Do you have to pay for WordPress plugins?
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.
Can you add plugins to WordPress for free?
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.
Can you add plugins to WordPress com?
If the functionality you want on your site is not included as a standard feature, our WordPress.com Business and eCommerce plans allow you to install other plugins. With many thousands of plugins available, you can make your site do almost anything. To install a plugin, go to My Site → Plugins → Add New.