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This is the May 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 May!

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 May 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 backing up plugin that backs up your WordPress site to pCloud, to a shopping cart plugin that build your own persionalised store. A gutenberg post blocks and lastly a white label WordPress plugin.

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 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. pCloud WP Backup

Pcloud Wp Backup

pCloud WP Backup has been created to make instant backups of your blog and its data, regularly. Just choose a day, time and how often you wish your backup to be saved in your pCloud! So backing up your blog, you will be able to restore everything quickly and efficiently if anything happens like a corruption of your database or content like videos or images.

Price: Free

2. Video Gallery Block

Video Gallery Block

A lightweight plugin to make and display video gallery within a few clicks. This is a block plugin that add a new block in the Gutenberg page editor called “Video Gallery”.

Price: Free

3. Jotform Shopping Cart

Jotform Shopping Cart

With Jotform Store Builder, you’ll be able to build your own personalised stores to sell anything you want online. And Jotform’s Shopping Cart plugin on WordPress allows you to do this on your own website. This plugin will help you to embed your store into your WordPress website and start selling immediately on its shopping cart.

You can customise your store, in which you can add all your products using Product List feature. With Jotform’s advanced design features, you have full control over the outlook of your store as well. At the very least, you can change the colours of your store, so that it fits perfectly into your website. But there is more, you can apply other visual customisations on your form easily.

Price: Free

4. Responsive Owl Carousel for Elementor

Responsive Owl Carousel For Elementor

This is a Carousel addon plugin, thanks to Owl Carousel, for Elementor page builder. This plugin offers to create unlimited carousels/sliders using a highly customizable carousel widget inside the edit page of the Elementor page builder.

Price: Free

5. Auto Mail

Auto Mail Newsletter Plugin

Auto Mail is an email plugin for WordPress that make you can manage your customer relationships, build your email lists, send email campaigns, build funnels, and make more profit and increase your conversion rates.

Using this plugin, you can send email campaigns to targeted audiences, send sequential emails, onboard your new customers. The newsletter builder integrates perfectly with any website it can create beautiful emails from scratch, or by using our responsive templates that display flawlessly across all devices.

Price: $15.00

6. Gutenberg Post Blocks

Gutenberg Post Blocks

An innovative and latest collection of beautiful ready-to-use post blocks to make things convenient for site visits. The Gutenberg Post Blocks plugin is there to help you display your WordPress posts in post grid, post group, post trisect, and all other unique and attractive customisation features.

Price: $28.00

7. Creative Timeline

Creative Timeline For WordPress

Creative Timeline WordPress Plugin to showcase your timeline in the best way. It is an effective and user-friendly way to beautify your WordPress Custom posts on your website with timeline concept.

This plugin helps you showcase timeline elegantly and you can use Creative Timeline with 2 styles and 35+ Smart Options. It is helpful in showcasing your complex contents in structural way. This timeline plugin has its own shortcode builder which makes it easy to use with any WordPress page builder.

Price: $14.00

8. WP Star

Wp Star

WP Star Admin is most advanced and elegant White Label WordPress Admin Theme in marketplace.

Along with White Label Branding features, It comes with 100 Elegant themes and gives you an option to Create your own custom theme. You can also control full appearance of Admin Menu, Top Bar, Buttons, Content Boxes, Typography, Forms, Text and background colors, logo and so on… It has integrated 20+ Custom Dashboard Widgets for Site and Visitor Statistics.

It is compatible with both LTR and RTL modes so can be used for any language. This site is also Multisite compatible.

Price: $23.00

Themes – Free & Premium

1. VW Dark

Vw Dark

VW Dark is a fantastic WP theme that will be suitable for multiple business types and professions. It is minimal in style and crafted by expert for bringing a professional design that wonderfully works for your business.

With an elegant page, you can also bring a sophisticated look that your audience will find equally enticing. Its clean layout will show your content in a most promising way. This beautiful free theme comes along with some personalisation options as well. The core is packed with clean and secure HTML codes and has a mobile-friendly design.

Price: Free

2. Print On Demand

Print On Demand

Print On Demand is a great theme for eCommerce site for custom printed products. You can create an amazing store for designer products like apparel, fashion clothing, accessories shops, boutiques.

This theme has a fully functional UI with a responsive layout, multiple blog layouts, translation ready, etc. This theme has a clean and elegant design meant to create a creative look. The theme is lightly coded so it is very fast. Amazing Core web vitals ensures good SERP standings.

Price: Free

3. Catch FSE

Catch Fse

Catch FSE is a full site editing theme that comes with a dark and minimal design. The theme suits best for all kinds of websites including blogs and corporate sites. It has been built with the help of Twenty Twenty-Two, the default WordPress theme in v5.9.

You can easily start building your content with the intuitive drag and drop interface using block patterns. It means that all the aspects including colours, typography, and the layout of every single page/post on your site can be customised to suit your need.

With clean typography and simple design, Catch FSE helps in making your site unique among others. The theme comes with 15 different block patterns, 15 FSE Templates, and 9 Template Parts to help you build your custom corporate site the way you want.

Price: Free

4. Bhakti


Bhakti is a child theme for Lalita WPKoi theme. It has a light, colourful style and design for portfolio, business or agency content. The theme is multipurpose, so if you like the style, you can use it to represent your art, business, an event, show your portfolio, start a blog, start a web-shop and sell your products etc. The demos use Elementor, WooCommerce and Contact Form 7 plugins.

You can setup multiple header styles, navigation styles and layouts. Build You site with Bhakti Theme and share it with the world!

Price: Free

5. Ødger


Ødger is contemporary theme that is the perfect fit for any graphic design company, company portfolio and creative agency. With stunning layouts for your personal portfolio, design portfolio, freelancer portfolio, and graphic designer portfolio, full Elementor page Builder compatibility, practical shop elements, a blog and 12 pre-made websites, you will be able to showcase your projects in a truly captivating manner!

Price: $37.00

6. Cartify


Cartify is the most essential WooCommerce Theme for Gutenberg. It’s features packed conversion based theme to give seamless experience to the users without any distraction. You can create any kind of shopping website with help of 20+ responsive & unique demo layouts which are entirely built upon Gutenberg blocks.

Demo includes 4 Unique layouts for General purpose stores, 4 Unique layouts for Furnitures stores, 2 Unique layouts for Fashion shops, Grocery stores & Jewel shops. All demos are crafted carefully with modern design trends in mind. Each demo will give you modern look and seamless experience on any devices.

Price: $13.00

7. Mura


Mura is a distinctive Gutenberg optimised WordPress theme for professional and aspiring bloggers, writers, magazines and long form content creators. It features more than 30 blog layout combinations with up to 4 columns and optional sidebars no plugins required. Simply install, select a layout and let Mura showcase you’re content.

Lastly, it includes additional WooCommerce settings and enhancements and WooCommerce Gutenberg block support.

Price: $39.00

8. Helvig


Be at the forefront of creative design with Helvig. It’s a creative portfolio theme especially made for agency portfolio, digital agency, digital studio, and branding websites.

This modern theme comes with a variety of dark portfolio layouts, full Elementor Page Builder compatibility, multiple practical shop elements, a blog, and 10 stunning pre-made website templates for your creative agency. Easily launch your new website with Helvig and showcase your magnificent projects!

Price: $79.00


WordPress Wednesday – The Best Plugins & Themes from May 2022