15+ WordPress Widget Plugins – Give Your theme Extra Power

Friday 23rd, June 2017 / 22:29 Written by
15+ WordPress Widget Plugins – Give Your theme Extra Power
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Just about every WordPress theme you can find have one or more sidebars. Some themes even comes with a few widgets that are styled for the theme layout. The reason for this is that sidebars are very powerful and allow non-technical people to change the layout and content blocks on a website.

Lately we have seen more and more themes that have really advanced frameworks and allow us to create as many sidebars as we want. Then on every page, we can control what sidebars to use. This kind of sidebar and widget control and flexibility is cool and you can actually get it from widget management plugins. I have found a few of these and added in this article. I have also added regular widget plugins that add nice widgetized functionality to your WordPress platform. Finally, I decided to include some content builders as I think these plugins take the sidebar system to the next level and give you complete control of the layout of individual pages. The content builders support sidebars and widgets, but also includes many other content types you can use to insert all kinds of elements and content.

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WordPress Widgets To Empower Your Theme

Sidebar & Widget Manager for WordPress – MORE INFO | DEMO

sidebar-widgets-manager

With this WordPress widget plugins manager is that you can select the visibility of this widget to certain pages of your website. You will be able to replace theme sidebar with a custom one on any set of pages and create a unlimited number of custom sidebars

Custom Widget Areas for WordPress- MORE INFO | DEMO

custom-widget-area

With the plugin you can create an unlimited number of Sidebars (Custom Widget Areas) and easily configure them by adding widgets in already familiar WordPress interface. You can assign the Custom Widget Areas to any of your themes defined “widget areas”. You can even place them directly inside the content of Pages and Posts by simply using Shortcodes. We have also added support for Custom Post Types and Custom Taxonomies.

Drag and Drop Builder Plugin – MORE INFO

page-builder

The Elegant Themes Builder is a plugin that provides some incredible tools for structuring the content on your page. The plugin creates a visual drag-and-drop canvas where you can add, arrange and re-size advanced elements on your page. This builder appears below the normal text editor when you create a post or page, creating a unique canvas for each. The builder allows to you quickly create columns, sliders, tabs, buttons, toggles, boxes and so much more.

Visual Composer for WordPress – MORE INFO / DEMO

visual-composor

Visual Composer for WordPress will save you tons of time working on the site content. Now you’ll be able to create complex layouts within minutes! It’s build on top of the modern technologies – get the best for your lovely website!

Ether Content Builder WordPress Plugin – MORE INFO / DEMO

ether-content-builder

Ether Content Builder WordPress Plugin is a powerful tool for building custom content pages aided with innovative visual composer. It comes equipped with many commonly used widgets that can be laid out via interactive drag&drop interface. Ether Builder can use 3rd party widgets as well as custom crafted ones.

M7 Easy Accordion Menus Widget for WordPress – MORE INFO / DEMO

easy-accordion-menu-widget

M7 Easy Accordion Menus lets you add very elegant accordion menus to your website widget areas, such as your sidebar. This widget empowers you to create menus for your pages and posts with few simple steps.

WP Category Posts List – MORE INFO

wp-category-posts-lists

WP Category Posts List is a WordPress Widget & Shortcode plugin to show your posts filtered by category. It includes tons of settings and templtes to

Navigation Menu Widget – MORE INFO | DEMO

navigation-menu-wordpress-widget

Navigation menu plugin gives you total control of your pages menu system. The price is very affordable. This plugin is one of the best WordPress widgets.

Easy Tab WordPress Widget – MORE INFO | DEMO

easy-tab-widget

Display widgets in tab from everywhere. Use shortcode to display widgets in post, page or other widgets; or use Easy Tab Widget alternatively.

Shortcode Exec PHP – MORE INFO

shortcode-exec-php

Shortcode Exec PHP is a free widget plugin from WordPress.org. What’s best about this widget is that is allows you to enter PHP codes unlike the usual widget, which only allows you to insert HTML codes.

Advanced Text Widget Pro – MORE INFO | DEMO

advanced-text-widget-pro

This plugin provides flexible widget visibility conditions for every widget on your site, including core and third party widgets provided by other plugins.

Widget Ninja – MORE INFO | DEMO

widget-ninja

Widget ninja is a WordPress widget plugin that will enable you to drag and drop widget settings.  There. This will be a good widget if you are a want to add more widgets to your WordPress website and take more control.

Black Studio TinyMCE Widget – MORE INFO

black-studio-tinyMCE-widget

Very useful text editor widgets for WordPress. Black Studio widget, instead of the conventional text compose, adds WYSIWYG texts when you create a post or a page for easier structure of your post.

5sec Content Scroller Widget  – MORE INFO | DEMO

content-scroller

With this post you can scroll more or less any content. You get fully customizable layout via easy-to-use variables ({link}, {title}, {image}, {date} …). The plugin have featured post images support.

Advanced Categories Widget – MORE INFO | DEMO

advanced-cat-widget

Advanced categories widget make it easy for viewers to navigate to the pages and post through category settings.

Smart Navigation Widgets – MORE INFO | DEMO

smart-navigation-widget

Widgetized Stickybar – MORE INFO | DEMO

widgetized-stickybar-wordpress-widgets

If you’re a cool web designer or developer you might want to use this. This is one of the best cool widget plugins I had because just like sticky notes, it allows you to put widget bars in the dashboard, wherever and whatever you like it. You can can set the opacity of the bar. It is highly customizable too.

Pixed Instagram – MORE INFO | DEMO

pixed-instagram-wordpress-widgets

Many of us use instagram nowadays in taking or even editing pictures because the effects are cool and usually looks more of like photoshop –professionally done. This WordPress widget will function the same and will have comments directly under the images.

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Hi I am Pete! I love to work with web design and sometimes dive into some coding. My main focus is WordPress websites.

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