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It’s the first Wednesday of the new month and 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 October.

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 10 free and premium plugins that does things like create an event calendar, or a plugin that provides an all around restaurants management solution to a plugin that allows you to visually build responsive forms, a plugin for the WooCommerce users that want to give a free gift to customers on the checkout to a plugin that brings your WordPress Dashboard to LIFE with 30 already inbuilt themes

and in the second part of this roundup are the themes and in the theme roundup you will find 10 themes that really suit people who has a business or a corporation to themes that are WooCommerce compatible to themes that is lightweight and themes that you can use on multiple categories

Plugins (Free & Premium)

1. WP Restaurant Manager – Free


The WP Restaurant Manager plugin provides an all around restaurants management solution, including menus and bookings. WPRM allows your website to accept restaurant reservations and table bookings online. An easy to use booking management page provides you tools to quickly confirm or reject bookings, send out custom email notifications, restrict booking times, dates and much more. The plugin also includes a food menu manager with shortcodes to display your menu anywhere you want.

2. SpoonTalk Event Calendar – Free


SpoonTalk Event Calendar is a simple plugin which lets you display a list of your events in a Calendar. The calendar can be embedded into page / post using the shortcode st_event.The plugin is under beta new featured will be added based on user feedback. We do have plans to support Recurring and Multi day events.

3. Synoptic WordPress Responsive Visual Form Builder Light – Free


With Synoptic WordPress Responsive Visual Form Builder Light WordPress plugin you can build you contact forms, register forms, login forms, commentforms and post forms very easy fast with our live visual editor and add its on your website normal or in a popup box. Very easy to customise as you can create very fast ( maximum 5 minutes ) your own form design with our live visual editor.

4. Custom Team Manager – Free


This plugin will display team members of your company using shortcode on your post or page. You just need to post members details same way as you add a new post. And everything will be there automatically. Use Team Management menu to add new member and see team-members page. It’s shortcode enabled, responsive and easy to use.

5. OSD Social Media Sharing – Free


OSD Social Media Sharing gives the ability to add sharing buttons anywhere on your site with a shortcode, or automatically generate them based on post type. This plugin is very similar to Jet Pack sharing without all of the bloat and external requests. Place sharing in sidebars / widget areas using the WordPress text widget and the OSD Social Media Sharing shortcode. Place the buttons in any content field with the shortcode as well.

Simple administration can be found under the settings tab including Drag and Drop re-ordering of the buttons, and the ability to add your own sharing icons. Remove the icons on a per post basis using the check box in the right sidebar of the edit post screen.

This plugin does not hook into the content filter for post type based display!! this means that the sharing buttons will only appear ONE time on your pages, not all over the place like some other plugins.

6. WooCommerce Special Gift Plus – $17


The WooCommerce Special Gift Plus WordPress plugin extends your current sales strategy with an ability of automatic free product adding to the cart. A specific free item will appear in your client’s shopping cart after you set it in the administration panel. You can use this plugin to boost your overall sales or just to distribute a free product. The free product, your gift, will be automatically added to your visitor’s cart.

7. Pro Writer – $14


Pro Writer streamlines the process of creating content inside of WordPress with simple intuitive tools for editing blog posts. You no longer need to access the WordPress back-end to edit copy. Now you can type directly on the screen, adding images and styling text.

8. Ultra WordPress Admin Theme – $14


The Ultra Admin plugin brings your WordPress Admin Panel to LIFE, as this plugin comes with 30 Awesome Inbuilt themes and gives you an option to Create your own theme. You can also control appearance of Admin Menu, Top Bar, Buttons, Content Boxes, Typography, Forms, Text and background colorus, logo and so on…

9. Line-R – $15


The Line-R Music Player it’s a beautiful simple tiny player for bottom or top of your site. Find the best sizes and colours for yourself and embed it on the page right now. It works on tablets and personal computers, you can even embed it to my mobile html5 app. The plugin developers have made it easy to use and install for anyone. Add only one line and it will work. No complicated configurations and script, no torment with css and writing a lot of HTML code. Just copy/paste in any place on your website and you will have an amazing html5 music player for and for your listeners.

10. FlatFolio – $16


FlatFolio creates an amazing Grids, Carousels and Sliders from Projects, Posts and Galleries with a lot customsations: captions, coloured layer, additional info, title and subtitle, hover shadow, curtain shadow and logos.

Themes (Free & Premium)

1. D-lite – Free


This theme is a simple lite weight Boxed Layout responsive WordPress theme designed for Business and Corporates in mind. D-lite offers a sideshow built using cutting-edge technology, lightweight assets, and offers featured image support in Post(s) and Page(s).You can use D-lite theme for your business, bogging or any type of site.

D-lite is Responsive and flexible based on BOOTSTRAP CSS framework that adapts your website to mobile devices and the desktop or any other viewing environment. The author of this theme focused on usability across various devices, starting with smart phones. D-lite is a Cross-Browser Compatible theme that works on All leading web browsers.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. D-lite has custom menus support to choose the menu in Primary Location that is in Header area of the site.In the footer section ,theme offers Social Media Links to add your Social Links here. D-lite 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 colour skin, translation ready and many more.

