Welcome to the sixth of my yearly round of the “What’s New for Designers & Developers for 2021”.
Today’s post roundup will be showing you what were some of the best and greatest plugins for WordPress that either got released or been updated during 2021.
Not every plugins for WordPress that been featured in each of my roundups will be featured in today’s post, as I feel that this list could be enormous. So let’s get in to it.
January’s Top Picks
Jetpack Boost provides you with a simple way to check your site’s performance according to the latest standards used by the world’s most successful web sites. Improving performance is increasingly important for SEO as search engines prioritize user experience alongside relevance in their ranking algorithms.
This is a simple Gutenberg plugin that adds an outline around each block. Outline settings are based on user meta. Each user canchange the settings according to their needs.
Mighty Tables allows you to magically add sorting, search, filters, and highlighting functionality to your existing and future tables.It works out of the box and automatically. Very little configuration is needed. Just plug and play.
WP Social share content module make sharing of your content easy, fast and beautiful. Visitor can select your product/blog content and share/tweet it on various social media.
February’s Top Picks
Easy, secure, and password-less authentication for WordPress.
Haxcan is one click, fastest and most lightweight malware scanner which allows you scanning for all themes (active and installed ones) or all plugins scan (active and installed) with one click.
The Readabler is a lightweight and powerful solution for increasing content accessibility on any WordPress site. The accessibility plugin for WordPress will make publications on your website accessible to people with perception problems, cognitive impairments, hearing or vision impairments.
March’s Top Picks
Qubely is a full-fledged Gutenberg block toolkit with plenty of custom blocks, predefined sections and starter packs to create beautiful web pages. It minimizes the limitations of the Gutenberg editor and opens unlimited possibilities.
This plugin is all you need to turn your website into an online business. It is very easy to set up and there’s no coding required. Just follow the simple wizard, fill in the details in configuration tab and integrate a booking button or widget from Bok to your website!
Lightweight Cookie Notice is a lightweight and customizable cookie plugin for WordPress.
April’s Top Picks
Night Eye WP dark mode plugin is a powerful software that uses advanced algorithm to enable dark mode on your WordPress website. Night Eye uses smart color conversion, is highly customizable and extremely easy to use.
WooCommerce Added to Cart Popup allows you to show a beautiful pop-up window each time a new product is added to the cart, displaying its contents, cart total information, related products, upsell products, and cross-sell products.
Event plugin WordPress is a fully functional plugin that can work with all WordPress themes, easily setup and customize without any coding skills.
The plugin supports event organisers displaying their event listings in an attractive way to grab attendees’ attention. Besides, it provides outstanding features to optimize users’ experience: advanced event search filter, AJAX filter, simple calendar and full calendar, slide.
May’s Top Picks
The command palette that gives super fast access to your WordPress Dashboard.
This is a very simple plugin that adds a few, white-labeled blocks to help you add some variety in how you display content on your website. As of right now, the Feature block is the only block offered in this plugin, however, we will be adding more blocks soon.
WPTerminal is shell-like tool to solve many tedious tasks you’re facing during development and maintenance of your WordPress website. Designed for servers without shell accesss and low-memory limits. Edit any text file, make copies and backups, run custom sql queries, change file permissions and much more. With just ONE tool.
Quick Timetable is plugin which help you to build timetable on your website quickly. It is perfect for your gym classes, school or kindergarten, medical departments, nightclubs and pubs, class schedules…
June’s Top Picks
With the carefully selected and easy to configure functions the plugin provides everything you need to secure your website and prevent a number of threats such as brute-force attacks, compromised login, data leaks, and more.
Lorem Text is a WordPress plugin on the classic editor that helps you generate dummy content instantly in your post and page editor. Right choice for Professionals, Developers & Agencies, Small Businesses and more.
Bookingo is a powerful WordPress booking plugin for a small service industry, schools and trainers. The plugin will be perfect as a booking for a swimming school, language or driving school, wherever we deal with a repeating pattern of classes.
July’s Top Picks
WP Cost Calculator – if you’re searching for a smart, simple tool that allows you to easily create price estimation forms to give your clients the opportunity to get information about your services and products costs you are in the right place.
