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It’s the first Wednesday of the new month and it is time for us to see what were some of the best free and premium(paid) plugins and themes that you’ve could of find though out the whole month of May.

For the WordPress Plugin round up, I’ve gathered up some of the hottest & newest plugins that been released, the type of plugins that you can find below are a bunch of useful plugin that can add additional content to your Page, Post, or Custom Post Type, a responsive lightbox, stop bad bots to plugins that allows you to build a Form with an awesome builder, a notification bar and other great plugins below.

and over on the theme side of things, you will find some of the latest themes that been released. Themes featuring today has something for nearly every occasion such as a Personal vCard theme, to some great multipurpose & eCommerce themes, a theme for Sharing media such as video to a travel theme plus other awesome  themes.

Plugins – Free & Premium.

1. Mesh – Free


Mesh is the plugin that makes it one of the easiest way to add additional content to your Page, Post, or Custom Post Type in a responsive grid system. Adding a Mesh Section creates a new row on your page below the default WordPress content.

Each Section can be divided into 1 to 4 Columns, providing Visual/Text editors for each Column. Give your Sections and Columns titles, drag to rearrange, add background images to Columns or an entire Section, then Publish your Section or save it as a Draft until your content is just right.

2. Woobox – Free


Embedding a Woobox promotions on your WordPress site has never been easier, as this plugin allows quick and easy installation of your promotion with the use of shortcode [woobox] for embedding on WordPress.

Woobox helps you easily create powerful contests, sweepstakes, coupons, quizzes and more to grow your audience and amplify your marketing.You could embed promotions on WordPress before, but the process was complicated and didn’t work for all types of users on WordPress. We wanted to simplify the process, so we created the Woobox plugin and made it available for all our faithful WordPress users.

You create a promotion on Woobox, grab the WordPress shortcode and with the plugin installed on your WordPress site, just paste it into any post or page on WordPress and that’s it.

Please note that you will need to have a Woobox Account

3. Responsive Lightbox2 – Free


Responsive Lightbox2 plugin adds a lightbox functionality to your WordPress site. It allows you to overlay images on top of the current page. You can add this lightbox popup effect to your website images, photos, album or even gallery.

Responsive Lightbox2 is responsive and works on all modern browsers.Responsive Lightbox2 is very user friendly so there is absolutely nothing for you to configure in the lightbox settings. All you need to do is install this plugin and add shortcode to a page to create beautiful lightbox popup.

4. Geoblock – Free


This plugin will block your website or certain pages from being accessed by visitors from selected countries, sates, cities or latitude/longitude/radius. The geo block works by redirecting blocked visitors away from your website.

Please note that this plugin uses a client side javascript blocking script and can easily be bypassed if the visitor disables javascript or uses a VPN. Hence this plugin should not be used for 100% blocking and should only be used as a quick solution for redirecting away unwanted traffic.

5. Easy Social Sharing – Free


Easy Social plugins provides you an easy way to display 18 of the popular social sharing buttons, where you can embed right into your posts, pages. Sharing any of your content has never been so easy. This plugin also have handy features like social count, multiple layouts and design, custom colour & more.

6. StopBadBots – Free


The Stop Bad Bots Plugin is the easiest way to stop Bad Bots on your website and  you don’t need to create robots.txt neither touch your .htaccess file. Other bots will be added to the block list over time via updates to this plugin.



FCP Form Builder is a WordPress form creator with multiple options that helps you build WordPress forms in few minutes. You can build a fully functional contact form in no time without writing a single line of code.

It makes you manage your WordPress forms options as well as your form submissions from your WordPress dashboard all the time. You do not need to worry about email notification issues any more as our WordPress form builder stores your form submissions in your database and displays them in your WordPress dashboard to view them anytime and you can export your forms submission to a CSV file from the dashboard and use it as Excel document to serve your business processes.



With the Listing Manager WordPress plugin you can create a exceptional directory website on the top of the e-commerce platform WooCommerce and easily monetize your business.



Slick Popup Pro is a lightweight plugin that depends on the freely available Contact Form 7 plugin to create a popup. It uses the ID of a form created using CF7 plugin and converts it into a responsive popup form. It quickly give you a pop-up form that aids your visitors to contact you easily using an enquiry form, contact form or a quote form. Enjoy with the plugin.



8 Degree Notification Bar is a WordPress plugin which enables you to display an engaging notification on your website. You can notify your visitors about your new releases, offers, messages, news etc.

As this plugin is responsive and feature rich which is built up to simplify the user needs and allows you to create multiple notification bars,date wise and scheduled notifications bars which can be customised highly.



Verify My Email adds simple verification process to user registration. It sends the Verification URL via email when user is registered on your website or new customer placed new order via WooCommerce.

New user is unable to login until he visits the Verification URL.If a comment is held for moderation an e-mail message is sent to the comment’s author with verification link to verify the comment author’s e-mail address.When the comment author clicks on this link the comment gets approved immediately.

