7 FREE WORDPRESS PLUGINS EVERY CREATIVE ENTREPRENEUR NEEDS TO BUILD THEIR WEBSITE.

If you’re a creative entrepreneur who’s decided to build their website on WordPress, you’ve probably noticed the seemingly unlimited number of plugins offered on the platform. Yet, if you’ve installed a few, something you’ve also likely noticed is that they’re not all so great. Some of them don’t work well with our theme or are simply too complicated to take the time to figure out, others offer little to no useful features without purchase of the “premium” version, and so on.

With this, finding the right plugins to build a practical, efficient, and stylish website can be both difficult and time-consuming. So, where should you start?

Today, we’re sharing 7 free WordPress plugins every creative entrepreneur needs to build their website. 

(1) COMING SOON PAGE & MAINTENANCE MODE BY SEEDPROD 
Using this plugin, you can easily create a “coming soon” page to direct visitors to, while you work on your site. In doing this, you’ll be able to grow your audience, build your email list, and promote your social accounts before you’ve even launched your official site! Plus, you can also “live preview” your page before publishing.
 
(2) PAGE BUILDER BY SITEORIGIN
Page Builder by Siteorigin works on every theme, and makes it easy to build responsive pages and content.  The plugin has a simple drag and drop interface, empowering the web-designer to create their ideal page layout without having to do any coding whatsoever. The plugin has several different features such as widget integration, where the designer can add content their widgets of choice. Page Builder also offers a “Prebuilt” option where you can clone pages or insert any of your theme’s prebuilt layouts.  Lastly, the plugin also gives you the option to edit your pages “live.” In doing this, you can make changes to your page, and see how they look immediately after.
 
 
(3) LIVEMESH SITEORIGIN WIDGETS
This plugin features a huge collection of easy-to-use and highly functional widgets that can be used in Page Builder. In other words, it allows you to do a lot more within Page Builder, in terms of customizing your pages exactly how you want them. Even better, this plugin is really known as a premium plugin that you can get for free.
 
(4) SITEORIGIN WIDGETS BUNDLE
This plugin simply offers even more highly functional widgets that can be used in Page Builder. These widgets give you even more control over the customization of your site’s pages through various features such as unlimited color options and advanced forms.
 
(5) META SLIDER
Meta Slider is the most popular slider plugin on WordPress. Essentially, the plugin allows you to easily create responsive sliders and place them anywhere on your site. The plugin can be easily integrated into Page Builder as a widget, or you can simply use the shortcode that is generated for you, after you hit “save.” Plus, meta sliders are SEO friendly!
 
(6) BETTER CLICK TO TWEET
If you’re planning on integrating a blog page in your site, then this plugin is a must. Better Click to Tweet gives you the ability to easily integrate “twitter boxes” with custom text anywhere among your blog (or really any place on any page you want). In doing this, visitors can easily tweet about your post without ever having to leave your site. While there are several plugins like this one, in my experience Better Click to Tweet has been the most effective and easy-to-use. Plus, the ability to customize each tweet's text is a much easier way for visitors to share your content.
 
 
(7) SUMOME
You’ve probably heard of this one before because so many web-designers rant and rave about it. And rightfully so! SumoMe is a plugin that offers several free tools for growing your website’s traffic.The plugin makes it easy for readers to join your email list, share your blog posts, and much more.
 
IN SUM
These 7 free WordPress plugins will empower you to customize your site exactly how you’ve envisioned it, without ever having to write a line of code. While this list definitely doesn’t include every effective plugin out there, we can assure you it will get you off to a great start.

Have you tried any of these plugins? What did you think? Have any other plugins proved effective for you? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

 
Until next time boss babes!
 
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