogging goals for the year ahead?

It can be so helpful to analyze what’s working (and what’s not!) in your current strategy to decide what to focus your time and energy on moving forward.

As you’re thinking about your goals for the new year, we wanted to get a feel for what food bloggers are focusing on in 2022 to give you some ideas and inspiration!

We surveyed The Food Blogger Pro community, as well as the team behind Food Blogger Pro and our sister companies, to get their thoughts, and we can’t wait to share the results with you today.

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What to Update When Republishing Content as a Food Blogger

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Welcome to Part 3 of our Republishing Content blog series!

So far in this series, we’ve covered why you should republish content, as well as how to identify the right posts to update and republish.

And last but not least, we’re going to discuss what to update when republishing content! We’ll explore how to actually republish a post, some key areas you might want to consider updating, and more.

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How to Identify Posts to Update and Republish as a Food Blogger

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Welcome to Part 2 of our Republishing Content blog series!

In the first post of this series, we talked about the why –– why is updating and republishing old content a solid strategy for online creators?

That’s a great place to start when you’re thinking about your republishing strategy, so be sure to check out that blog post first!

But today I’m excited to talk about the process of identifying the right posts to update and republish.

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Why You Should Republish Content as a Food Blogger

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Hello, hello, and welcome to Part 1 of our Republishing Content Series!

Over the next few weeks, we’re going to be focusing on why you should be republishing posts on your blog to get the most out of your existing content.

We’ll be covering:

  1. Why you should republish content
  2. How to identify which posts to update and republish
  3. What exactly to update when republishing content

Without further ado, let’s kick things off by going over a few reasons why you should consider republishing content as a food blogger:

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3 Resources That Can Help You Get More Traffic to Your Blog Posts

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Since you’re reading this article, I’m going to go out on a limb and say that you probably love some of the elements of producing content for your blog. You might love the recipe development process, the photography, or the cooking. Or maybe all of it!

And I’m going to go out on another limb and say you probably have a lot of content on your blog (and are generating more and more every month). Maybe you have over 50 posts on your blog. Or over 500. Or over 1000 like we have on our sister site and food blog, Pinch of Yum.

And all of that content (both your new blog posts and the ones that already exist on your blog) takes a lot of time and effort to create. You put in the work; now it’s time to make that content work for you for the long run.

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Juicing the Low-Hanging Fruit and Getting the Most Value from the Existing Content on Your Blog

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When you think about SEO, how do you feel?

A. 😬
B. 😭
C. 😱
D. All of the above

It’s 100% okay and normal to pick any of these options (especially the last one). But it really doesn’t have to be that way. 

As you probably know, “SEO” stands for search engine optimization. That means that there are things you can be doing to your posts to optimize them for search results. So if a post is optimized better, there’s a greater chance for it to show up higher in search results.

SEO isn’t a one-and-done kind of thing though; there are a ton of different tips and tweaks that you can apply to your blog posts to help you get more traffic (and in turn more email subscribers, higher revenue, additional social media followers, and all of the other positive outcomes that can result from more people visiting your site).

And I’m not just talking about new posts; you can actually improve the existing posts on your site. We like to call this “juicing the low-hanging fruit” because you’re addressing content you’ve already created and just making it a tiny bit better. And that’s what we’re focusing on today.

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Create Nutrition Labels for Food Blogs with Nutrifox

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Back in 2014, Food Blogger Pro launched a free tool for our community called The Nutrition Label Generator. This tool allowed members to generate quick nutrition labels for the recipes on their blogs or websites.

But there were a few problems with The Nutrition Label Generator as it was originally built:

  • You couldn’t edit the ingredients, so you couldn’t control the accuracy of the nutrition facts.
  • The generator exported images of your labels, which was a pain if you needed to update and re-upload the labels to your site.
  • Nutrition information from the label wasn’t included in your recipe’s structured data (more on why that’s important here!).

To make the tool more valuable for recipe creators, we decided to make it it a separate product from Food Blogger Pro –– it’s now called Nutrifox

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