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WordPress is one of the most used content management systems on the internet for web hosting platforms; therefore, it’s used to power various websites, from sport to transporting, fitness to real estate, and more which fall into niche markets.
However, many of those require plugins and widgets for helping the site’s functionality to make things easier for the user to access things such as social media links, search bars, or allow payments and purchases.
Poker is one niche that is seeing a rise in interest as player numbers continue to increase, with over 100 million now believed to play the game. However, people’s playing habits have certainly changed. During the pandemic, restrictions stopped people from getting together for poker nights in person, so as reported by the LA Times, many decided to take to the game online.
As a result of more people heading onto the internet to fuel their love of poker, new poker sites have popped up, offering tips, commenting, reviewing, or providing new features for poker fans. If you’re one such webmaster looking to give your site a boost, these are the plugins and widgets for you.
World Series of Poker Widget
This is the perfect addition if your site brings the latest news from poker to its visitors. The widget helps track all of the World Series Of Poker dates and allows you to track the upcoming schedules and events, either if you’re planning to watch or find out the news as they happen, whether they’re Texas Hold’em tournaments, Razz, or Omaha. There are various widget sizes to choose from to find the best one for that perfect spot on your site.
With the boom in the number of poker sites coming to the web, you need to be able to stand out and get your site as close to the top of the Google SEO rankings as you can. YoastSEO is here to help you do that, it not only helps your site ranking, but the plugin also offers handy hints and tips to improve your content and pages to make them more SEO friendly. There is a free version of the plugin, which is a must for every website or blog owner, but you can even go all-in on a premier version with extra features if you want to up the ante even further.
WP Poker Tournaments
If you want to bring your blog visitors news of the latest freeroll tournaments they can sign up for, then this is your choice. This plugin creates a list of the upcoming competitions so that your users get all the information in one place, then go straight there with one click. The bonus here is that you can insert your affiliate links into the plugin under individual poker rooms to make a little money to help fund your hosting costs or future site development.
Poker News Widget
If your site focuses on the latest from across the gaming industry, this would be a great choice. For bloggers who utilize Gmail, you can add this widget to get the latest news straight to your inbox, so if you’re looking at finding out how Phil Ivey is getting on, then no worries. Filters are customizable in the settings so that the information you want people to access is right there at the click of a button. It’s a great way to aggregate the news in one place, so people stay on your site rather than heading elsewhere.