It’s the first day of october and it’s also Wednesday, you know what time it is, it’s time for us once again to see what were some of the best free and paid for plugins and themes that you could find though the whole month of September.
Below in today’s WordPress Wednesday round up you will see what were some of the best plugins and themes that people have used to either build up or refresh an already WordPress for either ourselves or a client.
In this month’s plugins roundup you will find 8 free and premium plugins that does things like giving your guests a voice by allowing them to post posts, a free responsive image slider, a plugin that allows you to control all of your WordPress plugins to a plugin that gives you a nice responsive countdown or a plugin that “nabs” all related YouTube videos and many other great plugins right below
and in the second part of this roundup are the themes and in the theme roundup you will find 8 themes that really suit any occasion such a multipurpose responsive theme, a theme that is soley designed for bloggers to a CV Card WordPress theme or for those who use WooCommerce we have a few themes that are suitable plus other great themes right below the plugin roundup.
Plugins (Free & Premium)
The Guest Post Simplified Plugin will allow your visitors to submit posts as a guest author without registration. Anyone will be able to submit post and it will be added automatically as a draft as you will need to review it before deciding which posts are approved for publish and which are rejected. Submitted posts will be included with author name, email address, author url, post title, description, categories and keyword tags.
Master Slider is a free responsive image and content slider with super smooth hardware accelerated transitions. It supports touch navigation with pure swipe gesture that you have never experienced before. It’s a truly responsive and device friendly slider which works perfectly in all major devices.
CMS Commander plugin will allows you to manage multiple WordPress installs from a single powerful dashboard. In this plugin you can do everything you can normally do in your WP-admin, just for all your installs simultaneously: Bulk plugin installation, bulk posting, install updates on all sites, create backups, clone blogs but that isn’t just enough as CMS Commander does also include a full content and advertising solution:
As the developers of this plugin has integrated over 20 different APIs, which provide diverse content you can insert into your posts with a few clicks. Easily find a image from the countless photos on Flickr to use as featured image, insert a related Youtube video into your post or include affiliate ads from Amazon to earn commission are just a few of the many possible uses!
With the WP Extended Search plugin you can control WordPress default search to search in Post Meta, Categories, Tags or Custom Taxonomies via admin settings. Inside the dashboard you can select meta keys to search in, also can control the default behavior of search in post title or post content.
This is a WordPress plugin created to allow the usage of the jQuery Responsive Countdown with the Visual Builder tool in your powered by WordPress sites, as the tool uses the canvas object to animate SVG defined drawings it will displays a flip animation to show the remaining time to or the elapsed time from a target date.
It detects change of width and height of its container object and responds accordingly. Since it uses vector data to draw the digits and the panels of the countdown, there is no change in the quality of the displayed drawings when it gets resized.
6. mobi – $10
The Mobi WordPress plugin gives you the ability to add better navigation menu for your responsive wordpress websites. By using this plugin your can give your visitors an easier and complete way of navigating your website, increase your social interaction and followers by adding the social media icons on the navigation menu, fully customise the menu items and the color scheme to match your current theme and off course control the user visibility for guests or logged users.
The WP Background Takeover plugin for WordPress makes it easy to enable wallpaper advertisements on your site. With this plugin you can run wallpaper advertisements / homepage skins on your site just like we see with the big fashion, gaming, tech etc websites.
VideoNab is an incredibly powerful WordPress plugin that scours YouTube looking for videos that is related to any topic that you choose! It then places the videos into your WordPress site as SEO-boosting posts. Once on your site, you have control over what is displayed, how often the videos are refreshed, pagination, and more. It is the only WordPress available that accurately aggregates videos based on topic, and then adds them to your site within a beautiful video stream and HD video player.
Themes (Free & Premium)
Enigma is an incredibly superfine multipurpose responsive theme coded & designed with a lot of care and love. As with this theme you can use it for your business, portfolio, blogging or any type of site.
Enigma is Responsive and flexible while being based on Bootstrap framework that adapts your website to mobile devices and the desktop or any other viewing environment.We focused on usability across various devices, starting with smartphones.