2. Zerif Lite – Free


Zerif Lite is a free one page WordPress theme. It’s perfect for web agencies, digital studios, corporate, product showcase, personal and business portfolio.Zerif Lite is WooCommerce Compatible, Multilingual Ready (WPML), RTL-Language Support, Retina-Ready, Search Engine Friendly and W3C Markup Validated. Cross-Browser compatible.

3. National Basic – Free


With this theme you can create a truly unique design with National Basic, a lightweight and fully responsive HTML5 theme. Use the Customiser to add your own header image, page layout, site width and more. Distinguish each post with one of the eight supported post formats, such as: Video, Image, Aside, Status, Audio, Quote, Link and Gallery. Install JetPack to display each of your galleries through a tiled view and jQuery carousel. Compatible with bbPress & BuddyPress. Built using SASS, Compass and Bootstrap 3. Uses Google Fonts for improved typeface readability. Designed for desktop browsers, tablets and handheld devices.

4. Saga – Free


Saga is a tailor-made theme for writers by a published author and professional theme designer. Words are important to all writers. Getting those words to display beautifully on the screen can be a daunting task. Saga was created so that you could simply tell your story without worrying about the technical details. Aside from impeccable typography and attention to detail, the theme provides several easy-to-use customisation options so you can personalize your site’s design. It also integrates with the Literary plugin.

5. Bose – Free


Bose is a Top Notch Responsive WordPress Theme Designed for Business, Corporate and Professional Websites. This theme has plenty of features including Multiple Blog Layouts(Classic & Grid), Full Width Pages, 4 Column Footer Widget Area, Retina Ready design, Slider, Showcase, Featured Area, Featured Posts, Features Images, and so much more. This theme is 100% translation ready for use in your local language. As a Bonus Features, this theme also supports woo commerce, so that you can set up your online eCommerce store right away.

6. NoLimits – $48


The NoLimits WordPress Theme is an advanced, unique and powerful premium WordPress theme suited for personal one-page/single-page websites/blogs, business websites, users who want a very nice portfolio website where they can showcase their work, or for any other purpose website.

The theme is fully responsive, flexible, clean, with a professional design, Search Engine Optimised and comes with an advanced framework with tons of powerful and flexible theme options in order to make your life easier and build your site very quickly. Also it has included Visual Composer Page Builder which gives you freedom to create awesome web sites with almost any layout you can imagine in only couple of clicks and will save you tons of time working on the site content!

7. CitiLights – $48


Citilights is a premium responsive WordPress theme dedicated to be crafted for Property listing portal, as well as Agent and Agency’s website. The theme understands what online real estate business demands, as the developers have included in this theme viable functions such as Front-end submission, Membership Subscription, Google map integration, Advanced search, Property Featuring, dsIDXpress IDX Plugin support and more. To turn to the design, we make sure that it brings out premium look and feel to boost your credibility. Various property listing layouts are available and all are fully responsive.

Whether you are building a Property Sales and Rentals website, or you are an agent/agency looking to expand your online presence, Citilights is the right fit for you.

8. Tag – $48


Tag is an easily customisable theme, suitable for Agencies or freelancers  which wish to focus on their works thanks to the fullscreen layout. Through the WordPress Customiszer is possible to configure the majority theme’s aspects and to choose the favourite colour among two scheme, accent colour, Google fonts and many other options.

Tag takes advantage of all WordPress features such as post-formats, page templates, custom widgets and shortcodes; it’s perfect for any use, both business and personal.

9. Bider – $43


Bider is a clean, simple, fully responsive WordPress theme which is compatible with Bootstrap and build with visual composer page builder.

The theme comes with custom plugins that allows you to use Visual composer with Bootstrap at the same time, these plugins provides you with bunch of elements which is added within the visual composer. It designed for Business purpose with a clean, simple and professional which is also suitable for Agency, Portfolio or Blog.

It has one click demo button which enable user to import the contents automatically without need to upload or do some installation, it’s totally hassle free and the site immediately be ready to use and looks just like the demo. The theme is designed and built with the latest HTML5, CSS3 and Bootstrap libraries. The GUI is designed for novice user but still capable to accommodate advanced user needs.

10. Magazine – $43


Magazine is a 3-column theme designed to be used with the Themify Builder. When you use the intuitive drag and drop capability of the Builder, the Magazine theme allows you to build any kind of layouts at ease. As you can build complex grid layouts like Guardian, CNN, MSN, and BBC in minutes.

The theme is responsive & retina ready and is packed with many features such as the 42 pre-built layout options, mobile slide navigation, mega menus, widgetised areas for banner ads, Awesome icon font, breaking news ticker, social share buttons, related posts, footer menu, social links, and more. If you are looking for a flexible & powerful theme for editorial/news sites with mobile & retina support, Magazine is the best choice!


WordPress Wednesday – 20 of The Best Plugins & Themes From October 2014