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10 Fresh, Free WordPress Plugins (February 2016 Edition)

February 23rd, 2016

Do you feel the same way I do? I love WordPress plugins and I’m always excited to find out all about the interesting features new plugins offer. Every month, I go for a deep dive into the free WordPress plugins directory to return with the newest and most interesting plugins for you. So that your website can stick out of the other websites in the Google universe with its cool features.

10 Free WordPress Plugins (February 2016 Edition)

1 – WP Event Map

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This plugin allows you to create events and display them on a Google Map. All the information on the events can be listed via shortcode.

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  • Developer: saurav.rox
  • Work in progress: yes
  • Latest version from: 02.17.2016
  • Costs: free on WordPress.org
  • License: GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
  • Known compatibilty issues: unknown
  • Developer homepage: unknown
  • Download on WordPress.org

2 – Techxplorer’s Plugin Listicle

Techxplorers-Plugin-Listicle

This nifty little plugin allows you to list your active plugins somewehere on your website. That allows you to give “love” back to the authors of the plugins by linking their plugins. The authors of the used plugins will like that. A simple shortcode is all it takes to generate the list.

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  • Developer: techxplorer
  • Work in progress: yes
  • Latest version from: 02.17.2016
  • Costs: free on WordPress.org
  • License: GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
  • Known compatibilty issues: unknown
  • Developer homepage: unknown
  • Download on WordPress.org

3 – WP Spider Cache

wp-spider-cache

WP Spider Cache is a new plugin made to cache the WordPress website based on “Memcached”. The speed of this plugin has yet to be tested. In any case, it provides an alternative to the other existing cache solutions.

  • Developer: John James Jacoby
  • Work in progress: yes
  • Latest version from: 02.16.2016
  • Costs: free on WordPress.org
  • License: GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
  • Known compatibilty issues: unknown
  • Developer homepage: unknown
  • Download on WordPress.org

4 – WP Stickit

A small plugin that helps you make your sidebar “sticky”, meaning it will always stay in the same spot. The plugin should be interesting for people that keep important information in the sidebar.

  • Developer: Nazmul Islam Sabuz
  • Work in progress: yes
  • Latest version from: 02.16.2016
  • Costs: free on WordPress.org
  • License: GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
  • Known compatibilty issues: unknown
  • Developer homepage: unknown
  • Download on WordPress.org

5 – About WordPress Authors

about-wordpress-authors

This plugin displays author information in an appealing design. For the presentation, many different layouts can be chosen. A simple shortcode is enough for the display of the author profile. Some design examples:

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  • Developer: weblizar
  • Work in progress: yes
  • Latest version from: 02.16.2016
  • Costs: free on WordPress.org
  • License: GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
  • Known compatibilty issues: unknown
  • Developer homepage: unknown
  • Download on WordPress.org

6 – Check Broken Links

Check Broken Links is a plugin that can be used to check if all the links of a website are working. A function that allows you to fix the links is also provided. You can replace the broken ones with working links. Comments and used images are also included in the search for corrupted links.

  • Developer: Roy
  • Work in progress: yes
  • Latest version from: 02.16.2016
  • Costs: free on WordPress.org
  • License: GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
  • Known compatibilty issues: unknown
  • Developer homepage: unknown
  • Download on WordPress.org

7 – WPI Explore Topics

wpi-explore-topics

The plugin creates an appealingly formatted, and alphabetically ordered tag list that can be searched through via Ajax. The search results are displayed in real time while typing in the search bar. This surely is a very interesting feature for websites with many tags. A plugin demo is also available.

Explore-Topics

  • Developer: WPIndex
  • Work in progress: yes
  • Latest version from: 02.16.2016
  • Costs: free on WordPress.org
  • License: GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
  • Known compatibilty issues: unknown
  • Developer homepage: unknown
  • Download on WordPress.org

8 – Perfect Font Awesome Integration

perfect-font-awesome-integration

A plugin which integrates the latest version of the popular icon font “Font Awesome” into the WordPress text editor. A click on the added button opens a window in which you can choose and edit your icon.

  • Developer: kaushik07
  • Work in progress: yes
  • Latest version from: 02.16.2016
  • Costs: free on WordPress.org
  • License: GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
  • Known compatibilty issues: unknown
  • Developer homepage: unknown
  • Download on WordPress.org

9 – iThoughts Advanced Code Editor

This plugin wants to help you write code in the WordPress editors better and faster. It ties itself into the editors for plugin and theme files, and offers code completion for plenty of programming and markup languages. You can choose from many different templates to display the code the way you want to.

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  • Developer: Gerkin
  • Work in progress: yes
  • Latest version from: 02.15.2016
  • Costs: free on WordPress.org
  • License: GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
  • Known compatibilty issues: unknown
  • Developer homepage: unknown
  • Download on WordPress.org

10 – Notificare

notificare

Smart push notifications for your WordPress. This plugin helps you inform the readers of your website about new articles even if they are not on the website at the moment. The notifications work fully automatically once configurated.

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  • Developer: jjonthemix
  • Work in progress: yes
  • Latest version from: 02.15.2016
  • Costs: free on WordPress.org
  • License: GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
  • Known compatibilty issues: unknown
  • Developer homepage: unknown
  • Download on WordPress.org

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Andreas Hecht is a journalist and specialist for WordPress and WordPress Security. He roams the web since its inception. He has published an ebook on WordPress Security, which you might want to take a look at.

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Clayton Johnson
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6 months 25 days ago

I tried using WP Spider Cache to compare to my go to W3 Cache, but it had invalid header

Gaurav vashisht
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6 months 18 days ago

I have used only Check Broken Links, and this plugin worked well and removed many broken links.

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