50 Best WordPress Plugins of 2017 – July Update

Make your WordPress site even more amazing with these awesome feature-packed plugins.

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One of the great things about WordPress is the ability to add extra functionality to your site without needing to know how to code. From simplifying and optimizing checkout options on your eCommerce site to just adding something fun for users to play with, there’s a plugin for almost every purpose.

This month, we take a look at some of our content specialist picks for WordPress and beyond, focus on a few great form plugins, and highlight some top-selling and on-trend WordPress plugins from CodeCanyon to help you take your site to the next level.

10 items that got our content specialists’ attention

We’ve cast the net a bit wider this month, with a look at items for WordPress and beyond that our expert content specialists think are some of the best of CodeCanyon. From serious security plugins to cool code that helps you do awesome things, all of these have one thing in common; they’re some of the best on the market. 

1. Swift Security Bundle – Hide WordPress, Firewall, Code Scanner

Protect your WordPress site against attacks with this powerful plugin.

The IP and geo filter is especially useful for when you’re getting targeted attacks… the built-in firewall is nifty as well, filtering malicious requests if they contain malicious content, certain keywords and structures.”

2. Super Security – All in One WordPress Security

Keep your WordPress site safe from viruses and malicious attacks with this feature-packed plugin.

“Title says security but this is an all-in-one plugin… the backup functionality is quite robust.”

3. Hide My WP

One of the first WordPress security plugins, and still one of the best.

“This plugin pretty much kickstarted the commercial WordPress security niche and pioneered the concept of hiding WordPress.” 

4. Login Ninja

A lighter security option to help you manage your WordPress logins.

“By default, the WordPress login page has been quite weak… this plugin adds a captcha to prevent bots and most brute force attacks and auto bans users that repeatedly hit the server with wrong credentials.”

5. Snax – Viral Front-End Uploader

Boost site traffic with this WordPress plugin by letting users create and share viral content for you.

Integration with BuddyPress and Facebook are neat additions and tie in well with the social/viral angle… supports making memes out of the box.”

6. Buzzy – News, Viral Lists, Polls and Videos

Breaking news, viral lists, awesome polls and popular videos – Buzzy brings all this content into the one system.

“Incredible back end that lets you create lists and polls. Fine grained control. Cleanly structured with specific modules doing specific things and neatly organized.”

7. Architect – HTML and Site Builder

Architect has all the features you’d expect from a site builder, while also offering themes & templates, closely integrated code editors, a visual css and image editor and more.

“Fine grained control over pretty much every aspect of the site. Static site means extremely easy to serve users. Little load.”

8. Freelance Cockpit 3 – Project Management and CRM

An amazing tool to help freelancers manage their business.

“Complete project management plus a support ticket system. Top notch item.”

9. TutorPro v2.0.1

An online teaching platform that lets you host your videos online and get paid via Stripe or PayPal.

“Feature filled. Handles everything from subscription management to multiple hosting options, multiple video locations, multiple authors and tons more. Very cleanly architected.”

10. Dot2Dot

Have some fun with this Swift-based endless game template.

“Clean, bright graphics. Easy to grasp, simple gameplay.”

Focus on Forms: 10 top-selling WordPress form plugins

Looking for something a little more custom in your WordPress forms? Here are 10 popular plugins you’ll want to take a look at. 

1. Quform

Quform is an advanced WordPress plugin that allows you to quickly and easily build multiple forms with total control.

2. FormCraft

Fast, smooth, and scalable, this premium form builder will help you the perfect custom form for your needs.

3. eForm

This plugin offers a complete form management solution, including quizzes, surveys, data collection, payment/cost estimation and user feedback.

4. WP Cost Estimation & Payment Forms Builder

Easily sell customized services & products by creating your own flat and responsive cost calculator or payment forms on your WordPress site.

5. NEX-Forms

Packed full of features, this plugin gives you a massive amount of choice when building forms for your site.

6. TotalPoll Pro

TotalPoll provides multiple options and features to enable you have full control over your polls, and is a breeze to use.

7. ARForms

This form plugin has inbuilt support for multiple email marketing systems including AWeber, MailChimp, GetResponse, iContact, Constant Contact, eBizAc, and GVO.

8. Ninja Kick

A stylish, fast, and functional form plugin for your WordPress site.

9. ez Form Calculator

ez Form Calculator’s an intuitive multi-purpose form creator that allows you to create simple form calculators, advanced cost estimators or extensive contact forms for both yourself and your customers.

10. Usernoise Pro Modal Feedback & Contact Form

This minimalistic WordPress plugin will help you gather and discuss user feedback and get them more engaged.

Find even more WordPress form plugins.

10 best-sellers added in June

These plugins may not have been around for long, but they’re already proving popular with WordPress users and taking CodeCanyon by storm.

1. WP Brain – A Brain for Your WordPress WebSite

Control when and where your website content will be visible and who can see it with this smart plugin.

2. MasterPopups

MasterPopups is a powerful popup plugin for creating modal popups, full screen popups, notification bars, slide-in popups and inline/widget popups.

3. WP Post Modules for NewsPaper and Magazine Layouts

Creating post snippets or modules in different display styles for your online newspaper or magazine.

