Once again it’s time for us to see what were some of the best plugins and themes that been used through out the month of April, as many of us were either developing a new WordPress site or just refreshing one up. So for the end of this month we will taking a look at what were the 20 best free & premium WordPress plugins and themes that were presented to us in this month.
In the Plugins roundup you will find 10 plugins free and premium that can help you to show what was the most recently edited drafts + posts, showing your site or page is under construction or having an awesome plugin that allows you to create forms in just seconds to a page builder framework plugin plus many more other awesome plugins that you can find below
And in the Themes roundup you will find 10 themes that can suit any occasion such as themes for those who are running a WooCommerce store, a full agency type WordPress theme to themes that can tell your a story whether it’s text or photo based plus many more themes.
Plugins (Free & Premium)
Post Edit Toolbar WordPress Plugin will just adds a dropdown to ‘Post List’ to the WordPress toolbar of the most recently edited drafts + posts. This gives you quick access to a work in progress, or a post that was recently published.
WooCommerce Conversion Tracking adds various conversion tracking codes to cart, checkout, registration success and product page on WooCommerce so you can track who are adding your products to cart, who are buying them and who are registering to your site.
WP Construction Mode will set your entire website or you can just choose a specific page for under construction or maintenance that will be seen by all viewers of your website except admin(s)
The mLighten Mobiles Ads WordPress plugin will enables non-invasive mobile banners to be displayed on your site without the need for custom code or modification to your template files. mLighten ads will just “stick” at the bottom of your page and allow the user to close or dismiss them at any time.
The Banners are optimized for display based on the capabilities of the device and will only show on your mobile traffic. No sign up needed, a unique ID (based on your email) is generated when the plugin is installed. No longer let your mobile traffic go un-monetized!
With the NEX-Forms Express WordPress Plugin you can easily build some awesome forms in seconds by using the advanced user friendly form creator! Includes some amazing technology and easy to use features. Please note there is a pro version of this WordPress Plugin that cost $30 and has more features than this lite version.
The 3D Responsive TimeLine is a plugin for WordPress that can help you to build an attractive timeline/story page in your site. You can present all your timeline items in a single page now! Items can be expanded to see details content by clicking on check mark. Very easy to setup and use.
7. Booki – $20
The Booki allows you to create bookings with time that adapt to customers timezone. For example lets say you are located in Asia or America and the customer viewing your booking is located in Europe. Booki will calculate the time differences and show the time to your customer in the customers local time. This plugin has a built-in forms builder complete with validation and bells and whistles. This means you can create solutions to almost any type of booking system.
Master Slider WordPress is a plugin that been design to be a image and content slider for WordPress, 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 perfect in all major devices.
The Master Slider plugin is an awesome layer slider as well, with the ability of adding any HTML contents (texts, images, …) in layers. You almost have everything in Master slider which is the most complete among the best, hotspots, thumbnails, variety of effects, Video support and much more.
9. GTheme – $20
The GTheme WordPress plugin is a page builder framework which will reduce the work of developers to less than half and will at least double the sales. Most people are buying the WordPress themes with page builders for building static pages, that’s why GTheme was created: a page builder which can handle the same code to build both HTML5 static pages and WordPress dynamic pages.
Each GTheme object has a shortcode function, which generates the content, and a configuration, which defines the input type for each shortcode attribute.
Remember the last time when you wanted to enter some line breaks or paragraph spacings with different heights in WordPress? Exactly. You already know that this doesn’t work sometimes. Or it’s just not in the right size and you struggle and getting tired of googling a solution and playing around with HTML code, with this plugin you don’t need to google for this anymore as this plugin changes completely how you enter paragraph spacings & line breaks in WordPress
Themes (Free & Premium)
Vision is a free WordPress theme that can be suited for blogs that been designed to have beautiful typography. It is developed using mobile-first responsive design, ensuring that your blog will be no less beautiful when viewed on a smartphone or tablet. In addition this theme has widgets available (one sidebar and three footer column), Vision also supports theme customiser, top slider, custom menu, custom background, enabling flexible configuration and more.
The Tatva is a mobile responsive WordPress theme that has also have support for the Easy Digital Downloads plugin. So you can setup a simple business website or even integrate an online store for selling digital products. It incorporates multiple color schemes and layouts via Theme Customiser that are easy to modify, a full width page template and a store page template for EDD, support for WordPress Post Formats and the gorgeous, retina friendly Font Awesome icon font.
Interface is a simple, clean and flat responsive and including retina ready WordPress Theme. The theme can be easily customised with numerous theme options. Some of the options in this theme are the two site layout (Narrow and Wide), 4 layouts for every post/page, 5 Page Templates, 8 widget areas, 6 custom widgets, featured slider to highlight your post/page, 10 social icons, top and bottom info bar to highlight your contact/email/location and many more.This theme has also has custom background, header, menu, favicon, CSS, web-clip icon, and logo.
Crangasi is a simple and elegant WordPress theme. Some of the features you can find in this theme includes a theme options panel, individual coloured posts on the homepage, big enough featured images so you can show off your great photos etc.
Hemingway is a clean, beautiful and responsive two-column WordPress theme that been designed for bloggers. The theme features responsive design, retina-ready assets, full-width header image with parallax scrolling effect, custom accent color, custom logo upload, custom widgets (video, Flickr and Dribbble), page templates, translation-ready code and included translations: Swedish/svenska.
6. Macho – $40
Macho is a nice & simple but yet full fledged agency inspired WordPress theme. But don’t let it’s relatively minimal appeal fool you as Macho is full of intricate and well thought out code to provide an extensive and opportunistic experience for WordPress beginners and developers alike.
Mega Shop is WooCommerce Theme that been specially designed for electronics, home accessories, computers fashion, blogs and match any kind of store. Mega Shop WooCommerce Theme is looking good with it’s colors combination. All sub pages are fully customised and lastly this theme is just very nice as its clean and have professional look.
8. Ink – $40
Ink is a finely crafted WordPress blogging theme, based on the latest narrative trend with sites like Exposure and Medium. With an emphasis on telling stories with style, Ink is designed with attention to every design, and coded with the best possible coding practices.
This theme is fully compatible with the latest WordPress 3.9, Ink is so simple to use that it does not come with a theme options panel. Instead it makes use of the built in Theme Customiser, which provides all the options you need, and lets you preview the changes as you customise on the fly.
9. Planer – $45
Planer is elegant and professional news theme is great for anyone looking display a lot of content in a clean and userfriendly manner. Featuring a 4-column grid and many homepage content outlets, this theme gives you the opportunity to feature tons of content without making your website feel cramped or messy. This theme is compatible with bbPress forum plugins and contain responsive advertisement.
10. Magtastico – $45
Magtastico is a responsive masonry blog WordPress theme, this theme is a clean and modern layout that comes with an unlimited colour options and great design you’re sure to fall head over heels for this theme. This theme is perfect for a blog, magazine, photography, portfolio or other content/image driven website. With the included post formats for galleries, quotes, audio files and videos it’s easy to share your thoughts or your work with the world.