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How to Upload and Create a Document Gallery in WordPress

Want to create a good-looking document gallery in WordPress?

A content-rich WordPress website is not only written in words but also showcases plenty of media, documents, and graphics.

When you want to share those contents, you can’t upload them to the WordPress media library. Or when you managed to do it, it looks kind of austere and unappealing to readers. They might think that is some issue or harmful file and hesitate to click on it.

This article will help you successfully upload those necessary file types. And display them nicely on any WordPress page or post gallery.

Upload Document File Types to WordPress

What’s allowed to be uploaded and what’s not?

WordPress by default allows many document file types:

  • .pdf (Portable Document Format)
  • .doc, .docx (Microsoft Word Document)
  • .ppt, .pptx, .pps, .ppsx (Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation)
  • .odt (OpenDocument Text Document)
  • .xls, .xlsx (Microsoft Excel Document)
  • .psd (Adobe Photoshop Document)

Those are the most widely used file types. But if you need to upload a document file type that is not supported, you can easily get the know-how below.

WordPress 5.8 adds WebP support

Also, it’s worth mentioning that WordPress 5.8 adds new fields to Site Health to help determine if a site is capable of processing WebP format image files. And you can also manage these WebP files efficiently with the FileBird plugin.

In my personal experience, I often use these ebook formats including .prc, .epub, .mobi, .azw, .djvu, etc. Despite not being common, those file types have been existing for a very long time and actually got many advantages in terms of sharing among platforms and reading user experience on different devices.

Or when designers want to upload their graphic files such as .svg, .cad, .dwg, motion graphic files, etc. And Apple documents such as .numbers, .pages, and so on?

Upload unpermitted document file types

To allow those file types to be uploaded, you got to install some WordPress pre-built code to implement it, and here I choose File Upload Types. This is a fast and direct solution.

A plugin to allow uploading more file types

Right after activation, you’ll see a list of file formats that are well categorized in different functionality and media types.

A quick tip: You can use Ctrl + F (or Cmd + F) to search for the file type/format you want.

So when I want to get webp file types, I can easily locate them and tick the corresponding checkbox. Then all I have to do is to click Save changes and carry on uploading those files. Yayks!

Categorized File Type list in Upload Plugin

Another good thing about this plugin is it allows you to add custom file types. It’s just as easy as shown in the screenshot above. Just fill those fields including the file description, MIME type, its extension, and then you’re good to go.

We won’t have to refresh or leave the page in order to complete those tasks. But of course, make sure you click Save Settings after making changes.

When you finish uploading all the necessary file types, we move on to the next step of adding those files in a document gallery.

Create a Document List in WordPress

If you manually add a document to a WordPress page or post, all it shows is the file name which is also linked to that file’s URL or download link.

A document file without its thumbnail makes it less appealing and fewer people will click it.

Here’s a document with its link.

Link to Document in WordPress post

In Gutenberg, you can make it look a bit better by using the File block. This is how it looks when I use File blocks to add documents one by one.

Document list in Gutenberg

That’s all you can do within WordPress default.

Fortunately, there’s a plugin to help you enhance the document gallery with thumbnails for each file type and also provides multiple options to display them in a good-looking showcase.

Now think about which page/post editor you’re currently using because Gutenberg editor takes some different aspects from the classic editor. Following are the guidelines for these 2 different WordPress page/post editors.

Create a Document Gallery in Classic Editor

Required plugins: Document Gallery

In order to add a well-aligned gallery of documents in WordPress classic editor, all you need is the plugin Document Gallery by Dan Rossiter. Just download and install it for free from the WordPress repo.

1. Navigate in Document Gallery plugin

Upon activation, you’ll see a new menu Document Gallery created under Settings menu. That is where you head over to when you need to adjust advanced settings.

In the scope of this tutorial, you don’t need to dive into it too much as this plugin actually allows convenient access right from the WordPress page/post editor.

2. Add Media to your document library

When editing any page or post, click Add Media > Create Document Gallery > select all necessary document files > Create a New Document Gallery.

3. Set up links, layouts, and thumbnails

Next, you’ll be seeing the setup part for this gallery.

Edit document gallery settings

You would want to care about these settings:

  • Link To: choose Media File if you want the users one-click to download, or Attachment Page if you want to direct users to the file page.
  • Columns: how many columns you want your gallery to display in
  • Use auto-generated document thumbnails

Then you click Update to save all the changes. This is how your 3-column document gallery looks on the front-end.

Document gallery display in WordPress post

Create a Document Gallery in Gutenberg Editor

Like it or not, Gutenberg is enforced and will likely replace the Classic editor in a few years. The fact that many clients really enjoy using Gutenberg blocks makes sense for us to keep it updated with the right Gutenberg-friendly plugins.

Below is the tutorial on how to use Document gallery for Gutenberg users.

Required plugins: Document Gallery & FileBird

For those who are not familiar with FileBird, it is a WordPress media organizer that comes with a great Gutenberg image gallery block. Now FileBird v4.3.1 and its later releases also support document gallery block via dg shortcode (Document Gallery plugin supported shortcode).

1. Organize document files in a folder

After activating those two plugins, navigate to your Media library and upload your document files to a folder. If your files were already uploaded, just bulk select and drag n’ drop them to the destination folder.

Here I’ve renamed the folder as Document and place it on the top of the folder tree for easy view.

Document Folder ID in list mode

2. Find the folder ID

In media library’s List mode, select that Document folder and look into its URL. You’ll see fbv=folderid. Refer to the screenshot above, fbv=308 meaning the folder ID is 308.

3. Paste the document display shortcode to your page/post

[dg id=-1 fbv=308]

To display this document folder in a page or post using Gutenberg editor, you add this shortcode along with the folder ID:

Create a document gallery with shortcode in Gutenberg

This shortcode pulls the document gallery settings and applies them to this FileBird folder to help those contained documents display on the Gutenberg front-end.

Just as simple as that, when published, your new WordPress document gallery looks like this.

WordPress-Document-gallery-on-the-front-end

There are many Gutenberg users who love Document gallery plugin yet the plugin seems to be abandoned and they cannot find a way to utilize it. They ask us to improve FileBird to support DG. And this dg shortcode is our little Christmas gift for them. 🎉

Final Thoughts

This article aims to demonstrate all the steps you have to take to upload unallowed file types and create a nice document gallery in WordPress with auto-generated thumbnails.

Should you have a better solution, don’t hesitate to leave your opinion in the comment box or chatbox below.

We hope you can get it done in no time. Can’t wait to see your document gallery published!

9 Best WordPress Document Management Plugins

The main advantage of sites based on WordPress functionality is undoubtedly an arsenal of useful plugins that can automate many manual processes. It’s easier to say which plugins don’t exist than to list those that are available today. In this article, we will talk about document management plugins.

There is no doubt that everyone is familiar with the problem of organizing documents for a WordPress site, and quite often it can take a lot of time and effort. But the following 8 plugins that you will learn about further will help you get rid of problems with documents and files by putting everything in order. There is no magic; these are just the best plugins!

Top 9 WordPress Document Management Plugins

Today, almost everyone is so eager to get away from the crowded offices and transfer all the processes to the online space. But not everyone understands that even in a digital mode, you can meet with the same problems with documents that everyone encounters in ordinary offices.

Web administrators, like no one else, understand how much documentation is needed to manage and run an online business. It is important for such specialists to have everything at hand and streamline work with documents.

Fortunately, there are WordPress plugins that are ready to offer just such a solution. We have compiled a list of the best plugins very carefully, taking into account the feedback from real users. This approach allows us to select only the best WordPress tools. Agree, plugin rating is a vital indicator, just like the websites ratings from any other industry.

1.   FileBird

FileBird - WordPress Media Library Folders

If you have a site with many different files, then it is difficult to do without such a plugin. Greater than just a WordPress document management plugin, FileBird allows you to organize all your files regardless of their types.

The plugin helps you easily sort all files and have quick access to them. It is worth noting that the product will not create copies of files, which can slow down the work of both the PC and the site. Instead, it quickens the process of creating badass content.

The tool allows you to spend less time managing various media files. And this is ideal for owners of larger sites with a complex hierarchical structure. The free version has everything you need and at any time you can switch to using the paid version of FileBird plugin. The paid version allows you to browse files via third party page builders and plugins such as Elementor, Divi, WooCommerce, NextGen gallery, FooGallery…

Key Features

  • The free version is sufficient for many users.
  • A simple interface does not create difficulties for users.
  • All the functions are located on a single control panel.
  • The presence of a drag-and-drop function simplifies the process.
  • There is a file filtering function in the WP editor.
  • WPML and WooCommerce are compatible with this solution.

2.   Google Drive Embedder

Google drive embedded

Familiar name, isn’t it? This plugin allows you to access your Google Drive and add all the necessary files directly to the site. It is noteworthy that the plugin can work with numerous types of files, in addition to those presented in Google Docs. It is possible to work with photos, ZIP files, videos, and so on.

Who is this plugin for? To all those who manage public Internet sites. Please note that you need Google Apps Login to activate this product. The plugin is available in both free and paid versions. But the paid version has much more features ranging from support to free updates.

Key Features

  • Access to all files of Google Drive through the WP.
  • The plugin is easy to use and intuitive.
  • There is the ability to publish Google Docs files to your site.
  • The plugin is available in 10 languages. 

3.  Filr

Filr - document management plugin

Filr is a document library management plugin with a focus on protection and sharing features.

The free version of Filr allows you to create multiple document libraries and display them on any page/post using shortcode. In addition to the inline Download/Open Folder button, the document gallery shows the files in tables with multiple columns for sortable details like expiry date, file preview, version, size, type. You can also set password to protect each document.

Becoming a premium user costs you $69.99, but you will have access to advanced features:

  • Front-end uploader: your visitor can upload file types upon allowance
  • External files supported: you can use external URLs to display those documents in your own Filr library
  • Filename encryption: hide display file name
  • Password-protected ZIP files
  • Enhanced customizability

4.  weDocs

weDocs

This plugin is free and allows you to manage documents and knowledge bases. Although this tool has nothing supernatural, it allows you to simply manage all your documents. So if you want a simple yet powerful tool that is also free, then this tool might be the perfect solution.

You can easily design documents for products, insert new documents, add tags and organize all the data. The lack of numerous features makes this plugin easy to use even for beginners.

