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It’s may be the first day of 2014, but we have to take a look back at what been the best WordPress plugins and themes from 2013, Inside this best of roundup you will find that there is something for everyone such as plugins that give a better post search function, leaving your header stucked up the top of your website, advanced search plugin , showing related post to the one you are currently reading, social media plugins, plugin for cleaning up images on your server,  maps plugins, theme options plugin, awesome image slider,  shortcodes plugins, frontend uploader plus many more great plugins I’ve also included  for bloggers, design agency or solo artists that want from simply, minimalistic including woocommerce and flat design wordpress themes

Themes – Free & Premium from 2013

Bearded – Free


Bearded is a responsive CSS3 and HTML5 blogging and portfolio theme. It supports all post formats and has layout, and color options built into the theme customizer. The theme also supports the Custom Content Portfolio plugin, giving artists and other creative people the ability to share their work.

Hueman – Free


The Hueman WordPress theme is a responsive 100% high resolution that was designed for blogs and magazines. With unique toggle sidebars that results in a great reading experience for both tablet and mobile. The feature list is long but includes an unlimited topbar, header, footer and accent colors, unlimited widget areas, 0-2 sidebars to the left or right that can be uniquely specified for each page or post, 300px / 220px fixed width sidebars, 0-4 footer widget columns, almost zero layout images, related posts and post nav, featured story or slider, 10 post formats, good SEO features, 3 flexible custom widgets, localisation support, social links, logo upload and many more useful admin panel features.

Premium Style – Free


Premium Style is a WordPress theme that been built by using Responsive in mind and  this theme is highly customisable theme as this theme is suitable for bloggers as It contain great features like Custom Logo, Home Slider, Breadcrumbs, Social Icons, Google Analytic Box and Author Info Box, custom background, header, menu, favicon. and this theme built with the latest w3C standards (HTML5 and CSS3) and It support theme options customizer.

Hermoso – Free


Hermoso is a beautiful & colourful WordPress theme from CSSIgniter that with a flat & responsive design that supports Audio, Video, Gallery, Quote, Image, Link and Standard Post formats which is suitable for most blog based sites.

Duena – Free


Duena is a Bootstrap template designed specifically for personal blogs. Being Bootstrap-powered the template provides lots of opportunities for editing and tuning. Bootstrap is web developer’s ‘mana’ with all those HTML elements, components and other cool stuff.

Even though Bootstrap templates are mostly flat, the gradient on the background creates depth effect that makes content blocks float in the air. Red and its hues prevail in the theme design giving it some warmth and passion. There is no need to describe theme’s responsiveness; for sure the template fits perfectly into all browsers of tablets, phones and PCs. And lastly, the template comes stuffed with lots of amazing features that will make your blog stand out.

Surfarama – Free


Surfarama is a bold and fun theme which uses the popular mason style layout on the home page and category pages to highlight imagery and make for a very visual presentation. It’s perfect for travel and magazine style blogs heavy on the imagery. The theme is highly customizable with the ability to upload your own logo, set the background color (or image), the primary theme color and even color code the categories without any coding required

Flounder – Free


Flounder is a flat, minimally styled theme for bloggers which features colorful support for post formats and a clean, responsive layout.

Breathe – Premium $45


Breathe is a multi-purpose WordPress theme which aims to satisfy all of our buyers’ needs, by providing a quality theme, with tons of features and amazing support.  Breathe was built with the intention of having a theme that sets the standard, a theme that looks awesome, with great attention to details, but at the same time is highly customizable and can be used on a lot of websites. It has all the options you can find on other themes and has been developed with a focus on quality and ease of use.

Swiss – Premium $45


Swiss is a super powerful yet elegantly easy to use WordPress theme based on the Swiss design principles for layout, colors, and typography. Purposely create for multiple uses, the design applies itself well to an agency, blog or portfolio website.

9. Huge – Premium $45


HUGE is one of the most creative themes on the market until today. It is a leap into the future of modern websites, using the latest HTML5 and CSS3 technologies to create an incredible experience for the end user.

Tyrion – Premium WooCommerce $60


Tyrion is a powerful parallax WooCommerce theme with a lot of custom eCommerce features. like the use of custom plugins and additions like the Ajax filter feature in the shop page, or the wishlist and compare products plugins. In this way you can be sure that we can provide full support on all the features you can view in our demo.

Jobify – Premium $55


Creating a job listing website has never been easier with Jobify — the easiest to use job board theme available. Create a community of employers and prospective employees. This themes functions cotains a simple live searching and filtering that makes finding relevant jobs easier than ever, a fully customisable homepage means you control the layout of your website you can even have a fee for job listings, and easily monitor and approve submissions.

