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Once again it’s time for us to see what were some of the best free and paid for plugins and themes that been used through out whole month of May, as many of us were either using WordPress to build up and existing site or building a brand spankin’ new WordPress site for either ourselves or a client. So for this weeks WordPress Wednesday post we will taking a look at what were the 20 WordPress plugins and themes that were presented to us in May.

Firstly in the Plugins roundup you will find 10 plugins free and premium that can help you to communicate with your clients that wanting have ongoing changes or simple request their WordPress sites, making appointments for those who time is very important, a awesome drag and drop page builder to a forum module that fits right inside your WordPress site or a plugin that allows you to create, send and save online contract for your company and your clients plus many other great WordPress plugins

And secondly in the Themes roundup you will find 10 themes that can suit any occasion such as some flat design themes,a LMS theme, a theme for those who are in the hospitality industry to those who wanting to sell stuff on their website using WooCommerce plugin plus many other themes.

Plugins (Free & Premium)

1. Snappy Concierge – Free

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The Snappy Concierge WordPress Plugins makes it easy for agencies and consultancies to organize ongoing change and support requests across multiple clients. Leave your Concierge calling card on every site you deliver. Simple, Streamlined, Consistent.

Once you’ve embed the powerful Snappy widget into your every WordPress site you deliver to your clients. From there, the client has an always-open doorway to your FAQ and contact form, and you have a streamlined, organized dashboard for incoming requests.

So say goodbye to lost emails, delayed responses, and an inbox full of “unread” messages from clients. Snappy Concierge collects all your messages and support inquiries, from all your delivered sites, and brings them to you in one simple dashboard.

2. OSD Simple Table Generator – Free

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The OSD Simple Table plugin allows you to quickly create tables within your WordPress content area using simple tags. This plugin is very easy to use and extremely light weight. OSD Simple table supports the ability to define your own delimiters for the entire site and on a per table basis.

It also supports any custom attribute, colspans, rowspans, table headers, footers, widths, and borders. If you are tired of the bulky and difficult to use table plugins out there this one is sure to hit the spot. This was created out of a need for simple light weight error free table generator. After trying several out there we decided to create our own. It turned out so well that we are sharing it with the community. The plugin will be updated as needed with WordPress changes and user requests. Thank you! OSD Web Dev

3. Appointments – Free

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The Appointments Plugin is the most comprehensive bookings plugin, as it’s ideally for businesses and individuals who schedule times with clients, such as consultants, web designers, spa, hair salons, photographers and sales executives.

4. Social Contact Display – Free

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Say hello to the simple social contact display widget for your WordPress website. This plugin contains a very simple user interface allows you to easily update both your business address and your social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus, Pinterest and Instagram. The widget is modular, so you can choose which options you want to display.

5. IG Page Builder – Free

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IG Page Builder is a simple yet powerful page builder plugin that lets you create a complete WordPress website in just a few minute, as this plugin is a drag-n-drop page builder which is similar to an advanced visual editor and can use for any theme. IG Page Builder is an easy-to-use page builder that helps you quickly build a complete WordPress website and you don’t even need to read any documentation.  What makes IG Page Builder plugin is a stand-out from others as it focusing on simplicity, lightweight and really useful, so that making your own unique website becomes easier than ever.

6.

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Cinammon Boards is a WordPress forum plugin with a light footprint, responsive structure and user accessibility. The forum uses custom post types and all information is structured as a forum (categories, forums and topics). It can easily be integrated into any theme without losing any of its functionality, as Cinnamon Boards acts like a real forum, with categories, forums, topics, threads and messages, but it is heavily integrated into WordPress, taking advantage of the user/author system, Akismet and theme blending. Basically this plugin works out of the box, with no options to set, except for the creation of categories and forums.

7. 

Email-Registered-Users-

This simple plugin collects all email addresses of the registered users of your WordPress website and groups them according to user role. It creates a new page under ‘Tools’ called ‘Email Registered Users’.  You can then email all users per user role, per email address or just all at once through your own email program by clicking the appropriate links. This plugin is especially useful for websites with lots of different users, like online magazines of large weblogs.

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WP-Off-Canvas-Panels

WP Off Canvas Panels is a beatiful way of adding extra content to your website that does not need to be visible right away! Think about adding a contact form in the left panel and when you click the contact button the panel expands with a smooth animation! Or add a google maps widgets in a panel and show it when the mouse is close to the panel, the possibilities are endless!

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The WooCommerce Phone Verification plugin will add phone verification upon checkout using RingCaptcha API. By Default WooCoommerce don’t have phone verification so literally you can’t verify the phone if its real or not. Well not anymore  as this plugin will solve that problem for you, all you have to do is to install the  plugin and register to RingCaptcha get the App key and Secret Key and your done!

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Contractor

Contractor is a powerful WP plugin which will allow you to create, send and save online contract for your company and your clients. It has powerful features which allows you to be completely free in creating templates using the information you need. This means that you create fields which you need and you can create as many as you like. Beside your fields you also have few of the default ones which you also should and must use.