Enigma is a Cross-Browser Compatible theme that works on All leading web browsers.Enigma is Retina ready.It has 4 page layouts, 2 page templates, It has five widgets available (one sidebar, four footers), and using the sidebar widget also enables you to make a two-column design. In addition, footer widget display is automatically adjusted depending on how many are used.Enigma has Filkr as a custom widget to showing up your Flikr Photos .
Custom menus to choose the menu in Primary Location that is in Header area of the site.In header area and footer of the theme offers Social Media Links to add your Social Links here. Enigma focusing on business template, awesome Caroufredsel slider, Powerful but simple Theme Options for full CMS control option to match your logo & website, wide layout, light & dark color skin, translation ready and many more.
Esteem is a clean multipurpose responsive WordPress theme designed to fit business, portfolio, blogging or any type of site. The theme supports custom header, custom background, custom widgets, page templates and has built in options panel to configure primary color, site logo, slider, sidebar layout and 3 blog layout. It’s also fully compatible with popular plugins like contact Form 7, WP PageNavi and Breadcrumb Navxt and is translation ready.
Convac Lite is elegant WordPress theme solely designed for web bloggers. The main aim of theme is to improve blog’s appearance for the end users and making blog posting a cakewalk task for bloggers. The theme has options and features which can customise blog as per your user and interest. Design for bloggers, theme is equipped with integrated features such as- post share, post like, subscription widget, supports to all post formats and many more.
CV Card is a vCard Theme for your personal purpose, it is like an online CV. It have simple blog ,portfolio and works well with all devices. The theme have 6 custom page template ( About, Blog, Contact, Homepage, Portfolio, Resume ) and custom post type ( Portfolio ). Fully Responsive ( include video too ), Customisable. Using Twitter Bootstrap 3, Microformats and Font Awesome icons. CV Card Theme supports post formats ( audio and video ). Theme Features: Advanced Custom Fields, Contact Form, Custom Background Support, Custom Menu ( 1 Level ), Custom Colors, Google Fonts, Google Maps, Featured Images, Post Formats, Masonry Style for blog page, Microformats, Responsive Video, Redux Framework, Smooth Scroll.
Swagger is a premium, fully responsive WordPress template based on WooCommerce platform suitable for selling any kinds of services and goods. It can be used for creating a powerful and beautiful online presence for Clothes store, Fashion Shop, Computer Store, Mobile Shop, Electronics shop, Gift Shop and other kinds of marketplace business. Swagger works perfectly good on any resolution including mobile, tablet and other portable devices as well as desktops with medium and large screen.
This theme is a highly flexible and feature rich WordPress theme with a Vertical Menu and Mega Customiser, Revolution Slider Compatible, Powerful Shortcodes and Unlimited sidebars. It supports supports Parallax background image, 400+ font awesome icons, 600+ free google fonts and CSS3 animations. WooCommerce theme design goes with 2 various contact pages, 5 home pages, 4 portfolio layouts, 5 web shop designs and 4 blog pages that is all have a PSD files included when you buy this theme.
PlayMag is a modern, responsive Magazine WordPress theme that combines both form and function into one comprehensive website. It is perfect for all kinds of online magazines, classic news websites, professional blogs and other editorial related projects.
This theme has a built-in review system, advanced theme admin options, instant search feature, off-canvas mobile navigation, custom fonts support, WooCommerce shopand much more. So, whether you’re creating a simple blog, business website or an online magazine, PlayMag is loaded with ingenious, brand new features that will enable you to make a perfect website in a couple of minutes.
7. Rosie – $58
Rosie is responsive WordPress Theme suited for creative designers, photographers, bloggers, product or service landing pages and even corporate web sites. Easy to setup and it comes with wide color customisation, extended typography settings, Typekit support and fully customisable sections. As Rosie is a Multi-Purpose Theme includes the innovative and state-of-art techniques and design features such as trasparent menus and elements, parallax effects, motion backgrounds, full page scroll etc.
8. Cilo – $58
Cilo is a new kind of WordPress theme with so much capability, you just have to see it, as this theme is fully responsive and SEO optimised. As you see inside Cilo has a unique structure that lets you create any design, layout or style, all from a single theme package. No matter the type of site you need, for business, ecommerce, travel, real estate, photography, one page, or even a wedding, this theme does it all. You can think of this theme as not a single theme but instead looking at as a thousand themes all in one.