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We’ve seen some incredible resources for designers and developers throughout 2022.

The sixth roundup for “What’s New for Designers & Developers from 2022” will be what were some of the best and helpful plugins for WordPress that either got released or been updated. From Image compression, helping with documentation, WooCommerce extension, plugins specifically for industries like Real estate, performance tools.

I’m excited to look forward to what the web will bring in 2023, but in the meantime, take a look back at the best WordPress plugins of 2022. Enjoy!

January

Lazyline – Plugin

Lazyline

Lazyline is a lightweight and flexible WordPress Plugin that speeds up your website by deferring the loading of your below-the-fold images, videos and iframes to when they will enter the viewport. It’s written in plain “vanilla” JavaScript, it leverages the IntersectionObserver API, it supports responsive images, it optimize your website for slower connections, and can enable native lazy loading.

Price: $39.00

Squidge – Plugin

Squidge

Image compression in WP can be costly, confusing and sometimes just simply don’t work. Squidge changes this by using jpegoptim, optipng, cwebp, and libavif to simplify conversion to webp and avif files increasing you our PSI and boosting ranks.

Price: Free

Graphina – Plugin

Graphina

Graphina is an ultimate easy-to-use chart & graph WordPress plugin. This is a fantastic plugin to represent data and numbers on great-looking, charts. It’s a versatile plugin that allows you to create several kinds of graphs and charts for a sorted and clear display of data on your website.

It has a powerful set of options, with 6 different charts; it has a wide range of charts and adaptability. The graph creation is useful to display multiple kinds of reports or statistics.

Price: $19.00

February

Help Manager – Plugin

Help Manager

Site operators can create detailed, hierarchical documentation for the site’s authors, editors, and contributors, viewable in the WordPress admin. Powered by Custom Post Types, you’ll get all the power of WordPress to create, edit, and arrange your documentation. Perfect for customized client sites.

Price: Free

Nitrol – Plugin

Nitrol

Nitrol is a lightweight and flexible plugin that speeds up your website by disabling unnecessary WordPress features, extra traces, REST API, Heartbeat API, etc. It also allows you to configure various security options such as disabling XML-RPC, Malicious Requests, theme/plugin file editor, WP Access for certain roles, and more. The plugin has optimization support for various plugins such as WooCommerce, Contact Form 7, and others.

Price: $19.00

March

Gumpress – Plugin

Gumpress

Gumpress is a WooCommerce extension that allows you to import Gumroad products into your WooCommerce store. It allows you to create a personalized Gumroad storefront using any WooCommerce theme.

Price: Free

WP Mail Logger – Plugin

Wp Mail Logger

The WP Mail Logger is a plugin that allows you to log every mail inside your WordPress website. You can use this plugin to identify mistakes or failures when an email is sent. This plugin is ideal when you want to make sure that your clients get the right mail!

Price: Free

Kuki Bar – Plugin

Kuki Bar For WordPress

Kuki Bar is a WordPress plugin that allows you to collect and keep a prof of consent. It’s the only plugin that syncs cookie consent with Google Sheets.

Price: $25.00

3D Mapper – Plugin

3d Mapper

The 3D-Mapper plug-in for WordPress helps you, whether you are a beginner or an experienced web designer, to easily create a custom 3D maps and add them to your own website – all without any code! With just one click you can import the 3D maps into your WordPress website.

The maps still contain all the settings that you previously saved in the editor. However, you can change all parameters (except labels and pins) with the plugin at any time and adapt them to the website.

Price: $29.00

April

Bordered Blocks – Plugin

Bordered Blocks

Bordered Blocks adds (customizable) borders and labels to all Blocks in the Post/Page editor, to give you an instant overview of the layout of your page and how all Blocks relate to eachother.

A toggle switch at the top of each Post or Page in the editor will allow you to quickly switch between the default editor view and the bordered view.

Price: Free

Realentor – Plugin

Realentor

Realentor is a real estate plugin to manage Property Listings for the WordPress site. It has 5 built-in shortcodes such like: Box Grid, List Grid, Comparison Properties, Horizontal Filter and Vertical Filter to use the plugin independently (without any other plugin like: Elementor).

It’s very simple and hassle-free so that users can create their listings and publish with responsive design quickly. Also it has 5 widgets for the Elementor page builder to create limitless designs and styles. So we suggest trying to use with the Elementor to realize the actual power of this plugin.

Price: $19.00

Wiloke Pricing Table – Plugin

Wiloke Pricing Table

With Wiloke Pricing Table, you can create pricing tables in minutes using our eye-catching templates. The intuitive interface lets you choose the type of table and then customize the settings to match your brand.

Price: $19.00

May

Performance Lab – Plugin

Performance Lab

The Performance Lab plugin is a collection of modules focused on enhancing performance of your site, most of which should eventually be merged into WordPress core. The plugin allows to individually enable and test the modules to get their benefits before they become available in WordPress core, and to provide feedback to further improve the solutions.

Price: Free

Portfolio Block – Plugin

Portfolio Block

A lightweight plugin to make and display your work portfolio in a professional way. This is a block plugin that add a new block in the Gutenberg page editor called “Portfolio”. It’s support all type of images.

Price: Free

WP Reactions – Plugin

Wp Reactions

Create instant user engagement and collect feedback from your audience with emoji reactions for WordPress.