Flat – Premium WooCommerce $55


Flat is a extremely flexible theme that uses the Theme customiser to its full potential by allowing you to choose from a 1, 2, or 3 column layout, all with variations on where you want the content and sidebar to be displayed. This theme is 100% compatible with ChillThemes Shortcodes plugin. You’ll be able to take our shortcodes with you if you decide to change to a new WordPress theme. This plugin will be frequently updated with new shortcodes as time goes on.

Bloq – Premium $40


Bloq is a high customizable theme with a full responsive layout. Trough a dedicated control panel is possible to configure the majority of theme’s aspects and to choose the favourite colour among ten of them. Bloq take advantage of all WordPress features such as post-formats, page templates, custom widgets, shortcodes, including important features specifically designed for it.

Hypertext – Premium $40


The Hypertext is an awesome Flat Portfolio wordpress theme which brings many useful and most popular functions with Flat Design which is popular right now. It’s ideal for any corporate agency, creative studio or for personal portfolio.

It’s very flexible and powered by Wope Framework which has advanced theme options to make your site very flexible and fully customisable. You can build dozens custom pages with our Page Builder which has many useful and popular options. You can build the page easily, and yes update is simple as how it was built.

De7igner – Premium $40


De7igner is a ultimate and professional way for you to present your portfolio or the very best starting point for your own corporate website. This theme is a one page and its perfect for you if you are searching something different and out of the line.

This awesome theme is fully responsive and all the layouts are built with responsive design in mind. So it will works well on desktops, tablets, and mobile devices and lastly this theme De7igner was inspired by iOS7.

Drive – Premium $45


Drive is a Modern, Reponsive, Retina Ready Multipurpose theme that is fully Responsive which means it can scale from 320px to 1200px. The Drive theme comes with unlimited colours and 20+ predefined colours variations and it contains 23 unique pages and having lots of features.

Kult – Premium $45


Kult is a WordPress creative & agency portfolio theme that is simple a big, bold, minimalistic theme, which is ideally solution for creative professionals that loves flat and clean design. Kult is a high customisable theme that features a full responsive layout. Kult theme provides a dedicated control panel is possible to configure the majority theme’s aspects and to choose the favourite colour among ten of them.

It is a highly flexible and has alot of widgets that can be found in the theme and the flat design take advantage of all WordPress features such as post-formats, page templates, custom widgets, shortcodes, including important features specifically designed for it.

Plugins – Free & Premium from 2013

Advanced Custom Post Search – Free

Advanced Custom Post Search

The Advanced Custom Post Search (ACPS) plugin can be easily integrated into any WordPress theme that uses widgets but not only with this plugin can also integrate a search form into any post, page or WordPress template using our simple shortcodes.

This plugin features an unlimited, fully-customisable forms you can quickly search and display your custom post type results also this plugin was built to address the lack of built-in taxonomy & custom post type search.

Related Posts Plugin – Free

Related Posts Plugin

Related Posts Plugin allows you to display related posts with similar words in category, tags, title or by adding special meta key for posts, and display list of the titles of these posts by the widget or by the shortcode.

Metro Style Social Widget – Free

Metro Style Social Widget

A light weight wordpress widget that displays Metro Style social network icons in Sidebar and links to your social network profiles.  Add button option will display the Like / Follow button on the Social icons so that your users can immediately Like / Follow your page or profile without leaving your site.

Since every one use Facebook, Google+ , Twitter and RSS, we made them as default and other network as optional.  If needed you can display Linkedin, Youtube and Pinterest else choose don’t show option in widget settings.

Responsive design, Plugin will automatically fit within your siderbar width else you can specify width for the widget.

Pricer Ninja – Free

Pricer Ninja

Pricer Ninja is a super powerful tool for adding beautiful pricing tables to your website. Pricer Ninja’s pricing tables are responsive, meaning, the tables will be presented properly on all devices including smatphones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers.

Sticky Header – Free


The Sticky Header WordPress plugin can makes your header visible at all times as It’s a great feature that allows people to browse faster and consume more of your content.  This plugin was developed by ThematoSoup and it is made to become a  part of your brand building that will improves user experience by saving people time and makes your WordPress website more aesthetically pleasing.

MyTeam WordPress – Free

MyTeam WordPress

This plugin was made to display team/staff members, As you can display a set of pictures and information in different layouts. Although it was built thinking of a team/people structure but this plugin can be used to display other kinds of information that require an image and additional information.

