We all know that WordPress is not only the most popular blogging platform but also the widest used Content Management System. If you ask us this question as to why WordPress receives so much love then we must just say that it is the customization and flexibility factor that the thousands of plugins bring to WordPress. This popularity has also influenced the developer family who are churning out a lot of WordPress Plugins (we are talking in thousands)
With so many options, finding a good WordPress plugin could get a little tricky. So we’ve chosen some of the best WordPress plugins to help you out and the icing on the cake is that they are all free.
1] Coming soon: There are times when you will need to setup a “Coming Soon” or Maintenance Mode page for your website. Don’t want to spend a lot of time on creating this page then simply leave this job for “Coming Soon”. This great plugin works with almost every theme, can be customized using CSS and HTML and yes it is completely responsive too. To use, simply install the plugin, select your background image, color scheme and customize the text. The end result can be pretty nice. Take a look.
2] WP Inject: There is one thing that most bloggers will agree is the process of finding good images to use for the post is really time consuming. Fortunately there is one plugin which wants to rid you of this problem. Welcome Wp Inject, a wordpress plugin which makes it simple to search for and insert photos into your posts without leaving your dashboard. If we have peaked your interest, then you should also know that this plugin claims that it only takes 3 steps to insert an image. Why don’t you give it a try?
3] Easy Pricing tables:
If you have a website that provides multiple pricing options for various products or services then this plugin definitely deserves your attention. Easy Pricing Table makes it easy for anyone to create, manage and publish pricing tables on their website. You can insert your pricing table wherever you like with the help of a short code. You can add as many rows as you wish and up to 10 columns for your pricing table. You must also know that this plugin gives you the ability to feature one column and drag and drop reordering of your pricing table. Pretty sweet, eh?
4] Foobox Image Lightbox: If you’re looking to get a lightweight, simple and stylish lightbox for your website then you should probably consider WordPress plugin Foobox Image Lightbox. Not only does this plugin scale images to look better on phones, but it rearranges its button controls to look great in both portrait or landscape orientation. This plugin requires zero setup and you just need to install and the default settings will take effect.
5] Watermark: A lot of us fear the theft of images and art work from our website. This has led for a Quebec-based developer to build the Watermark WordPress plugin, which makes for a simple way to add watermark to all your images, without actually having to modify the images themselves. Here comes the best part, the watermark is only visible when someone tries to download an image from your site. Isn’t that cool? This one is a must have for all you photographers and artists who want to showcase their work without having to fear theft.
6] WP-SpamShield Anti-Spam: Any spam haters here? If we had to ask this to a group of people, we’d all be in unison for a YES. While there are numerous spam control plugins out there, WP-SpamShield Anti-Spam definitely nudges ahead of them all. Easy to setup and blocks comment spam before it’s even posted (that too without CAPTCHAs). This plugin also supports trackback and pingback spam and works on your contact form too. Your search for the best anti spam plugin probably ends here 😉
7] WP Product Review: Don’t you think static product reviews are boring? Our eyes seek more visual and WP Product Review WordPress plugin does just that for your visitors. You can offer dynamic reviews with pros and cons listings and the ability to insert affiliate links. You can also easily update all the colors of the widget from theme options itself. All our awesome affiliate members or anyone into affiliate marketing should totally check out this plugin.
8] WordPress Calls to Action:
For achieving specific goals on your website it is very important to have great calls to action. We stumbled upon a WordPress plugin that will help you create, monitor and run A/B split tests on each call to action with ease. You can use your custom designs or use their great looking prebuilt calls to action design for your work. If you want to convert your visitors then you should totally install and use this WordPress plugin.
So that’s our small list of Big WordPress Plugins. We are confident that our WordPress users will definitely find true value with these awesome plugins. Do drop a comment below to let us know if there are any other plugins that are worthy of being mentioned here.
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