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5 FREE WordPress Plugins for Your Home Dropshipping Business

free Wordpress plugins dropshipping businessHow would you like to get 5 FREE WordPress plugins for your home dropshipping business?

First of all, if you are just starting out or about to start up an ecommerce home dropship business, you might be a little vague about what WordPress is and what it does. So, as so often is the case, we turn to our trusty friend Wikipedia---that free online encyclopedia and treasure trove of information---for a great explanation of WordPress:

“WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL which runs on a web hosting service. Features include a plug-in architecture and a template system. WordPress is used by over 18.9% of the top 10 million websites as of August 2013. WordPress is currently the most popular blogging system being used on the Web, powering over 60 million websites worldwide.

WordPress users may install and switch between themes. Themes allow users to change the look and functionality of a WordPress website or installation without altering the information content or structure of the site. Themes may be installed using the WordPress "Appearance" administration tool or theme folders may be uploaded via FTP. The PHP, HTML & CSS code found in themes can be added or edited for providing advanced features. Thousands of WordPress themes exist, some free, and some premium (paid for) templates.

WordPress also features integrated link management; a search engine–friendly, clean permalink structure; the ability to assign nested, multiple categories to articles; and support for tagging of posts and articles. Automatic filters are also included, providing standardized formatting and styling of text in articles (for example, converting regular quotes to smart quotes). WordPress also supports the Trackback and Pingback standards for displaying links to other sites that have themselves linked to a post or article.”

That gives you the bare bones of it, but there are scads more features such as widgets, multi-blog use and more that come with WordPress. It is important to note that WordPress, although a killer blogging platform, can also be used for ecommerce….which brings us to the meat of this article: free WordPress plugins for your ecommerce home dropship business.

So, without further ado, here are 5 free and wonderful WordPress plugins to use for your dropshipping business:

1. Catablog: This one is a free comprehensive and effortless tool that allows you to create catalogs, stores and galleries for your blog/dropshipping business. It is quite elegant and professional looking and allows you to catalog almost anything complete with images, descriptions---the whole enchilada---and share it through your dropship blog.

2. Branded Email: This handy freebie sends your dropshipping business logo on your WordPress generated emails. Yay! Free branding!

3. Fanplayr: This plugin allows you to monetize your social platforms such as Facebook by adding social coupons. It adds social game mechanics and challenges that people really like and it’s a win-win for everyone concerned.

4. Paypal Short Codes: If you don’t offer the ever popular Paypal as a payment method for your dropshipping business, you will miss a lot of sales! This plugin lets you insert Paypal buttons in your posts or page by means of a shortcode. You can define your email and currency in the Settings, too.

5. WP Ecommerce: Last but far from least, this free shopping cart plugin is a real workhorse for ecommerce that allows customers to buy your products, services and digital downloads online.

Ecommerce can make it possible for you to work from home and earn a great income, so get started now and use one or more of these FREE WordPress plugins for your own home dropshipping business!


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