Awesome Weather Widget – Free

Awesome Weather Widget

This awesome plugin allows you to easily add super clean weather widgets to your site. The design is based off the site: and the widget changes colours based on the current temp of the city being deisplayed You can use the built in widget or add it somewhere else with this shortcode: (all settings shown)

Easy Google Font – Free

Easy Google Fonts

Easy Google Font plugin is a simple and easy way to add custom google fonts to any WordPress theme without knowing coding as this plugin integrates with the WordPress Customizer so you can preview google fonts on your site in realtime and it is compatible with any theme.

It also allows you to create custom theme specific font controls in the admin settings area to control particular css selectors. Once created, these custom font controls are instantly available in the customizer no coding required!

Resume Page – Free

Resume Page

Resume Page does one thing and its does it well as it turns any page into a Resume Page. It has all the built in basics for what a resume needs, and more! It follows the traditional resume layout, and is completely customizable with built in design options and an area for custom CSS. You could turn every page of your site into a different resume page. It also has a smart templating feature that let’s developers in the house easily override the template. Just drop it into your child theme, and mod away.

Lazy Load for Videos – Free

Lazy Load for Videos

This plugin improves page load times and increases your Google PageSpeed Score. It replaces embedded Youtube videos with a clickable preview image. By loading the videos only when the user clicks on the preview image – using jQuery –, no unnecessary JavaScript is loaded. Especially on sites with many embedded videos this will make your visitors happy.

Google Typography – Free

Google Typography

The Google Typography plugins allows you to use any Google Font for any text on your existing website without writing a single line of code. In the Appearance > Typography settings page, simply add and customize as many fonts as you’d like, then apply it to any existing HTML tag or CSS selector.

2. Cleanup Images – Free

Cleanup Images

A plugin to help in deciding which images in the Media Library you want to delete and then deleting them from both the DB and the directory if you decide to do so. This plugin will search the database for all images in the Media Library and determine whether or not they are in use. They will then be listed. If not used, you will be able to select them in order to delete them.

jQuery Responsive Select Menu – Free

jQuery Responsive Select Menu

The perfect solution to make your site responsive for mobile devices like phones and tablets. jQuery Responsive Select Menu lets you make your WordPress menus responsive by turning them into drop-down <select> elements below a width of your choosing.

Google Analytics Dashboard for WP – Free

Google Analytics Dashboard for WP

Using just a widget the Google Analytics Dashboard for WP displays detailed info and statistics about: number of visits, number of visitors, bounce rates, organic searches, pages per visit directly on your Admin Dashboard. You can authorised users to view statistics like Views, UniqueViews and top searches, on frontend, at the end of each article.

By using this plugin, your data is collected in a fast and secure manner because Google Analytics Dashboard for WP uses OAuth2 protocol and Google Analytics API.

Google Maps Travel Route – Free

Google Maps Travel Route

Google Maps Travel Route enables you to easily insert Google Maps along with a travel route, tour, etc in your WordPress website. Via dashboard you can add,edit or delete locations or edit the options for the map itself.

The map can be inserted in pages, post or sidebars via shortcode. A widget is also available. You will only need to have a valid Google Maps API key which you can get here.

Redux Framework – Free

Redux Framework

Redux is a simple, truly extensible and fully responsive options framework for WordPress themes and plugins. Built on the WordPress Settings API, Redux supports a multitude of field types as well as custom error handling, custom field & validation types, and import/export functionality.

WP Awesome FAQ  – Free

WP Awesome FAQ Plugin

No need extra configurations for WP Awesome FAQ Plugin. WP Awesome FAQ Plugin allows to create unlimited FAQ Items with Title, Description. With the plugin installation’s a Custom Post Type named “FAQ” will be created automatically. A shortcode [faq] needed, just crate a page for your FAQ section and update the page.

OmniGallery – Free


Enhance your WordPress website with the OmniGallery Photo Gallery. You can easily add your photo from Instagram, Pinterest, Picasa, Flickr, Facebook, and Dribbble into your WordPress Gallery. Adding the gallery is very simple, you just have to add new post/page, then select gallery icon, select omnigallery then you can select which gallery you want to fetch your images to your blog. You can add multiple gallery on the same post/page.

Facebook Comments Master – Free

Facebook Comments Master

Any heavy-duty WordPress website needs a top of the line comment system so users can express their opinions in certain blog categories, pages or posts.With Facebook Comments Master it is specially recommended for heavy-duty websites because it takes all the hassle of your website keeping it fast, and error clean.

