Plugins Cost

Hello Guys! I’m new in the community and was thinking about starting my blog in WordPress, but the rising cost of plugins is a concern. So I thought I could probably use a nextjs template (since I have coding skills) and do it all myself!
Can you guys tell me how much you pay for plugins?

  1. Not sure what plugins you need? 

    Right now I only pay for The Newsletter Plugin at $80/year and Patchstack at $60/year. 

    Really depends on your needs. 

  2. Really depends on the plugin. There are community based plugins that are typically free (donations welcome), then there are non community based plugins that vary from a free demo to a one time payment or subscription service.

  3. There are plenty of high quality free plugins and themes. What exactly do you need?

  4. As someone who does pay for plugins, it depends. I try to get as many LTD (life time deals) as possible and only pay yearly for plugin I truly like/need. Gravity forms, Complianz, Flying Press, and Assest CleanUp are some that fit this.

    But I also have some older LTDs like WPML and some cool appsumo ones like ewww and Swarmify that really helps bring down costs.

    Some of my favorite LTDs I use alot that you could get now are metabox, SlimSEO, bricks builder, and automatic css.

    If I didn’t have years of buying LTDs I couldn’t imagine starting from zero now, so I do understand where this post is coming from.

    Try to start with free plugin to understand what you truly need. I have so many plugins I’ve bought only to realize there isn’t a need for them.


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