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What are WordPress plugins? If you are unfamiliar with WordPress plugins, they are add-ons that will enhance the WordPress platform. For example: something as simple as a tool to add in custom contact forms or an add-on that is more complex like e-commerce.

 

 Here are 5 of the best WordPress plugins for a new website:

 

1 – Easy FancyBox

The first of the 5 of the best WordPress plugins is Easy FancyBox. This plugin enhances your images, videos and other media so when they are clicked on a box will appear in the middle of your screen showing the image of video etc. It makes your media appear fancy on your website.

Cost: Free

Find out more: http://wordpress.org/plugins/easy-fancybox/

 

2 – Gravity Forms

The second of the 5 of the best WordPress plugins is Gravity Forms. Gravity Forms is a plugin that allows you to create custom contact forms. It is easy to use and easy to customize to fit your website’s color scheme and theme.

Cost: $39 – $199

Find out more: http://www.gravityforms.com/

 

3 –  Sub Pages widget

The third of the 5 of the best WordPress plugins is Sub Pages widget. This plugin adds the ability to have sidebar subpage menus. If you have second tier pages it is handy to have a sidebar subpage menu so that visitors can easily navigation through your site.

Cost: Free

Find out more: http://wordpress.org/plugins/subpages-widget/

 

4 – Sociable

The fourth of the 5 of the best WordPress plugins is Sociable. Sociable is a plugin that adds a list of icons of your social media to your pages and/or posts.  They settings can be changed to meet your needs. It allows visitors to easily share your content on their social media outlets.

Cost: Free

 Find out more: http://wordpress.org/plugins/sociable/

 

5 – Page Links To

The last of the 5 of the best WordPress plugins is Page Links To. Page Links To is a simple but nice plugin to have. It allows you to change the page or post link to any link you would like. So if you want to link a page to an external url you can do it. If you want to link a page to another page you can do that too.

Cost: Free

 Find out more: http://wordpress.org/plugins/page-links-to/

 

I hope the 5 of the best WordPress plugins helps your new website take off and become more successful.

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