Price: Starting at $39.00

June

Jetpack Protect – Plugin

Jetpack Protect

Jetpack Protect is a free security plugin for WordPress that scans your site and warns you about vulnerabilities, keeping your site one step ahead of security threats and malware.

Price: Free

Depicter – Plugin

Depicter Responsive WordPress Slider Plugin

Depicter is a SEO friendly, responsive image and video slider that truly works on all major devices with super smooth hardware accelerated transitions. It supports touch navigation with pure swipe gesture that you have never experienced before.

Price: Free

Struninn – Plugin

Struninn Is A Youtube Subscribers Live Count

A YouTube subscribers live count plugin built for Elementor. Just connect your YT account and the plugin will automatically grab the info for you. Just use the shortcake to display a widget in either posts or pages.

Price: $18.00

July

Bundler – Plugin

Bundler

Create high-converting offers and increase your average order value with the most powerful Bundle plugin for WooCommerce.

Price: Free

BookSlots – Plugin

Bookslots

This is a simple and flexible form that allows you to book timeslots with any of your WordPress users.

Price: Free

Migrate WooCommerce to Shopify – Plugin

Migrate Woocommerce To Shopify

Migrate WooCommerce to Shopify is a powerful plugin that allows you to migrate WooCommerce data to your Shopify stores. The process would take just a few minutes and the configuration are extremely simple.

Price: $39.00

August

Terminal Block – Plugin

Terminal Block

Display rich text in a terminal window. Set specific text as a using the “Set as prompt” text format button or set the Additional CSS class display-prompt-auto to prefix each line with “$”. Set the Additional CSS class display-cursor to show a blinking cursor on the last line.

Price: Free

Lordiconizer – Plugin

Lordiconizer

Lordiconizer is very easy to install and customize. Lordiconizer adds Lordicon element to Elementor and WPBakery Page Builder which can insert Lordicons animated Icons to the Elementor or WP Bakery enabled site. It has several settings to customizes the size of the icons, animation type, it can add titles, links to icons.

Price: $20.00

AIomatic – Plugin

Aiomatic Is A Automatic Ai Content Writer

The AIomatic plugin will allow you to publish new posts with AI generated or to update old posts with fresh content relevant to the article or post.

You can tell the AI to write negative or positive product reviews, dialogs between different persons, commentaries on events, articles relevant to the title of a specific post and many many more.

Price: $49.00

September

Simple SMTP Mailer – Plugin

Simple Smtp Mailer

Simple SMTP Mailer plugin allows you to easily configure WordPress to use SMTP instead of the PHP mail function.

Price: Free

HyperSell – Plugin

Hypersell – Cod Order Form For Woocommerce

If your business is based on Cash On Delivery, you need HyperSell in your store, it will help you increase your conversion by changing the normal WooCommerce checkout with a simple, fully customizable Order Form.

Price: Free

BookingPress – Plugin

Booking Press Plugin

BookingPress is a simple online booking WordPress plugin that simplifies the online booking procedure and provides you complete control over your appointment management. It suits any service-based businesses like Barbers, Spas, Tutors, Doctors, Gym, etc.

Price: $49.00

October

WPFiles – Plugin

Wpfiles

WPFiles is the best WordPress media plugin to organize media library into folders, increase website speed by compressing and lazy loading images, advanced automatic watermarking and much more.

Price: Free

WPExtended – Plugin

Wp Extended

Say goodbye to multiple plugins as WPExtended consolidates over 25+ useful tools in a single plugin whilst being a safe, easy to manage and to use solution for any WordPress website.

Price: Free

MyShopKit – Plugin

Myshopkit Woocommerce Plugin

MyShopKit WooCommerce Plugin Bundles is an award-winning toolkit that helps you grow your WooCommerce business while saving you hundreds of dollars in sales.

Rescue abandoned carts, boost sales growth, increase email signups, create email marketing templates, and beautify Woo shop. This bundle takes care of everything and lets you take your business to the next level!

Price: $29.00

November

CommandBar for WordPress – Plugin

Commandbar For Wp Admin

With spotlight-style search, pro shortcuts, and contextual editor actions, CommandBar for WordPress boosts productivity for WordPress pros, agencies, and content teams who live in WordPress Admin and the Gutenberg editor.

Price: Free

WP Dark Mode – Plugin

Wp Dark Mode

WP Dark Mode enables a stunning dark mode version of your WordPress website. It requires zero coding and can change the website theme automatically based on device theme.

Price: Free

Go Cart – Plugin

Go Cart Side Cartfloating Cart For Woocommerce

Go Cart is a WooCommerce extension that adds an interactive sticky sidebar shopping cart on your store. This plugin lets user manage his/her cart items without the need of the cart page.

Price: $21.00

December

BackupSheep – Plugin

Backupsheep WordPress Backup Plugin

BackupSheep plugin integrates with existing backup plugins such as UpdraftPlus(free/paid) and automates files and database backups using smart scheduling and the ability to push your backups to remote storage accounts.

Price: Free

Incompatibility Status – Plugin

Incompatibility Status

Incompatibility Status adds a status message to the admin dashboard to display possible incompatibility issues using the block editor and full-site editing.

Price: Free

Audier – Plugin

Audio Player For Elementor

The Audier WordPress plugin is a super customisable audio player for Elementor builder. It is an easy widget to add music, podcasts, transcription, or any other audio information to your website. The player supports both single tracks and playlist. It looks and works perfectly on different devices.

Price: $10.00

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What’s New for Designers & Developers from 2022: WordPress Plugins