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Today I’m looking back at what were some of the best free and premium WordPress plugins and themes that you could have found for WordPress that have been released during December 2018.

I usually post these Best of WordPress Wednesday posts at the start of each new month but since it’s the last month of 2018 here’s is it earlier than usually.

In these type of roundup’s I like to split them up into two kinds of lists, in the first list are showcasing ten free & premium WordPress plugins, in the plugin list I’ve have included a bunch of WordPress plugins that does things a store locator, booking engine, a new plugin that makes your WordPress dashboard different to a gutenberg add on plugin.

And for the themes sections, you will see another set of ten free and premium WordPress themes that include nearly every type of themes that you may need, themes such as business styled themes, blogging themes, and WooCommerce supported themes.

Plugins – Free & Premium

1. Themify Builder

The Themify Builder is the most powerful and easy to use page designer and builder for WordPress. Design any layout that you can imagine with its drag and drop interface, and with live preview, you can see everything come together right in front of your eyes. Just select, drag and drop, and you’ve built beautiful pages.

The Builder is modular in design and is optimised for better performance resources. It’s also SEO friendly, translatable, and supports multi-site networks.

Price: Free

2. JSP Store Locator

JSP Store Locator provides easy to use interface for searching location, zip code, area code and provides Google map to display the locations.The administrator can easily add/edit the locations/offices from the backend interface.

Price: Free

3. Sirvoy Booking Engine

With this plugin you can easily add the Sirvoy booking engine to your wordpress website and accept online bookings. The bookings will be registered in your Sirvoy account.

Sirvoy is an online booking system for hotels, B&Bs, guest houses, inns and other accommodations.

Price: Free

4. Showpass

List events, display event details and products. Use the Showpass purchase widget seamless purchases with no redirects, all with easy to use shortcodes.

Showpass is a full event management solution, allowing organisations and individuals to organise and execute successful events.

Whether you are selling tickets to your fundraiser, or an assigned seating theatre show, Showpass has the technology you need to get the job done.

Price: Free

5. Icons Factory

IconsFactory is a fully free design editor to create, stylize and animate icons, stickers, post images and other scalable graphics. You can use this visual content anywhere on your site and beyond without special licensing.

Price: Free

6. WP Mail Settings

WP Mail Settings is just a WordPress plugin but it has an unbelievable power to change your WordPress experience. It comes with tons of missing configuration options for completely configure your WordPress mail functionality.

Price: $12.00

7. Post Layouts Pro for Gutenberg

Post Layouts Pro for Gutenberg is a Gutenberg add-on with a bunch of additional style for post layouts that contains unique templates for presentation. This is a standalone Gutenberg solution to give wow design possibility for your blog posts with clean design and full responsive layout.

Price: $14.00

8. IPIDO Admin Theme

IPIDO Admin is the most complete and fully powered WP admin theme that we have ever made. With IPIDO you will forget that you are using WordPress as fast as lightning. Customising your admin area has never been so easy, with so many options, easy to use and with the possibility to change everything in seconds.

Along with White Label Branding features, IPIDO Admin comes with more than 20 awesome built-in admin themes, the ability to customise them or create an entirely new one with the included Theme Customizer. Built-in login themes plus more themes will be added with each update.

Price: $15.00

9. Daxxboard

Daxxboard is a WordPress plugin to create a dedicated WordPress custom dashboard page for your customers.You may often used complex php codes to customize the WordPress dashboard for removing unwanted metaboxes from the dashboard.

With Daxxboard, WordPress dashboard creation process will become so simple, easy and fast.You can add any number of widgets to the dashboard including text widgets, image widgets, video widgets and HTML widgets.

Price: $12.00

10. Support Automator

Support Automator is an handy plugin to help technical support or sales guys as well authors who faced writing same text again and again when needed. i.e asking for review to every client/customer.

Support Automator is a time saving plugin which stored all your simple or html content in separate block and call it any where in page or post. So you don’t need to write again and again same thing.

Price: $15.00

Themes – Free & Premium

1. Mohini

Mohini has a clean, grean and dark style. The theme is multipurpose, so if You like the style, You can use it to represent Your art, business, an event, show Your portfolio, start a blog, start a webshop and sell Your products etc. The demos use Elementor, WooCommerce and Contact Form 7 plugins.