It is worth noting that the plugin was created with an emphasis on the WP, which makes it seem to be part of the functionality. The plugin does not require any code intervention, and the drag-and-drop function allows you to manage everything quickly and easily. Also, the plugin allows you to add a rating system for each document, which will allow you to understand the reaction of your users.

Key Features

  • There is the ability to use the plugin for free.
  • Ideal for small or beginner blogs.
  • You may receive documents from external sites.
  • The presence of a drag-and-drop function.
  • There is the ability to create and edit documents.
  • A quick search for any documentation you need.

5.  SP Project and Document Manager

Sp Project Document Manager

This plugin is a great option for managing files. The product allows you to create an unlimited number of folders and subfolders, completely organizing all your content and files. The advantage is that the plugin supports working with different types of files, from simple documents to complex spreadsheets and video files.

Also, the plugin allows you to open access to files depending on the type of profile on the site. This makes it easy to share documents with clients and authorized users. In addition to accessing files, users can edit and even change documents directly on the site. If you work with third-party specialists, for example, writers, then this plugin is what you need. All of these features will be available for multisite too.

Key Features

  • Simple interface that suits even novice site administrators.
  • There is the ability to monitor audience engagement.
  • Ability to add employees, suppliers, and customers to manage the document.
  • Full control over site files.

6.  MEMPHIS Document Library

This plugin has several feature sets. The plugin makes it easy to organize and even distribute files. Using the plugin is easy as you get a custom interface in the WP console. The plugin makes it easy to embed documents into the site with some advanced features. The point is that there is the ability to preview the document for formats. These will vary from browser to browser, but you can find a complete list of all formats on the plugin page.

There are also additional functions, including the ability to archive. Using the plugin, you can add a social media button for each post. The ability to monitor document uploads is available to assess audience engagement. Therefore, this tool not only copes with its main function but also offers several interesting functions.

Key Features

  • The presence of a social media button for each article.
  • Ability to export and import document libraries.
  • Possibility of creating, deleting, editing both categories and subcategories.
  • Availability of data export and import.
  • Preview function for every documentation.
  • Ability to track file downloads.

7.  WP Document Revision

WP Document Revisions

This plugin comes in handy for managing the storage and of course organizing different types of files. The advantage is that the plugin has a lot of collaboration tools. For instance, it is possible to receive screenshots of your team’s progress. Also noteworthy is the fact that the plugin will protect your documents.

Based on such an arsenal of functions, we can safely say that this is an excellent tool for working on projects since it allows you to work on many types of files collectively. The plugin can be downloaded for free on the official website.

Key Features

  • Ability to manage and control files of various types.
  • Lots of cool collaboration features.
  • There are no problems to edit documents.
  • The presence of functions for the secure placement of files for the client, the team, and even a wide audience.

8. Wiki API Docs

Wiki API Docs

This plugin allows you to put things in order in the documentation and make interaction with files simple as well as fast. With this plugin, each user will be comfortable working with documents and not spend a lot of time creating them. Agree, it sounds like the cherished dream of any web administrator.

The product interface looks like a template, which allows it to adapt to absolutely any WordPress theme. Therefore, interaction with the plugin will be as simple and intuitive as possible. The plugin does not make auto or hidden changes to your documents, but only allows you to easily manage them. It is noteworthy that the plugin allows you to manage not only “simple” file types but also such as JavaScript, CSS, HTML, and so on.

Key Features

  • The product should be paid for and has several packages.
  • The plugin integrates with any WP themes.
  • The product works well with other add-ons.
  • It is compatible with the latest version of the WP.

9. Docu Magix

DocuMagix

This plugin is useful for those who want to optimize the processes of working with both online and offline documentation. The plugin has no restrictions on the number of documents and allows you to work with different types of documentation. The tool offers the ability to download the HTML folder for offline use.

It is noteworthy that when working on documents, you can use customized settings that allow you to organize your projects and eliminate the possibility of confusion. You can also set up social sharing for each of your posts. And another convenient addition is the built-in translation function, which is very convenient for owners of a multilingual site. This will greatly speed up the placement of documents for each type of site.

Key Features

  • The product is provided in two tariff plans.
  • Ability to work with both new and old documentation.
  • For every project, there is an option to use a plugin theme.
  • There is the ability to create an unlimited number of documents.

Wrapping Up

Perhaps these are the best plugins available to all WP site owners. As you can see, there are quite a few free products that are perfect for those who need to keep an order with files and documents but are not ready to pay. There are also tons of decent plugins that offer advanced feature sets but for a fee.

In this article, we have listed different solutions with various sets of functions, however, the basic ones that are necessary for document management are still the same or almost the same regardless of the plugin. Which one you should focus on depends only on your needs, but as you can imagine, FileBird is the obvious leader. Test products, especially those that are free, and then you can find your workhorse or magic wand.

 

 

4 Ways to Download WordPress Media Library

There are many scenarios in which downloading all WordPress media files become required.

It could be when you create a brand new website and you want to keep those valuable files in place. Or you simply want to create a backup for media files during WordPress migration. You can also regularly export a full media library archive in case you’re about to install a new plugin or update WordPress core and you don’t want strange conflicts.

What to look for when downloading WordPress media?

Download WordPress media library helps keep your media files safe when testing new updates or staging new developments.

While it is possible to go through each image, download it one by one, and then sort them out, that manual work is not enjoyable at all. It is even very time-consuming when you have thousands of media files. You would want something fast, simple, and neat.

This article is going to show you 4 straightforward ways to download the entire library of your WordPress media files.

With a few clicks and a full copy of your WordPress media library will be ready in your computer or cloud storage services with minimum effort.

Now let’s hop on the first tactic.

1. FileBird media folders

FileBird is a media library organizer plugin that has frequent new features from time to time. And Download media folder is one of them!

FileBird media folders for WordPress

This plugin is super useful for media-heavy websites like cuisine blogs, fashion showcases, and photographers/designers portfolios.

FileBird comes with a user-friendly interface that allows you to drag and drop to organize all media files. After you categorize them the way you want, you can easily use the right-click to access its smart context menu.

From the menu dropdown, click Download to download the entire selected folder.

Export or download a WP media folder easily

This action will save your media folder in a ZIP file, keeping the same folder structure of the main folders and nested folders. With this method, you can scientifically keep the media data backup in the organized order — thus very easy to check back and sort them out.

Pros:

The exported ZIP file contains only the original files. By excluding the WordPress auto-generated image sizes, you will have neat and clear media folders to save in hard disk or cloud services.

Cons:

This is a paid option, meaning you will have to pay for the FileBird Premium version to get this feature enabled.

Learn more about Compare FileBird Free and Pro.

Now let’s head over to the free download/export options.

2. Filester File Manager Pro plugin

Filester is actually a handy yet versatile file manager for all of your WordPress server files. The free version already offers all the professional features you need to manage WP configuration.

In this section, I’m going to show you only a tiny built-in feature to help you see how it works in exporting WordPress media library.

To start off, you need to go to your WordPress admin dashboard and install Filester – File Manager Pro.

This can be done easily by running a search of FilesterActivate the plugin.

Filester file manager pro for WordPress

 

After activated, Filester plugin creates a new menu item File Manager on the left sidebar. And you can click on it to view all the files that compose your current WordPress website.

Filester file manager pro user interface

This user-friendly interface allows you to browse files and folders at ease like on your computer. I would expect it’ll be extremely simple for you to find the folder for all WordPress media files. By clicking on the folder wp-content > uploads, you’ll locate all your media files arranged in folders by year and month.

By now you can just right-click the folder you want to download and choose Download to get them automatically downloaded to your computer in a ZIP file.

download wordpress media library using filester

Quick note:

In case you have many other addons and page builders installed in your WordPress, you’ll see their own folders nested under wp-content/uploads/, too.

For instance: elementor folder & css folder in the screenshot below.

filester file manager folders

You can just ignore them and only choose the folder you want to keep an extra copy.

Pros:

This download process right from WordPress file manager is conducted very fast and smoothly.

It maps the whole year- and month-based folder structure so that you can import to the new site correctly.

Cons:

If you haven’t set up user role permissions in File Manager, other users might interfere in your settings.

That said, for those who are more of a techie, refer to the second method below.

3. Use FTP Client

Your next option is to use the FTP (file transfer protocol), which requires you to download an FTP client and install it to your computer. FTP is basically a method of transferring files between a client (your computer) and a server (your WordPress website).

FTP is, of course, an excellent solution for WordPress management.

Caution: However, if you’re just taking the first steps in creating a blog on WordPress, it’ll be quite frustrating with this file transfer software’s user interface. When you accidentally move or make changes to a file or folder, it can easily break your website.

Now that when you feel confident to run FTP client, connect to Site Manager and navigate to your WordPress contents via the path /public-html/wp-content/uploads/.

Every time you upload images and videos to WordPress media library, they will be stored in year- and month-based folders. This system follows a chronological order which means the files uploaded in the year 2020 will be stored in the folder 2020, and so on and so forth for the subfolder of months.

You can do almost the same as the operations of Filester, let’s find the folder you want to keep and right-click to download them.

download-wordpress-media-library-using-ftp

Pros:

You don’t have to install a new plugin just for the export.

Cons:

Can be hard for WordPress starters.

4. Use Export Media Library Plugin

If you have an excellent collection to be backed up on your system or simply because you need the media files for immediate distribution, using a dedicated plugin for this task is very much recommended. With this WordPress media library export plugin, you can utilize it as a one-off and then uninstall it once all media files are safely stored.

This is an easier way to download the entire media library for non-techies, like me. Just download the free Export Media Library plugin and you’ll be able to download a zip file of your entire library!

Upon activation, you can find the Export settings right under Media menu. Simply choose the folder structure (a single folder for all files OR nested folders) and compression mode for all media.

export media library

Pros:

Simple and easy to use.

Cons:

You have to install a new plugin with the sole purpose of downloading the WP media library.

Note that, depending upon your media library capacity, downloading media uploads could take too long and lead to a timeout. You may need to discuss how to best utilize this plugin with your hosting provider.

WordPress media library seems unresponsive? Check out to learn how to fix WordPress media library not loading.

Conclusion on downloading WordPress media library

Once you have correctly downloaded your WordPress media library, you will have a full backup of WP documents and media files. Bear in mind that WordPress generates many different sizes of one image, so the media library you get has more files than original files.

