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For this week WordPress Wednesday we will be taking a look at what are some of the newest, greatest and free WordPress plugins that you can directly inside the official WordPress plugin directory for you to play around with.

The plugins that are featured in today’s post can as features such as letting you to grant read-only permissions for selected users to see selected posts, allowing the people who are wanting to have a plugin that allows you to simply create restaurants reviews, a plugin that display notifications etc, a plugin that allows authors to show testimonials, a plugin that create an optin form and a plugin for those who running a WooComerce site and wanting a product carousel to be different from everyone else who have a WooCommerce store.

1. WP JV Post Reading Groups


The first plugin in today’s post is called WP JV Post Reading Groups, this plugin will enable you to grant read-only permission for selected users (with no administrator role) on selected private posts without effecting any publishing “rules”

Having this plugin installed on your site as it great for those who are wanting to have “special notes” available for selected users that you choose to have reading your specific posts.

2. WP Review Restaurant


The WP Review Restaurant is a lightweight plugin for those who are wanting to add restaurant reviews functionality straight onto your site. As this plugin is shortcode based, it can work with any theme (but of course marking up a bit of CSS styling) plus this pluginis  really simple to setup.

3. Easy Notify Lite


The Best Notify and Subscription Form Plugin is a plugin that will display notifications, announcement and subscribe form ( Opt-in ) with very ease, fancy and elegant.

4. Viavi WP Testimonials


The Viavi WordPress Testimonials is a beautifully developed plugin for wordpress authors to show their testimonials in different ways and styles,Inside this plugin  it’s provides various new features that separates it from other ordinary Testimonials plugin, features such as  a simple and flat design which is also fully responsive, 2 different layouts (listing & slider), 3 different styles and 8 skins.

5. MailMunch


The MailMunch WordPress plugin lets you create beautiful optin forms directly inside your Dashboard without writing a single line of code. As we see with most blogs that are designed for hit-and-run readers, as people find your blog, read your article, and leave. Wouldn’t it be nice if some of those people subscribe or share your amazing post.

6. WooCommerce Products Slider


WooCommerce Products Slider is a fully responsive and mobile ready carousel slider that allows your WooCommerce product to simply slide. This plugin can have unlimited silder anywhere via a simple generated shortcode and with easy admin setting that allows you to customise the plugin.



WordPress Wednesday – 6 Great, Free & New WordPress Plugins