Adding new readers to HIF's newsletter helps grow the site, so I use Thrive Leads to show new users (and only them!) a popup asking to join. The stats and A/B testing are key to discovering the line between helpful reminder vs. annoyance.
Managing every social media account is a time sink, but CoSchedule handles Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Pinterest all from your WordPress admin.
Once you get beyond 100+ posts, it gets ridiculously hard managing links.
HIF has over 4,000.
Pretty Link Pro helps alleviate this problem by giving you a central admin panel to view, manage, and update your links. They have real-time stats, the ability to rotate through multiple links, and tons of other great features.
Large amounts of info can be hard to display. Sometimes tables work best, like on our birthday freebies page!
HIF wouldn't work without tips & ideas from fellow Hiffers. Gravity Forms handles those and so much more by powering our contact forms. With conditional logic, our single contact page is able to field requests from readers on any topic, from submitting a freebie to reporting an expired offer to asking for tech support, and always deliver the message to the right inbox.
And thanks to their wide array of extensions, Gravity Forms handles all of HIF's surveys, contest entries, and customer invoices!
Honestly, I'd be rudderless at HIF HQ without Gravity Forms.