Therefore, using FileBird folder download (premium feature) comes in handy when you need to sort out all pictures and videos for your next projects later on.

If you would love to organize your WordPress media files better with folders, just install FileBird for free.

Did I mention that Filester has many other powerful features? Something you can do with the help of Filester includes drag and drop to move files, right-click to smart context menu, restrict access for user type, advanced settings for different user roles, etc.

 

 

 

Best WordPress Dropshipping Plugins

In our modern world, online shopping became an integral part of everyday life. It’s more convenient to stay at home and have your purchase delivered, instead of spending a lot of time visiting different shops. 

Dropshipping allows you to do your business and make a profit without any risks and additional spendings. There is no need to buy and store your product as it is shipped directly from a supplier to a customer. You are a third party in between who helps them to find each other through your site. That’s why you need to make your website good-looking to create a favorable impression on the customer. You can develop CMS solution and make your web content well-organized and structured. 

WordPress is a website that enables entrepreneurs to start their businesses without much effort and time. With plugins, you’ll be able to benefit from a full range of features and functions to operate the online store properly. It’ll be useful both for experienced business people who want to improve their store as well as novice entrepreneurs who try their hand at the dropshipping activity. 

Want to make your business profitable? Discover a list of WordPress dropshipping plugins to choose the best for your online store.

Why is WordPress Great for Dropshipping?

The website gained its popularity due to quality and straightforwardness that allows everyone from hobby-bloggers to big companies to create their website. It’s reported that 41% of the web use WordPress for designing sites that are 60 million people worldwide chose this platform for meeting their goals. There are more than 58,000 plugins that facilitate users’ activity and provide a user experience. WordPress has plenty of attractive features allowing you to reach high performance and take advantage of customizable designs, mobile responsiveness, high security, and powerful media management. It’s SEO-friendly, easily accessible, and can be managed on the go. You can get WordPress either by downloading or through a hosting provider, for example, SiteGround. There are as well mobile applications available for download on Google Play and Apple Store. 

Before we start describing the best plugins for WordPress, let’s outline their features you can take advantage of:

  • Possibility to import products from other dropshipping platforms easily
  • Operate products using your dashboard
  • Manage payments without any difficulty 
  • WooCommerce and WordPress integration 

Here are some of the most popular dropshipping plugins to make your WordPress experience full of positiveness and high profits. Move on to find more details about each plugin!

1. WooCommerce

WooCommerce plugin is one of the most popular options for WordPress users. You can quickly and easily handle your eCommerce business and derive profit from your activity. Consider that WooCommerce has a vibrant global community that is aimed at giving each other a helping hand and sharing valuable experiences. A developer-friendly plugin allows people to design any projects without much time and effort due to its scalability. With a WooCommerce mobile app, you can run your store from any part of the world. Besides, real-time key statistics will provide you with valuable information on selling. There are plenty of extensions necessary for your store customization, such as booking, shipping, tax, subscription, and Google Analytics. Some of them are paid, but there are many free options. Get everything you need for a dropshipping store in minutes and enjoy your profitable business. 

Key Features

  • Numerous extensions available
  • Mobile app available
  • Product ratings and reviews feature
  • Ability to offer coupons to your customers
  • One-click refunds

2. AliDropship 

AliDropship plugin is extremely popular among entrepreneurs since it allows them to import products from Aliexpress with one click. You can manage orders from your WordPress dashboard and even place them automatically. This plugin has a set of compelling features you may need for your dropshipping site. There is an unlimited number of products to choose from and the possibility to send orders to suppliers with one click that saves your time and increases profits. Image editors, pricing automation, and ePacket shipping option will also be at your disposal. You can get your plugin just by paying for it once and take advantage of free updates and support. Moreover, the cash-back system gives you the possibility to get an 8% commission from each purchase on your site. Consider AliDropship Google Chrome extension to make importing products on the site as easy as possible. 

Key Features

  • Integration with AliExpress
  • Ability to purchase a lifetime license
  • ePacket shipping filter
  • Quick pricing automation
  • Order tracking feature

3. AliExpress Dropshipping WooCommerce

What is the AliExpress dropshipping plugin? It is a powerful WordPress plugin that has plenty of advanced features for your eCommerce. It’s clear that you’ll be able to import any products from AliExpress, integrate shipping and order fulfillment. With Ali2Woo, you can get profit from affiliate programs like AliExpress Portal, Admitad, or EPN. You can get immediate support if you wish to migrate to Ali2Woo from another plugin.  

Key Features

  • Shipping tracking
  • Product variants splitting
  • Free Chrome extension
  • Translation into different languages
  • Multi-currency pricing

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4. WooDropship

WooDropship plugin is a great option enabling you to perfectly integrate with your WordPress website enabled by WooCommerce. In order to benefit from the WooDropship plugin, you need to install it and allow access to your store. The next step is importing Aliexpress products to your website. The limitless membership costs only 49$, and you will be able to import products without any limits, take as many orders as you can, benefit from priority support and variant mapping. Chrome extension will be helpful for importing from Aliexpress with one click. Besides, you can edit product descriptions, titles, and images if they do not match your site. What is more interesting is that you can change product prices to control your profit. 

Key Features

  • Lifetime license
  • Chrome extension available
  • Ability to customize product descriptions
  • Ability to adjust prices
  • Order tracking feature

5. Dropship.me

With the Dropship.me plugin you’ll be able to run your online business as easily and effectively as possible. They offer you more than 50,000 sites where you can take products for sale. You do not have to worry about their quality as they were hand-picked by experts. There are three simple steps for starting your business with Dropship.me: install a free plugin, import products on your WordPress site, and enjoy the process of making money. Moreover, professional titles and images are available for each product, so you don’t have to spend tons of time editing. Real customer reviews on the products are at your disposal as well. Download the Dropship.me the plugin and take advantage of a free plan that does not restrict the amount of money you can earn. 

Key Features

  • Free plan available
  • Over 50,000 handpicked products from trusted suppliers
  • Access to real customers reviews  
  • Recommended pricing markup
  • Edited titles and images

6. WP Amazon Shop

WP Amazon Shop for Dropshippers is a free WordPress plugin that allows you to import products from Amazon to your site. It has more than 7,000 active installations and plenty of positive customer feedback. People earn money with this plugin by adding a custom tax on each product. The style pricing option enables you to have automated calculations and an appropriate marketing look of prices: instead of 16.8674%, you will have 16.99$. You can also take advantage of a product availability option and have the item automatically removed from your site if Amazon runs out of it. Besides, Auto Import allows you to import products automatically with the help of keywords. 

Key Features

  • Free plan available
  • Automatic removal of products that are out-of-stock
  • Easy pricing settings
  • Product importing based on keywords
  • Product description import 

7. Dropified

Dropified is an amazing plugin that offers you two unique plans: an Import plan is great for importing products from Aliexpress and eBay, and a Private label on-demand plan for those who want to promote their own brand. It’s possible to add your custom design labels on premium consumable products. Dropship your brand without any risks and additional costs. You will save your time uploading products to your site since it happens only with one click. Forget about order details that you had to copy-paste for hours because Dropified does it automatically. Another useful feature is that you can use the AliExtractor tool to find profitable products for your online store. It’s important to have positive reviews from real customers, and you will get them imported from Aliexpress vendors. You can rely on constant support from Dropified and take advantage of their 60-days training program. 

Key Features

  • Free plan available
  • Product description import 
  • Private label option
  • Access to real customers reviews  
  • 60-days training program available

8. Ezusy

Ezusy plugin deserves your attention due to its stunning features that are constantly updated. Your WordPress Woocommerce store will be full of great AliExpress products just with one click. More than 12,000 stores chose Ezusy for their drop shipping activity due to clear tutorial and fast support. There is a quick video guide on how to connect the plugin to your store, so check it out if you want to avoid any difficulties. Now, let’s take a look at a number of Ezusy advantages. With ePacket, you can filter your products. Moreover, there’s no need to make the orders manually on AliExpress since it’s done automatically. Customize the product before it’ll appear on your site and make it match your style and concept. In general, there are so many features that it’d be better if you familiarize yourself with them and benefit from this easy and comfortable to use plugin. 

Key Features

  • Free plan available
  • Video tutorials available
  • Automatic order placement on AliExpress
  • Ability to customize product descriptions 
  • Inventory and price auto-updates

In Conclusion 

The abundance of different WordPress dropshipping plugins makes it challenging to make the right choice. Please, do not install many of them as it may affect your site performance. We wish you good luck in building your profitable business.

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10 Best Plugins to Customize WooCommerce Product Page

WooCommerce accounts for almost a third of all online stores, and it is one of the most popular e-commerce platforms. The number of plugins that help customize this platform to meet store owners’ needs has increased its popularity. 

The default product pages that come with a standard WooCommerce install are a pain for most store owners. However, the right plugins help you customize your Woocommerce product page.

Once you get the right plugins, you can optimize your pages, just like paper writers did, to increase sales and improve your customer experience. Let’s look at some of the best WooCommerce plugins to customize your product page.

WooCommerce Multilingual

WooCommerce Multilingual with WPML

You can create versions of your website in other languages to give your customers multiple language choices. Internationalization helps businesses expand significantly. With this plugin, everything on your site – including products, pages, and categories –  is translated into other languages.

Features

  • Translation of product pages based on the visitors’ preference/location.
  • Sending emails to clients/admins in their language.
  • Tracking of inventory without hassles of breaking into different languages.
  • Single site, multiple currencies, and languages.

Custom Product Tabs for WooCommerce

Custom Product Tabs for WooCommerce product page

Customers can get more information about your products from the tabs that come with the default WooCommerce product pages. However, this standard product page only gives three tabs in which you can put your information. They include additional details, reviews, and the description.

The WooCommerce Product Tabs Manager helps you customize your tabs and display important information about your products’ features. You can add any content after creating an unlimited number of tabs. You can assign specific products, customers, user roles, and categories. You can also remove the default tabs completely.

Features

  • One can easily add, delete, and/or rearrange tabs.
  • Tabs content can include HTML, text, or shortcodes.
  • Reordering of tabs easily with a visual drag-and-drop interface.
  • Detection of the most 3rd party tabs added by other plugins.

Booster for Woocommerce

Booster for WooCommerce

If you have found a couple of features to be missing from Woocommerce, you will find this plugin helpful. It enables a collection of many features that may be missing. These features include global discounts, currencies, essay writing service reviews, bulk price converting, etc. They also offer tools that allow your customers to suggest their prices.

