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It’s the first Wednesday of the new month and we all know what time it is, it’s time for us once again to see what were some of the best free and paid for (premium) plugins and themes that you could find though the whole month of May about WordPress.

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 existing WordPress site(s)

For this month’s plugins roundup you will find 10 free and premium plugins that does things such as an easy online booking system that has a booking engine that can intergrate seamlessly into the site, a plugin that allows you to put a youtube gallery to plugins that allows you to add custom content via the native WordPress editor to a plugin that blocks explicit images to a plugin that allows you to post better media on your pages and posts plus many great other plugins that been developed in May 2015.

and over the theme side of this best of roundup for May are the themes, the themes roundup you will find are 10 of the best themes that covers a whole lot of different subjects like people who like to write I’ve have added some blogs that has been specifically made for bloggers to themes that are compatible to WooCommerce and to themes for the creative ones such as design agencies, freelancers to a theme for those who are in the Automotive industry

Plugins – Free & Premium

1. eZee Hotel Booking Engine Plugin – Free

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eZee Online Booking Engine is an online booking system that’s provides a high-rate of converting lookers into bookers. This reservation system provides the ample tools that helps hoteliers increase their online exposure and drive up revenue.

This Online Booking Engine integrates seamlessly into the property website which gives the clients the ability to book reservations, packages, and offers straight from the website and now it’s even more accessible as you will find that this system has a WordPress plugin, allowing you to integrate this system into your hotel website which again giving your guests the ability to book directly.

2. Eazy YouTube Gallery – Free

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With the Easy YouTube Gallery you can quickly and easily make gallery for custom set of YouTube videos provided in shortcode, and autoplay video on click in Magnific PopUp lightbox.

3. Easy Content Adder – Free

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Easy Content Adder allows you to add custom content via a native WordPress editor and display the content at the top or bottom of all posts, pages, or both. The plugin also supports all custom post types and provides the ability to hide the content from all pages without the need to remove your content or disable the plugin. All text, links, and media attachments can be added to the custom content. If you can add it to a WordPress Page or Post, it can be added via Easy Content Adder.

4. Lightweight Grid Columns – Free

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Lightweight Grid Columns are super easy to use! Install and activate the plugin, then look for the columns icon within your TinyMCE toolbar (see screenshots). Specify your desired desktop, tablet and mobile widths of the columns, add your content and then insert your shortcode into your content.

5. WP Emergency Room – Free

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The WP Emergency Room makes it easy for any webmaster or site owner to get help from curated WordPress support experts (directly from your dashboard) – for all your WP related fixes and tasks. Simply click the non-obtrusive WPER HELP button (seen in the top right of your dashboard), and ask us for help. This button will be accessible throughout your admin dashboard (all pages) so help is always just one click away. Support at your fingertips.

6. Nude Image Blocker – Premium $20

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The role of this plugin is to help WordPress administrator(s) / website owners to control and block images with explicit such as adult content. It can be described as a background running process which is activated on every image upload and/or comment posting. The plugin is highly customisable so, its scanning behaviour can be changed according to your needs.

7. Liquida Mega Menu  – Premium $18

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Liquida Mega Menu is a WordPress plugin, based on Bootstrap 3.3, designed for both regular users and developers. The LMM Plugin has a simple and intuitive interface, integrated in the WP dashboard, allowing you to create and customize an unlimited amount of mega menus, without any programming skills. For developers who want to fully customize the plugin, LMM offers additional tools to integrate the menu into your WP theme, like advanced configuration options and hooks or custom CSS field.

8. Responsive Timetable – Premium $20

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Our timetable is fully responsive and features a clean and modern flat interface. Create timetables with events in 3 different scales using a live editor in the backend. Color events individually, per column or per timetable. Click on events to open a custom link, or a responsive event popup using a nice animation.

Show a full description in the event popup, as well as an image or YouTube video. Add meta fields to your events and use them to display the event time or location, but also show characteristics of the event like number of guests, a link to make reservations, show prices, etc. There are literary an unlimited number of possibilities.

Meta fields can display one of 500+ icons and show 1 or 2 lines of text/html. Configure many options in the admin panel. Finally add the timetable to your pages using shortcodes or widgets.

9. Hello Scrollbar – Premium $10

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Hello scrollbar is a wordpress plugin, which can be used for creating scroll areas in sidebar or page content! If your sidebar contains plenty widgets and you want to save some space – you will find this plugin extremely useful. Built-in editor button allows you to create scroll areas in your content. The simpliest creation process doesn’t require any PHP/HTML/CSS knowledge. Additionally, You are able to show scrollbar buttons, hide scrollbar on mouse leave, auto expand scrollbar and even set scroll inertia!

