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This is the August 2022 edition of “The Best Plugins & Themes this Month in WordPress.”

So, this is the first look back at what were some of the best plugins and themes for WordPress for August!

What you are about to read in today’s post is what were some of the best WordPress plugins and WordPress themes that have was released during the 31 days we’ve spent in August in 2022. In this roundup. I’ve divided them up into two categories lists, the first list showcases both free & premium plugins for WordPress.

The plugins you can find below in the post includes an add-on for Elementor which gives you a gallery, so you can make your image gallery easier. To a few WooCommerce plugins that either give your customers a free gift or giving you a comprehensive solution to get periodic payments. And lastly a plugin that connects your WordPress with OAuth 2.0 protocol

And with the themes list, you will see another set of free and premium WordPress themes that include nearly any type of themes that you may need. WordPress Themes includes business based themes, gutenberg compatible themes, blogging themes, multi-purpose, a theme built by Automattic and eCommerce supported themes, you can use these themes as-is or customise them to suit your or your client needs.

Plugins – Free & Premium

1. Code Block Pro

Code Block Pro

Show off your beautiful code. With this WordPress plugin which provides you with an editor that runs your code directly through the same rendering engine that is used by the popular VS Code editor. This provides fast, native, code highlighting that renders perfectly in any language and theme supported by VS Code.

Price: Free

2. Pixel Gallery

Pixel Gallery Addons For Elementor

Pixel Gallery is the first Elementor based gallery add-on for WordPress. That provides the easiest image gallery making experience. Just drag and drop gallery widgets into your webpage and you can start making awesome WordPress galleries in minutes.

It come with pre-built gallery layouts and templates. You can insert the widget to select the images you want to display and Pixel will display it with its several unique gallery interfaces.

Price: Free

3. Simple Charts

Simple Charts

This plugin creates a short-code you can use to embed charts anywhere inside WordPress. Just add the short-code, add some options and you are done. It loads one JavaScript file (chart.js) and only loads it on the page where you actually use the short-code. It’s so lightweight it won’t impact the performances of your website at all.

Price: Free

4. Store Manager

Store Manager

Store Manager allows you to set business hours, open/close your store with one button and push messages directly on your homepage to your clients.

Price: Free

5. WooCommerce Free Gift

Woocommerce Free Gift

WooCommerce Free Gift allows you to create gift packs which are products with no cost and you give to customers when they buy something from your website. Customers will be offered free gifts in specific situations generated by the rules and corresponding to your selling strategies.

Price: $10.00

6. Advanced WooCommerce Subscription

Advanced Woocommerce Subscription

WooCommerce Subscription Plugin is a comprehensive solution for sites that need to have periodic payment products. This plugin is compatible with any WooCommerce template.

Price: $24.00

7. WP FoodSearch

Wp Foodsearch

WP FoodSearch is an Online Food Ordering system for Single/Multiple Restaurants. It is a standalone WordPress plugin which allows you to easily add Food Ordering System to your WordPress Website. Using WP FoodSearch you can easily receive both PickUp/Takeaway and Delivery orders.

It’s a complete and customised system package for Single & Multiple Restaurant’s Management system. Also it has a user friendly frontend and backend interface which will allow you to easily manage the orders and also comes with pre-built user dashboard to manage their profile and orders.

Price: $19.00

8. Lana Passport

Lana Passport

The Lana Passport plugin allows almost any type of software to connect to the WordPress authentication system with OAuth 2.0 protocol.

The Lana Single Sign On plugin with Lana Passport plugin provide that the user can log in to the WordPress client website via “Single Sign On” button which uses WordPress OAuth server authentication.

Price: $79.00

Themes – Free & Premium

1. Kelsey


Kelsey is a free multipurpose dark WordPress Block Theme for full site editing that comes with a beautiful design. As this is a block-based theme that is suitable for all kinds of websites.

The theme comes with 8 different block patterns, 9 Templates, and 5 Template Parts. The block patterns are Header Default, Header Media, Service, Hero Content, Featured Content, CTA Horizontal, Footer contact info, and Footer Default. All of the blocks, block patterns, templates, and templates parts are fully responsive, extremely easy to use, and highly customisable.

Price: Free

2. Restance


Restance is a simple, responsive, and elegant looking theme template for WordPress full-site editing and fully compatible with Gutenverse plugin. Restance’s templates is built with layout/design that suit for Real Estate sites and Furniture Design.

The templates includes both core version and Gutenverse plugin version, also has core and Gutenverse block patterns ready so you can start mix and match your template parts as you desire.

Price: Free

3. Grayzone


Grayzone is a flexible blog theme with plenty of options. Optimized for all devices, this theme will stand out with a unique design. Set sidebar to the left or right – or no sidebar at all. Pick sidebar colors, header color and primary accent as you wish.

Price: Free

4. Ambitio


Ambitio is a clean and lightweight block theme with modern colors and typography. The theme supports a huge range of block patterns, multiple header and footer block template parts as well as global style variants.

Price: Free

5. Gadgeto


Look no further than the Gadgeto WooCommerce theme if you want to provide your customers with a high quality shopping experience. With this theme, you can differentiate your store from others with its magnificent look and cutting-edge features.

This excellent theme is developed with error-free and organised code that makes it a light-weighted theme that loads faster. The clean & responsive theme layout and attractive colour scheme make the theme perfect to promote electronics stuff, hi-tech gadgets, accessories, and other similar ones.

Your site visitors can reach their desired products with ease with the advanced search bar, seamless navigations, and product filter. Also, product comparison, quick view, and wishlist are available to enhance the experience.

Price: $38.00

6. Lorne


Designed for true creative minds. It’s Lorne! A truly unique creative portfolio theme made for every branding agency, freelancer, and personal portfolio website.

This contemporary theme includes a large selection of portfolio layouts, multiple practical shop features, full Elementor Page Builder compatibility, a blog, 12 refined pre-made websites, and the Slider Revolution plugin that comes free of charge! Express your passion for creativity with Lorne.

Price: $85.00

7. Akola


Akola is a strong WP theme for Organic & Food WooCommerce stores. It uses the latest version of Bootstrap as the back-end framework, and you’ll easily find the design of this theme impressive and suitable for your store. It puts a lot of emphasis on aligning products based on their categories. Yet it also highlights how certain web components. A Design that integrates components to highlight special products.

The theme been built on the Elementor plugin. So you can easily drag and drop to customise the website to your liking, besides Akola is compatible with 3 Multi Vendor plugins (Wc Marketplace, Wc Vendor, Dokan) to help you build Multi Vendor websites.

Price: $19.00

8. Aethos


Showcase all manner of creative work with Aethos, a truly modern, art-inspired and animation-driven theme with a fine selection of creative agency, artist portfolio, agency portfolio and design layouts. You also get modern art gallery, design agency, exhibition and animated portfolio elements, full Elementor Page Builder compatibility and lots more!

Price: $79.00


WordPress Wednesday – The Best Plugins & Themes from August 2022