AdRotate is a WordPress plugin bloggers can use to serve ads on their blog. It allows users to set ads in groups or blocks, track clicks and page views and set ad-serving start and end dates. As a bonus, it can be used to schedule content in widgets.
Akismet is a popular spam filter from Automattic. It a hosted web service that automatically detects comment and trackback spam. Various plans are available depending on the size and nature of your blog.
Dropbox is an online storage system. It allows you to store files – documents, photos and more – online, accessible from anywhere you can access the internet. Folders are set up so that they’re private or public.
FileZilla is a free FTP (File Transfer Protocol) solution. Bloggers using platforms such as WordPress use it to upload files and create backups of their blogs. It’s distributed under the GNU General Public License.
Google Webmaster Tools reports your blog’s pages’ visibility on Google, and shows how Google crawls, indexes and ranks your site. It also tells you if Google detects your blog has malware or generates errors.
WordPress is open-source software you can use to create a blog or website. To customize it you simply install themes or plugins of your choice. The site offers free tips, themes, plugins and a forum for support.
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