Features

  • PDF Invoicing and Packing slips.
  • Product Input fields and addons.
  • Prices and Currencies customization.
  • Cart and Checkout customization.
  • Payment gateways customization.
  • Administrative tools.

Flexible Product Fields for WooCommerce

Flexible Product Fields for WooCommerce

Flexible Product Fields (FPF) extends WooCommerce product options with additional fields. It is an alternative to variable products without the need to create separate products in the database for each variation. Configuration in the admin panel is simple and then flexible for making changes.

The advantage of the plugin is a wide selection of fields in the FREE version because 8 out of 10 fields are available for free.

Fields Available in the Free Version

  • Text
  • Textarea
  • Number
  • Select
  • Multi-select
  • Radio
  • Radio with images
  • Checkbox

Main Features of the Pro Version

  • Adding extra product options on the product page
  • Showing labels and field values in the Cart and Checkout page
  • Marking a field as required or not
  • Editing options for each placeholder and tooltip
  • Assigning CSS classes for field targeting and designing
  • Saving product configuration

Beeketing for Woocommerce

Beeketing for Woo

Beeketing has more than ten marketing features and is considered one of the best all-in-one marketing tools for Woocommerce. This plugin has tools for boosting online sales, cart abandonment remarketing, and improving your email marketing. Beeketing has a full suite of products. So, it provides better value than getting multiple marketing plugins.

It improves your cart values by bundling and offers upselling and cross-selling. Coupons and discounts are offered anywhere in the checkout process. You also have a popup sale, personalized recommendations, and a quick Facebook chat box to choose from the large collection of extensions.

Features

  • Traffic conversion such as by showing a sales countdown clock.
  • Increase of order value by showing best seller bundling products and suggesting similar items.
  • Ability to enhance checkout rate through cart-level discounts, countdowns, and checkout offers.
  • Promotion of repeat sales.

YITH WooCommerce Compare

YITH WooCommerce Compare

If you sell products that have features that can be compared side-to-side, this plugin is an important one to have. Several features can be added to WooCommerce using the plugins and extensions by the YITH developers. 

Once you install this one, you will need to set the attributes you want to compare for every item. You will then include the add button for your customers to click on. This helps them compare products next to each other once the popup appears.

Features

  • Easy comparison of products.
  • Simple widget to manage the added products and compare them.
  • Customization of the comparison table to match your store and products.

Product Addons for WooCommerce

Product addons for WooCommerce single product page

This plugin incorporates extras into the product page and offers a unique gift experience. Some elements include extra items added into the packages, gift-wrapping, or different colors for your products. 

Suppose you sell products that require customers to add more information to fulfil the order accurately or customize products in any way. In that case, you should consider this plugin.

Features

  • Add extra product options, including marking required/unrequited.
  • Show labels and field values.
  • Save product configuration.
  • Editing option.
  • For targeting and styling, assign CSS classes.

Direct Checkout for WooCommerce

Direct Checkout for Woo product page

This plugin speeds up the checkout on your WooCommerce site. It also makes it easier for your customers to get to the payment area easily. You do not need to reload the site each time something is added. The very plugin lets you add the variable, single, and grouped products to the cart. 

Users are not sent to the shopping cart but instead redirected to the checkout page to buy items. You can even make the process faster by removing some of the checkout fields.

Features

The plugin offers simplified checkout process with measures such as:

  • Skip add to cart.
  • Eliminate checkout field.
  • Fast purchase functionality.
  • Avoid frustrating checkout page reloads.

Enhanced E-Commerce Google Analytics

Enhanced Google Analytics Plugin for WooCommerce

All e-commerce sites should consider having this plugin in their stores. Google Analytics helps with checking site analysis to see which products bring profits. It is also one of the preferred options when it comes to forecasting. It would help if your store is connected to Google Analytics no matter what you sell.

The plugin and Google Analytics are free and help you discover the sales channel that is performing best. You will also be able to find out which sections of your website are the least and the most profitable ones. Getting this plugin is essential as it helps you make the best and informed decisions about your shop.

Features

You can access valuable information such as:

  • Shopping behavior.
  • Product performance.
  • Checkout trends.
  • Sales performance.

WooCommerce PDF Invoices and Packing Slips

WooCommerce PDF Invoices & Packing Slips

Invoices and packing slips are required for many businesses. This explains why Woocommerce PDF invoices and packing slips have a large following. 

This plugin provides a different kind of functionality by allowing you to have your PDF invoices attached to certain emails. You also get the option to create and print packing slips, whether individually or in bulk. Most users prefer this plugin because of its simplicity and streamlined nature.

Features

  • Bulk PDF invoices and packing slips generation.
  • Automatic PDF invoice attachment to an email(s) of choice.
  • Customize HTML/CSS invoice templates.
  • Sequential invoice numbers.
  • Downloadable invoices from My Account.

WooCommerce Customizer

WooCommerce Customizer by SkyVerge

This one allows you to add and save custom features without extra effort. You don’t need to rework any templates or write a code. It is especially helpful if all you need is to change some text on your store’s product page. You can change the text of an out-of-stock product if you don’t like the default text. The plugin also allows for changing the product page until you find the formula that works for you.

Features

  • No code customization for areas including:
    • store notice;
    • product catalog;
    • product page;
    • product images;
    • checkout.
  • Ability to add, remove, or edit almost anything, all without overriding Woocommerce templates.

Conclusion

WooCommerce is just one of the e-commerce platforms, but a popular one. As any technological products, it has its flaws. Yet, in combination with the plugins listed above, you can enhance its functionality. You can tackle many issues using the WooCommerce plugins and without digging deeper into the specifics. So, consider incorporating them in your store.

9 Best WordPress File Manager Plugins 2021

Developing a website is never a straightforward process. It can take years of experience and training to have the know-how to build from the ground up. That, or outsourcing to professionals.

Because of this, services like WordPress allow relative amateurs the capability to take a more proactive role in their web design. With WordPress, site creation can be a more pleasant task for the uninitiated. 

One aspect of web design that might maintain its complexity is file management. No matter what kind of background you have, keeping track of all your important files might get confusing when building a site. This can be further complicated by the fact that there are a host of plugins available for WordPress. There are so many on the page that going through all the choices might take some time. 

But then again, you could always opt to outsource web development altogether. Find a web design firm that can do the development on WordPress so that you can jump in when you can. Below, we’ve compiled 9 of the best file managing plugins to get you started on your web development.

1. Filester

Filester is a plugin that keeps its users in mind. The plugin utilizes a modern User Interface. It also allows all the basic functions of your typical file manager. NinjaTeam, the team behind Filester, stated that the focus of the plugin is to boost productivity. This is reflected in the plugin’s design interface which is compact and utilitarian. It’s not set in stone though; the plugin also allows for customization of the interface. 

The plugin itself functions like your average file explorer on your desktop with all the typical drag and drop functions, and the creation and management of folders. Another point would be setting hidden files. You can do this if ever you feel like you should hide a file somewhere on the page.

Additionally, the plugin allows you to manage archives. This means you can extract and compress files straight from the plugin. You can manage page source files seamlessly. This, without having to establish FTP or cPanel access from your website. This alone should help you speed things up a little.

The best part? It’s totally free. Filester promises to give all its features to all users. They will not be asking you to upgrade or subscribe to a payment plan in the future.

Key features

  • Drag and drop
  • Context Menus: right-click to create, rename or delete files and folders
  • Manage files and folders on remote servers
  • Flexible configuration: access rights, upload file types, user interface, and others
  • Manage archives with support for multiple file types: .zip, .rar, .7z, .tar, .gzip, .bzip2
  • Clean & productivity-driven design interface.

2. FileBird

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FileBird is a media organizer plugin which advertises itself as a “media library folder creator and file manager,’ and honestly, it seems to do the trick.

For its users, FileBird is a great way for managing both documents and media files. The user interface is pretty simple and uncomplicated but still pleasant to look at. At its core, FileBird is a versatile file manager. It allows for multi-file type support and full control with the sidebar. The sidebar will hold all the tools for file and folder management.

It also allows users access to a smart context menu, just like your regular desktop file explorer. The organization of your files is similar to a desktop explorer. This helps users navigate more quickly and seamlessly. The plugin was developed with compatibility in mind. Currently, it boasts of compatibility with quite a few available WordPress page builders, themes, and plugins. This makes it much easier for users to think of using many add-ons to plan things out.

The software only shows limitations with numbers of folders. The basic version allows users to create 10 folders and subfolders. Going pro removes that limit and lets you create as many as you need.

Key features

  • Smart Context Menu
  • Unlimited Folders/ Subfolders (Pro)
  • Multi-Language support
  • Full control from one toolbar
  • User-friendly interface
  • Multi-File type support

3. Wicked Folders

This plugin comes in handy if you’re thinking of managing many pages. Additionally, custom post types are also given attention with the dynamic nature of the plugin.

At its most basic, the plugin allows you to organize all your files; having organized files without fear of altering your site’s structure. 

This means that you won’t have any problems with removing permalinks and all that. Just feel free to organize to your heart’s desire. Your only limitation will be that the basic license only allows posts to be placed in folders. 

The plugin creates these virtual folders for your benefit. They have no direct effect on the files themselves. The plugin just helps you organize your files in a very convenient manner. The selling point for this plugin would be the Dynamic Folders. These are folders that can be organized based on the filters you set. The best part? You don’t even have to make them yourself. Just enable the option after installing and let the plugin do the work.

Wicked Folders also has a yearly subscription for more invested individuals. They have two options for this; the pro and the agency. These licenses will allow you to include media, plugins, and even users to name a few features.

Key features

  • Folder pane is resizable
  • Drag and drop features for easy management
  • Organize items into multiple folders
  • Allows you to create an unlimited number of folders
  • Files pages, posts, and custom post types

4. Advanced File Manager

Advanced File Manager is an open-source software. It is a free release from modalweb and the Advanced File Manager team.

This plugin boasts of multifunctionality in a user-friendly package. It allows all the basic functions in a neat little package. Also, just like Filester, you can do all these without cPanel or FTP access. Additionally, you can even access files outside of the WordPress directory. This should come in handy if you don’t have all the files you need right there. 

