The question of “what plugins should I have on my site” comes up often. Since WordPress is so widely used, the world of plugins is amazing! What is a plugin? A plugin is an extra feature you can easily add to run in the backend of your website to do necessary and sometimes FUN actions!
These are my five top favorite free ones to use.
Social Media Widget. This is a plugin that you can setup so many of your social media icons and profiles under one roof. You can customize the appearance of Social Media icons even uploading your very own custom ones. This is very easy to setup and use.
Facebook Comments. This is a fabulous tool to use to create a social atmosphere to your blog comments. Install this free plugin and the bottom of your blog posts will look like people are responding on Facebook. This one is a bit complicated to setup, but their instructions are pretty good, just follow them step by step.
Quotes Collection. This is a great free plugin that allows you to add scrolling testimonials to your sidebar. It’s very easy to install and setup. You even have the ability to set if you want them static or scrolling in timed intervals.
Audio Player. This free plugin is very simple to install and setup. I use this one frequently when you want a simple audio player to play MP3’s files directly on a webpage. There are some customizations you can make for the stylization, but the overall look is very clean and simple.
Contact Form 7. This is a great free contact form tool. It is very easy to install and takes just a bit of time to setup your first contact form. If you are looking for an easy, simple, and straightforward contact form setup on your website, check this one out.
There are TONS of free WordPress plugins you can install; these are just some of my favorite ones that I seem to always refer to. I would LOVE to hear your favorites! Comment below!