If you have spent much time at all working with WordPress, you’re probably familiar with CodeCanyon. Created by Envato Studio, also the creator of ThemeForest and many other successful marketplaces for online design and development projects, CodeCanyon is a great place to find WordPress plugins. Everything listed on the website is unique, as developers must provide exclusive rights and agree not to sell their plugins off-site. That means many of these plugins are unseen and unheard of. Below, you’ll find some of the top plugins for turning your WordPress website into a complete powerhouse.
Visual Composer is a powerhouse of a drag and drop page builder. Forget working with HTML or using the simplistic features of the WordPress WYSIWYG editor. Visual Composer has over 45+ premium content elements that can be integrated into a WordPress page or post in seconds. There’s also 60+ predefined layouts that can be used at the click of a button. As an SEO friendly and responsive plugin, it has all the features you’d expect in a premium page builder. Using Visual Composer you can create highly attractive websites in a fraction of the time it would normally take. It makes it easy to add complex design options to a page and the template system allows you to save and reuse templates for faster page design. There are also several addons available, allowing you to extend its features and use Visual Composer in a wide variety of ways.
Need event scheduling features that can be integrated with Google Maps? EventOn has advanced features but a minimal design, making this one of the best event scheduling plugins for WordPress. It’s the perfect event calendar for businesses that hold multiple events per month or showcase events for other businesses. Easily set the time and date for an event and generate a shortcode to display scheduling options on your website with ease.
Capitalizing on traffic that doesn’t convert to sales is very important to lead generation. Without popups, there’s very little way to capture the attention of your audience. Ninja Popups provides a way to subtly alert your visitors of an opt-in opportunity. Ask for their name an email and entice them to join your email list by providing a free offer or giveaway. Ninja Popups makes it really easy to generate leads and 40 popup themes, 8 opt-in panels and over 70 animated effects, it’s a powerhouse of a lead generation plugin. You can also use Ninja Popups for providing discounts, coupons and other special offers that will make users more likely to make a purchase.
When your WordPress theme is lacking basic social sharing buttons, don’t fear, Easy Social Share Buttons is here. Supporting over 35 social networks including Facebook, Google +, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest and more, it has over 22 built-in templates for showcasing your social sharing options professionally. It makes it easy to integrate social sharing into your pages and posts. It also provides social metrics like click logging and analytics for tracking your results. Easy Social Share Buttons is also integrated into Visual Composer.
Membership plugins are often expensive and only available through a month-to-month subscription. Ultimate Membership Pro is highly affordable and has all the features you’d expect in a membership tool such as multi-level support, unlimited users, content locking ability and support with all the major payment gateways. It even supports advanced features like free trials, drip content protection, restricted pages and more. If you plan to run a membership site, consider this plugin before expensive alternatives.
If you use WooCommerce then you know one of the major downfalls is the high costs of its extensions. Fortunately, the community has responded and CodeCanyon features many WooCommerce plugins at a fraction of the price. WooCommerce Extra Product Options is particularly appealing as it provides the ability to create extra price fields globally or on a per-product basis. It supports conditional logic, has a form builder, supports styled variations and has validation features. It’s an advanced tool for optimizing your checkout process.
BuddyPress was supposed to be a user profiles plugin to rule them all. However, UserPro has many of the same features without the clunkyness. With the UserPro plugin you can create beautiful frontend profiles with social login capability. It allows for unlimited custom fields, the ability to manually approve users, it has a member directory with user badges and it supports content restriction. For a basic social community or enhancing a bbPress forum, UserPro is a great plugin to have.
WordPress has many free plugins available at the WordPress Plugin Directory but these extensions can only get you so far. CodeCanyon’s library of advanced plugins has many hidden gems that can work excellently for enhancing your website.