Its basic functions include archive management (compressing and extracting), file download, and file previews. You even have a basic image editor handy straight from the file manager. 

For those working in teams, Advanced File Manager also lets users set access or role restrictions. This method of advanced access control allows teams to function more systematically. It’s also customizable and allows themes to be used through a shortcode. You can set custom keyboard shortcuts to streamline your work. For simpler changes, the plugin features a dark mode.

As a bonus, this plugin is also responsive. This means that the plugin can be viewed from your smartphone or tablet as well. This should help developers access the backend of the site any time they choose.

Key features

  • Access files inside and outside WordPress root directory
  • Feature to hide the file’s real and actual path.
  • Drag & Drop file upload support
  • Image and File, Edit Support
  • Keyboard shortcuts available

5. SP Project and Document Manager

From the Smarty Pants team, we get this very versatile plugin. According to the team, this plugin has been used in many industries including healthcare, education, and banking. 

The SP Project and Document Manager is a handy little tool with a clean look. Interface-wise, it’s nothing extraordinary but it is clear and easily navigated. The plugin lets users organize everything through the use of categories and folders. It even lets users upload an unlimited number of files.

That just goes to show how this plugin focuses on functionality. To help users, the plugin readily comes with SSL support. The plugin also allows the embedding of YouTube videos as files. For security, the plugin will let administrators set restrictions for file uploads and downloads. Additionally, the plugin lets administrators restrict users to a role. 

The best part is that it also allows for remote file sharing. You can do this with your clients and other organizations. This lends itself to the plugin’s collaborative function. You can also use this function to access your files remotely. And you get all this on the community version. The plugin also has a premium version that requires add-ons but adds a host of new features. 

Key features

  • Create unlimited folders
  • Capable of securing documents 
  • Upload and manage files
  • SSL Support
  • Restricted download of files
  • Embed YouTube videos and other media as files

6. Frontend File Manager Plugin

This plugin focuses mainly on the uploading of files for admins. It does that well and hides the files from other users to keep things neat and tidy (and private!). It’s not limited to just uploading though. This plugin will function more or less like your typical file manager. The great thing about this plugin is that it prioritizes utility without sacrificing on the form.

The UI is designed to be fast, foregoing the fancy layout for something more utilitarian. Clicking on files gives you the important details and you can use this information to know what goes where. The plugin also boasts of a secure uploader script. This ensures a clean and safe upload of files, helping you to minimize risks.

For those looking for more punch, the premium version lets the users do way more. With the premium version, users can create directories, set a maximum file upload limit, and group files to name a few. Based on the reviews, users who purchased the pro version have not regretted it. Amongst the premium features, the most frequently praised was the ability for guests to upload. 

You can imagine how this extends the capabilities of your site even further.

Key features

  • Detail file popup
  • Sorting through filters
  • Size settings and file type
  • Secure script for uploading
  • Fast and responsive UI

7. Secure File Manager

This file manager went for both form and functionality. Boasting of security and performance, Secure Manager also comes in a variety of themes for customization. The plugin comes out of the box with multi-site capabilities. This means that you won’t have any problem if you wish to expand your site into a network of sites. 

The basic functions are all there too. You can cut, copy, paste, and generally manage your files through the plugin. This includes the management of archives and file previews on the explorer itself. Like Filester and the rest, you can do this without FTP access. This means you can do all that right from the dashboard. Alternatively, you can still make use of FTP and connect to a remote location. In this way, you can access the files that you’ve stored off-site. 

The plugin will also allow administrators to set file permissions. This will help administrators ensure file security. It even has the option to allow only one user access to the files. At least this way you guarantee no one can mess with your files.

The plugin will also be available for free, forever. On their page, the team behind Secure File Manager says that the product is yours once installed. 

Key features

  • Create Files/Folders
  • Delete Files/Folders
  • Multisite Compatible
  • Download Files/ Folders
  • Drag-n-Drop Files/Folders
  • Compress Files/Folders

8. Folders

Folders is the plugin that focuses largely on the user’s organization through the use of, well, folders. Knowing how to organize your WordPress with folders will surely be an advantage here.

The plugin allows for seamless folder creation and management. This is coupled with the customization features of the plugin which allows users to customize the color, font, and size of your folders. This can help users categorize and access their files in a much more streamlined process. Add to that the sticky toolbar that lets you navigate and organize, and your workflow should see some improvements.

On a basic level, the plugin allows users to use drag and drop functionality for easy organizing. You can also upload directly to the folder and track those uploads with a progress bar. A recently added feature gives users the ability to sort folders through the name or the creation date, too. That should help users find what they need right away.

The plugin even goes further by showing you which files you haven’t added to a folder yet. This helps users make sure that they’ve got everything covered.

The plugin also has a premium feature that allows users to create an unlimited number of folders. Premium also allows users to access the Sticky Folders feature as well as to download folders as Zip files.

Key features

  • Creation and management of subfolders
  • Drag and drop functionality
  • Move files to a folder using our dropdown menu
  • State specific folders when adding media to any post type
  • Ability to drag and drop folders, change the order and hierarchy
  • Folder name search

9. File Manager

File Manager is a straightforward file management tool. It offers all the basic functions along with a few extras to spice things up.

Among the most basic functions, File Manager will let users manage files as usual (e.g. cut, copy, paste) but will also allow for archive management and file preview. The plugin also boasts of a responsive UI, meaning you can work on your page no matter what device you are using.

One unique feature is that this plugin allows you to create shortcuts. This should come in handy if you find yourself bouncing from one directory to another. You can now also share files by email. This helps teams collaborate better and faster online. With files, the plugin is not dependent on FTP and cPanel access. Like Filester before, it allows users to access page files straight from the dashboard.

With File Manager, another feature that comes in handy is the integrated development environment (IDE). This allows users to debug and alter code straight from the file manager. It even comes with a Syntax Checker to make sure your site doesn’t crash needlessly. 

The only downside here is that you’ll need to shell out some cash for the premium features. This includes Private folders, hidden folders, and a couple of integration options. 

Key features

  • Move/Copy files with Drag & Drop
  • Create, archive, and extract files
  • Admin/User can upload any size files
  • Control what files can be uploaded and what files can be downloaded.
  • File Manager comes with a built-in integrated development environment (IDE)
  • Easily and quickly share files by Email

Conclusion

At the end of the day, you still have to understand what your website needs. From there you can figure out how best to solve your problems. That’s way easier than trying to guess the solution to a problem you didn’t know you have.

As with anything, web design is going to be a long road and anything you can do to ease that will surely help. Picking the right plugins will do just that.

Web design is a process, a process that is going to yield great results. The trick now would be to find the patience and determination for it.

8 Best Elementor Addons for WordPress 2021

Elementor, the leading WordPress page builder, has crossed over four million active users after its debut in 2016.

This WordPress page builder plugin offers an exceptional web designing experience and consents people to build and design their website themselves without creating a single code line.

Most of these versatile page builders provide various Elementor widgets to employ to your website and bring your vision into reality.

The elementor page builder offers the liberty to personalize all the attributes to get the best out of your WordPress website. Although it’s built-in features are already broad enough to make your desired website, you can still extend it with addons.

Top eight Elementor addons for 2021

Currently, 131 Elementor addons are accessible in the open market, from which these eight are the top ones to build your website stand out and sparkle.

1.     Premium Addons

Premium Addons For Elementor

Premium addons for elementor are one of the most popular plugins at WordPress. Regardless of their name, they provide the newly launched premium version and the free one.

Premium addons offer more than 30 widgets in its premium and 20+ of the same in the free version to enhance and upgrade your website design.

The free version with 20+ elementor widgets includes notable widgets for modal box, blog post and dual header. When you pay for the premium version, you can slack 30+ more elementor elements, including iHover, Facebook Messenger, Facebook reviews, WhatsApp chat, Ken Burns effect, etc.

The features include:

  • Lottie animations integrations
  • Freehand design experience
  • Lightweight and modular
  • WPML ready
  • Cross-browser ready and fully responsiveness, etc.

Its recently integrated Lottie animations offer an icon or image option, and the elementor section template library is provided with both pro and free versions.

Insert, preview and surf the template you want and add to your post with a single click.

2.     Essential Addons

Essential addons should be your go-to third party addon as it offers a massive set of elementor widgets that reaches in free and premium version both. These addons for WordPress have recently acquired the milestone of being the first elementor addon to succeed with 100,000 plus active installations.

Its free version is well-rated and popular. It gives you access to 40+ widgets, including a few ones that can only be found in elementor pro, such as post grids and timelines, testimonials, etc. The essential addons free version fulfil the basic needs for you to pull a jaw-dropping fantastic site.

You can also get your hands on the pro version; it offers you more than 25 new widgets, including some unique ones like post blocks, data tables, modal popups, interactive promo etc.

The key features of Essential addons are:

  • They are very lightweight and doesn’t slow down the site
  • Modular control capability
  • Customizable thriving templates and blocks
  • potential to enable or disable individual elements, etc.

The essential addon pro allows you to show off your creativity with its premium widgets, including:

  • Gallery widgets
  • Lightbox and modal
  • Off-Canvas
  • Parallax effects
  • Advanced posts
  • Form styles

With its premium version, you can import templates on your page and customize them to get your preferred results.

3.     Livemesh Addons

Live mesh Addons for Elementor

Livemesh addons come with a vast collection of evolutionary, premium, and easy-to-use extensions to enrich functionality and user experience.

It can be a fierce addition to your elementor page builder because of its exceptional extensions you usually can’t find in any other premium plugin.

Its free version addon comes with 15 new elements with a heading style option that you can employ to make your website spectacular for your visitors.

Some of the prominent widgets of the free version are:

  • Animated pie charts
  • Blog post grids
  • Pricing plans
  • Testimonial slider, etc.

Moreover, with this plugin, you can build a personal, professional or any other website type.

The key features of Livemesh include,

  • Portfolio page
  • Piecharts
  • Client list, etc

The pro version of Livemesh adds has more than 19 widgets with some new custom animations to apply to those widgets.

FAQ, image slider, responsive tabs, etc., are some of the pro version’s new widgets.

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4.     Elements Kit

Elements kit Elementor addons

It is an ultimate all in one addon that includes 50+ custom Elementor addons, 17+ home page ready layout packs and more than 500 section packs with layout kit.

