This is the sixth round of my end of the year round up of SomeWhat Creative’s Monthly What’s New for Designers & Developers roundups, I like these type of roundups as I want to research what’s new for Web Designers and Developers and both showcase them to you and remember these for myself. So Today’s post I will be showing what were the latest WordPress plugins both free and paid that been released during this year.

I would like to say that not every WordPress plugins that been added in each of the monthly roundups will be featured today… so let’s start.

January

Gutenberg Spacer Block Gutenberg – Plugin

GutenKit is an upcoming suite of Gutenberg Blocks designed to help you build better landing and sales pages within Gutenberg.

Price: Free

HashBar – Plugin

HashBar is a WordPress Notification / Alert / Offer Bar plugin which allows you to create unlimited notification bars to notify your customers.

Price: Free

Visit Analytics – Plugin

Detailed analytics of your site traffic

Price: $5.00

WordPress Longtail Keyword SEO – Plugin

WordPress Longtail Keywords SEO will suggest you the keywords that related to the main topic and your content.

Price: $5.00

February

Resume Builder – Plugin

Create one or many resumes—complete with contact information, education & experience history, as well as a list of skills—with this incredibly easy-to-use (and free) plugin.

Price: Free

Clean WP Admin Theme – Plugin

You can install the plugin and it works automatically. WP Admin will look much better and cleaner.If you don´t like the main color, you can change it in Settings > General options. You´ll see the option to change the main color.

Price: Free

Candy FAQ – Plugin

Smart FAQ for WordPress with Analytics and Instant Filter

Price: $12.00

QuadMenu – Plugin

QuadMenu is a WordPress plugin designed for both regular users and developers. The menu has a simple and intuitive interface, integrated in the WordPress dashboard, allowing you to create and customize an unlimited amount of mega menus and tabs menus.

Price: $15.00

WooCommerce Shipping Tracker – Plugin

WooCommerce Shipping Tracker is a WooCommerce Plugin, that enables you to add Shipping Numbers to your orders, so your customers can track their shipments.

Price: $19.00

March

Disqus Comment System – Plugin

Disqus been updated to version 3.0 introduces several notable improvements including an overhaul to Commenting Syncing, a new Automatic Installation feature, and a redesigned plugin settings page.

Price: Free

Shortcode Cleaner Lite – Plugin

Clean WordPress Content from Unused Broken Shortcodes

Price: Free

Hotel Booking System – Plugin

Hotel booking system is a plugin that is dedicated booking platform for hotel room booking. This plugin has a robust administrative area and a user friendly front-end with booking capability and payments.

Price: $25.00

Kong – Plugin

Kong is a Website Builder WordPress Plugin. Its purpose is to provide an entirely frontend solution for building from simple to complex web pages without experiencing the traditional hassle in which users normally are forced to switch between frontend and backend to check how their configurations look like.

Price: $25.00

April

Notification – Plugin

Notification is a WordPress plugin. Notify anyone about any action in your WordPress. With powerful Merge Tags, you can endlessly customize your messages. Set unlimited Notifications in your WordPress Admin via the beautiful and intuitive interface within 5 minutes.

Price: Free

WP Event Manager – Plugin

WP Event Manager is a lightweight, open source, scalable and full featured event management plugin for adding event listing functionality to your WordPress site.

Price: Free

WooCommerce Fake Discounts – Plugin

This is an ultimate SALE plugin for storewide sales and general flash sales such as Black Friday, Christmas discount, Halloween, clerance, store anniversary or some other special day. You can define Increase price by and discount in precentage or fixed value, add also can display sitewide notification about discount.

Price: $15.00

May

Better Resource Hints – Plugin

Better Resource Hints will make your WordPress site faster using modern, performance-enhancing resource hints supported by most of today’s browsers and servers.

Price: Free

Support Hero – Plugin

Support Hero is self-service knowledge base that helps companies educate their clients. Helping them to create and deliver a game changing user education experience that increases retention and engagement, while reducing customer relationship costs..

Price: Free

AllWPAddons – Plugin

AllWPAddons is the first market for custom page builder elements. The core plugin is completely free. There are two different types of elements available: Free and Premium ones.

The free elements are free to install for anyone but to install the premium elements, you will need to buy the specified element or the specified subscription then those will automatically assign your purchase to your license, so no further action is needed. Every element can be installed, uninstalled, activated and deactivated with just one click.

Price: Free for the Core plugin Premium $39 for 1 site, $99 for 5 sites or $199 per year for Unlimited sites

June

HayyaBuild – Plugin

Drag and drop WordPress builder plugin, Provides header builder, pages builder, shortcode builder and footer builder for your WordPress site with more than 40 modules.With HayyaBuild you can build unlimited headers, pages and footers for your WordPress website without the needs for writing any code.

Price: Free

Nimble Builder – Plugin

The Nimble Builder is a lightweight drag and drop page builder designed to work in the WordPress live customizer.

Price: Free

WP Vulnerable Updates – Plugin

WP vulnerable updates is an automated Vulnerable checking plugin in real time and alert you if any vulnerable updates found on your WordPress site.

Price: Free

Customizer Plus – Plugin

Customizer Plus is simple but powerful plugin which allows you to override WordPress Customizer settings on individual posts and pages.

Price: $19.00

WooCommerce Custom Price – Plugin

Increase your sales by empowering your customers to offer a custom price for your product. WooCommerce Pay Your Price plugin allows your customers to bargain for the product price.

