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Once again for it’s time for us to look back at January to see what been some of the top plugins & themes that been used when we were either updating or creating a new WordPress website, So for this week WordPress Wednesday roundup features 10 plugins and 10 themes that been presented to all of us from January 2014.

In the plugin roundup you will see that we have plugins such as a plugin that allows to set up your content in multiple columns, having a q & a system on your site, having some “epic” bootstrap buttons, showing a mailchimp signup form, a simple drag & drop page builder to name a few and for the themes roundup you will notice that we have a theme or nearly every occasion such a theme for those who are in a creative field, corporate based theme, some WooCommerce compatible themes and theme for those non for profit such as a church.

Plugins (Free & Premium)

1. Advanced WP Columns – Free


The Advanced WP Columns plugin provides you to set up your blog content in the multiple columns by using simple user interface and without any short codes. Most responsive layout are also supported.

2. DW Question & Answer – Free


If you have every seen site like Stack Overflow, Quora or Yahoo Answers that has a full-featured Question & Answer and wanted one directly on your site this plugin is right for you as the DW Question & Answer plugin is a Question & Answer system for your WordPress site.Users can submitting questions, adding answers to those questions and vote on those questions and answers when you install this plugin.

3. Disable Site – Free


Disable Site is a WordPress plugin that lets you disable your website front-end and display a message to your visitors while still allowing back-end access.

4. Top 25 Social Icons – Free


The Top 25 Social Icons plugin is an easy to use, customisable way to display social icons that link visitors to your various social profiles. With this plugin you can easily choose which profiles to link to, customise the color and size of your tooltips, as well as manage the size of the icons, in the setting page you can manage the color of the tooltip and manage the image size as well.

5. Epic Bootstrap Buttons


The Epic Bootstrap Buttons WordPress plugin is a plugin that allows you to add bootstrap buttons to any theme and use the awesome buttons with very ease. This means no more messing around with adding in CSS buttons to your theme or using button generators and as the buttons created from this plugin use the Bootstrap core components and add on extra functionality.

6. AI Code Highlight


The Code Highlighter Plugin uses Google Code Prettify Script to highlight your code. You don’t need programming skills to use’it. You simply press the button on editor toolbar and paste your code and the plugin does all the rest.



Subscribe by MailChimp for WordPress is an excellent plugin that will help you boost up your mailchimp subscribers list. This plugin is beautifully designed to add an elegant and jQuery powered subscription form to your site. This plugin adds a ‘Subscribe’ button at the right-bottom corner of your site and when the user click on the button, it popups a beautiful subscription form, which a subscriber can use to subscribe for your wordpress site.



Become a Ninja by using the Ninja Kick Contact Form WordPress plugin, this plugin adds a contact form with content push animation effect and clean design on every page of your site. This plugin uses modern CSS3 transitions with fallback to older JS animations if the browser lacks support. This plugin form is full responsive if the screen size changes and works well on mobile devices and reacts on swipe gestures.



Live Composer is a front-end content builder plugin for WordPress that comes with 28+ modules ( and more to come ) packed with functionality and styling options that allow countless variations to be made easily and without any coding.



Awesome Builder is a WordPress Drag & Drop Page Builder and shortcodes generator plugin that offers the best solution you need to build a modern web page in the easiest way ever.  You don’t have to add any new blocks, just use your current widgets as we support all widgets

Themes (Free & Premium)

1. Nova Lite – Free


Nova is a clean and responsive Tumblog WordPress Theme that been based on the Bootstrap framework. The theme supports all modern browsers like Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera and Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 and even been built using HTML5 & CSS3.

2. Zippy – Free


Zippy is just another clean & responsive Corporate WordPress theme that been designed for users that want to do some online business at home or people who desire to build a personal blog with simple steps without knowing codes. Zippy enables to change background colours or upload background images to make website special. Other features that you find in this theme includes flexible slider, customize fonts, social network links and footer widget options to design your site exactly as you wish.

3. Blogly Lite – Free


Say hello to the theme called Blogly, This theme is a responsive personal blog which will responsive and uses the theme customiser, so you can change colors, upload a logo and background image that you can buy as the pro version which has more customisation options and even support, custom widgets for social media, dribbble, flickr and advertising

4. Syntax – Free


Syntax is a theme designed with writing–and reading–in mind. With large, easy-to-read type, a fixed navigation menu, and a responsive design that looks beautiful on all screen sizes, it’s perfect for writers or bloggers who want a clean, sophisticated look and feel for their site.



Wynn is a responsive, full screen and all ajax WordPress portfolio theme that has a stylish look and a slick experience. Wynn is ideal not only for agencies, freelancers and photographers but for all any one in the creatives fields. The Wynn theme comes packaged with plenty of great features and is highly customizable.

But most importantly, Wynn is a unique template that was built after carefully considering use cases of several portfolio websites and that the author of this theme came up with minimalistic elements, clean design, creative placement of sidebar and an ALL AJAX implementation with HTML5 Pushstate for super smooth loading and navigation.



Sfera is a clean, super flexible and is fully responsive theme that been built with HTML5 and CSS3. When developing this theme a lot of thought and care was put into Sfera making it a pleasure to use. The theme is a flat, modern design can be used for any type of website; business, corporate, portfolio, products, etc. The Sfera comes with built in Blank page and it is compatible with WooCommerce 2.0



Zephyr is a Versatile Blog WordPress Theme. The theme is a unbelievable extensive of customisation not only allows for True Personalisation, but also it extends it to the point where it takes only seconds to change anything with a front-end live customisation through the WordPress Customizer.

Get the best of options & exactly what you need to change your site within seconds in real-time! you can set a Background or video that will be seen in the back of your whole site. Currently this theme offers over 100 total homepage variations & layout options – all Retina Ready & Responsive, Pick from 2 Sidebars, Masonry Layout, Icons Placement, Boxed Layout,Select Infinite Scrolling & more! Zephyr was built on HTML5/CSS3 & it’s fast as the lightning!



Lexon Theme makes it easy to fully customize the Layout, Colors and Style within minutes. Due to its superb flexibility of its framework, it allows you to create unique Websites for many purposes like Magazine, Blog, Portfolio, Creative or Business.



Trego is a full responsive WordPress/WooCommerce theme with advanced admin module. It’s extremely customisable, easy to use and fully responsive. Suitable for every type of store. Great as a starting point for your custom projects. Using Trego – WordPress theme, you can quickly show their best products and brands in main page. Trego is extremely beautiful on mobile devices.

10. Evangelist – $55


The Evangelist is a church based WordPress theme that was built with a church, charity or prayer group website in mind. It comes packed with a working event calendar, the possibility to upload prayer books and sermons for download and much more.


WordPress Wednesday – The Top Plugins & Themes from January 2014