4. Everest Gallery

Supporting audio, video, images, posts, instagram and mixed galleries, this plugin offers a huge number of options with flawless functionality.

5. WhatsApp Contact Button

Add chat functionality to your site with this wonderful WhatsApp plugin.

6. Visual Composer – Facebook,Twitter,Instagram Social Streams Grid With Carousel

Get social with this social stream grid for Visual Composer.

7. Unlimited Addons for WordPress

Over 600 addons, 20+ templates, and a host of other features make this one plugin worth thinking about.

8. Ultimate Post Layout Builder

Bring cleanly designed, fully responsive layouts to your site with this stylish plugin.

9. Responsive for Visual Composer

Help users create parameters and define responsive features for a range of elements across all devices.

10. Visual Composer – Social Stream Post Type Grid and Carousel

Whatever social network you want to add to your site, chances are this plugin’s got you covered.

View all bestselling new plugins this month. 

10 trending files to add to your site

Want to stay up-to-date with the hottest trends? These are the WordPress plugins people are taking notice of right now. 

1. WooCommerce Customer Relationship Manager

Put a bit of power behind your WooCommerce customer management with this great plugin.

2. Facebook Live Video Auto Embed for WordPress

Make the most of Facebook Live and automatically embed live videos from your page on your site whenever you go live.

3. Social Locker for WordPress

Increase your social shares: Social Locker locks your most valuable site content behind a set of social buttons until the visitor likes, shares, +1s or tweets your page.

4. Media Grid – WordPress Responsive Portfolio

Media Grid is an unique tool to create unlimited responsive, filterable and paginated portfolios with ease.

5. Woocommerce Products Designer

A powerful WooCommerce web-to-print plugin which helps your customers design or customize mock-ups in your WooCommerce store before they order.

6. enhances Google Maps for WordPress with custom pin-point graphics, limitless locations, tooltips on each location, and informative pop-up galleries.

7. WP Domain Checker

Easily check domain name availability right from your WordPress site.

8. ModuloBox – NextGen Lightbox Plugin for WordPress

This plugin lets you create responsive slideshow in a popup and show off your favorite media in an elegant and responsive way.

9. WOOF – WooCommerce Products Filter

WOOF is a powerful, flexible, easy and robust plugin that allows your site’s visitors to search products by categories, custom products attributes, tags, custom taxonomies and price.

10. Woocommerce Pickup Locations

Define purchase pickup points and give your customers choice over the ideal pickup location for them with this handy plugin.

Take a look at what’s trending on CodeCanyon right now. 

The Classics: CodeCanyon’s 10 all-time bestsellers

These are to CodeCanyon what ‘Citizen Kane’ is to film or ‘Great Expectations’ is to books. Pure 100% CodeCanyon classics.

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1. Visual Composer: Page Builder for WordPress

The most popular WordPress page builder plugin, chances are you’ve heard of this one before. If not, make sure you check it out.

2. Slider Revolution Responsive WordPress Plugin

“Slider Revolution is an innovative, responsive WordPress Slider Plugin that displays your content the beautiful way. Whether it’s a Slider, Carousel, Hero Scene or even a whole Front Page, the visual, drag & drop editor will let you tell your own stories in no time!”

3. UberMenu – WordPress Mega Menu Plugin

“UberMenu™ is a user-friendly, highly customizable, responsive Mega Menu WordPress plugin. It works out of the box with the WordPress 3 Menu System, making it simple to get started but powerful enough to create highly customized and creative mega menu configurations. ”

4. LayerSlider Responsive WordPress Slider Plugin

“With LayerSlider, you can share your photos and images with professional-looking sliders, slideshows, or animated content for your site.”

5. Ultimate Addons for Visual Composer

Extend what you can do with Visual Composer and add even more to your WordPress site.

6. EventOn – WordPress Event Calendar Plugin

Far more than just a basic calendar, this plugin has features to suit any scheduling need.

7. Ninja Popups for WordPress

The most popular pop-up plugin on the market.

8. RoyalSlider – Touch-Enabled jQuery Image Gallery

“Royal Slider is easy to use jQuery image gallery and content slider plugin with animated captions, responsive layout and touch support for mobile devices. As navigation you can use thumbnails, tabs or bullets. Use it as image slider, slideshow, HTML content slider, gallery, banner rotator, video gallery, carousel or even presentation. Developed in best practises of HTML5, CSS3 transitions are used for all animations (with fallback).”

9. Essential Grid WordPress Plugin

“Essential Grid is a premium plugin for WordPress that allows you to display various content formats in a highly customizable grid. Possible applications range from portfolios, blogs, galleries, WooCommerce shops, price tables, services, product sliders, testimonials and anything else you can imagine.”

10. Hide My WP – Amazing Security Plugin for WordPress!

Beef up your WordPress security with this feature-packed security plugin.

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About the Author Carl Jackson

Envato's Social Media Specialist. Tweeting, posting & sharing by day, Lego & origami by night. When I'm not being @envato, I'm @synoptitweet on Twitter.

  1. Nice and huge list to make website designing easy. These plugins gonna be rock specially due to there social media supporting tools.