10 New, Free WordPress Plugins (April 2016)

10 New, Free WordPress Plugins (April 2016)

To me, this article is the most exciting one of each month. I love free WordPress plugins, as they allow me to extend my CMS of choice with useful features almost infinitely. You won’t feel differently either, thus, let’s not lose any time. We’ll take a dive into the almost infinite plugin index, and find the ten most exciting, most interesting, new, and free WordPress plugins for you.

10 New, Free WordPress Plugins (April 2016)

10 Free WordPress Plugins (April 2016)

1 – Webinfos

Webinfos is especially attractive for plugin or theme developers. It creates an own dashboard widget which can display fully customizable messages on the user dashboard. HTML can be used for its creation. You can also implement videos, logos, and other file types within the widget.

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  • Developer: ymjid
  • Work in Progress: yes
  • Latest Version from: 04.18.2016
  • Cost: free via WordPress.org
  • License: GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
  • Known Compatibility Issues: unknown
  • Developer Homepage: unknown
  • Download on WordPress.org

2 – Hosted Content Importer

The Hosted Content Importer allows you to display externally hosted content on your blog. Furthermore, certain parts of the external content on your website can be altered by other users without them needing access to your blog. The external content is easily integrated via shortcode.

Screenshot kostenlose WordPress-Plugins

  • Developer: Bimal Poudel
  • Work in Progress: yes
  • Latest Version from: 04.18.2016
  • Cost: free via WordPress.org
  • License: GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
  • Known Compatibility Issues: unknown
  • Developer Homepage: Unknown
  • Download on WordPress.org

3 – Bigboss All-in-One Facebook Social Widget

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This Facebook social plugin creates multiple widgets all of which provide important features for Facebook. This includes all buttons in all versions, a Facebook like box, Facebook embedded posts, and videos, as well as a Facebook comment widget.

  • Developer: Bulbul Bigboss
  • Work in Progress: yes
  • Latest Version from: 04.16.2016
  • Cost: free via WordPress.org
  • License: GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
  • Known Compatibility Issues: unknown
  • Developer Homepage: Unknown
  • Download on WordPress.org

4 – Wikilinker

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The Wikilinker allows you to quickly put links to Wikipedia articles. A simple shortcode is all it takes. The plugin can ease work for people that have to reference Wikipedia a lot.

  • Developer: dartiss
  • Work in Progress: yes
  • Latest Version from: 04.16.2016
  • Cost: free via WordPress.org
  • License: GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
  • Known Compatibility Issues: unknown
  • Developer Homepage: Unknown
  • Download on WordPress.org

5 – CSV to HTML

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When you want to create HTML tables based on a CSV file’s data, this plugin could be the one for you. It can create appealing tables, based on one or multiple CSV files when the CSV files are located in your upload folder.

  • Developer: wibergsweb
  • Work in Progress: yes
  • Latest Version from: 04.16.2016
  • Cost: free via WordPress.org
  • License: GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
  • Known Compatibility Issues: unknown
  • Developer Homepage: Unknown
  • Download on WordPress.org

6 – Enable Shortcodes inside Widgets, Comments, and Excerpts

Enable Shortcodes

This simple plugin allows you to use shortcodes within the comments, within widgets, and the category, tag, and taxonomy descriptions.

  • Developer: Aftab Husain
  • Work in Progress: yes
  • Latest Version from: 04.16.2016
  • Cost: free via WordPress.org
  • License: GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
  • Known Compatibility Issues: unknown
  • Developer Homepage: Unknown
  • Download on WordPress.org

7 – WP-Password-Protect-Publication

This plugin adds a password protection to the Publish box on the page for the creation of new articles. This is an effective way of preventing other authors from altering or prematurely publishing an article. After distributing a password, only the article’s author can modify or publish said article.

  • Developer: Paul Bearne
  • Work in Progress: yes
  • Latest Version from: 04.16.2016
  • Cost: free via WordPress.org
  • License: GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
  • Known Compatibility Issues: unknown
  • Developer Homepage: Unknown
  • Download on WordPress.org

8 – Eyga: HTTP to HTTPS link changer

A useful little plugin for all people that have converted their website from HTTP to HTTPS. The plugin turns all local, absolute links in your articles into the HTTPS version.

  • Developer: DSmidge
  • Work in Progress: yes
  • Latest Version from: 04.13.2016
  • Cost: free via WordPress.org
  • License: GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
  • Known Compatibility Issues: unknown
  • Developer Homepage: Unknown
  • Download on WordPress.org

9 – Elevated Comments

elevated-comments

This interesting plugin implements the best comment as a quote into your articles. The “adaptive” speech analysis identifies the best comment and automatically puts it into your article’s upper third. The automatic implementation can be turned off for each article, and also, a shortcode can be used for the manual integration. This plugin should be attractive to all WordPress users with a high comment volume. You can find out more about the way it functions on the plugin’s homepage.

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  • Developer: Postmatic
  • Work in Progress: yes
  • Latest Version from: 04.14.2016
  • Cost: free via WordPress.org
  • License: GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
  • Known Compatibility Issues: unknown
  • Developer Homepage: Homepage
  • Download on WordPress.org

10 – Youtube Responsive Video Player

Youtube Responsive Video Player

The Youtube Responsive Video Player Plugin optimizes the display of videos of all known services on smartphones. The smartphone’s screens are used optimally, and the aspect ratio is optimized and adjusted as well. This way, the videos embedded in the articles can be utilized significantly better.

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  • Developer: henri
  • Work in Progress: yes
  • Latest Version from: 04.14.2016
  • Cost: free via WordPress.org
  • License: GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
  • Known Compatibility Issues: unknown
  • Developer Homepage: Unknown
  • Download on WordPress.org

Conclusion

This month, we found some really useful, yet free WordPress plugins. Some of them are meant for a rather narrow scope of application, but that’s exactly what makes them so interesting. The Wikilinker is fascinating, and the Youtube Plugin is almost a must. Which of this month’s plugin do you like the most?

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Andreas Hecht

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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Emily White
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Thanks for sharing new WordPress plugins. My favorite WordPress plugin is wikilinker.

Joe Hepp
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Thanks for curating this list of wordpress plugins .. I absolutely love it. How many of these you use on own your own site? Have checked out Gostats plugin for wordpress its a great analytics tool.

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