Can I use plugins with free WordPress?
WordPress.com users cannot install plugins unless they upgrade to the business plan which costs about $299 per year. If you are on a free, personal, or premium plan, then you cannot install third-party plugins. If you dont want to pay the $299 per year, then you can move your blog from WordPress.com to WordPress.org.
Which criteria you must pay attention to while choosing plugin in WordPress?
The 5 criteria I use to select the perfect plugin are Focus, Ratings, Development, Support, and Others. I hope they help you make the right choice too. Tell us what you think about them and let us know what other criteria you have in the comments section below.
Are plugins on WordPress free?
WordPress has thousands of plugins, some of which are free and some you have to pay for, but theyre all free as in speech. If you download or buy a plugin, youre free to modify, adapt, and sell the code just as you are with WordPress core as long as you release them under the GPL license.
Do plugins make WordPress slow?
The fact is that every line of code you add to WordPress will increase your loading times. And all plugins slow down your site, but for some well built or small plugins the performance impact is negligible. When installing plugins, you must test your WordPress website both before and after.