Price: $19.00

GDPR For WooCommerce – Plugin

This plugin allows WooCommerce Store owner to give a choice to heir customer that after purchase they can anonymised their personal data from order data storage.

Price: $24.00

July

Brizy – Plugin

Brizy is a new and innovative way of building WordPress pages visually. No designer or developer skills required. The only tools you’ll need to master are clicks and drags.

Price: Free

Invoice PDF WooCommerce – Plugin

This WooCommerce Add-on adds PDF Download link column in admin Order list automatically when you activate the plug-in. You can Download Woo-commerce orders as PDF at admin side without re-load page and also send PDF to the client by manually or you can choose to download or print invoices and packing slips from the WooCommerce order admin.

Price: $37.00

Launchpress – Plugin

Launchpress is a plugin that helps you with your upcoming product or website launch. Unlike other WordPress themes out there, which uses a 3rd party Subscription Form, Launchpress allows you to capture visitor’s email and store it in your database so you can shoot out your message about your launch.

Price: $22.00

Search Plus – Plugin

Search Plus is a unique advanced search engine plugin which comes with user-friendly rules, templates, support for filtering categories, authors, date, tags and many other features one can find useful in a WP based search engine.

Price: $24.00

August

BrewPress – Plugin

BrewPress is a brewery controller that runs on the Raspberry Pi and allows you to brew beer using WordPress.

Price: Free

WP Page Builder – Plugin

WP Page Builder is a feature-rich drag and drop WordPress plugin to create websites easily. Whether you’re an experienced developer or just a beginner, you can build stunning websites independently with this tool.

Price: Free

Facebook Events Calendar – Plugin

Facebook Events Calendar For WordPress will display all events from your Facebook page on calendar. There are 2 layouts for your choice: full and compact.

Price: $18.00

WP Invoice Manager – Plugin

WP Invoice Manager is fully featured plugin for creating and maintaining unlimited clients and invoices.

Price: $25.00

September

WP Page Builder – Plugin

WP Page Builder is a super fast drag and drop tool with free 30+ addons, 60+ pre-made blocks and layout packs with top-notch technical support.

Price: Free

Speed Demon – Plugin

A powerful bundle of lightweight tweaks that drastically improve the loading speed of WordPress by reducing bloat and improving overall efficiency.

Price: Free

Form Builder – Plugin

This is a universal solution to create various types of filling forms and display them on your website. Collect insights from your current and potential customers through easily-filled surveys, feedback forms, rating requests and other formats. Design the form structure, choose elements, specify types of inputs, add scales and many more to create manageable and effective filling forms for data collection.

Price: $14.00

Scraper – Plugin

Scraper can post with collecting from Amazon products, Alibaba products, Reddit posts, Pinterest pins, Envato items, Soundcloud songs, IMDB movies, Booking.com hotels, Walmart products, Youtube videos, Vimeo videos, eBay Products, Instagram Images or any web site that you know on auto-pilot mode!

Price: $27.00

October

Face Detection – Plugin

This plugin allows to generate cropped thumbnails without cutting heads or faces. It detects whether uploaded images have faces in it thus when generating cropped thumbnails based on such image, they will be centered in the largest face found.

Price: Free

OpenPos – Plugin

OpenPOS is complete point of sales system(POS). A complete solution for Woocommerce. Openpos Includes almost everything needed in a POS system. All data use same with your woocomerce. It make easy manage product and sales.

Price: $55.00

FaceLive – Plugin

FaceLive – Live Stream Broadcaster Plugin for WordPress is a Facebook Live Video streaming tool which allows you to go live on Facebook with pre-recorded videos.

Price: $37.00

November

Block Gallery – Plugin

Block Gallery is a suite of beautiful gallery Gutenberg blocks for photographers, artists, writers and content marketers, built by the fine folks at ThemeBeans.

Price: Free

WP Mega Menu – Plugin

WP Mega Menu plugin is the ultimate solution. You can use Mega Menu for free to create rich and stunning navigation menus for your website. Make menu themes, and customize the styles using drag-and-drop tools. Beautify the menu items with custom colors, fonts, and attributes.

Price: Free

LatePoint – Plugin

A simple and intuitive appointment booking plugin that is focused on your customers, making it incredibly simple to schedule an appointment with just a couple of clicks.

Price: $29.00

December

Essential Gutenberg Blocks – Plugin

Essential Gutenberg Blocks is a WordPress Plugin for Gutenberg Editor.

Price: Free

Booking.com Product Helper – Plugin

The Booking.com Product Helper allows you to embed any Booking.com affiliate product on your website. With this plugin, you simply paste the embed code from the Affiliate Partner Centre and generate a shortcode, which can be used anywhere on your WordPress website.

Price: Free

Twitter Feed – Plugin

With Elfsight Twitter Feed, you can add on your site a customized feed of one of the most popular social media. Embed your own Twitter feed with header and action buttons, create a collection of Tweets by hashtag or display customer testimonials about your products from Twitter.

Allow your users all Tweet actions right on the website: retweet, reply, like, share. Choose the best layout, add colors and find the right proportions of the widget. Increase the number of followers and grow engagement on your site with lively and interactive feed.

Price: $29.00

 

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What’s New for Designers & Developers from 2018: WordPress Plugins Edition