10. WP – Post Better Media – Premium $15

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WP – Better Post Media, a very clean and simple WordPress Plugin that allows you to easily create media for posts and pages. WP – Post Better Media supports galleries, embedded code (ex: youtube, vimeo, soundcloud) and self hosted videos. Each media type could be placed before, after and within the content as shortcode. Some of the plugin’s strong points are: fully responsive, advanced admin panel (easy drag and drop interface), high performance on mobile devices (loads different image sizes based on screen resolution).

Themes – Free & Premium

1. Exposition-Lite – Free

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Exposition is a theme for writers and bloggers – share your long form articles in style with clean typography and bold images. Customize Exposition with hundreds of Google Font options and color choices from within the Customizer.

2. Dustland Express – Free

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The Dustland Express WordPress theme is a fully styled WooCommerce theme that offers a lot for free… from the selection between 2 different headers, 2 different blog layouts to changing the theme to any color of your choice. Integrated with some powerful plugins such as SiteOrigin’s Page Builder which allows you to build any page layout required, Contact Form 7 which allows you to easily add contact forms to your website and more. Not building an online store? The Dustland Express theme is also great for building a simple business website and creating an online presence for yourself. Download it and get going!

3. Responsive Deluxe – Free

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Responsive Deluxe features a very modern design and flat colours designed for clarity. It offers your website visitors visual comfort. Responsive Deluxe was designed, developed and enhanced to look and function regardless of whether your visitors arrive by smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer. Responsive Deluxe has successfully passed Google Mobile-Friendly tests.

4. Sydney – Free

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Sydney is a powerful business theme that provides a fast way for companies or freelancers to create an awesome online presence. Sydney brings plenty of customization possibilities like access to all Google Fonts, full color control, layout control, logo upload, full screen slider, header image, sticky navigation and much more. Also, Sydney provides all the construction blocks you need to rapidly create an engaging front page.

5. Big Pix – Free

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Big Pix is a pretty standard blogging theme, albeit with a real focus on large format images on the home page and archive pages. The post pages also use a full sized featured image, not unlike the style popularised by Medium. You can easily upload your own logo and favicon, or change the default colour scheme to anything you like. It is also has dedicated widget areas for pages, posts, archive pages and the home page so you have a great deal of flexibility over the content on these page types. And of course it is fully responsive.

6. MeetMe – Premium $43

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MeetMe is creative, clean and powerful Personal and Agency WordPress theme with incredibly flexibility with lots of options and variation. It has included 10 Predefined layouts, powerful admin panel, visual composer – page builder, 650+ google font. MeetMe is the best choice for you to create a agency, portfolio, freelancer portfolio, personal V Card, photography and a blogging website.

7. Handy – Premium $58

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Handy is a Handmade Shop WooCommerce Theme, this theme is a stylish responsive and easy to use WordPress theme. Handy Shop WooCommerce theme is a great start for any one who is looking to start his one handmade online shop or looking to create a handmade goods marketplace. Theme comes with plenty of features, like out of the box layout configurator that allows you to set custom layouts on each of you static pages, blog, and shop pages. You can also set any colors you want through our theme’s control panel. Setting a custom font for the theme has never been easier.

8. Press – Premium $38

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Press is an awesome mobile friendly WordPress blog theme which brings simple, clean and elegant design. Press theme is ideal for creative bloggers and writers of any field. It provides many features that blogger will love it. Sticky posts slider, Social share, 7 post formats, 7 home layouts, 2 columns content option, 7 custom widgets and a lot more.

9. Bengkel – Premium $48

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Bengkel is a Business WordPress theme that is suitable for you who have automotive and car repair business. With modern design, will attract users to become your customers. These templates can be accessed in a variety of devices such as tablets or smartphones.This Theme is use Page Builder, it makes you feel free to choose appearance that you like. Also supported Post Format that allow you to share your experience to your reader.

10. Jay – Premium $58

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Jay is a premium WordPress blog theme which has clean and modern look. When your readers visit your blog, beautifully designed featured posts with custom labels will attract their eyes first. Then they will scroll through well-structured posts. You can put any WordPress built-in widgets and our custom widgets in sidebar area. If the sidebar area is not enough, a side menu was built for you. At the end of posts, eye-catching media feed will be waiting for your visitors. The media feed can be your Instagram photos or Dribbble shots.

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WordPress Wednesday – The Best Plugins & Themes from May 2015