Top 20 Blog Components

So, you are ready to add a blog to your website, and are wondering which components (what functionality) to include in your blog.

Here’s a list of the Top 20 Blog Components recommended by Adventures Online:

  1. Search (the blog)
  2. Categories
  3. Pages
  4. Archives (ability to view the blog posts by time period; ie: July 2009)
  5. Blogroll (List of blogs that you like/recommend to your visitors)
  6. Recent Posts
  7. Recent Comments
  8. Polls
  9. Polls Archive (ability to view previous Polls)
  10. Subscribe via RSS (Feedburner recommended)
  11. Subscribe via Email (Feedburner recommended)
  12. Link to your Twitter Page
  13. Link to your LinkedIn Page
  14. Link to your Facebook page
  15. My Latest Tweets
  16. TweetMeme (ability for visitors to ReTweet your posts or pages)
  17. Email This Post (or Page to a friend/colleague)
  18. SEO Pack (Search Engine Optimization plugin that allows you more control)
  19. Subscribe To Comments
  20. Google Analytics

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