You can find the most prominent features including:

  • Header and footer builder
  • Off-canvas style in tablet view
  • Parallax effects
  • Multi widgets area
  • Extendable custom controls
  • Cross-browser compatible

Elements kit comes with an advanced parallax option with SVG library, mouse move effect, background parallax tilt option, CSS animation, etc. Its exclusive features are mind-blowing, and the multi widgets are specially built for using one widget inside another without any hassle.

The free plugin comes with 40+ addons, from which few are:

  • Accordion
  • Countdown, clock timer
  • FAQ
  • Testimonials
  • Call to action
  • Mail chimp
  • Offcanvas menus
  • Drop caps
  • Caldera form

Its exclusive pro addon widgets include:

  • Advanced tab
  • Data table
  • Vertical mega menu
  • Motion text
  • Timeline

This plugin for Elementor includes some unique custom controls, all the high-quality widgets, templates and sections you need to have to increase the site productivity and performance. So why go to multiple plugins when you can have them all under one roof.

5.     Element Pack

Element Pack For Elementor

It is a premium set that offers over  150 widgets for elementor. The element pack is up for sale at Codecanyon with 150+ reviews and a 4-4.5 stars rating.

The pack offers a massive range of widgets, 1100+ block templates, 110+ page templates, and more than 160 header and footer templates to get quality-oriented elements and design excellence.

With this vast collection of website building tools and feature-packed widgets, you can add content blocks, pricing tables and much more.

Some of the element pack’s popular widgets are cookie consent, easy purchase history, custom login, sticky section, accordion, WooCommerce, etc.

Its ready-made templates favor every popular WordPress themes and support third-party plugins like Gravityforms, TablePress and Events calendar.

The list of unique widgets of the element pack includes:

  • Circle menu
  • Member profile
  • News tickers
  • Weather
  • Cookie consent, etc.

However, before choosing the element bundle, make sure you know that it does not have a free version, and the costing starts from $39 per site and $249 for unlimited websites license.

6.     Happy Elementor Addons

Happy addons for Elementor

Happy addons is a freemium widget bundle that offers you insert a ton of new widgets to your elementor site.

The team behind the Happy addon is the same that is behind many popular plugins such as Dokan WooCommerce multi-vendor market place plugin, i.e. WeDevs.

In the free set of the happy addons, you get 20+ widgets with a deep level of customization in each one of them. Whereas, in the premium one, you have a collection of more than 35 of the same addon along with various exclusive and unique features.

To boost the elementor page builder’s essence, it has two exclusive features, floating effects and CSS transform. You can sail any element to animate and rotate the object on its axis through the floating effect and apply various transformations like translate, scale, rotate, etc., as per your need by CSS transform.

The unique features of Happy Elementor addons include:

  • Section nesting
  • Cross-domain copy-paste
  • On-demand asset loading
  • Custom column order
  • Happy clone, etc.

7.     Exclusive Elementor Addons

Exclusive Addons for Elementor

Exclusive elementor is one of the best addons with 30+ free and 40+ pro widgets. The addon comes with more than 600 ready-made blocks and offers a quick and scalable design utilized by all business levels.

Exclusive addons allow you to design an advanced website with modern and sophisticated features, and its limitless characteristic lets you construct a stunning website that flawlessly aligns with your content.

It’s easy to use interface and customization to make your webpages prettier than ever and take your WordPress website to the next level.

The free widgets of exclusive elementor include testimonials, image magnifier, dual heading, google map, accordion, etc. The pro widgets have a mega menu, comparison table, site title, post carousel, etc.

Although this plugin is newer than others, just within a short period, it has become the WordPress community’s talking sensation.

If you’re planning for an upgrade, upgrade exclusive addons to exclusive addons pro, and you’ll have additional 70+ page elements and 600 pre-designed building blocks in your arsenal.

The pro plan for exclusive addon starts with $39 for a single website and $499 for the unlimited website’s license.

8.     Powerpack Addons

PowerPack Addons for Elementor

WordPress experts have designed this premium addons plugin at IdeaBox. The powerpack addons come with creative elements to increase your WordPress site’s visual representation and have 70+ features divided across three widget categories.

  • Content widgets: these widgets let you add an advance menu, content toggle, tabs, etc
  • Form styler widgets: it allows you to design Gravity forms, Contact form 7, Ninja forms, Caldera forms and WP forms.
  • Creative widgets: it includes a popup box, promo box, image gallery, etc.

This Elementor addon boasts both a free and a premium version. In detail, the premium version starts at $49 for unlimited sites.

Conclusion

The wholesome set of features, functions and tools makes these the best addons necessary for designer and developers.

If you are looking for the top Elementor addons for WordPress, we got you covered. These are quality options you can pick from. They have all you’ll want, from features to widget and templates. Check them, and if you find them fitting in your budget, no one can stop you from making a perfect page and site.

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8 Best Instagram Feed Plugins for WordPress

Instagram is an excellent platform for visual content, and its simplicity makes it one of the most popular marketing tools at the moment. This popularity explains why companies and businesses are finding ways to import their Instagram content to their websites.

Besides, you can save time on content creation and delegate this work to your creative writers to make embedded eye-catching Instagram content increase engagement. With that in mind, you’ll also need to replicate your content on your website to accompany your posts.

But how can you integrate Instagram content into your WordPress website without relying on low-res screenshots?

The answer lies in the Instagram feed plugin WordPress alternatives. These tools allow you to import Instagram posts from any account to your web page. So, they help save a lot of your time to help you focus on your creative work.

That said, here are the best Instagram feed plugins for WordPress websites.

1.  Smash Balloon Instagram Feed

Smash Balloon Social Photo Feed

This Smash Balloon add-on is one of the most installed Instagram feed plugins, with over 1 million active installations. With the easy-to-find name, Instagram Feed allows you to embed Instagram feed WordPress without any stress. It is also the most feature-rich Instagram feed plugin for WordPress.

Furthermore, this plugin makes it possible to integrate Instagram on your WordPress site without losing the original user experience of the website. Visitors can even follow your Instagram page without leaving your website. Also, the Pro version enables you to show feeds from specific hashtags and offers other layout customization options.

Besides, you can choose your preferred color scheme to match the one on your website. This wide range of color choices is useful when customizing your plugin to attract more users.

Key features:

  • Customizable layout
  • Responsive on all devices
  • GDPR Compliance
  • Infinite scrolling
  • Multiple Instagram accounts
  • Multiple color schemes
  • Hashtag filtering

2.  Instagram Journal

Instagram Journal

Instagram Journal is a powerful choice because it leverages the strength of the Instagram API. With the latest version, you gain access to a comprehensive library of colors and customization options for your WordPress site. And above all, you can host Instagram contests right on your website to generate traffic and offer social proof.

With Instagram Journal, you enjoy an array of display modes for your embedded Instagram content. The plugin allows you to integrate an Instagram banner, section, or carousel into your WordPress website or post. So, you have more freedom to play around with the themes and settings to get unique content on every post.

Most importantly, the ‘Journal’ look is perfect for media-rich pages. If you are a designer or photographer working on an online portfolio, this plugin is the perfect answer to your problems. You can give your website that extra bit of flair. Besides, you can use FileBird – WordPress Media Library Folders to organize thousands of your photos.

Key features:

  • Amazing color palettes
  • Responsive design for all screens
  • Extensive user options
  • Access to Instagram contests
  • Image carousels and collages

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3.  10Web Social Photo Feed

10web Social Photo Feed

The 10Web plugin is an easy-to-use plugin that allows site owners to include an Instagram Frame on their web page. At the moment, this plugin has over 70 000 active installations on WordPress. Besides, the plug-in also features constant updates.

The main exciting feature of this plugin is that it allows you to adjust the thumbnail size to your preference. Moreover, the Pro version enables you to embed the Instagram post in the sidebar. You can also access other attractive layouts and custom-made themes for the plugin.

If you are a blogger, photographer, or digital artist, the 10Web Instagram Feed plugin is the perfect choice for you. It will help you add some extra flavor to your posts by offering great content to your audience. And most importantly, 10Web offers a highly-responsive interface on every Android or iOS device.

Key features:

  • Instagram Gallery
  • Individual feeds
  • Filtered feeds
  • Instagram widget
  • Scrolling options
  • Pagination options
  • Colorful and responsive themes
  • Customizable layouts

4.  Feed Them Social

Feed Them Social Instagram Plugin

As the name implies, the Feed Them Social plugin gives you access to multiple social media platforms simultaneously. It allows you to embed posts from your Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts. Feed Them Social has over 80 000 downloads since it became available for download on WordPress.

Regardless of your WordPress experience, the Feed Them Social plugin is pretty easy to install and customize without any hassle. Besides, this plugin is responsive on all devices regardless of the embedded social network. And you can include ‘Share’ buttons and generate shortcodes for the embedded content.

Moreover, you can embed the plugin to any post using a shortcode generator. Also, you can add the Instagram feed to the sidebar of any post or page. Most importantly, you can get the premium version of this WordPress plugin for as low as $50.

Key features:

  • Affordable premium version
  • Customizable layout
  • Share options for social media platforms
  • Post limit control on Premium
  • Excellent customer support

5.  Grace

Grace Instagram Feed Plugin

Grace Instagram Feed is a plugin that offers excellent Instagram feed features on WordPress sites. The eye-catching plugin allows users to customize their content and beautify their web pages without any stress. As it stands, Grace is compatible with the latest Instagram API for businesses released in 2020.

The CodeCanyon plugin comes with a lot of functionalities to beautify your embedded content. You can use the classic, justified, slider, or masonry grid as your preferred layout. Grace also offers a drag-and-drop option when using the post builder. Besides, you can also filter posts that appear on the feed using URL or keyword filtering.

Moreover, Grace allows a site owner to approve posts before they can appear on your website. This posts approval system works with the filtering option to help you curate the kind of content that the users can see. And most importantly, you can import any public post on Instagram instantly.

Key features:

  • Responsive gallery design
  • Customizable layouts
  • Content filtering
  • Lightbox
  • Social media buttons
  • Post approval system
  • Translation tools (Loco Translate)
  • Beautiful headers

6.  WPZOOM Social Feed Widget

WPZoom Social Instagram Feed Plugin

If you are looking for a reliable and responsive Instagram widget for your WordPress site, WPZOOM is a good option. Over 50 000 WordPress users have installed this plugin, earning it a 4.5 stars rating. And since the plugin has translation options, you can adapt the language settings to suit your target audience.

