You're polishing your blog post, adding a few Pinterest pins. You leave the WordPress editing screen to check out a Preview. You catch a spelling error; all else looks fine. You re-enter the editing screen, correct the boo boo, and perform a final Preview. 😱 The pins have disappeared! WhaDaFrig??!!??
The world of free WordPress plugins offers much more than fancy pants stuff. Many serve a single nitty-gritty practical purpose, designed to ease a blogger's server-based chores. Those powerful gems earning an express nod in my BuJo gratitude pages appear below. All free; no nags for upgrades. Each makes my blogging life much easier.
This Table of Contents (ToC) implementation uses only pure HTML and CSS. Free WordPress.com users should hone in on the HTML aspects of the tutorial, ignoring the CSS.
Free WordPress.com users can use CSS inline by adding the coding within the post editor. Others will place the styles inside a CSS style sheet or the CSS Customization area. Either way, a frequent use of CSS involves styling blockquotes.