Price: Free

2. Zita

Zita is a super fast and highly customisable theme. Zita includes eight unique header layout and eight footer widget layout which makes it extremely powerful. Zita works with any of your favourite page builder like Elementor, Visual Composer, Beaver Builder, SiteOrigin, Divi, Brizy etc.

Price: Free

3. Plain Blogrid

Plain Blogrid is a clean and creative blog theme for writers and bloggers. The WordPress theme has a multi-purpose design which is minimal and simple. Page builders work fine with the theme, and since it’s full width by default you can create a landing page or one page easily to visualise your business.

There is also lots of space for ads such as AdSense and other ads programs, through a lot of widget opportunities.

Price: Free

4. Insurance Gravity

Insurance Gravity is an enhanced child theme of Business Gravity. Insurance Gravity is made for insurance companies, insurance agency, agents and brokers, financial centers or advisors, finance recruitment, cooperatives, marketing agency, consults, wealth advisors, investors, business firm and corporate website.

Price: Free

5. VW Car Rental

VW Car Rental is a resourceful, modern, versatile, stylish and feature-full car rental WordPress theme. It is fully compatible with the latest WordPress 5.0 version. This powerful theme uses the online space in the smartest way to exhibit your services in a professional manner to make a lasting impression on visitors. Plenty of social media icons are included so website content can be shared on multiple platforms.

Price: Free

6. Tusant

Tusant is a WordPress theme dedicated for Podcasting, Music Streaming, and just about any other audio or video purpose you might think of. The theme supports multiple podcasts, unlimited episodes, support for Audio Playlists and muc more. It’s a great tool for Podcasters specifically as Tusant supports all major podcasting plugins.

This theme is great both for beginners and for WordPress experts – You can easily choose from dozens of design options and display your content in a unique and customised way. Tusant offers full-color customisation and font controls so you can create a custom website for your own brand in seconds. The theme supports the Elementor page builder, one of the greatest, fastest page builders out there, and it is even free and open-source! Tusant includes its own set of add-ons and templates for Elementor to make your job even easier!

Price: $69.00

7. Belly

Belly is beautiful, modern, stylish WordPress theme to quickly build an eCommerce website. The theme is fully responsive that make your site look good on any devices and screens.

Belly theme is compatible with the latest versions of WordPress, it’s very easy to install and configure. Lead generation is done easy with a Mailchimp, make more visitors sign up for your site. Slideshow will display the promotions and short description one at a time. Mega Menu, Search and cart elements are displayed at the header. Big subtitles and concise texts are easy to read, understand & memorise.

The offered banners look really attractive. Options Slider allows showing different types of product to show in slider: Featured and New Products that help customers shopping more inconvenient and time-saving. You can easily set up testimonials any time you want!

Price: $28.00

8. Wilco

Wilco is a premium minimal theme is optimised and coded with site performance in mind. It brings full support for all native WordPress 5+ and Gutenberg functionalities. You can extend functionality easily; lean and valid source code guarantees great plugin support and compatibility.

The theme will enable minimalist, masonry layout on your WordPress blog. You will receive detailed documentation along with additional features like unlimited colour schemes, many Google web fonts, custom widgets etc. Functions are based on solid back-end Redux framework.

Price: $39.00

9. Aishe

Aishe is a unique, clean and professional WordPress theme perfect for promoting and selling your products online. Aishe has a flexible and minimalistic concept focused on product preview.

This theme is particularly powerful when deployed as an eCommerce theme. Also, its numerous, versatile demo websites include several sophisticated and sleek eCommerce purposed websites, featuring carts, product pages, AJAX-powered searches and dynamic filtering and WooCommerce suite compatibility for the full-blown WordPress eCommerce experience, right out of the box, without having to write a single line of code yourself.

Price: $59.00

10. iHelper

iHelper is a Helpdesk and Knowledge Base WordPress Theme was specially created for helpdesk and knowledge base sites. It has 3 homepage layouts. Every single element of this template is entirely responsive, as content can be viewed from desktop and mobile devices.

Price: $48.00


WordPress Wednesday – The Best Plugins & Themes from December 2018