The plugin offers multiple embedding options for your Instagram feed. You can embed the content on the main page, sidebar, or footer. Moreover, you can also choose single-column or multiple-column layouts for your posts. For people with advanced coding skills, you can play around with the widget’s CSS content.

In terms of installation, the WPZOOM social widget is easy to download. You can also customize the settings and color scheme without any stress. And most importantly, you can configure the number of images to display, as well as the order of display.

Key features:

  • Content filtering
  • Translation options
  • Responsive design
  • Adjustable thumbnail and image size
  • Automatic image loading when scrolling
  • Customizable layout and color schemes

7.  Spotlight – Social Photo Feeds

Spotlight Instagram Feed Plugin

Spotlight is a fast-growing Instagram feed plugin from RebelCode. The plugin currently has over 10 000 downloads and features constant updates. Besides, Spotlight is so popular because it provides instant support to users.

Also, this Instagram feed plugin WordPress allows you to connect your Instagram account to a webpage. While editing the Spotlight plugin, you can use the live view feature to monitor the changes in real time. Besides, you can choose from an extensive color palette to match the website’s color scheme.

Moreover, you can also connect multiple Instagram accounts simultaneously. The premium version gives you access to additional features like post filtering, hashtag prioritization, and extra design options. And most importantly, you don’t need any coding skills to edit the Spotlight plugin.

Key features:

  • Responsive design
  • Customizable layouts and fonts
  • Unlimited Instagram feeds
  • Lightbox
  • Follow buttons
  • Arrangement options (date, popularity, etc.)

8.  AccessPress Instagram Feed Pro

AccessPress Instagram Feed Plugin

AccessPress is a simple and responsive Instagram feed plugin WordPress that works on the 3.8 version or higher. The plugin supports English and Japanese translations, with more language options being added regularly.

The plugin allows site moderators to customize the content. Besides, the plugin is easy to use, offering flexible options to moderate the feed according to your specifications. You can also filter and sort specific content based on keywords, hashtags, and location.

With the AccessPress Instagram Feed Pro, you can monitor basic analytical data for likes and comments on every post. Plus, you can check the most popular content over a specific period.

Key features:

  • Feeds from multiple accounts
  • Dedicated support team
  • Customizable layout
  • Free lifetime updates
  • Content filtering features
  • Fully responsive layout for mobile
  • Generated shortcode
  • Lightbox

Final words

Instagram posts are a great addition designed to make your website eye-catching. Together with informative written content, the media content drives a lot of traffic and conversion to websites. And at the same time, the plugins can beautify your website.

So, use Instagram feed plugin WordPress to embed pages and filtered hashtags to your website. Always focus on plugins that have the most exciting features and fit your WordPress team. And most importantly, compare the best plugins available and choose the option that suits your budget.

Get rid of boring written content. Add some extra spice to your website with the help of responsive Instagram WordPress plugins right away!

✨Bonus:

There is a free plugin for Telegram chat, it will help you display Telegram chat on your WordPress site in just a few seconds. Take a look!

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10 Best WordPress Popup Plugins in 2021

Desire to get a magic wand that will turn website visitors into regular subscribers and customers? You need to add popups as this is an effective way to increase sales and provoke your visitors to subscribe to your site. The point is that they attract attention and prompt action since they are great at instantly sharing the value you may provide your visitors with. But how can you customize them?

The easiest way is to use the WordPress popup plugin to streamline the lead generation and conversion-driving processes. Let’s discover the best WordPress popup plugins that you should use this year.

Top 10 WordPress Popup Plugin to Use in 2021

There are many popular plugins for the WP site today. They all have a different pricing policy and a different set of features. But each of these plugins will allow you to set up popups on your website. If you think that such tools only allow you to create a pop-up, then this is not so.

They can provide many more functions than it might seem at first glance. This is due to the fact that they are not single-function-based. Here are some extra functions:

  • Availability to use ready-made attractive templates. Most products offer a wide gallery of templates, which means that you do not need to involve specialists to create the desired design.
  • It is not just a single-function product. It usually includes additional features such as targeting and so on.
  • The plugins integrate well with popular email marketing services.

Below is the list of potentially effective tools you may get started with already today.

1.  Popup Maker

Popup Maker

Price: It is free to use; you have to pay to get advanced features.

The main advantage of the plugin is that the basic functions are free to use. If necessary, you can purchase an extension that will open up access to more advanced features. You can create an unlimited number of pop-ups.

The ability to add these pop-ups in the right place for your site is a definite benefit. By the way, this plugin got a rating of 4.9 out of 5 on the official WP website. This user rating says a lot, so it’s a good option for those on a budget.

Pros

  • The product is free to use.
  • Integration with form plugins such as WPForms.
  • It is possible to add triggers where you want.
  • The ability to control a trigger and set it for certain content, pages, messages.

Cons

  • The free version does not include access to analytics.

2.  Popup Builder

Popup Builder

Price: The ability to use some functions is free. Prices start from $60.

This is a free plugin that deserves attention, as it has a maximum of useful features and a minimum of disadvantages. The product offers a range of features including unlimited pop-ups, sound effects, animations, and more.

Another distinctive feature is that it is compatible with the most popular web page builders besides WordPress. But what’s more interesting is that it is WPML multisite compatible. Briefly, with a wide range of pop-ups and customization options, this plugin has everything you might need to get started.

Pros

  • Many functions are available for free.
  • The drag-and-drop function makes it attractive for newbies.
  • Ability to configure the multisite network for use on sub-sites, WPML integration.

Cons

  • Pop-ups for social networks are paid.
  • The inability to customize “leave this page”.

 3.  Icegram

Icegram popup plugin

Price: It is free but some functions can be provided for a fee.

This is a great starting point in the world of pop-ups for free. Ease of use and free of charge offer make this tool the best option for website owners on a budget or for newbies who want to put in a minimum of effort to create a pop-up campaign.

The plugin will help to generate users into potential buyers through calls to action. But if you are looking for templates with amazing designs, then this is not what you need. The only significant drawback of this tool is the lack of advanced targeting features. But if you consider that the product is free, you can turn a blind eye to this.

Pros

  • The security feature allows you to protect your site from hacker attacks or spam.
  • There are no restrictions on the flow of traffic to the site.
  • The plugin is free with basic functionality. If necessary, you can pay for the required functions.

Cons

  • Only basic target functions are not enough to attract a lot of traffic.
  • Some templates may have a poor or outdated design. Other tools offer more modern and attractive solutions.
  • No drag-and-drop feature, and it can make the tool difficult for beginners to use.

 4.  OptinMonster

Optin Monster

Price: the cost starts at $9 per month.

This is the undisputed market leader that boomed the industry. This popup plugin is easily integrating not only with WP but also with other popular website builders. It allows you not only to create pop-ups, but also to use them to collect a base, promote products, and so on.

It will help you create different types of campaigns and use intelligent triggers. The powerful targeting functionality is also worth noting. It is possible to create one account for multiple sites. Even though the product is not free, the monthly cost is very reasonable. The subscription price starts at just $9, which is just symbolic considering the features that site owners can get.

Pros

  • User-friendly and easy to use.
  • Availability of ready templates without the need for coding. Ability to create your templates.
  • Presence of animations and sound effects for the popup.
  • It is possible to use geolocation, referral detection, and so on.
  • The ability to use Google Analytics to monitor performance.
  • It is possible to personalize the popup with CSS.

Cons

  • There is no free version and this is the only drawback.

5.  Bloom

Bloom plugin

Price: Prices start at $89 per year. Lifetime access can be purchased for $249.

This WordPress popup plugin is intended specifically for sites based on the functionality of the WP. This plugin allows you to choose the desired template from over 100 existing ones. Also, the user can choose one of 6 types of pop-up types.

It is possible to configure the display delay after users perform certain actions. For example, after a comment, a purchase, and so on. But a significant drawback is the lack of a trigger such as leaving the site, geolocation target, and so on.

Pros

  • The presence of ready-made templates allows you to instantly use the plugin in business. It is ideal for beginners who have no knowledge or hired specialists.
  • Setting up the custom dashboard, you can view the conversion and other indicators.
  • There is an opportunity to test each pop-up and check which option has the best conversion.
  • Possibility to choose one of 6 campaigns.

Cons

  • It is necessary to look in the preview mode every time after the changes that you make to the form.
  • Only basic options for targeting are available.
  • The plugin significantly slows down the speed of the WP site due to the lack of speed optimization.

6.  TrustPulse

Trustpulse

Price: The cost ranges from free access to $ 350 per month.

This is one of the powerful social proof tools as the pop-ups of this plugin increase the credibility of the site. It is possible to customize FOMO with timely notifications to push visitors to certain actions.

This WordPress popup plugin allows your users to get proof of the legitimacy of your business by displaying real-time actions on your website. So in addition to the ability to create pop-ups, you can get the social approval and trust of potential customers.

Pros

  • The ability to customize the popup in real-time. That is, users will be able to see the number of subscriptions, sales, and so on in a hidden notification.
  • Setting up targeting. You can customize notifications so that they are displayed to the right audience at the right time.
  • The ability to customize the design of pop-ups.
  • Easy to integrate with popular platforms besides WordPress (Shopify, Drupal).

Cons

  • The limited number of sessions in the free version. Up to 500 sessions are available for free per month, you have to pay to increase the usage.

7.  Sumo

Price: The cost per use varies. It can be either free access or $39 per month.

This WordPress popup plugin attracts its attention primarily with its “freemium” model. That is, this plugin is freely available for download, but the fee will vary as the conversion of the site increases. Apart from a wide range of functions for customizing pop-ups, this plugin offers something more.

The product is designed not only for creating pop-ups but for creating links, improving analytics and social media presence. The free version only allows you to use one template, so you will have to pay for more options for using the plugin. By the way, this product is not the cheapest option in the context of WP plugins.

Pros

  • The tool is free to use, which is ideal for a limited budget or newbies.
  • It is possible to create pop-ups depending on where the traffic comes to the site.
  • Availability of ready-made solutions (templates) that vary based on your specific goals.
  • It has other extensions that will come in handy for your site.

Cons

  • Lack of targeting features.
  • Advanced features are available only in the paid version.
  • The more traffic your site has, the more you will be charged for using the plugin.

