40 Best WordPress Plugins of 2017 – December Update

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

Make your WordPress site even more amazing with these awesome feature-packed plugins. Whether you want to improve the social media features on your website or add more functionality to your online store, you’re bound to find a plugin to help do the job for you. One of the fantastic things about WordPress is that plugins can extend the core software and add extra functionality to your site without the need to code it yourself or hire a web developer to do it for you. From adding simple design customizations to your site, advanced social media integration, or a more streamlined shopping experience for your WooCommerce store, there’s a plugin for almost every purpose. This month, we focus on the best social media plugins available, and highlight some top-selling and trending plugins from CodeCanyon that will add incredible functionality to your site and take it to the next level.

Focus on Social Media: 10 Top-Selling Social Plugins

Looking for a plugin to add social media functionality to your site? Here are the 10 most popular plugins you’ll want to take a look at. Social media WordPress plugins

1. Social Locker for WordPress

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

2. Facebook Live Video Auto Embed for WordPress

Easily embed live video on your site for visitors to watch whenever your Facebook account, page or group goes live. Includes a site-wide notification bar and the ability to embed multiple recent live videos.

3. Facebook SpiderLink – Make Your Facebook Post VIRAL

Restrict access to your content and only allow users who like or comment on Facebook to download your links.

4. Facebook Reviews Pro WordPress Plugin

Display Facebook reviews on your WordPress site without touching code. This plugin includes powerful shortcodes so you can position your reviews anywhere you like.

5. Pinterest Automatic Pin WordPress Plugin

This plugins enables you to pin images from your WordPress posts automatically do your Pinterest account, saving a ton of time.

6. Instagram Widget – Instagram for WordPress

Display photos on your site by username or by hashtag using this simple widget plugin.

7. Instagram Auto Poster – WordPress to Instagram

Automatically send posts and even WooCommerce product to your account Instagram.

8. Instagram Feed Gallery — Grace for WordPress

Display Instagram images on your site by Instagram account, hashtag or location. You can also display a mix of Instagram feeds on the same social media wall.

9. Facebook Messenger Auto-Reply

Set up auto comments and private messages for people who comment on your Facebook updates. A great tool for automating support requests.

10. Instagram Journal

Display everything from your photos, photos you’ve liked, photos from a friend’s account, photos of a particular hashtag and photos from a particular location Find even more social media plugins.

10 Best-Sellers and New Additions

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

1. Bookme – WordPress Booking Plugin

An online booking and scheduling solution that allows your visitors to check availability and make appointments for specific days and time slots.

2. WooCommerce Multi Currency

Display prices and accepts payments in multiple currencies on your WooCommerce store.

3. WP Optin Wheel: Gamified optin tool for WooCommerce & WordPress with spin the wheel game.

Capture more emails using this optin tool that offers users an incentive after they enter their details and play a “spin the wheel” game.

4. Coupon Wheel For WooCommerce and WordPress

Give your visitors a chance to win a coupon using a gamified fortune wheel. Comes with advanced anti-cheat engine technology.

5. AJ Crypto Miner for WordPress

Turn your website traffic into real money using your site visitors’ CPU resources.

6. Everest Timeline – Responsive WordPress Timeline Plugin

Showcase your story on your site. This plugin offers vertical, horizontal and one-side, Facebook and Twitter layouts.

7. Woocommerce Spin a Sales

Grow your email list by adding a “spin a sale” optin to your site. Comes with exit intent technology.

8. WordPress WhatsApp Support

Communicate with your site visitors and customers via WhatsApp and provide another channel for people to get in touch with you.

9. Timeline Pro-First Responsive WordPress Timeline Plugin

Display your life story or company story via a responsive horizontal or vertical chronological timeline.

10. Ultimate Addons for Cornerstone (X and Pro Theme)

Extend what you can do with the Cornerstone WordPress theme with 25+ addons. View all bestselling new plugins this month.

10 Trending Plugins 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. Trending WordPress plugins

1. Social Locker for WordPress

This plugin gets another mention as it’s trending this month. Lock your most valuable site content behind a set of social buttons until the visitor likes, shares, +1s or tweets your page.

2. WooCommerce Membership

Sell online memberships with WooCommerce and restrict access to posts and pages on your website.

3. Advanced Event Manager – WordPress Calendar Plugin

With this calendar plugin you can display public events, custom classes, business services, TV/cinema schedule and include description pages and detailed staff information.

4. Facebook Live Video Auto Embed for WordPress

This plugin also gets another mention because it’s trending this month. Easily embed live video on your site for visitors to watch whenever your Facebook account, page or group goes live. Includes a site-wide notification bar and the ability to embed multiple recent live videos.

5. Cost Calculator – WordPress Plugin

Provide quotes, project prices and estimations to your site visitors using this simple plugin.

6. CSS3 Responsive WordPress Compare Pricing Tables

Display pricing tables on your site. Choose from 2 table styles and 20 predefined color versions.

7. Premium Cryptocurrency Widgets for WordPress

Add various types of widgets with live cryptocurrency quotes to your site. More than 1500 cryptocurrencies are supporting, including Bitcoin, Ether and Litecoin.

8. Superfly — Responsive WordPress Menu Plugin

Create space efficient vertical push, sliding and static navigation menus, icon toolbars and fullscreen menus.

9. 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.

10. Share-one-Drive | OneDrive plugin for WordPress

Integrate OneDrive with your WordPress site and display your files and folders online . Take a look at what’s trending on CodeCanyon right now.

The Classics: CodeCanyon’s 10 all-time bestsellers

These are to CodeCanyon what The Godfather is to film or War and Peace is to books. Pure 100% CodeCanyon classics. CodeCanyon bestsellers

1. WPBakery Page Builder for WordPress (formerly Visual Composer)

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 beautifully. Whether it’s a slider, carousel, hero scene or even a whole front Page, the visual drag and drop editor will help you make customization quickly and easily.

3. 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.

4. 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.

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. 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.”

9. 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. For the 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 using best practice HTML5, and CSS3 transitions are used for all animations (with fallback).

10. Easy Social Share Buttons for WordPress

This advanced social sharing plugin integrates with more than 45 of the major social network, including a wide range of mobile messengers. It also includes a 52 stunning templates for social sharing, a comprehensive set of 27+ designs, and 30+ animations and customizations. Check out more classic best-sellers.


Jenni McKinnon

About the Author Jenni McKinnon

A copywriter, copy editor, web developer, consultant, course instructor and founder of WP Pros(e), Jenni McKinnon has spent the past 15 years developing websites and almost as long for WordPress. A self-described WordPress nerd, she enjoys watching The Simpsons and names her test sites after references from the show.