Want to make WordPress blogging easier, and more fun? I’ve used the new Barley for WordPress plugin on a couple of my blogs for a few weeks. I love it. It’s a joy.
Barley for WordPress is an inline editor. As soon as you hit “New Post” in the WordPress toolbar, a new post is created, just as in the above image. You can write your post directly on the page — in place. Just add the content. No post editor, preview, or other hassles.
Tip: if you care about SEO, go into the post editor later to add the appropriate page description and tags to the post. Apropos of which, I’ve recently changed my SEO plugin. I used to use the All In One SEO Pack plugin, but I’ve recently started using Yoast WordPress SEO because it analyses your post’s content automatically.
Here are a couple of the reasons I like Barley for WordPress:
* You can make updates and changes to posts on the fly. See something that needs changing? Perhaps you made a typo. Change it, right on the page. Want to change an affiliate link? Change it instantly.
The first time you make an instant update, it’s spooky. I had to go back to the post later to make sure that the changes had actually “stuck” — surely I needed to click Update? They did, and I didn’t.
* You can update older posts as needed without hassle. Once you have hundreds of posts on your WordPress blog, managing your archives becomes a chore. You procrastinate because there are 100 other things you need to do. With Barley for WordPress installed, you can make modifications and updates to posts in 60 seconds.
Yes, Barley for WordPress costs a minimal amount. Consider how much your time is worth, and you’ll see that it’s a bargain.
Disclosure. I have no connection to the Barley for WordPress people. I just like the plugin a lot. It makes WordPress blogging FUN.
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