WPMU DEV Plugins for Free – Our Dedication to WordPress.org

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We’ve at all times supplied free variations of our hottest professional plugins on WordPress.org, however not too long ago we’ve been stepping that up. So even in case you’re not a member, you must verify them out and tell us what you suppose 🙂

I’ve stated it earlier than, however it’s value reiterating: the extra you assist the group and the higher the standard and performance of your freely out there GPL plugins, the extra the group, WordPress as an entire, and, properly, everybody, wins.

I’ve linked above the devoted web page we put up masking our core choices (alternately, you may go to the plugins part of our WordPress.org web page),  so I figured it was about time that we gave you a fast information as to what they do, how they differ from the professional variations (little or no!) and speak about a few upcoming free choices. Hey, don’t flip that web page, this ain’t no easy listicle.

And one final thing, simply so I don’t must put ‘free’ in each heading, the entire beneath are precisely that ― freeeeeeee. Get pleasure from!

Smush and Hummingbird.
Our Titans of WordPress Efficiency Optimization.

So let’s begin with the apparent one, our award-winning picture compression plugin, Smush.

Smush free on WordPress.org is trusted on +1 million lively installs.

She’s notably particular as adopting her was after we found that one thing accomplished *good* could possibly be an enormous hit. It seems that while you maintain 99.9% of all customers, 0.1% are very happy to return over and check out a membership. Smush is especially notable for having the third most 5-star rankings of any plugin on WordPress.org!

The free model of Smush is ideal for hobbyists and particular person website homeowners.

For those who’d like Tremendous Smush lossy compression, quick CDN picture supply, WebP conversion, automated resizing, the flexibility to optimize photographs as much as 32MB, bulk smush optimization for all of your photographs in simply one-click, auto-convert PNG to JPEG, the flexibility to Smush and make a duplicate of your full-sized photographs (to revive them at any level), you may at all times take the following step with WP Smush Professional.

Rapidly transferring up within the ranks is our our website velocity optimizing, caching, minifying and usually speed-up-everything stellar plugin that’s Hummingbird.

Hummingbird brings your pagespeed nearer to the proper 100.

Now I do know you’re not presupposed to have favourite kids, however sadly right here I’ve to make an exception. I completely love Hummingbird. This isn’t simply because she’s amazingly helpful, however as a result of her rising pains had been fairly extreme. Seems compressing information, minification and making an attempt to cowl each single base in making your website extraordinarily quick is, erm, fairly onerous. Who’d have thought it lol?

Hummingbird Professional is all about automation and optimization for customers with lots of websites.

Proper now the expertise of establishing and utilizing Hummingbird is admittedly, properly, distinctive. I reckon it’s the very best UX work we’ve accomplished and the outcomes aren’t dangerous both. And it’s free! (I do know I stated I wouldn’t say that once more, however hey, it’s fairly cool). And that is born out by the truth that she’s the fastest-growing of our newer choices. Truthfully, give her a attempt in case you haven’t already.

Our Premium Different to Yoast web optimization.

This was one thing we thought of lengthy and onerous and figured we’d give it a crack.

Principally our considering is that Yoast & All In One web optimization have pared again their performance in the way in which that Fb has pulled again your web page views (until you pay for premium, or get a lift) and we predict that sucks.

SmartCrawl is the queen of content material optimization.

SmartCrawl is designed from the underside as much as give you most, if not all, of the premium options that you just’re used to paying for. Plus a superb serving to of that beautiful and easy-to-use UX that I discussed above. That’s why we predict it’s the very best free WordPress web optimization plugin on the market (dammit I stated that phrase once more). So why not take her for a spin.

SmartCrawl web optimization provides streamlined content material optimization to any website.

Meet Defender.
Our Premium WordPress Safety Plugin. Free.

OK, I’ve given up not saying free now, sorry. However do bear with me as a result of you’re not going to wish to miss this one – particularly in case you both don’t have a safety plugin :scream: or are paying for one which doesn’t stack as much as this chap.

Safe and monitor your websites with the eager watchful eye of Defender.