WooCommerce Learning Management System: The upsurge in digitization has bought a drastic change even in traditional educational practices.
The times when everything was executed without the internet, especially education has dissipated and has gone online. As a result, LMS or Learning Management System has come into existence which brings the trainers and learners together to be a part of the knowledge sharing process.
Welcome to Blog Revolution for Elementor. With this awesome plugin you can build your blog layout in 1 minute using elementor. You can choose your block position to create your favorite widget blog layout. This plugin include 1 elementor widget with 3 differents blog style.
August’s Top Picks
Adds layer of security for your WordPress site. While also the plugin adds custom login page slug, enables 2FA, removes security issues. Adds remember device, counts login attempts and lock usernames if the password is wrong.
Out of bond e-mail is also supported – instead of entering codes, your user can use simple login link from within their e-mail client.
Use the Molly Theater plugin to create an easy-to-use and responsive fullscreen player for your Vimeo or Youtube videos. Get rid of the standard static width embeds and upgrade your website’s video experience.
Strive is a content calendar WordPress plugin that gives you a visual editorial calendar to plan and publish your blog posts. It also includes post statuses, custom checklists, revisions, and an innovative Pipeline view for understanding your content creation process.
Price: $7.00 per month, first month is free.
September’s Top Picks
Elespare is a simple yet effective WordPress plugin that lets you use Elementor to create fantastic Header, Footer and Contents of websites with highly customization options for FREE. It allows you to display your posts in many formats such as multi columned banner, grid, list, carousel, slider, tile, full, timeline, and so on.
The Selection Elementor widgets pack with 40+ items. The Elementor bundle is already included widgets, each of which was carefully designed as a separate item
WooCommerce Save for Later allows your customers to move the products which they plan to purchase later to seperate Save for Later list. The products from the save for later list can be purchased later.
October’s Top Picks
A simple little block that allows you add an SVG icon or graphic to the Block Editor (Gutenberg). Note that the Icon Block does not include its own icon library (yet). Instead, this plugin allows you to render any SVG-based icon by simply copy/pasting the SVG code into the icon textarea! See the screenshots for reference.
InnovativeWP’s Shipment Tracking For WooCommerce allows you to show tracking information on My account page, Order Tracking Page, Your Order Page & Emails. While customers can check their product’s shipment status easily with this plugin.
And admins can easily update and change order’s shipment status. Admin can add custom tracking links from All major shipping service providers.
The Crumber is a simple and lightweight WordPress plugin for Elementor to set up breadcrumbs anywhere on your website pages and thus improves the user experience on your website. The tool not only allows you to add and configure the elements of breadcrumbs in a few moments but also supports the Schema Markup for getting a rich snippet in the search results.
November’s Top Picks
Better Customizer Reset allows you to view and delete theme settings and customizer settings added as theme_mods.
Patchstack is a powerful tool that helps to identify security vulnerabilities within all your websites plugins, themes, and core.
The first and foremost step towards expanding your business globally is making it user-friendly for global customers. Customers from different corners of the world want to see the displayed price in their domestic currency.
This helps save them from the hassle of converting currency mentally, especially those who don’t have a head for figures. Thus, customers will feel more comfortable browsing your products and more likely to make a purchase.
December’s Top Picks
WordPress Dashboard customization is easier than before with WP Adminify. It can be your best choice as a WordPress Dashboard plugin because of its clean UI and lightweight size. The interface with 18 super modules will make your WordPress dashboard more enjoyable.
The Content Scheduler dashboard displays all your content in one easy to use drag and drop calendar. Using the dashboard you can easily drag content to different dates, add/edit content in a popup without leaving the dashboard, filter content by post types, post statuses, taxonomies and users.
It also allows you to define your own post status colors for easy content management. The calendar has 4 useful views: month, week, day and list. The dashboard can be filtered/saved without reloading the page for fast, easy content management.
ChaSupport is a unique mix of live chat app and ticket system platform that includes all the necessary features like ticket department, statue, auto agent assignment, mail notifications, public and private tickets, search tickets.
This plugin can be used as micro-service support system thanks to our design architecture tickets are stored in custom database table. ChaSupport is completely restful you can access your tickets, create and answer them throw AJAX requests from any other domain or server.