Let’s take a step back and explore some of the top plugins and themes available for WordPress as of May 2024!

In this overview, I’ll delve into the most noteworthy WordPress plugins and themes released in May. I’ve categorized this compilation into two lists for easy reference. The first list highlights a mix of free and premium WordPress plugins.

Following that, you’ll find a curated selection of plugins tailored to fulfill various requirements such as a popup plugin designed to boost your website’s engagement, a specialised plugin that adds a new product type for real estate listings within WooCommerce. To a WordPress plugin that generates custom placeholder images and another plugin that adds global search functionality to your WP-Admin.

For themes, I’ve assembled another collection featuring both free and premium options to accommodate a variety of needs. Whether you’re looking for themes geared towards business, Gutenberg compatibility, blogging layouts, versatile choices for eCommerce, or even child themes, this list has you covered. These themes are ready for immediate use, or you can personalize them to suit your own or your clients’ preferences.

Plugins – Free & Premium

1. CocoPopup


CocoPopup, a powerful and free WordPress popup plugin designed to boost your website’s engagement and conversion rates. Seamlessly integrate CocoPopup as a Gutenberg block, perfect for Full Site Editing (FSE) themes.

Create stunning, brand-tailored popups effortlessly, from captivating opt-in forms to promotional messages. With intuitive customization and advanced targeting, CocoPopup ensures you deliver the right message to the right audience at the right time.

Price: Free

2. RT Mega Menu

Rt Mega Menu

The RT Mega Menu for Elementor is a powerful tool designed to enhance your website’s navigation. This feature-rich mega menu offers extensive customization options, enabling you to create dynamic and visually appealing menus with ease.

Supporting multimedia content such as videos, images, and tabs, the RT Mega Menu allows you to craft engaging and interactive navigation menus. Whether highlighting promotional videos, showcasing product images, or displaying additional information in tabs, RT Mega Menu provides the flexibility to do so without any coding knowledge.

Price: Free

3. REES – Real Estate for WooCommerce

Rees Real Estate For Woocommerce

Introducing ‘REES – Real Estate for WooCommerce’, a specialized plugin that adds a new product type for real estate listings. Designed for ease of use, REES enables you to create and showcase visually appealing real estate properties effortlessly.

With seamless integration and a user-friendly interface, this plugin simplifies the process of managing real estate listings within WooCommerce. It offers customizable features tailored for the real estate market, helping you attract more customers and enhance their shopping experience.

Price: Free

4. Better WP-Admin Search

Better Wp Admin Search

Better WP-Admin Search adds global search functionality to your WP-Admin. It allows you to search within WordPress native post types such as Posts, Pages, Media, Navigation Menu Items, Custom CSS, and Global Styles. Additionally, you can search within plugin custom post types. You can view and edit search results conveniently within the WP-Admin interface.

Price: Free

5. WPThumbify


WPThumbify is a groundbreaking WordPress plugin engineered to streamline and automate the creation of featured images for your website’s blog posts.

Ideal for bloggers, small business owners, and website administrators, WPThumbify empowers you to generate captivating, SEO-optimized featured images in bulk, saving valuable time and effort.

With its user-friendly interface and comprehensive customization tools, WPThumbify is an essential tool for enhancing your website’s visual appeal and streamlining your content management process.

Price: $39.00

6. Read Aloud

Read Aloud Plugin

Read Aloud is an innovative WordPress plugin that enhances your website’s accessibility. It provides high-quality, real-time text-to-speech functionality using the ResponsiveVoice API. This premium plugin offers a seamless auditory experience, making your website more inclusive and engaging for visitors with visual impairments, reading difficulties, or those who prefer auditory learning.

Price: $19.00

7. Holdy


When designing websites, you might not have the necessary images initially. However, knowing the dimensions and using placeholders can help you visualize the layout better.

Don’t waste time creating fake images for your mockups or wireframes! Holdy generates custom placeholder images with URLs in seconds. You can easily customize the images by adjusting the size, color, and text settings.

