Free WordPress plugins! Here is my current offering of plugins for WordPress. Enjoy!
User Submitted Posts
User Submitted Posts is a free WordPress plugin that enables your visitors to post content from the public side of your website. This is ideal for sharing sites, community sites, link sharing and such. The upload form uses clean markup and is easy to style, plenty of options configurable via admin control panel. See the demo and plugin page for more info. Learn more about User Submitted Posts, check out the demo, or download USP from the WP Plugin Directory:
USP Pro gives you fine-grained control to build the perfect forms for the front-end of your site. Easily create submission forms, registration forms, contact forms, forums, and everything in between. USP Pro provides robust features and advanced settings for user-submitted posts, user-registration, contact forms, forums, art-directed content, and much more.
Block Bad Queries (BBQ)
BBQ is a simple plugin that protects your website against malicious URL requests. BBQ checks all incoming traffic and quietly blocks bad requests containing nasty stuff like
base64_, and excessively long request-strings. This is a simple yet solid solution that works great for sites where .htaccess is not available. Learn more about BBQ, or download from the WP Plugin Directory:
Related: BBQ Whitelist & Blacklist Plugins
BBQ Pro helps keep your WordPress site safe and secure by blocking bad requests. This helps to conserve precious server resources like memory and bandwidth. BBQ Pro runs silently in the background, checking all incoming traffic and blocking any URI requests that contain nasty stuff like
base64_, and other malicious nonsense.
Related: BBQ Pro: Log Requests
SES Pro enables you to manage your own email campaigns and newsletters with 100% shortcode-based, Ajax-powered signup forms. SES Pro is designed for smaller scale, DIY admins who want full control over email subscribers without relying on a 3rd-party service. Perfect for building your own lists of subscribers, create awesome emails with the visual editor, and send them for free.
Prismatic is the only 3-in-1 syntax highlighter! Display beautiful code snippets with Prism.js, Highlight.js, or plain code escaping. Prismatic gives you granular control over syntax highlighting and escapes only the essentials to keep your site fast and code clean. Learn more about Prismatic or download from the WP Plugin Directory:
Blackhole for Bad Bots
Add your own virtual Blackhole trap for bad bots. The Blackhole plugin includes a hidden link to your pages. You then add a line to your robots.txt file that forbids bots from following the hidden link. Bots that ignore or disobey your robots rules will crawl the link and fall into the trap. Once trapped, bad bots are denied further access to your WordPress-powered website. Learn more about Blackhole for Bad Bots or download from the WP Plugin Directory:
Blackhole Pro is the premium version of Blackhole for Bad Bots. Pro includes all features of the free version, plus advanced settings to control just about every aspect of the plugin. Pro features include custom warning & blocked messages, custom trigger link, custom email alerts, and a Geo/IP-powered Bad Bot Log for viewing and managing bad bots.
Dashboard Widgets Suite
Dashboard Widgets Suite provides an entire set of awesome widgets that you can add to your WordPress Dashboard, including User Notes, Debug Log, System Info, Social Media, RSS Feed, and more. Each widget includes its own set of options for customizing display. Streamline your Admin Area by reducing the number of plugins required for widgets. Learn more about Dashboard Widgets Suite or download from the WP Plugin Directory:
Theme Switcha makes it easy to switch to an alternate theme for preview or development while visitors use the default theme. Only essential theme-switching features have been added, along with a simple yet informative UI. This gives you a consistent, quality theme-switching experience that you can optionally share with your visitors. Learn more about Theme Switcha or download from the WP Plugin Directory:
Simple Feed Stats
Preparing for the day when FeedBurner shuts down their service, I created an open-source feed-tracking plugin to help with the transition and track my feed statistics well into the future. Simple Feed Stats works automatically and provides a wealth of tools and options to customize and manage your stats. Tracks in four different ways, lets you add custom feed content, and makes it easy to display your stats publicly. Learn more about Simple Feed Stats, or download from the WP Plugin Directory:
Simple Custom Content
Simple Custom Content is a free WordPress plugin that makes it easy to add custom content to your posts and feeds. SCS enables you to add custom content to all of your posts and all of your feeds, and provides several shortcodes for adding custom content in specific posts, pages, and just about anywhere. Learn more about Simple Custom Content, or download from the WP Plugin Directory:
Simple Blog Stats
Simple Blog Stats provides a wealth of shortcodes and tags to display a variety of statistics about your site. SBS makes it easy to display your site’s statistics in posts, pages, and anywhere in your theme. Displays everything from total number of posts, comments, and categories to recent posts, comments, and much more. Learn more about Simple Blog Stats, or download from the WP Plugin Directory:
Simple Basic Contact Form
Simple Basic Contact Form is a clean, secure, plug-n-play contact form for WordPress. SBCF delivers clean code, solid performance, and ease of use. No frills, no gimmicks, only pure contact-form satisfaction. Learn more about Simple Basic Contact Form, or download from the WP Plugin Directory:
Simple Ajax Chat
Simple Ajax Chat displays a fully customizable Ajax-powered chat box anywhere on your site. SAC makes it easy for your visitors to chat with each other on your website. There already are a number of decent chat plugins, but I wanted one that is simple yet fully customizable with all the features AND outputs clean HTML markup for easy styling. Learn more about Simple Ajax Chat, or download from the WP Plugin Directory:
Show Support Ribbon
Show support for your favorite cause, event, charity, political event, or anything else that’s awesome. Show Support Ribbon includes four built-in ribbon styles and makes it easy to customize with your own CSS. Many features and simple to use! Learn more about Show Support Ribbon, or download from the WP Plugin Directory:
Head Meta Data
The Head Meta Data plugin is designed to complete a site’s head construct by including some of the more obscure
meta tags, such as "author" and "copyright". This was one of the original plugins for customizing meta tags. Learn more about Head Meta Data, or download from the WP Plugin Directory:
GA Google Analytics
There are a million GA plugins, but none that just work, plug-n-play, no-frills, and with clean code. So I wrote my own. Learn more about Google Analytics Plugin, or download from the WP Plugin Directory:
Contact Coldform is a fully functional, highly customizable contact form for WordPress. Features full Admin Options, easy installation, and clean markup. Includes anti-spam challenge question, user carbon copies, and much more. Solid performance, secure functionality, complete flexibility. Learn more about Contact Coldform, or download from the WP Plugin Directory:
Host Header Injection Fix (HHIF)
Since version 2.3, WordPress has been vulnerable to a Host Header Injection attack in certain server environments. Over the years, there has been some discussion about fixing the vulnerability, but as of WP 4.9 (beta) nothing has been implemented. So to help those in the WP community who may be concerned (including myself), I developed a new security plugin that fixes the issue: Host Header Injection Fix (HHIF). Learn more about HHIF, or download from the WP Plugin Directory:
AddMySite makes it easy for your visitors to add your site to the social bookmarking service of their choice. Users may bookmark your site at over 25 different social bookmarking services, which are concisely presented via drop-down menu or as a customizable list. Learn more about AddMySite, or download direct:
In addition to the main plugins listed above, I have several other “minor” plugins that may be downloaded freely: