There are many benefits of installing premium plugins as opposed to using the free one’s.
You normally get at least one years technical support not to mention free upgrades as well which help you avoid security issues.
The problem with free plugins is that anybody can create them regardless of experience and then submit them to the official WordPress plugin repository.
To avoid security issues and conflicts with poorly coded plugins, its worth taking a look at the benefits and features premium plugins give you.
Gravity Forms – This is one of my favorite premium plugins. Gravity forms offers its own built in auto responder so you can build email lists easier, faster as well as connect it to your MaiChimp or Aweber.
You can also install addon’s and create an auto responder series with or without PayPal integration. With gravity forms one of the biggest pro’s is that the emails get sent from your email address, not Aweber’s.
Con’s – You need to pay a yearly fee to keep the plugin working properly as well as receive updates and support.
BackupBuddy – Do you fully backup your entire WordPress site? Or do you just backup your database? What would happen if you installed a free plugin or downloaded a trojan by accident and lost your files or messed up your database? It happens and it happens on a regular basis.
If you have daily automated FULL backups then you never need to worry. BackupBuddy is the best solution for this as you just install it and schedule the backups for whenever you like. Another great bonus this premium plugin offers is the way it can be used to move your WordPress site to another host or domain quickly & easily. No need to worry about broken links or downtime.
Cons – Need to pay a yearly fee to keep it active and receive support and updates
WishList Membership – One of the best premium membership plugins available on offer. Easy to integrate with the major shopping carts, payment gateways and email Autoresponder services.
Excellent support and integrates with more third party software than any other plugin of this type.
Cons – Need to pay an ongoing fee to keep using this plugin as well as accessing updates and support.
Are Premium plugins really necessary?
They’re not essential however they can save you a lot of time.
These are just 3 examples that support investing in premium plugins which can add a heap of useful functions to your site at minimal expense.
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