We got down to make Defender as simple to make use of as potential – but additionally to offer as a lot vital safety performance as potential with out giving every part away, lol. In reality, I’d go so far as stating particularly, there isn’t a different safety plugin with the identical degree of performance out there on wordpress.org.

And right here’s why…

If you’re managing a bunch of web sites, use the Hub to observe safety in a single place.

Hustle… The Final Decide-In / Pop-Up Advertising Plugin Is A Charming Fella

Now for the good cat on the WordPress plugin block. He’s received the seems to be, the fashion, and the options that make OptIn Monster, Sumo and each different premium and paid plugin appear to be a gawky teen.

Hustle makes advertising and marketing and conversion optimization simple with pop-ups, slide-ins, opt-ins and social sharing instruments.

And what’s extra, he’s the one one in all this bunch of 5 to have morphed from a easy pop-up plugin to your full advertising and marketing suite for WordPress.

Basically if you’re seeking to seize e mail addresses, supply free downloads to get leads or promote your companies in any method he’s going to do it for you. From pop-ups to slide-ins to slide-ups and in-copy content material Hustle lets you not solely set an unlimited array of various (stunning) stylings but additionally targets guests primarily based on all kinds of various circumstances. You’ll really be amazed you don’t must pay for him.

Hustle contains all of the styling, templates, animations, and show circumstances in each the Professional and Free variations.

Lastly! The Type, Quiz, Survey, Ballot Builder WordPress Has Been Ready For.

Forminator is the shape, quiz, survey, ballot builder you may’t dwell with out… and don’t must dwell with out, as a result of we’re giving him away!

Say hi there to Forminator the shape, ballot, quiz and survey builder!!!

Varieties are the Holy Grail for WordPress websites and now there’s an possibility that received’t price you your life financial savings. Forminator’s drag and drop builder is by far the best device for establishing types in WordPress (I’m not biased…promise). Rapidly add a easy contact kind or advanced registration types.

We didn’t cease there. Forminator contains polls with real-time chart and graph outcomes, no improper reply quizzes (suppose Buzzfeed) and data checks.

However maybe the true shock is the included developer API. As a result of Forminator is now open to tens of millions of customers on WordPress.org any developer can construct and promote integrations or customized apps.

Forminator excels at creating types, quizzes, surveys, and polls.

I may go on and on in regards to the included Gutenberg block, GDPR-friendly settings, and included spam safety, however that’s one other submit for one more day… and belief me… I’ll.

Our Advertising Powerhouse Plugin.

White label your dashboard, customise system emails, upkeep mode and coming quickly touchdown pages – Branda is every part it’s essential to rebrand WordPress.

Branda has every part to rebrand WordPress without cost with out touching any code.

Customise each side of WordPress to suit your model with Branda, the one premium and 100% free white label plugin for WordPress.

Rework your dashboard, customise system (default) emails, rapidly toggle upkeep mode and coming quickly touchdown pages, change each side of your login display screen, take away or substitute logos, create colour schemes, and far, far more.

Customise Your WordPress Multisite Admin Areas With Branda

Even the very best WordPress theme builders go away WordPress branding throughout your website.

In your private weblog it isn’t an enormous downside, however for a small enterprise, design and growth company, or any skilled website, a completed look with an entire model package deal is necessary. That’s the place Branda is available in! Flip WordPress into your personal white-label answer.

Branda permits you to make all of the model customizations your theme doesn’t embody. Vital, best-in-class WordPress admin plugin.

Final however not least… a real FreeBee.

This final plugin is totally purposeful, characteristic wealthy, and there’s completely zero distinction between the Free and Professional variations.


Initially launched as premium-only in 2009, Beehive has persistently ranked within the high 10 WPMU DEV premium plugins for complete downloads and lively installs. To rejoice her decade plus analytics, we made probably the greatest Google Analytics WordPress Plugins in the marketplace free for everybody.

Give web site analytics free to all of your shoppers with Beehive!

Arrange with Beehive is as simple as connecting your Google profile and verifying your website. No extra searching via code information or manually including monitoring hyperlinks. Beehive makes it simple to get invaluable statistics for bloggers, small enterprise web sites, eCommerce websites, enterprise networks and extra.