8.  Elementor Pro

Elementor pro

Price: The cost to use the plugin starts at $49 per year.

This product is popular for its drag-and-drop functionality, making it affordable for beginners. But besides page building, this plugin is a good tool for creating pop-ups. If you are already using this plugin to create pages, then you will not need to pay.

It offers over 100 ready-made templates and widgets. By the way, there is no limit on the number of pop-ups for your site. The cost of one plan for one site is only $49 per year.

Pros

  • The ability to use the plugin not only to create pop-ups.
  • Access to ready-made templates allows beginners to use the product without specialized skills.
  • It is possible to customize the template design.
  • Integration with numerous email marketing services.

Cons

  • No testing capability.

 9. Thrive Leads

Thrive leads

Price: The price for the plugin starts at $67 and may reach $147.

This plugin is for creating pop-ups on a WP. But this product has many additional features. If you compare this plugin with the market leader, there are many similar features here. But there are limited options in the context of the targeting.

It is possible to configure triggers, but there is no geolocation one. The advantage is the A/B testing to choose the optimal form and check the effectiveness of the campaign. This plugin can be considered a good alternative to Bloom.

Pros

  • There is an opportunity to buy a plugin without constant payment for a subscription.
  • A\B testing function. The ability to test and choose the one that is ideal for the target audience.
  • The presence of advanced analytics allows you to get detailed information. For instance, conversion rates and form analytics.
  • No coding knowledge is required due to the drag and drop function.

Cons

  • Your site might be slowing down due to a plugin.
  • The beginners need time and some educational resources to interact with the plugin.

10.  HubSpot

Hubspot Popup

Price: Free to use.

The plugin allows you to integrate your WP and HubSpot accounts and also to create pop-ups. The product is free and attractive. It is easy to work with the settings; you can customize the necessary pages using the URL.

There is an ability to customize the closing of popups according to consumer preference. In addition to pop-ups, you can create a chat, forms, and so on. On the site of the same name, there are training materials that will help to cope with the tools, even for those who are a complete newbie in this area.

Pros

  • Using the product os free.
  • Wide functionality, the ability to create not only pop-ups.
  • Target settings based on user behavior.

Cons

  • There are no visible drawbacks, considering that the plugin is free and feature-rich.

Wrapping Up

Choose the right plugins for your WordPress website, make a starting point. Define the must-have feature set and the budget you can afford to spend. Remember that if you are on a tight budget, you can always start with a free plugin or use those features that are available for free. The main thing is not to miss the opportunity to use pop-ups as they are the top tools for lead generation and further conversions.  

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Best Plugins to Accept Donations with WordPress

Raising money for a great merit is not always an easy task, but you can make it a little easier for yourself by adding a noticeable Donation button on your website.

Visitors now will pay more attention to that button on your website so that asking for contributions and managing donors can be displayed on a website or blog with the help of many WordPress Donation Plugins. They add attractive buttons, facilitate payment gateways and do many things that make collecting contributions as easy as falling off a log.

There are tons of WordPress plugins to accept donation out there in the market, it’s not easy for any individual to choose one from the rest. In this article, we will take a look at 8 of the best WordPress donation plugins. Hopefully, this collection of features will help you to choose the proper one.

1. GiveWP – Donation Plugin and Fundraising Platform

give

GiveWP is one of the most favourable donation plugins for WordPress users and most downloaded and highest rated WordPress donation plugin. The plugin allows you to get presents from donation forms, evaluate your donors and analyze donation reports.

Some of the things that I like about this plugin include:

  • Maintain history of your donors
  • Seamless integration with third-party tools
  • Generates receipts with tax already deducted
  • Ability to export donor data
  • Allows you to create custom fields and goals

Using this plugin, you easily accept donations in WordPress. The free version of this plugin allows you to accept donations through a PayPal payment gateway.

You can use payment, form and date methods to clarify your reports. The plugin measures the performance of your donation campaign over various campaigns. You can create custom donation forms on your WordPress site, use various themes and add numerous options for customizing goals.

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Though there are premium add-ons available to add more functionalities to your donations. This includes additional payment gateways (like Stipe, Authorize.net, Mollie, etc), recurring donations, a currency switcher and more. Purchasing the plugin will cost you a great sum of money.

2. Charitable

charitable

Charitable is another donation plugin that gives you the ability to collect donations without any difficulties. This is a totally free plugin which is used to pay and accept the donation. With Charitable you can set up a fundraising campaign to activate in less than 5 minutes.

Additionally, the free version of the plugin also comes with a bunch of useful features. Create an unlimited number of fundraising campaigns, add goals, set timelines, customize donation forms (amounts, required fields, etc), send followup donation emails or receipts and more.

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The plugin lets you accept donations through several payment gateways such as Stripe, Authorize.Net, PayFast and PayUMoney. The Charitable Gift Aid extension uses Gift Aid to boost donations by 25%. Similarly, Charitable Newsletter Connect helps grow your list of subscribers.

Charitable comes with a load of awesome features. Some of them include:

  • Easy to use
  • Offline donations
  • Unlimited campaigns
  • Donation management
  • Developer friendly

Charitable built a free WordPress theme called Reach. The theme is great for creating peer-to-peer fundraising events or a crowdfunding platform.

3. Donorbox

Accept donations with Donorbox WordPress plugin

Donorbox is one of the powerful WordPress donation plugins for nonprofit organizations across the world. Recurring donation system, customizable donation forms and seamless donor management makes Donorbox one of the most favorite donation plugins for nonprofits.

Donorbox’s major features include:

  • Accept weekly, monthly, quarterly or annual donations.
  • Easily embed on WordPress website or deploy as a popup widget
  • Accept payments via cards, Apple Pay, low-fee ACH and SEPA bank transfers, Google Pay, and PayPal!
  • Easy Donor Management
  • Goal meter and donor wall
  • Donorbox’s WordPress donation plugin can also be integrated with third party applications such as Mailchimp, Zapier, Salesforce and Double the Donation.

Its pricing is the lowest in the fundraising market with 1.5% as platform fees + payment processing fees (Depending upon Stripe or Paypal).

4. WPPayForm

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WPPayForm is an easy-to-use and freemium WordPress payment plugin that accepts donations developed by WPManageNinja. This is an amazing plugin that takes donations through multiple payment gateways. You can accept any kind of donation via this awesome plugin.

The free version of the plugin allows you to use the Stripe payment gateway and premium version enables you to use PayPal additionally. This drag & drop based donation plugin also offers you all the fundamental features of form creation. Users can collect recurring payments using the plugin thanks to supporting for Stripe and PayPal payment gateways.

5. Seamless Donations

seamless donations

Seamless Donation is another outstanding approach to accept donations with WordPress. You can raise funds and manage your donations using this plugin on your website. This plugin allows you to accept payments using PayPal and provides a confirming thank you message when the donation is complete.

Here are some features that this plugin offers:

  • Five minute installation
  • Automatic option for repeat donation
  • Donor tracking
  • Worldwide currency support
  • Translation ready

There are some fantastic and unique features of the plugin. For example, you can accept donations anonymously. Plus, you can also invite users to join your email list – a great way to build an audience for the future.

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The plugin provides Thank You Enhanced extension for delivering ‘Thank You” messages to your donors and you can personalize that whatever you like. The Delete Monster extension enables you to delete donations. Seamless Donations works with GoodBye Captcha to block spambots.

6. PayPal Donations

paypal donation

The PayPal Donation plugin allows you to add a donation button to your WordPress website. Donors can send you donations through their credit card or their PayPal account. Plus, you can easily connect donations worldwide because it supports 18 languages and 25 currencies.

The plugin can be easily integrated with all WordPress themes. If anything comes up, all you need to do is to create a support request and the plugin experts will quickly offer a solution.

Some of the things that I like about this plugin include:

  • View donations on your WordPress admin panel
  • Multilingual
  • Support for 25 currencies
  • New image for every button
  • Donation widget

PayPal Donation Button offers much customization in terms of placement on your site such as headers, pages, posts, the sidebar, and the footer.

7. Donation Thermometer

donation thermometer

Donation Thermometer can be seen as a prominent WordPress donation plugin that allows you to estimate donations and take payments effortlessly. As the name suggests, you can create a thermometer on your site to measure your donations. Easy stuff, right? All you have to do is use a shortcode and it will promptly show a standard thermometer on your web page.

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It’s really interesting to record the amount of donations raised, and for donors to see how close they are obtaining their target. Though this is a simple plugin for donations, you can still satisfy all of your basic needs.

One of the most prominent aspects of the plugin is it can be used offline. Plus, the plugin can be highly customizable and shortcode friendly.

The plugin is not equipped with many features, making it a very simple-to-use plugin. Thus, if you are a basic WordPress user, this plugin is a right choice for you.

8. WooCommerce Donation Plugin

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If you’re currently operating an online store or would like to make one part of your charity/ non-profit site, it’s worth installing the WooCommerce Donation Plugin to accept donations through your eCommerce store.

The basic feature of this plugin adds a donation as a regular product, where customers then adds this product to the shopping cart, pays for it, then don’t get a real product in return.

Its feature list is well worth checking out:

  • It changes nothing about your online store, but it gives customers a chance to donate on top of orders.
  • Simple reports guide your decisions on whether or not to continue a donation program. These are also great for seeing where the donations are coming from.
  • You can have the Donation field consist of a drop-down with predefined values or a blank field for people to type in their own donations.
  • Campaigns can be named for better tracking.
  • The WordPress donation plugin only costs a one-time fee of $18

9. Smart Donations

smart donations

Smart Donations is a powerful but easy-to-use WordPress plugin with a simple Donation buttons. The buttons can be placed anywhere on your site, and you can also set goals to persuade more customers to spend money.

This Smart Donations plugin offers modernistic donation buttons alongside with a widget interface for placing your buttons in sidebars, footers, and anywhere on your theme.

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Wrapping up

Raising fund through donation seems to be a challenging task because WordPress doesn’t provide sufficient options for this kind of purpose. However, you can easily add this feature by using a plugin to accept payments from donors. All the plugins mentioned in today’s collection have been recently updated and include slightly different functionalities for your site. Just give them a go and try them out to find the appropriate one for your donation purposes. These plugins can help you accept donations promptly and engage with your donors.

Have you tried any of the above plugins? Or are there any other donation plugins you’d like to recommend? Leave your comments down below.

Thank you from NinjaTeam!