What kind of WordPress widgets will you need in 2018?
This post has 20 of the best WordPress widget plugins in CodeCanyon right now. With social media widgets, weather widgets, maps widgets and more, there is sure to be something in this list that you need for your site.
With a mix of established plugins and trending up-and-comers, you’ll want to keep your eye on these widgets in 2018.
Get more control over your layout and sidebars for your WordPress widgets with the Sidebar & Widget Manager for WordPress plugin.
No coding knowledge needed and there are plenty of options, with features including:
WPML, WooCommerce, bbPress, and BuddyPress support
widget visibility, alignment, and location
fully responsive and grid managers
Whether you need to set up advanced layouts, replace your theme sidebar, or create fully widgetized pages, you’ll have lots of options. Get more control over where your WordPress widgets display with Sidebar & Widget Manager for WordPress.
Convert your documents into an easy to use documentation pages within WordPress. The SiteCreate Documentor Plus widget will generate a table of contents and downloads in PDF or HTML for offline browsing.
HTML or PDF download
Google Fonts support
This tool is flexible, easy to use, and a huge time saver.
Turn your posts and pages into downloadable, easy to navigate, and customizable widgets with the SiteCreate Documentor Plus widget.
Twitter widgets have become somewhat of an abandoned market, so it’s refreshing to find such a new and solid solution emerge.
It’s fully responsive, customizable, and uses the Twitter API. This isn’t a Twitter timeline widget. It’s a Twitter info widget. It includes tweet, following, and follower account data that syncs automatically at the end of each day.
One of the most searched-for types of WordPress widgets is a weather widget—and one of the most robust and weather-centric solutions is the Astero WordPress Weather Plugin. This lets you display the forecast for either a default location, or a location based on the visitor’s IP. It’s the perfect addition for local business and community websites.
This WordPress weather plugin has just about everything you could want in a weather widget:
Forecast.io or Openweathermap.org service
fully responsive and two display modes
HTML5 geolocation with IP fallback
search by city or zip
3 background types
Weather (see what I did there?) you want to add the current temperature in the sidebar or you want to display the weekly forecast, Astero WordPress Weather Plugin will do the trick.
I am the first to admit that it’s easy to get into a plugin rut. While it’s helpful to stick with what you know and are familiar with, there comes a point when you should consider new ways of doing things. I hope this list can help you find some better replacements for plugins you’re already using, as well as help you find some new plugins to use in future builds.