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This is the December 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 December!

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 December 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 a powerful WooCommerce builder for Elementor, a plugin that enhance the WP admin dashboard to a plugin that is a fast security plugin and a Gravity Forms add on plugin that block certain unwanted words.

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. ShopBuilder


ShopBuilder is a powerful WooCommerce builder for Elementor that lets you easily create custom WooCommerce pages with a drag and drop editor. With this plugin it lets you quickly and easily create custom WooCommerce pages with a drag-and-drop editor. And it also includes a powerful set of WooCommerce widgets that make it easy to add products to your pages.

Price: Free

2. Easy Form

Easy Form

WordPress Easy Form plugin is a simple, easy-to-use WordPress plugin created to help you collect the needed data. Just add the fields, customise the settings, and add the form into your website. That’s it! It create a bridge between you and your website visitors with a well-designed form.

Price: Free

3. Admin Speedo

Admin Speedo

AdminSpeedo is an easy way to enhance your WordPress admin dashboard and remove clutter and unwanted elements from your site code.

This plugin dramatically improves the loading time of your WordPress admin dashboard in seconds. Adds most of the optimisation features recommended for WordPress admins to reduce dashboard bloat.

Also this plugin helps reduce bloat from the most popular plugins like WooCommerce, Elementor, Jetpack etc. You can easily manage plugin settings from the admin menu “Admin Speedo”.

Price: Free

4. FluentAuth


FluentAuth is the lightest and blazing fast security plugin for WordPress that boost Your site Security with Login/Signup Security, Two-Factor Email Authentication, Login/Logout Redirects, Social Logins, Detailed Audit Logs, and more.

Price: Free

5. Multi Vendor Group Buy

Multi Vendor Group Buy For Woocommerce

The WooCommerce Marketplace Group Buy plugin allows the admin and sellers to create products that could be purchased by the customers in a group. The customers will be able to buy the products at lower prices than the actual price of it.

The customers can join the existing groups for group buying or they can create a new group for their purchased products. The shoppers can even share the groups within the website and on social media platforms or through email.

Price: $99.00

6. Tweet This

Tweet This

Tweet This is a simple but powerful WordPress plugin that allows your website visitors to share your website content to Twitter by simply selecting the text.

You can choose from predesigned templates to display the Twitter share icon. If you don’t want to use a ready-made icon template, you can customise your icon using various customisation options.

Site owners can also tag text, allowing users to share tagged text directly to Twitter without having to select it. This way, we let the user read the highlighted part of the content as well.

Price: $15.00

7. Account Switcher

Account Switcher For WordPress

Account Switcher allows you to add new and exciting features to your website, especially by fixing the major flaws of WordPress social websites.

The plugin allows you to log in with multiple accounts and switch between them on one device, like you see on many popular social media sites. It is also very easy to use and can be integrated with the blockchain membership management plugin Walogin – Membership Management by Blockchain (Authenticator).

Price: $49.00

8. Gravity Forms Block Words

Gravity Forms Block Words

Gravity Forms Block Words allows you to block certain unwanted words from the form submissions based on a list of blocked/unwanted/disallowed words on per form basis or by utilising the WordPress “Disallowed Comment Keys” feature.

Tired of being spammed with certain unwanted words? This plugin is simple and very effective against this kind of form spam. Configure a list of unwanted words globally or per form basis, on all fields or certain fields only and say good bye to annoying form messages.

Price: $20.00

Themes – Free & Premium

1. Dark Pastel

Dark Pastel

A simple blogging theme inspired by dark pastel colours and old style books. Includes nine separator block styles for a decorative touch.

Price: Free

2. Kenta Aurora

Kenta Aurora

Kenta Aurora is a child theme of the Powerful and Multipurpose Kenta Theme. You can access the Kenta theme’s rich Starter Sites to help you create your sites with just one click instead of starting from scratch. It provides endless possibilities to create your site visually in minutes, without coding skills.

It has a tons of options for you to customise every part of your site. You can almost build any kind of websites, like blog, business, portfolio, WooCommerce storefronts etc.

Price: Free

3. Night Club


Night Club is a free modern WordPress Theme for all Dance and Music Studios, DJ Party House, Bar, Nightlife restaurant, Disco Club, Trance club, Concert or Festival etc. This theme on the latest HTML5, CSS, Scripts and Bootstraps for a very convenient website building experience with smooth effects. The theme provides Unlimited Colour options, Title and text areas to change as your choice.

Also it is compatible with WooCommerce you can show your store also. This Theme is No coding skills required WordPress Theme for any customisation.

Price: Free

4. Echelon FSE

Echelon Fse

Echelon FSE is a modern and responsive style theme template for WordPress fullsite editing and fully compatible with Gutenverse plugin. It’s been created especially for corporate niche websites.

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. The templates is built ready so you don’t need to build it from scratch. We want to make your experience using WordPress full-site editor more convenient.

Price: Free

5. Villax

Villax Villa Rentals WordPress Theme

Villax is a powerful booking and rentals WordPress theme for a wide range of accommodations, from villas to hotels, resorts etc.

This feature-rich theme will save you time and money in creating your rentals platform. With 04+ awesome homepage demos, accommodation listing pages, property detail page, booking & management functions, search and filters, you can easily build a successful rental business and start to earn money from it.

The theme is editable as it is built with the visual drag & drop Elementor page builder. No coding is required. Also, it’s fully responsive, giving your customers the same experience on different devices and browsers.

Villax can be translated to any language and used as a multi-language website as well with the compatibility with WPML plugin.

Price: $19.00

6. Baloca

Baloca Book Store Woocommerce

Baloca is clean and highly flexible Book Store WooCommerce Theme for websites on WordPress platform. This rich-features theme will make a perfect choice to develop beautiful online stores in many businesses.

Baloca Book Shop WP theme goes with 05+ unique homepage demos that you can deploy to fit your online stores selling printed books, eBooks, digital books, or any other types of products. Also, you customise these theme layouts effortlessly with the built-in visual page builder – Elementor.

This book store website template is powered by the WooCommerce plugin and it comes with well-designed shop & product pages, which is ready for you to run an online shop quickly. Moreover, Baloca is fast-loading and fully responsive on many devices. It supports attractive Revolution Slider, multilingual plugin WPML, Contact Form 7, MailChimp, and so on.

Price: $19.00

7. BabyBo


Babybo is a strong WP theme for Kids Store and Baby Shop 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.

The theme 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.

It’s built on the Elementor plugin, so you can easily drag and drop to customise the website to your liking, besides Babybo is compatible with 3 Multi Vendor plugins (Wc Marketplace, Wc Vendor, Dokan) to help you build Multil Vendor websites.

It has widgets for displaying the top-selling products. Banner sliders that display featured products and trending products. Product categories feel smooth in the user experience.

Plus, the search function is as extensive as you’d like for it to be, especially for an eCommerce store. Customers can define their search based on categories, availability, product conditions, brands, price ranges, sizes, colours, and various other custom specifications.

Price: $19.00

8. MeatHouse


MeatHouse is a meat shop WordPress theme perfectly suitable for meat food, meat farm, meat market & restaurant, meat box, meat delivery and butcher store sites with a flexible design. It supports many great features with its theme options panel.

In addition to having a flexible and easy-to-use design, it has various features such as meatbox building with subscriptions that make it an ideal match for relevant sausages, steaks, raw products, lamb and meat and carne shop websites.

The theme provides professionally designed 5+ homepages, creative headers, and powerful animations. There is no need for coding skills here either. You can drag and drop everything to build the store site you want.

Price: $59.00


WordPress Wednesday – The Best Plugins & Themes from December 2022