Themes (Free & Premium)

1. Spot – Free

Spot

The Spot theme by XtremelySocial is an adaptation of the “Spot” them which is made by Blacktie.co. This theme is a modern, fully responsive, “flat” style theme with a nice colour palette, big full-width images, and full-width colored sections. The navbar is dark and fixed at the top of the page for easy navigation.

It includes several beautiful header images for businesses, photographers, musicians, writers and you can upload your own as well.

2. Sparkling – Free

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Sparkling is a clean minimal and responsive WordPress theme well suited for travel, health, business, finance, design, art, personal and any other creative websites and blogs. Developed using Bootstrap 3 that makes it mobile and tablets friendly. Theme comes with full-screen slider, social icon integration, author bio, popular posts widget and improved category widget. Sparkling incorporates latest web standards such as HTML5 and CSS3 and is SEO friendly thanks to its clean structure and codebase.

This theme has dozens of Theme Options to change theme layout, colors, fonts, slider settings and much more. aswell with this theme it also has some translation and multilingual ready and is available in Spanish, French, Dutch, Polish, Russian and Italian. Sparkling is a free WordPress theme with premium functionality and design.

3. Discovery – Free

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Discovery is a highly customisable, fully responsive and free WordPress Theme. With a focus on simple customization, Discovery allows you to add your own logo, header, featured areas, social media links and much more with a click of a button. This multi-purpose theme has a premium quality design that can fit the needs of any website.

4. Simone – Free

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Simone is a responsive, accessible, high-resolution theme featuring custom header and custom link colors, large images, and easy to read typography that scales to fit all screens. Other features include keyboard accessible navigation, optional social menu, sidebar- and footer widgets, no-sidebar page template, Aside post format, and collapsible author profile box. Simone is translation ready and ships in English and Norwegian.

5. Foodeez Lite – Free

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Foodeez Lite is the the classy theme created for Restaurants and hotel Industry, as you can provide a classy, elegant theme for the hospitality industry and to fill in the void Foodeez was designed. Every restaurant or hotel desires to showcase it’s cuisines and ambiance in a beautiful manner.

This was not satiated by any prior theme. Hence, Foodeez was designed. Now you can enjoy a fully Responsive, and Full-width Header Background Image with floating navigation which gets converted into Persistent Navigation on scroll down.The Amazing Parallax section allows you to showcase your “Super-Specialty Signature Dishes” or your “Dish of the Day”. In short, if you’re a chef, a cook, cuisine guru, food expert, food fanatic, blogger, nutrition expert, diet planner, dietitian, recipe sharer, Fine Dining Lover, or just a food enthusiast, who want to share the love of food.

Then this theme is Perfect for you.Clean, Fresh Looks of this WordPress Theme will make you feel wow. The blog page is clean and designed to The Theme is Loaded with feature which you won’t find on any other Lite Themes with this much precision and quality.

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UberShop

ÜberShop is a fresh, flat, minimalistic, creative, responsive WordPress Theme that was inspired by modern eCommerce designs. As ÜberShop will help you to utilise the WooCommerce plugin to create a clean WordPress powered shop, with unlimited layout options and a lot of features. It comes with a Theme Manager, Page builder, Front Page Manager and many other options. Importing the demo content with one click gets you going with UberShop in no time! Enjoy!

7.

Nestor

Nestor is a clean, modern and multi-purpose WordPress theme. The theme uses the powerful Twitter’s Bootstrap 3 and takes advantage of its features: grid system, typography, elements and more. It is fully responsive and looks great in smaller devices.  The theme was built with a lot of care and every part of the theme is very well explained and documented, so your life will be very easy working with it. Whether you are building a corporate, a designer’s portfolio or a photographer website we are sure that Nestor will perfectly fit your needs.

8.

Guru

Guru is a powerful learning management (LMS) WordPress Theme effectively uses WordPress, Sensei, BuddyPress, WooCommerce, Event Calendar, WPML, Mail-chimp. This theme provides awesome features for creating online courses, Teacher Profile, Extended user profiles, Lesson management, Quiz System, Video Hosting, Ranking / Rating system, Questions system, Attachments, Tracking course progress, WooCommerce integration, BuddyPress, Event Calendar, WPML Support and more. Start teaching online, Build a Training Website.

While working with Guru is really easy. the theme developers built it to increase your satisfaction and fun from online training. Its a learning management system that makes learning and teaching online easier for everyone.

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GreatShop

GreatShop is a universal flat multipurpose 100% responsive WordPress WooCommerce theme based on Bootstrap 3, that suitable for any kind of shop with modern design, this theme has built-in Revolution slider ($19 value!), 14 Premium Plugins (for FREE!) and powerful backend control panel. With the Admin panel been made with easy navigation and dozens of configuration options allows you to change every thing in theme. You can manage colors of all theme elements (10 built it skins included, Unlimited you can create), select 500+ amazing fonts and setup different theme settings and effects!

10

Briva-3

Briva 3 is a One Page Theme is a professional and responsive one page multipurpose template enhanced with 4 different variants. which has been built using the new Twitter Bootstrap framework. This theme is suitable for agency, company, personal and portfolio sites. It is easy to customize and well documented to suit your needs.

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