It’s once the time again to see what were some of the best plugins & themes that been used when we were either updating or creating a new WordPress website, So for this week WordPress Wednesday roundup features 10 plugins and 10 themes that been presented to all of us from February 2014.
In the plugin roundup you will see that we have plugins such as a plugin displaying your dribble shots within your portfolio, migrating wordpress sites, caching your site, add live updates to your site, allow users to select text and then share it to either facebook or twitter and to a gallery that you can have mixed content in.
and for the themes roundup you will notice that we have a theme or nearly every occasion such some great flat & responsive themes, to a theme that support WooCommerce, to some single page themes including some themes that has some great valued plugins packed inside the theme.
Plugins (Free & Premium)
The Dribbble Portfolio WordPress plugin will allow you to display your dribbble.com shots as Portfolio to your website anywhere via shortcodes.
The All-in-One WP Migration plugin allows you to export your database, media files, plugins, and themes. You can apply unlimited find and replace operations on your database and the plugin will also fix any serialization problems that occur during find/replace operations.
WordPress Visual Slide-box Builder is a plugin that allows you to build slide boxes visually, as it gives you a live preview as you are building to allow you to visualize what your trying to achieve. You can customise your slide-box with a great variety of properties to create a very unique and custom slide-box animation.
The WP Fastest Cache plugin will creates static html files from your WordPress site. As when a page is rendered, php and mysql are used and therefor the system needs RAM and CPU and your site get to many visitors come to a site the system uses lots of RAM and CPU so page is rendered so slowly.
So for this case, you need a cache system not to render page again and again. As the Cache system generates a static html file and saves. Other users reach to static html page. The setup of this plugin is so easy you don’t need to modify .htacces file as it will modified automatically.
The PlayBuzz WordPress plugin enables site owners to easily embed playful content items such as quizzes, lists, polls and more, and offer them as a native part of the site’s offering and as you’ve seen the highly engaging content on sites such as Buzzfeed, Upworthy, 9Gag, and others as PlayBuzz enables you to have similar content packages on your site as well.
The WTB Youtube & Vimeo Gallery is a powerful plugin that you can add youtube and vimeo videos to different galleries and categories with the easy shortcodes.
The WP Pro Live Reporting WordPress plugin allows you to add live updates to your website. It has many powerful features to create a professional looking live reporting stream! The live streaming plugin is created to work on the front-end of your website but admins are able to manage all updates from the admin area as well.
Select Social Share WordPress is a social share plugin for wordpress as this plugin will enable you to select text then share in facebook or twitter for visitor You can select style, color & by using the options of this plugin. This plugin will boost your post in social media.
Say hello to Iconicum – WordPress Icon Fonts this plugin will extend your WordPress page with thousands of vector font icons, that can be used pretty much everywhere via shortcode, even in widgets. Of course, there are many other plugins available that can do the same for you, some of them even free.
With the other free plugins allow you to just insert an icon, without much opportunity to style the icon to your liking. Or they just provide one or two icon fonts, giving you limited options to find the one icon you actually need. Maybe you want to apply some effects (animations) to your icon but your current plugin doesn’t allow for that.
WP Mixed gallery is the perfect all in one Solution to embed images and videos in your WordPress page with ease. The Plugin gives you the possibility to chose between different layouts with Scrolleffects. Its optimized for mobile solutions too!
Themes (Free & Premium)
The Sorbet WordPress theme is a delicious treat for your blog or website. This theme comes with colourful post formats that can help your content pop, while secondary information (navigation, search, social links, and widgets) is tucked neatly away in the header for easy access that doesn’t crowd your content.
CleanPress is a feature rich, beautifully styled WordPress theme. It is suitable for any kind of site as it supports social Icons, multiple navigation menus, full width page layouts, footer widgets, configurable sdebar location, featured images, and much more.
Alpha Quintrex is a super clean WordPress theme with a fully responsive design. The minimalist design and simple typography places more emphasis on your images and content. If you’re looking for a SEO friendly, modern theme Alpha Quintrex is highly recommended.
Wilson is a clean, simple and responsive theme for personal sites and blogs. features are such as the responsive design, retina-ready assets, custom widgets (video, Flickr and Dribbble), page templates and translation-ready code. Included translations: Swedish/svenska.
Make your Website sparkle with Almasi theme as this theme comes packed with the following features: 4 menu locations (3 standard + 1 Social links), 2 Widget areas (Sidebar + Showcase area), 3 Custom Widgets (Almasi Ephemera, Almasi Page Showcase + Almasi Recent Posts), Custom header below top menu, Grid Featured Content + Triple transition Slider below Site title/social links, Support for custom background color/image and much more
The Galaxy is a Responsive Retina-Ready HTML5 / CSS3 (Desktop, tablet, mobile phone…) WordPress Theme, this is aimple, clean and professional theme as it is suitable for multipurpose websites such as business (shop / catalog / ecommerce), company, portfolio or blog. It is superbly responsive adapting to any kinds of phones or tablets. Code is easy to modify and understand so you can personalise it in the easiest way.
7. 1Page – $45
1Page is a professional magazine WordPress theme with a remarkable clean layout design suitable for any type of site. Created with love using the latest HTML5 and CSS3 techniques with a validity code, completely responsive to look perfectly in all mobile devices, easily usable with any device as well as any desktop PC.
8. Cake – $55
Cake works with every business this theme doesn’t care if you are a cooker, blogger, designer or an astronaut as this theme is for everyone! This theme has so many options and but to name a few this theme is also be used as a WooCommerce store, fits in any devices as this theme is responsive, comes with the Revolution Slider that is a $15 value and you can use the awesome Drag & Drop Muffin builder to fully customise this theme.
9. Moose – $45
Moose is a flat, responsive, HTML5 WordPress Theme that been built using Twitter Bootstrap 3 with countless page possibilities, great for business owners, artists, photographers, creative agencies, digital studios, personal freelancers. Since it is responsive, the layout will adapt to different screen sizes which will make your website be compatible with any device such as smart phones, tablets or desktop computers.
10. Zen7 – $45
Zen7 is one of the most modern business solutions. It was designed with an elegant, clean and minimalist style, focused on readability and content. Zen7 is suitable for any kind of creative or business use. It combines the awesome design with the latest technologies such as HTML5 and Bootstrap3 which make it fully responsive on all your favourite devices. This theme also use Visual Composer for customizing your pages very, very easy.