40 Best WordPress Plugins of 2017 – September Update

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

If there’s a feature you need for your WordPress site, you’re bound to find a plugin that can 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 online store, there’s a plugin for almost every purpose.

This month, we focus on the best eCommerce 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 eCommerce: 10 top-selling WordPress eCommerce plugins

Looking for a plugin to customize your online store? Here are the 10 most popular plugins you’ll want to take a look at.

eCommerce plugins

1. WOOF – WooCommerce Products Filter

This powerful and flexible product filers extends the functionality of WooCommerce so you can allow site visitors to search for products by category, custom product attributes, tags, custom taxonomies, and price.

2. WooCommerce PDF Catalog

Turn your WooCommerce Shop into a PDF catalog for your offline customers.

3. Fancy Product Designer Pricing Add-On | WooCommerce/WordPress

Do you run a t-shirt printing business? Or maybe a custom poster shop? Create pricing rules for your site and charge customers based on number of text characters, text lines, number of colors used, size of images, and number of elements.

4. Woocommerce Donation plugin

Accept donations using WooCommerce and allow customers to donate any amount they wish.

5. WooCommerce Currency Switcher

With this plugin, you can switch product prices and get currency rates converted in real-time on your WooCommerce site.

6. WooCommerce Recover Abandoned Cart

With this cart abandonment plugin, you can recover the contents of a cart, automate reminder emails for customers, and encourage them to complete their purchase.

7. WooCommerce PDF Invoice

Automatically generate PDF invoices. This plugin features invoice layouts and style, adjustable buyer and seller block, and custom checkout fields.

8. Subscriptio – WooCommerce Subscriptions

This WooCommerce extension allows you to sell subscriptions. It features the ability to add recurring payments so you can sell products like magazine subscriptions, online memberships, and online courses.

9. Shop as Customer for WooCommerce

Shop as a customer and experience the front-end of your site as a typical user of your site.

10. Live Sales Notification for WooCommerce

Set up a live sales feed on your site that displays your latest orders so you can grab your customers’ attention and motivate them to make a purchase quickly.

Find even more WordPress eCommerce 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 plugins and new additions

1. TotalDesk

This comprehensive helpdeck plugin includes a ticket and notification system, livechat, a knowledge base, and reports.

2. Instagram Feed Gallery — Grace for WordPress

Grace allows you aggregate and stream posts from Instagram accounts, hashtags and locations.

3. JetElements – Addon for Page Builder Elementor

This add-on for the Elementor Page Builder plugin lets you add extensive modules to existing modules, and also stuff web pages with multiple content blocks.

4. 8Degree Fly Menu – Responsive Off-Canvas Menu Plugin for WordPress

Create an off-canvas menu for your site with 8Degree Fly Menu. It features four layouts, an easy build menu, four menu positions, and custom icon support.

5. Fancy Product Designer Pricing Add-On | WooCommerce/WordPress

Mentioned above, this plugin lets you create pricing rules so you can charge customers on the basis of elements like character length, colors, and image size.

6. WP Blog Manager – Plugin to Manage / Design WordPress Blog

Create categories, posts, and select from a huge library of 100+ responsive designs. With WP Blog Manager, you could give you blog a new design every day!

7. bzplayer Pro – Live Streaming Player

bzplayer Pro is a HTML5 video player for WordPress with a modern responsive design and features such as live streaming, social sharing, advertising, and a theme builder. The player supports Youtube, Vimeo, Soundcloud, Google Drive and self-hosted video and audio streams.

8. WP Chatbot – WordPress Chatbot Builder

With this chatbot plugin, you can automate your customer relationships, saving time so you can get on with more important things. Features include an easy build, template system, WPML compatibility and support.

9. WooCommerce Product Options / Customizer

Customize you WooCommerce store with calculations and conditional logic. Plus, all calculations are powered by AJAX for maximum performance.

10. BNE Testimonials Pro – WordPress Testimonials and Reviews

This fantastic and easy to use plugin lets you add testimonials anywhere on your site. Craft your reviews using company logos, photos or other imagery, and even include five star reviews.

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.

Trending WordPress plugins

1. Media Grid – WordPress Responsive Portfolio

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

2. Ninja Kick

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

3. Twist – Product Gallery Slider for Woocommerce

Easily add a carousel to your WooCommerce product gallery with Twist. Comes with vertical and horizontal gallery layouts and navigation support.

4. Quick View – Post Lightbox | WordPress plugin

Quick View is an AJAX loading plugin that allows you to open any post or page in a Lightbox style for faster reading without having to load the page.

5. WooCommerce Customer Relationship Manager

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

6. ARG Multistep Checkout for WooCommerce

With its beautiful and intuitive design, ARG Multistep Checkout helps you achieve a better user experience using a multistep checkout process using WooCommerce’s default elements.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. PrivateContent – User Data add-on

The User Data add-on for the PrivateContent plugin enables you to create and use unlimited fields to record more information about your users – perfect for registration forms and custom content.

10. Video Blogster Pro – import YouTube, DailyMotion, Hulu, MixCloud, SoundCloud, Spotify, Vimeo

Video Blogster Pro enables you to import video and music from popular sites right into your WordPress website, so you can display fresh content for your users.

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. 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. 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).

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. 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 long-time web developer, writer, consultant and WordPress instructor, Jenni McKinnon is a Co-Founder at Words By Birds, a copywriting agency for busy web businesses. A WordPress nerd, she names her test sites after references from The Simpsons.