Top 25 Best Free WordPress Plugins for Every Website. You’ve probably heard the old adage ‘there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch‘. But, as much as I love Heinlein, in the world of WordPress, there actually is!
Best Free WordPress Plugins For Advanced Users Who Like Tinkering
If adding code snippets and custom post types is your idea of a fun Saturday evening (or if you’re just an advanced user), these plugins will make your life easier without costing a penny.
27. ADVANCED CUSTOM FIELDS
Advanced Custom Fields makes your WordPress site a lot more flexible. As the name suggests, it does that by making it easy for you to add a variety of custom fields to your WordPress site.
You can use these custom fields for… Well, pretty much everything! That’s why this plugin is massively popular with developers, and has a 4.9-star rating on more than 1,100 reviews at WordPress.org.
If you’ve ever felt limited by the basic WordPress Editor, you can use Advanced Custom Fields to create a more customized editor with fields that make your life easier and improve your productivity.
You will need to be a little tech-savvy to benefit from the plugin, but you definitely don’t need to be a developer to use it. I’m not, and I still love it!
28. CODE SNIPPETS
If you like to tinker with your WordPress site, you probably already have an intimate relationship with your theme’s functions.php file.
Code Snippets greatly simplifies using functions.php code snippets in two ways:
- It lets you add each code snippet separately using a custom title. You can also activate/deactivate individual snippets as needed, making it a lot easier to stay organized.
- Your code snippets will stay with your site even if you switch themes.
Those benefits are why it has a 4.7-star rating at WordPress.org and is active on 400,000+ sites.
29. HEAD, FOOTER AND POST INJECTIONS
Head, Footer and Post Injections operates on a similar principle to Code Snippets — only instead of helping you to add code to your functions.php file, it helps you to add code snippets to your:
- post content.
Makes sense given the name, right?
This functionality actually opens up a lot of benefits. You can:
- inject ads or other content above or below your post content.
The plugin even lets you conditionally inject code depending on whether a visitor is on a desktop or mobile device.
All of those features explain why Head, Footer and Post Injections rocks a perfect 5-star rating on more than 600 reviews at WordPress.org and is active on 300,000+ sites.
Which Are Your Favorite Free WordPress Plugins?
And there you have it! Based on personal experience, as well as the many reviewers at WordPress.org, these are 28 of the most helpful and best free WordPress plugins.