You’ve done the hard part: made a website. Now for the fun part – adding plugins to your WordPress site!
50 Best WordPress Plugins of 2017 – January Update
WordPress is an incredibly powerful tool for publishing, development, and web design, and these plugins allow even the non-coders to upgrade their site. This month, we’re featuring our bestsellers on our code marketplace, plus new and trending plugins for social media, Visual Composer, ecommerce, online games, and more.
Top 20 brand-new plugins this month:
Shortcodes include: Advanced Button, Skillbar, Radial Progress, Social Share, Social Find Us, Modal Video, Modal Text Info, Alert Box, Before / After Image, Line Separator, Team Mate, Icon Box Action, Interactive Icon box, Icon Separator, and more.
“Smart Logo Showcase – Responsive Clients Logo Gallery Plugin for WordPressis a WordPress logo showcase plugin packaged with 30 beautiful pre-designed templates. With this fully responsive logo showcase builder, you can display logo images, however you like and configure it to the most. Use different layouts available and showcase your client/ sponsor/ partner/ brand logo in a visually appealing way.”
“GameTrade is a unique marketplace web application specifically designed for video games.”
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With three post types and integration for multiple Instagram accounts, sharing on social media has never been easier.
“Having an interactive mobile eCommerce site is important for anyone who is serious about selling products online. It’s a big part of any e-Commerce strategy and allows you to get your goods in front of the vast number of people who are spending way more time on their mobile devices than on desktop.”
“MenorahDirectory – Online Tutoring Script is a script building an online platform where students register for classes according to their subject needs. Students can view the Tutors available and their calendar schedule to book lessons , a full featured dashboards for both students and tutors will make the things easy.”
Filtered reviews display, works with visual composer, no coding required, good pagination, powerful shortcodes, and more – this one is easy to use and super speedy.
“Responsive Design Options is a powerful plugin that helps users create parameters and define responsive feature for any elements in all devices. ”
“Pages and Posts in WordPress admin never looked so good. Better Page Management Pro visually allows you to manage, create, edit, organize, search and preview WordPress pages, posts and much more. Interacting in a new, fun way with WordPress content and media. BPM is an open, modular, extensible platform that transforms WordPress into a much easier, productive CMS to build even more compelling websites.”
View all bestselling new plugins this month.
WooCommerce and Amazon Affiliates plugins
The best for your ecommerce or affiliate site.
“Cornerstone is a 100% front-end WordPress page builder that will change the way you create pages. Gone are the days of having to click back and forth between a clunky admin panel and your site. Now you can see all of your work as you build the page, bringing fun back into the creative process.”
This bestselling affiliate plugin integrates with WooCommerce, Stripe, PayPal, and more. It increases sales, drives traffic to your site, and helps with search rankings.
A rental and booking plugin that features a request for a quote, easy inventory management, a day-basis price configuration, a monthly price configuration, discounts, multiple languages, and more.
“Want to stand out? Feel like breaking the rules? Why not customize the UIUX of Woo Commerce product display in more ways than one? Designing a fresh & unique Woo Commerce store is EASY PEASY with WooCommerce Page Builder.”
““WooCommerce Search Box” is a very powerful and easy to use WooCommerce Search Plugin which turns a simple search box of your WooCommerce Store to the powerful multifunctional magic box which helps you to sell more products. The plugin UI is compatible with all themes.”
“It is a plugin that used to import products from Amazon to your WordPress WooCommerce site. The plugin is helpful to create a store with specific products and use affiliate URLs.”
“Awazon – Affiliate Store Blog is a robust, fast and standalone PHP script to search products on Amazon with the Amazon Associates Program.”
Let’s get social
Trending and best-rated plugins for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
This plugin makes it easy to post from multiple Facebook accounts, with easy install, category groups, and support for multiple languages, video on Facebook, and images.
The #1 Facebook Messenger plugin.
Want a bot for your business, but not sure where to start? This plugin is easy to use and top-rated.
“SocialBuzz Script lets you create content based social networking website. Where users can create their custom profiles post content. follow other users, send them messeges, like their content, leave reactions, comment or share. Its never been so easy to create Viral Content publishing websites like Diply, BuzzFeed, and Dose.com. ”
“Say hello to Snax – the first front-end uploader with Open Lists. Boost your site traffic by letting users create and share viral content for you. It’s so easy even your grandma can do it!”
Features: Auto Post: You can post image and special is video. The World’s FIRST Instagram video posting tool post from your DESKTOP – PC or MAC. Auto Direct Message: You can send direct message to your follower or following the easily. Auto Comment: Search and comment all the post you want in one click.. Auto Like: Search and like all the post you want in one click.
“Instagram Element is a premium Instagram plugin for bloggers, photographers, models, and anyone looking to increase their presence on Instagram. Based off the popular Instagram Journal plugin, this jQuery plugin version allows you to easily manage 50+ flexible options and create the perfect display with just a few clicks. ”
“You’re statistically analyze your twitter account. Twitter Analytics Multi Accounts will help you this. To help you have a clearer view of your account and opponents to take measures to promote more efficiently.”
Download these plugins to add a game to your site (or just play the demos on ours).