This makes discussions more lively as users don’t have to wait for the blog admin to approve the comment.



DW Chart is a WordPress plugin which helps you easily build Google Charts based on the available data imported. The plugin supports 11 cool chart types, and its powerful admin panel enables you to customize your charts much easily. The plugin uses the Google Visualization API.

Themes – Free & Premium.

1. Boron – Free


Boron is an amazing WordPress blog theme. It is designed to be super fast as it loads content over Ajax which makes it technologically innovative and well structured. It is well suited for

This themes are well suited for personal, adventure, fashion, food, travel and any other awesome blog.

2. Sanitorium – Free


Sanitorium theme is responsive hospital/clinic theme. This theme is also useful for corporate, blogging, photography, consultant, restuarant, cafe and other industries. Sanitorium theme is fully responsive work with every resolutions and has so few options in theme customize.

This theme is compatible with the latest version of WordPress and with the plugins like woocommerce, contact form 7 and jetpack.

3. Venture Lite – Free


Venture is a one-page WordPress theme from Nimbus Themes that’s perfect for creative agencies, personal blogs, small businesses, corporate sites, freelancers, or any established company. It’s built on the Bootstrap framework 3.x with full parallax support. It’s responsive, clean, modern, flat and minimal. The ultimate business theme.

4. Jomsom – Free


Jomsom is a simple, clean and minimal theme that has a premium look and feel well that works perfectly for blogs and websites.

Jomsom is super easy to use and has unconventional out-of-the-box features like Custom Logo, Site Icons, Header Image, Background Image, Custom Menus, Custom Sidebar Area, Featured Page Content, Featured Page Slider, Promotion Headline, Social Icons, Breadcrumb, Pagination, Custom Layouts, Scroll up and more.

All these options are there in WordPress Theme Customizer with live preview and this theme is translation ready.

5. Travel Eye – Free


Travel Eye is a clean and professional travel theme, this theme is ideally for travel agencies, hotels, tour operators or any other organization related to travel and tours. It is powered by Page Builder by Site Origin, so drag-and-drop feature will be very handy to customize the page layout as you want.

6. Revive – Free


Revive is a Multi Purpose theme with a Magazine Layout which can be easily optimised for other purposes too. This theme comes integrated with Font Awesome Icons, Multiple Blog Layouts, Sidebar Customizations and much more. Built on the Bootstrap 3.0 Framework, Revive has brilliant Responsive performance on Mobile and Tablet Devices as well.



Concept is a unique project, a minimal but complex design, created to suit an open-minded business, a creative agency or an online shop. With a great attention to details, Concept has all the elements included, from portfolio pages to blog pages and a shop, so you can create your website easily.

With a clean code and a well written documentation, Concept it’s easy to install, but if you have any problems on the way, we will gladly help you. If you want an outstanding design, choose Concept.



Authentic’s unique structure lets you create any design, layout or style, all from a single theme package. No matter the type of site you need, for business , ecommerce or portfolio this theme does it all. This isn’t a single theme, it’s a thousand themes in one.

The Authentic Multipurpose Theme is not only super flexible, but also optimised for performance, every pieces of code have been written for highest performance to make your site run smoothly.



Sharing media is a trend now. Its a great business though. We all people love to upload and share photos, videos, sounds in facebook, twitter, Youtube, Dailymotion or other media sharing sites. Among of us, many people want to make our own media sharing site like Youtube, Dailymotion where we can upload photos or videos.

VideoCafe is a theme that helps you to do that! You can setup your own website and stream your own media using our Template. It has a nice user interface with great UX, with multiple homepage version.



Canava is a premium responsive WordPress theme created especially for logistic & transportation companies, offices. It is very easy to setup and use. The theme comes with loads of great features like custom components, web fonts, animated content & powerful CSS3 animations. We studied and reviewed hundreds of logistic sites across the web before planning the features of the theme and plugins to ensure we covered all functions and abilities.

11. Ficard – $44


Ficard is a Personal vCard WordPress Theme’ that will carry your new identity. This theme is simple to setup and very simple and straight forward which is the best way to express you.

With Ficard, you can express yourself with unlimited colors and wide range of features from your biography, portfolio, resume, blog and the most convenient way to communicate with you.

12. Trasua – $59


Trasua is a creative and a Responsive Fluid theme, it’s been built on Mobile First Approach which makes it best of all.

It been coded in LESS,  so you get freedom to change its colour of the theme by just changing a variable in CSS.

You can also so the same with its fonts, it just a matter of changing name and you are done with an updated look.

The Theme comes with the Revolution Slider, Visiual Composer plugins, Font Awesome, Retina Images & including Google Fonts.

All the pages are coded SEO friendly where rest assure for caching them into Google & other search engines and gaining better page ranking and best of all features, the pages are optimised for Load Speed.


WordPress Wednesday – The Best Plugins & Themes from May 2016