55+ Important WordPress Widget Plugins

The power of WordPress lies within its plugins. Its core version can be used for a content website as well as for a simple blog. However, your website would obviously lack a range of features without plugins and therefore will become susceptible to spam and malicious attacks. WordPress has, will and always continue to be a dominant Content Management System (CMS). Pretty much every WordPress site relies heavily on plugins with the purpose of added functionality.

You can face extreme difficulty when you begin finding plugins that you need when you have over twenty eight thousand free plugins listed in the official plugin directory and almost thousands of them in the premium plugin stores, such as Code Canyon.

These widget plugins by WordPress are very much used in WordPress websites and, like short-code plugins, they are used with the aim of adding features and content in a flexible way without you needing to  perform any coding. Most blog themes for WordPress comprise of fixed widget locations and features to add lists of posts and categories in the sidebar. While this is okay in most of the cases, more power is required at times to build a website that is unique and eye catching.

You can always use plugins specifically designed to help you add and move around widget areas and control what widgets to display and when. This will inject more flexibility and power into your WordPress website. All you need to do is to find a number of cool widget plugins for adding the feature and content you require.

In this article, I have listed what I believe to be the best 55+ important WordPress widget plugins available over the internet. I am fully aware that there is a lot more out there and I may have missed a few good ones. Please let me know if I did and I will consider adding them.

Extended Google Analytics for WordPress

Extended Google Analytics for WordPress

It’s never been easier to add Google analytics and event tracking to your websites. This in combination with a campaing url generator tool makes a powerfull WordPress plugin to get the most out of Google Analytics.

 

Popular Posts Bar Widget

Popular Posts Bar Widget

Custom Widget Areas for WordPress

Custom Widget Areas for WordPress

The plugin recognizes your themes default sidebars and allows you to replace them, as well as allowing you to set individual sidebars for basically any template in WordPress: Pages, Posts, Custom Post Types, Custom Taxonomies, Categories, Archives, 404 Page, Search Page, Attachment Page, Tag Page and Author Page.

WordPress Widget Bundle

WordPress Widget Bundle

Widget bundle is a combination of the 9 most used widgets/shortcodes for WordPress. Every widget is very easy to style because you can make custom views/templates for every widget. This bundle is essential for every WordPress website.

Testimonials for WordPress

Testimonials for WordPress

With this plugin it’s possible to create/collect/manage and show testimonials of your clients and users. The plugin consists of a Custom post type were you can manage your testimonials.

News Widget for WordPress

News Widget for WordPress

With this plugin you can display news from one or more RSS or Atom feeds. The news can be displayed with one of the 4 views I’ve included, or you can create your own view so you can customize how the news items are shown.

Twitter Ultimate-Wordpress Plugin

Twitter Ultimate-Wordpress Plugin

Twitter Ultimate is a user friendly , highly customizable wordpress plugin to display realtime twitter feed for the search word / username / list entered.

Fancy Text Widget

Fancy Text Widget

Tabs Widget for WordPress

Tabs Widget for WordPress

This plugin creates a new WordPress widget to display a tabbed panel with different content types on your site, from recent or popular posts to your latest tweets from your Twitter timeline.

Widget Ninja

Widget Ninja

Amazon Hotlists For WordPress

Amazon Hotlists For WordPress

This plugin provides enables you to display the top 1-5 products for an Amazon browsenode (a product category). There are four list types to choose from: Bestsellers, New Releases, Most Gifted and Most Wished For.

deviantART Widget – WordPress Premium Plugin

deviantART Widget - WordPress Premium Plugin

This widget show your latest deviant gallery or favourites deviant. Just enter your deviantART username and make a couple setting to the widget, then you are ready to show people your latest deviant or the favourites.

Authors Widget – WordPress Premium Plugin

Authors Widget - WordPress Premium Plugin

Twitter Trending Widget: A jQuery WordPress Plugin

Twitter Trending Widget A jQuery WordPress Plugin

Advanced Blog Authors Widget

Advanced Blog Authors Widget

Custom Post Widget – WordPress Premium Plugin

Custom Post Widget - WordPress Premium Plugin

Advanced Categories Widget

Advanced Categories Widget

Better Related Posts Widget

Better Related Posts Widget

Posts By Taxonomy Widget Pro

Posts By Taxonomy Widget Pro

Advanced Links Widget – WordPress Premium Plugin

Advanced Links Widget - WordPress Premium Plugin

User Profile Widget for WordPress – About Me

User Profile Widget for WordPress - About Me

Social Buffs for WordPress

Social Buffs for WordPress

Top Stories – Most Viewed / Recent Posts Widget

Top Stories - Most Viewed  Recent Posts Widget

WordPress Twitter Feed Plugin

WordPress Twitter Feed Plugin

Advanced Search Form

Advanced Search Form

WP Easy News Scroller

WP Easy News Scroller

BMI and BMR Calorie Counter for WordPress

BMI and BMR calorie counter for WordPress

M7 Easy Accordion Menus Widget for WordPress

M7 Easy Accordion Menus Widget for WordPress

Easy Tab WordPress Widget

Easy Tab WordPress Widget

Real-Time Online Users

Real-Time Online Users

Weather Widget 3 for WordPress

Weather Widget 3 for WordPress

Announcements!

Announcements!

Opening Hours – WordPress Business Hours Plugin

Opening Hours - WordPress Business Hours Plugin

Smart Navigation Widgets

Smart Navigation Widgets

Smart Market Widgets

Smart Market Widgets 1

Mallard – Premium Pricing Tables Widget

Mallard – Premium Pricing Tables Widget

Uberwidget! WordPress sidebar & widget plugin

Uberwidget! WordPress sidebar & widget plugin

Pagemaker 2 : Live editing in your theme

Pagemaker 2  Live editing in your theme

Pollify – Simple WordPress Poll Widget

Pollify - Simple WordPress Poll Widget

Grouping Widget

Grouping Widget

Freelancer Widgets Bundle

Freelancer Widgets Bundle

Vaquita – Mega Accordion Widget

Vaquita - Mega Accordion Widget

Hello tabs wordpress widget

Hello tabs wordpress widget

Testimonials Ultimate

Testimonials Ultimate

J.B.News for WordPress

J.B.News for WordPress

J.B.Weather Widget 2.0 for WordPress

J.B.Weather Widget 2.0 for WordPress

WP Customer Review Stars

WP Customer Review Stars

Total Control HTML5 Audio Player for WordPress

Total Control HTML5 Audio Player for WordPress

 

Written by Syed Ali

I'm a self taught web designer, experienced freelancer and an addicted blogger. Always remains ardent to get acquainted with new technology at the first opportunity.

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