Beehive takes your consumer’s privateness critically. Toggle IP Anonymization to anonymize your customer IPs, cease demographic studies, shield consumer IDs and extra.

Activate analytics for each website throughout a whole Multisite community with one monitoring code. Decide and select what websites have entry. Beehive grabs all the data and makes consumer monitoring, statistics reporting, and website administration easy.

Beehive places your Google Analytics overview, stats, and graphs proper in your WordPress dashboard. Save time and get a greater image of an important content material in your websites.

Beehive is a one in all a form WordPress analytics dashboard plugin that makes it simpler to develop the site visitors in your website.

For those who’re operating a enterprise web site or eCommerce retailer Beehive gives data it’s essential to convert extra leads into gross sales and enhance your backside line.

“Why Would I Ever Need A Membership?”

I can see the pitchforks and torches within the distance, and I can hear the questions ― “Why pay if every part is free?”.

I’m assured that the true worth of your membership is present in automation, and the time saving, cash making machine that’s the Hub.

The Hub presents at-a-glance summaries & actionable duties on your most necessary metrics.

For those who’re managing multiple website, think about that our properly stocked pantry of tremendous servers, white label reporting, secure upgrades, uptime monitoring, and 24/7 help for all issues WordPress, is tough to beat.

Our free choices are completely positive for hobbyists and single website homeowners, however freelancers, growth companies, and mainly anybody incomes revenue with WordPress get unimaginable worth. Don’t take my phrase for it – attempt all the professional options for the following 30 days – on me. 🙂

We’re Not Executed… Coming Quickly…
Main Updates to The Hub & Hub Consumer

Final 12 months we requested our members (and guests) what they’d like us to make for them to the identical customary as our different choices and, properly, we listened.

The Hub and The Hub Consumer have thrilling rollouts coming this 12 months. For those who’re not acquainted, The Hub is our streamlined website administration device. From its good and crisp UI, you may rapidly deal with a myriad of high degree duties, comparable to: managing updates; optimizing efficiency; monitoring uptime; staying on high of web optimization; scanning analytics; tightening safety; scheduling and implementing backups; producing white label studies; collaborating with shoppers and colleagues. All this and extra… utilizing any host!

Click on right here to learn all in regards to the Hub & Hub shopper.

Here’s a peek on the high Hub & Hub Consumer options heading your method quickly:

The Hub:

New Hub Plugin Supervisor
Bulk set up, activate, delete, replace, configure and add WP plugins from one place.
Darkish siders rejoice. Quickly you’ll have the ability to swap The Hub to darkish mode!
Entry group sources and useful content material straight out of your Hub interface.
New colour changes to fulfill the AA accessibility colour customary.

The Hub Consumer:

Automated website creation and shopper billing.
Supply completely different internet hosting and have plans, set the preliminary cost and subscription ranges, and let your shoppers buy a plan. Welcome to your new WordPress SaaS enterprise.
Supply your shoppers the chance to seek for and buy a site, which shall be robotically mapped to their new internet hosting and templates arrange… yep, be your personal GoDaddy!
Full UI customization, for a Hub utterly your personal.

And naturally, we’re not stopping there. For those who suppose the plugins I’ve featured listed below are missing in any particular method, have any specific requests for them, or simply wanna tell us what’s in your thoughts, hit us up within the feedback part beneath.

Plus, in case you’ve received a burning want for every other actually good WordPress.org plugin that you just suppose WPMU DEV may roll out for you sooner or later, tell us that too.

So there you go. It could have taken some time to determine, however striving to higher the standard and performance of your freely out there GPL plugins is by far one of the simplest ways to go about your WordPress enterprise, and one of the simplest ways to function as an open-source firm.

We sincerely hope you get pleasure from our free plugins, whether or not or not you ever fancy giving our free trial at WPMU DEV a run.

Over to you 🙂

Editor’s Be aware: This submit has been up to date for accuracy and relevancy. [Originally Published: September 2018 / Revised: July 2021]

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