Whatever type of business you’re running, if you can manage to get more work done as soon as possible, you will either generate more income or have more free time to spend as you please. This is the main reason productivity is such a hot topic among bloggers and online business owners.

If you want a much-needed boost to your productivity, you could start by reading a blog that’s dedicated to this particular topic. You could also install a productivity app on your PC or mobile device, as there are hundreds of time management and to-do list apps that you can use.

One other option to improve your productivity is by installing plugins to help you work faster and more efficiently, especially when you have a WordPress-based website or blog. And while we’re on that topic, we’re going to share with you 5 of the very best WordPress plugins to help boost productivity.

Enjoy!

Organize Series

Organize Series

Writing a series of related posts adds great value for your readers. It also gives a bit of SEO benefit through interlinking blog posts. However, it can be a bit difficult to insert all the link, especially if you write the posts over a long period of time, and then need to go back to old posts to insert the link to your new one. This is where the Organize Series plugin comes in handy.

Organize Series works by adding a new taxonomy into WordPress, as well as choosing categories and tags for each post you write. You can also add it to a series or create a new series. Series information will then be added to every post that’s part of a particular series, along with automatic links to the rest of the posts in the series.

Google Analytics Dashboard

Google Analytics Dashboard

When it comes to growing your blog traffic, it’s easy to fall into the trap of frequently checking your Google Analytics account. Not only will this have no effect on your web traffic, it also wastes your time when you could be getting some actual work done.

Of course, you could just limit yourself to checking your analytics once in a week, but if you just couldn’t help it, then the Google Analytics Dashboard plugin will do the job by allowing you to view your analytics data directly from your WordPress dashboard.

At the time of writing, it’s only possible to see basic metrics, but seeing that your site visitors haven’t plunged overnight from your dashboard should be enough to keep you from constantly logging into Google Analytics until you want to seriously analyze the data you need.

PhotoDropper

PhotoDropper

It can be a headache to find images for illustrating blog posts because it takes time to find the perfect images, download them, resize theme, and then upload and insert theme into the post and include a photo credit link. This where PhotoDropper comes in handy, as it allows you to do all of these without having to leave the WordPress dashboard.

Simply search for a keyword and PhotoDropper will return a selection of free-to-use Creative Commons images from Flickr. You can then insert your chosen image directly and the attribution will be included automatically, either as a photo creation or at the bottom of the post.

PhotoDropper also has a premium version that makes it a breeze to find and purchase images from stock photography websites if you prefer to use premium stock images instead of attributed images in your posts.

Really Simple Guest Post Plugin

Really Simple Guest Post Plugin

Accepting guest posts is an excellent way to get new content on your website without spending a lot of time writing it yourself. While publishing guest posts is quicker than writing your own, you still have to spend a lot of time replying to emails from guest posters, editing, and uploading content.

This particular WordPress plugin lets you streamline the process by creating a form on your site to submit a guest post directly to your site. Once the post is submitted, it will automatically be saved as a pending post in your dashboard, and you can either publish or delete it if you’re not satisfied with the content.

EG-Attachments

EG-Attachments

Do you often work on posts with lots of downloadable content? You’d normally have to upload such files manually, type out the name of each file, and then link it to the file on your server. This can be quite a daunting task, which is why you need EG-Attachments to lighten the load for you.

This WordPress plugin generates a shortcode to display a list of files that are attached to a post, so all you have to do is to upload your files and paste them in the shortcode. The files will then be displayed along with an icon, file name and file size, along with other useful information, which can you can customize whenever necessary.