“Spin results, prizes, win/lose, number of spins and more can be controlled using JSON data. You can also customise the look and feel of Spin2Win Wheel to bring it in line with your brand or color scheme and it even has an anti-cheat mechanism to prevent players placing the wheel on a chosen segment.”
“GuessOn is helping to increase rank in SE’s and quality traffic with great engagement of your audience and viral linked-juice approaches which create a better ranking for your word press site in SE’s. GuessOn will help you with awesome features to prove what we explained. Its really viral to get boosted traffic, we guaranteed massive growth for website in Google.”
“Quiz Game is a HTML5 game with free general knowledge quiz questions and multiple choice answers.”
“Amazing addictive game with HD graphics. Drive through all obstacles to get to the finish. Game has infinitely number of randomly built levels. Enjoy!”
“Shambler Monster has captured Aerith’s Prince. You have to help Aerith rescue the Prince. Dodge all the creatures sent by Shambler & teach Shambler a lesson. Get ultra latest POWER-HIT Jungle Adventures Run with power-ups & Amazing challenging Levels for Android now! Face the unknown dangers and fear is waiting you! ! ! Jungle Adventures – free game is a action packed game where you need to destroy enemies, cross different obstacles, overcome dangers while collecting as many coins & jewels as you can to score the highest.”
A super addictive game with simple graphic, 105 levels, new features, and multiple characters to choose from.
“Jelly Match-3 is a simple match 3 game, tap screen drag and drop the jelly get high score. Made in Construct 2. Enjoy the game!”
View all HTML5 games.
Calendars and scheduling
Keep yourself (and your customers) organized.
“Simple but versatile WordPress plugin, for an elegant display of your classes or events. You can choose one of the five timetable styles, each with different design and features.”
A powerful events management system with different calendar designs, a powerful booking system, WooCommerce integration, 4 types of sliders, and other features.
Integrates with Visual Composer, WordPress, and WooCommerce. Create events with detailed information, guest lists, location maps, and more. There’s even a try-before-you-buy feature.
Running your own rental site? This plugin is a must-have.
“WooEvents is WordPress a plugin that helps you create events, events calendar, events map, events scheduler and manage all your online events easily. Allow visitors to register account, submit and booking events.”
“Event Scheduler for WordPress is an effective plugin which will help you to create impressive schedules for your events of any kind in minutes. Is is suitable for music festivals, conferences, conventions, meetings, trainings, exhibitions etc. It has beautiful and clean layout that could be easily customized.”
“Tiva Events Calendar is plugin which help you to display all events on calendar. It is very flexible and easy to install and integrate into your website. You can create events in json file or feed from your database via php file (Ajax).”
Visual Composer is practically a must-have for WordPress sites – upgrade yours with these add-ons.
Features: 70+ Layouts & Uniques Design, Woocommerce Ready (grid, list, carousel support), Custom Taxonomies & Custom Post Types Support.
“The Addon Creator is a revolutionary tool for Visual Composer that everyone has been waiting for. This unique tool allows you to create any custom addon in minutes or use any of our +100 predefined addons we specially made for you.”
“This is not another addon,” promises this plugin. “The PixelThrone Extension is an amplification for Visual Composer, [which] expands the original plugin capabilities to another level.”
Includes 25 elements, optimized output, world-class design, 1-click automatic updates, buttons with over 60 animation effects, and bootstrap-built.
“It comes with 100+ Visual Composer elements + 400+ Predefined Templates in your way. Totally unique & totally infinity Visual Composer elements.”
“Weather for Visual Composer is a smart weather addon, which displays the current weather as a simple text or an elegant box widget. You can easily integrate a very useful feature in your website, just by using a Visual Composer custom element. Your visitors will know right away how to plan their schedule, happy to know the weather is on their side. Weather for Visual Composer is based on OpenWeatherMap.org.”
“Slider Revolution is an innovative, responsive WordPress Slider Plugin that displays your content the beautiful way. Whether it’s a Slider, Carousel, Hero Scene or even a whole Front Page, the visual, drag & drop editor will let you tell your own stories in no time!”
“UberMenu™ is a user-friendly, highly customizable, responsive Mega Menu WordPress plugin. It works out of the box with the WordPress 3 Menu System, making it simple to get started but powerful enough to create highly customized and creative mega menu configurations. ”
“With LayerSlider, you can share your photos and images with professional-looking sliders, slideshows, or animated content for your site.”
“Royal Slider is easy to use jQuery image gallery and content slider plugin with animated captions, responsive layout and touch support for mobile devices. As navigation you can use thumbnails, tabs or bullets. Use it as image slider, slideshow, HTML content slider, gallery, banner rotator, video gallery, carousel or even presentation. Developed in best practises of HTML5, CSS3 transitions are used for all animations (with fallback).”
The most popular pop-up plugin on the market.
“Essential Grid is a premium plugin for WordPress that allows you to display various content formats in a highly customizable grid. Possible applications range from portfolios, blogs, galleries, WooCommerce shops, price tables, services, product sliders, testimonials and anything else you can imagine.”
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This list was curated by Brittany Jezouit, editor of the ThemeKeeper Blog.