FyreBox Shortcode – Free

FyreBox Shortcode

The Fyrebox Shortcode plugin allows you to easily integrate a html5 game widget that you have built on into your WordPress Blog by using a WordPress shortcode. Use it like that in your blog post: [fyrebox gid=GAME_ID gt=GAME_TYPE /]. The shortcode for your game is located in the “publish” page of your page that you can access on the dashboard

Logo Slider – Free

Logo Slider

Add a logo slideshow carousel to your site quickly and easily. Embed in any post/page using shortcode [logo-slider] or in your theme with

WP Awesome Support – Premium $21


WP Awesome Support is a great WordPress support plugin.  With it’s advanced support features, you will be able to increase your customer satisfaction by using a great support plugin on your WordPress site.

Interactive Buttons – Premium $10

Interactive Buttons WordPress Plugin

Interactive Buttons is a set of wonderful buttons that transition using CSS opacity, this buttons includes 200 Icons with 8 Colors and 2 different styles ( Text, with icons). On hover the buttons will change icons opacity with CSS transition. All the icons are in one transparency PNG file.

2. Premium Floor Plans – Premium $15

Premium Floor Plans and Presentations

Premium Floor Plans and Presentations allows you to create interactive floor plans or any type of presentation quick and easy through an easy to use visual editor inside of WordPress. Premium Floor Plans and Presentations is perfect for shopping malls, conference/exhibit halls, office buildings, real estate floor plans, retail products, automotive and so much more. Premium Floor Plans and Presentations comes packed with many features and video documentation.

Easy Responsive AdSense – Premium $12

Easy Responsive AdSense

Easy Responsive AdSense is a WordPress plugin that lets you specify multiple Google AdSense ad sizes for a particular location in your responsive WordPress theme. When the page is loaded, it will choose the best ad size to display, based on the current width of the ad container. Ads can be placed in your template using the provided widget, shortcode, or template tag.

Super 7 Image Slider – Premium $15


Super 7 is one of the most complete premium image slider plugin ever. As it been built using the latest WordPress install and mobile compatible so anyone can easily use it without any restriction. This plugin is fully responsive and use modern features like Video embed, Smart Lightbox are supported which make it more stunning. This was specially designed for any image size adaption and speed is optimized as well.

This plugin supports plenty of 2D/3D transitions so users will have great choice of modern & smooth animations. It’s especially flexible for users to customize which makes the slider most complete ever.

Booking Bank – Premium $18

Booking Bank - WordPress Appointment Plugin

Booking Bank is an Ultimate Appointments Booking Plugin suitable for WordPress running Sites that will make your life not only simpler but even more faster and more systematic in handling your appointments.

Booking Bank has the ability to handle unlimited number of appointments and has become a necessary tool for all WordPress users! We have several important features like Dashboard from where user can manage everything from one menu. We have a very user friendly interface with robust code and uncountable important features.

Booking Bank will allow business owners to add/customize services they provide, add/remove staff members who provide them together with relative prices and the services duration. Our plugin also serves the purposes of Group bookings.

WordPress Facebook Contest – Premium $25

Wordpress Facebook Contest Plugin

With this plugin you are allow to easily create facebook contests. This is a great way to make people share and promote your site. This page lives on your facebook page and you can even integrate this plugin with mailchimp

Drag and Drop Shortcodes – Premium $20

Drag and Drop Shortcodes

Drag and Drop Shortcodes is a great WordPress plugin that allow you create remarkable things even with mediocre themes. As this plugin will also spice up your content by drawing the visitors attention straight to the point. As you can animate entrance of site elements so your site looks modern and fresh.

You can use modern parallax effect on sections and with professional look impress even more, this plugin will again lets you create content of pages and post simply, using drag and drop interface, without messing with code. There is no need to remember any shortcode, every attribute is accessible from pop-up modal windows and forms. Apparently it is so easy even child can do it

Responsive Google Maps – Premium $14

Responsive Google Maps

A responsive Google map that allows multiple markers per map and multiple maps per page. Includes fullscreen view and marker clustering. No API key required. Easy simple setup. No long complex shortcodes to generate by hand. As simple as creating a map, quick add a location, copy the simple shortcode to the page you want the map on, and you’re done.

Frontend Upload – Premium $12

Frontend Upload

Frontend Upload is a a complete uploading plugin solution for WordPress. It can satisfy all your uploading needs. As the name states, it is aimed for frontend uploading, but it can also work wherever you might need. This plugin can be fully customisable through a great backend settings manager and it works via AJAX.


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