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In this WordPress Video Tutorial for beginners, learn the best free WordPress Plugins of 2014. We will be using the best web design software on the market, WordPress, to make and customize our beautiful website. No coding experience is required, and we’ll teach you how to design your WordPress website easily and quickly.
What will we be learning?
In this video, well be providing a very general overview of the best free wordpress plugins I think that every new WordPress website should install. All of these plugins are free and are actively installed on our own WordPress website. Specifically, we’ll be looking at:
1. Akismet – Anti Comment Spam Plugin –
2. Floating Social Bar – Social Share Plugin
3. Ithemes Security – Free Security Plugin –
4. Jetpack by WordPress.com –
5. Mailchimp for WordPress Lite – Mailchimp Integration –
6. Ninja Forms- Contact Form Plugin –
7. W3 Total Cache – Caching Plugin
8. WordPress SEO by Yoast
Why are plugins important? How can I benefit from this list of free plugins?
Well, Plugins provide amazing functionality and simply put, they allow your website to improve in functionality, speed, design and overall performance. Each of the best Free plugins listed have their own unique features and I’ll talk very briefly about each one.
Akismet is a comment spam moderation plugin made by Automattic and is made by the makers of WordPress. As you continue adding content to your WordPress website, you’ll find that the number of spam comments will inevitably increase. Akismet helps to reduce these.
Floating Social Bar is an easy to use floating or sticky Social sharing plugin. It is a great plugin to help get your social share count to increase.
Ithemes Security Plugin provides a second layer of security to your wordpress website. It is our #1 choice for securing our wordpress website for free!
Jetpack by WordPress is a very complex plugin that provides some amazing features that WordPress.com websites have. Made my the makers of WordPress, Jetpack was designed to give you amazing functionality and added control.
Mailchimp for WordPress Lite is a simple to use WordPress Plugin that helps to integrate WordPress with Mailchimp.
Ninja Forms is the best free contact form plugin on the market today. While we use a premium plugin for our contact forms, Ninja forms is the best free alternative.
W3 total cache is a great WordPress caching plugin just like WP Super Cache. However, unlike WP Super Cache, W3 total cache can easily integrate with great CDN providers like MaxCDN. As a whole, this plugin helps to increase your sites speed and overall performance.
WordPress SEO is the best SEO plugin for wordpress. With amazing features and ease of use, you can be sure that you’ll be on the right track to an SEO optimized wordpress website.
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Floating Social Bar
Jetback by WordPress.com
Mailchimp for WordPress Lite
W3 Total Cache
WordPress SEO by Yoast
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00:11 – The top 8 wordpress plugins.
00:58 – The Akismet plugin
01:24 – The floating social bar plugin.
02:08 – The ithemes security plugin.
02:58 – The jetpack plugin.
03:35 – The mailchimp plugin.
04:45 – The ninja forms plugin.
05:17 – The w3 total cache plugin.
06:38 – The wordpress SEO plugin.
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