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Free Plugins

Free Plug ins to jump start your website!

Below is a collection of useful plugins to use completely free on your wordpress website.

 

quickly create and manage dynamic websites with free plugins

Plug ins are what makes wordpress so powerful for building blogs and websites. You can easily add dynamic content like image galleries and video players to your sites, as well as add a host of admin plugins to help you monitor and manage your new venture. Using plugins is a very simple and accessible way for people of almost any skill level, what you choose to do with these additions to your site dictates how complicated things get. Choosing the right plugins for your site can enable you to to add rich dynamic content to your online projects and really improve how professional your website looks. Likewise too much activity on a page can put users off, make sure you add only what is useful to your users, flashy graphics and animating sliders for no reason will soon send users elsewhere.

 

These are the basic additions that are automatic installs for me whenever i build a new site. Almost every wordpress blog or website i have ever made has benefited from using these great tools.

 

NextGEN Gallery -                                                                                                                                                                      This is the most popular free WordPress gallery plugin with tons of features and over 6 million downloads.

 

Contact Form 7 -                                                                                                                                                                          Just another contact form plugin. Simple but flexible.

 

All in One SEO Pack -                                                                                                                                                    WordPress SEO plugin to automatically optimize your WordPress blog for Search Engines.

 

Google XML Sitemaps -                                                                                                                                                             This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines to better index your blog.

 

Akismet -                                                                                                                                                                                Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not.

 

WordPress Importer -                                                                                                                                                              Import posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, tags and more from a WordPress export file.

 

Facebook -                                                                                                                                                                                 Make your WordPress site social in a couple of clicks, powered by Facebook.

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gtrans -                                                                                                                                                                                        Make your website available to the world using Google Translate

 

Yet Another Related Posts Plugin -                                                                                                                                     Display a list of related entries on your site and feeds based on a unique algorithm.

 

WP Super Cache -                                                                                                                                                                           A very fast caching engine for WordPress that produces static html files.

 

Google Analytics for WordPress -                                                                                                                                          Track your WordPress site easily and with lots of metadata: views per author & category, automatic tracking of outbound clicks and pageviews.

 

Fast Secure Contact Form -                                                                                                                                                           A super customizable contact form that lets your visitors send you email. Blocks all automated spammers. No templates to mess with.

 

If you have any great free plugins of your own to share, feel free to comment at the bottom of this post and we can add them to our list. The more we share, the stronger we become.

 

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