Price: $9.00

8. Hero Products

Hero Products Product Grid Plugin For Woocommerce

The HeroProducts Plugin allows you to showcase your products more attractively, promoting and highlighting your shop’s items. With HeroProducts, you can create grids for any type of product and place them anywhere on your WooCommerce shop. Offering endless customization options, this flexible and easy-to-use plugin lets you quickly create a professional and engaging appearance.

Price: $29.00

Themes – Free & Premium

1. Sten


Sten is a straightforward blogging theme featuring a practical design. It’s perfect for jotting down notes, writing both short and long texts, and comes with a post sidebar and comment section.

Price: Free

2. Dawson


Dawson is a WordPress portfolio theme designed specifically for photographers. Featuring a two-column layout, it is perfect for creating a portfolio website. Dawson also offers five unique style variations, giving users a broad selection of aesthetic options.

Price: Free

3. Portfolio WP

Portfolio Wp

Portfolio WP is a WordPress block theme crafted for artists, photographers, designers, and creatives aiming to showcase their artwork on a professional portfolio website. Every element of the theme can be easily customized using the WordPress site editor.

Price: Free

4. Bibliophile


Bibliophile is designed to deliver an impeccable reading experience. With its header on the left sidebar providing context, posts and content are elegantly displayed on the right. Inspired by printed books and featuring carefully chosen font sizes, Bibliophile ensures a great experience across devices. Its user-friendly layout allows for seamless navigation, making it an ideal choice for those who enjoy reading on the go.

Price: Free

5. Minios


Minios is a robust WordPress theme designed for Fashion WooCommerce stores. Built on the latest version of Bootstrap, The theme offers an impressive and suitable design for your store. It emphasises aligning products by categories while integrating components to highlight special products.

As it’s powered by the Elementor plugin, allowing easy drag-and-drop customisation. It also supports three multi-vendor plugins to help you build multi-vendor websites.

Key features of Minios include widgets for displaying top-selling products, banner sliders for featured and trending products, and smooth product category navigation. The extensive search function allows customers to refine their search by categories, availability, product conditions, brands, price ranges, sizes, colours, and other custom specifications.

Price: $48.00

6. Mavis


Mavis is a modern, responsive WordPress theme designed for doctors, medical clinics, and dentist websites. It is suitable for various medical-related sites.

The theme includes multiple demo variations with inner pages and is developed with Elementor, ACF Pro, Redux, Bootstrap 5, and Sass. It features WooCommerce shopping cart functionality with RTL support, making it easier to use for Arabic and Hebrew language-based websites. Mavis is also compatible with WPML and includes Contact Form 7 plugin submission and MailChimp AJAX subscription features.

The theme’s well-commented source code and detailed documentation ensure it is easily customisable. Mavis offers a range of exciting features to help users tailor the theme to their specific needs, making it an ideal choice for medical websites.

Price: $15.00

7. Stargaze


Stargaze is a fresh, trendy & powerful WordPress Theme best suited for observatory, astronomy, scientific laboratory, scientific institute or research company, or anything related to splace, like space agency, aerospace company, space tourism, or science blog, etc.

The theme includes Slider Revolution and Swiper Slider plugins for slideshows and supports Retina Images. It offers intuitive navigation with user and main menu support and an Interactive Ajax Search feature. Layout options ensure responsiveness, with support for both boxed and fullwidth layouts. Elementor compatibility enables easy content modification. Advanced blog settings enhance engagement. The theme’s powerful framework includes inheritance systems and compatibility with popular plugins like Elementor and WooCommerce.

Price: $13.00

8. Inventive


Introducing Inventive, a cutting-edge WordPress theme designed for various industries like business consulting, marketing, finance, and more. It’s ideal for startups, SaaS providers, app developers, and tech businesses.

The theme developers integrated the popular Elementor page builder plugin for easy content and layout control. With the built-in Elementor Add-ons enhance convenience, making Inventive perfect for waste management, eco technologies, and environmental protection company themes.

With drag-and-drop functionality, customizing pages on the frontend is effortless. Elementor simplifies customization, making it easy for anyone, even without coding experience.

Price: $13.00


WordPress Wednesday – The Best Plugins & Themes from May 2024