20 most popular and efficient WordPress plugins

A WordPress plugin is the perfect solution to extent the powers of this impressive content management system. If a theme is usually “responsible” for the design of the website, then a plugin is “responsible” for making it more suitable for various purposes or to cover some in the red aspects. By using various plugins, a WordPress powered website may be used for blogging (as it was the initial purpose of it) but also for ecommerce or business solutions. Practically, a WordPress based website may be used for any type of project by using the proper plugins and themes.
The developers created tons of plugins; some of them top quality while others mediocre. We, the incumbents, should be grateful to them and respect their work. Altogether, the best plugins creators deserve to be praised and their works showcased to the users. As a result, we present here 20 very popular WordPress plugins. All of them are very useful and efficient; therefore use them to enhance your website!

Ubermenu

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Ubermenu is the perfect solution for complex websites. It’s recommended to use it when the navigational menu contains many options. By using it, the many sections of the menu are beautifully displayed and the overall navigation is much improved. In addition, the plugin is light weight, extremely customisable and fully responsive- pretty convincing, isn’t it?

Royal Slider

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Nowadays is mandatory to prepare the websites for mobile users and a good method of making the navigation a real pleasure is the use of a good image slider. Royal Slider is a very good solution for sliding images because it’s created for swipe navigation – an “exclusive” possibility of the handheld devices’ users. Also, this plugin is SEO optimised, may work with videos and the user has four different skins to select from.

Slider Pro

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Unless you aren’t content with the previous plugin, then this one surely will captivate your attention. Slider Pro is very customisable- more than 150 customisation options and 15 slide skins, fully responsive and the slides may be shuffled. I think that it’s a must have plugin, isn’t it?

Responsive web pricing tables

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By using this plugin, the user has the possibility of adding into his website some amazing pricing tables. The features of this plugin are really impressive: unlimited rows and columns, responsive design, two styles and the creators offer a very good and detailed support.

Media Grid

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No matter the high quality of the items exposed into a portfolio, unless it’s well-rendered for any type of visitor, it won’t bring many advantages to the owner. Media grid is a cool plugin: it helps the user to tailor the layout of a website according to his needs. Practically, it’s a responsive grid builder. If you have a portfolio, then this plugin is a must have one!

Facebook Likebox Slider

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It’s crystal clear for any website owner that neglecting the social media presence, it’s wasted a great source of traffic. This plugin is very fast and easy configurable and it allows adding social media buttons into a website. Much more, the type and the number of social networks included are customisable; the same, the position and the size of the buttons may be tailored to the user needs.

Foobar

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It is another very powerful plugin; Foobar is a WordPress plugin that gives special powers to the user that is enabled to add stunning notifications bars. The latest tweets, RSS feeds or social media may be added into the notification bar, therefore it’s attractive for every blogger.

uSquare

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uSquare is a great plugin that will transform any website into a very original and modern one. This plugin is very useful for blog posts,staff or products presentations. It’s very intuitive, the effects are very interesting (I strongly recommend enjoying the preview) and of course, it’s responsive and customisable.

Eventon

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If you need to provide clear temporal checkpoints (events, meetings, festivities) then Eventon is the best solution for it. A common calendar is boring while this plugin is making the calendar of events extremely attractive. The default design of the plugin is very nice. Anyway, the user may have different tastes, but there is no problem because everything is very customisable.

Hide My WP

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We all know that the Internet is full of hackers, but very few people have taken any actions against them. The common mentality that it can’t happen to me is wrong! This plugin is very cheap, but its effects are very important. The most important is that hacking your website is almost impossible!

Booking System Pro

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This WordPress plugin is one of the most complex ones. By installing this, you have a wonderfully booking system. It comes into four versions (default, with hours intervals enabled, with morning checkout and with hours enabled). The documentation of this plugin is very detailed, so you have all the reasons to take into consideration this plugin.

Sidebar and Widget Manager

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As the name itself is self-describing, Sidebar and Widget Manager helps the user to customize the sidebar and the widget area more efficiently. In fact, this WordPress plugin gives to the user the unlimited power to modify the widget area and the sidebar according to the needs. Besides that, it’s responsive and no coding is required.

Live Chat Plugin

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Nowadays, the customer support is very important and it may make the difference between a good online store and a highly profitable one. Still, getting in touch with the clients shouldn’t be obtrusive. This WordPress plugin is the ideal approach: it’s visible no matter the webpages accessed, but at the same time is very discreet. I consider it a common, but efficient plugin that should be installed on the majority of the WordPress powered websites.

Security Ninja

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Nowadays, the customer support is very important and it may make the difference between a good online store and a highly profitable one. Still, getting in touch with the clients shouldn’t be obtrusive. This WordPress plugin is the ideal approach: it’s visible no matter the webpages accessed, but at the same time is very discreet. I consider it a common, but efficient plugin that should be installed on the majority of the WordPress websites.

Flip Book

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Many Internet users are still madly in love with the format of a book. They shouldn’t be neglected and this plugin is a great tool to help them. By using this amazing WordPress plugin you may add a “digital book” into the website. The design is impressive and of course, it’s responsive!

Ubermenu Flat Skin Pack

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Ubermenu is another plugin that will impress the users. In fact, once installed, the user has the possibility of customizing the menu as he/she wish, especially from the chromatic view point.

Vision

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I think that Vision is a dangerous plugin: it may create addictiveness. The purpose of it is to give the user a large pallet of shortcodes to add into the website. Well, there are so many shortcodes and options that a talented user may radically change a website. If you want to merely adjust your website layout, then Vision should be on your acquisition list.

Hotspot Map

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Hotspot is a plugin that makes the difference between good and awesome. This WordPress plugin lets the user to add hotspots to various images and the effects are very cool. I consider that is way better to test yourself by using the simulator. It’s simple and effective, therefore is recommended to pay closer attention to it.

Modern Admin

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I guess that I am not the only one that must admin a website and sometimes (I am not in the mood for/. This WordPress plugin won’t do the job for you, but at least it will stimulate you to handle the website. It turns the dashboard into a nicer one and maybe in this way, you will spend more by improving the website.

Uber Audio

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Everyone is listening to music and of course, there are design projects that need a good audio player. If you are working for such a website, or you want to modernize your „old audio player”, then Uber Audio is for you. The design is very modern, there can be played an unlimited number of melodies, the playlists may be easily customised and it is cross-browser compatible. It sounds pretty interesting, isn’t it?
I hope that from these wonderful and useful WordPress plugins you will find one that may enhance your website. Also, it will be great to share with us your favourite plugin, we will post sooner another post showcasing the preferences of the readers regarding the plugins.