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18 Cool Premium Plugins for WordPress

Author: Carl Heaton
He is our senior instructor and originally from Manchester UK. Carl teaches our Web Design and Online Marketing Courses.
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Today I’m going to show you a selection of cool and useful premium plugins for your WordPress site or blog.

Banner Cool WordPress Premium Plugins

Are you planning a new project? Do you want to take your website to the next stage? Or do you simply feel like integrating a cool new feature into your blog?
Everything is possible with these cool and useful premium plugins for your WordPress site!

 

1. Premium Featured Posts Slider

Premium Post Slider Plugin

This slider plugin lets you feature any of your content – post, page or custom post – in a slider to show them off on your website. You can style your slider in six different customizable layouts that are included in the plugin.

Features:

  • Feature any post, page or custom post type in your slider
  • Includes 6 predefined layouts
  • Customize layouts with 18 variables
  • Global and per-post options
  • Intuitive admin GUI with inline help
  • Arrows and pagination slide controls
  • Uses your theme’s CSS styles
  • Extensive user friendly documentation
  • No template editing needed if you use [fps]

Price:

$ 20

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2. Facebook Plugins, Comments & Dialogs for WordPress

Facebook Plugin

This plugin allows you to integrate Facebook plugins, dialogs and Facebook comments into your blog or website. It also comes with four customizable widgets as well as a way to automatically add a Like button and the Facebook comment system into all your posts and pages.

Features:

  • 7 Facebook plugins that can be integrated with one line of code
  • 2 dialogs using native Facebook pop-ups
  • Shortcode support for all the plugins and dialogs
  • 4 widgets ready to be customized
  • Automatically add a Like Button to all your posts or pages
  • Automatically integrate Facebook comment into all posts and pages
  • Easy way to customize the look and options of the plugins
  • A way to disable the WordPress default comments
  • Rich documentation

Price:

$ 14

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3. Scroll Checkpoint – Animated Content Panel Plugin

Scroll Checkpoint Plugin

With this plugin you can engage your page visitors with customizable animated dialogs that pop up when scrolling through the page. The checkpoints that trigger the dialogs can easily be inserted in your content.

Features:

  • Insert Scroll checkpoints virtually anywhere
  • Customizable dialog content
  • Add widgets to your dialogues via unlimited sidebars
  • 10 jQuery animations
  • 30+ dialog style presets
  • Configure settings individually for each dialog

Price:

$ 15

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4. Easy Sidebars Generator

Easy Sidebars Generator Plugin

Generating unlimited sidebars is as easy as it can get with this plugin. No need for coding, just choose name and position of the sidebar and it’s ready.

Features:

    • No coding needed
    • Descriptive documentation
    • Includes a screen cast showing exactly how to install and use the plugin
    • Choose sidebar name and position
    • Write custom CSS for the new sidebar

Price:

$ 8

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5. 5sec Proper 404

Proper 404 Plugin

This simple plugin lets you improve your 404 page and saves you from hardcoding it by letting you choose any page as your 404 page.

Features:

      • Stop hardcoding your 404 page in 404.php
      • Select any page to be used as the 404 page
      • Use 5 provided shortcodes to make better, more useful 404 pages
      • Eliminate broken links and backlinks with a detailed 404 log

Price:

$ 8

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6. WizyLike

Wizylike Plugin

This plugin allows registered users or visitors of your site or blog to like your posts by pressing a like button. The button can be customized in colour, style and text, and a customizable sidebar widget shows the most liked posts.

Features:

      • Let people like and unlike your posts
      • Can be limited to only registered users
      • 3 style options and 12 colour options
      • Customizable button text
      • Disable like function on single posts
      • Includes sidebar widget that shows the most liked posts

Price:

$ 10

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7. Change Request

Change Request Plugin

This plugin is especially useful for web designers as it allows your customer to easily request changes to their WordPress site. He or she can do so by placing a sticky note on top of the website where they would like the change to appear. You will then get sent an email and the change appears in the WordPress dashboard.

Features:

      • Allow the customer to request changes on their website
      • Click on the area to add a sticky note to the page with details of the change
      • Automatically email the website administrator when a change is requested
      • Upload attachments to support a change request
      • Email the customer when a change is marked as completed
      • Limit the customer to the number of changes they are allowed to request per month
      • Delete and edit change requests
      • Easy 3 step wizard for the customer
      • Ability to style the email templates with your own branding

Price:

$ 17

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8. Twitter Ultimate

Twitter Ultimate Plugin

Include a real-time searchable Twitter feed in your website or blog. This plugin also gives you several options to control how the tweets are shown.

Features:

      • Realtime Twitter Feed-Live Tweets
      • Shortcodes help to embed directly into page or post
      • Multiple instances
      • Multiple Query/Username options
      • Two types of search
      • Autoplay On/Off
      • Start/Stop Feed
      • Speed control options
      • Tweets count options
      • Width control options
      • Easily customizable

Price:

$ 8

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9. PayPal Payment Terminal

Paypal Plugin

If you want to accept donations, contributions or payments on your WordPress site, this plugin gives you all you need to include a PayPal form in your website.

Features:

      • Display as widget in sidebar or in any page/post
      • Display PayPal payment form on any page/post
      • Easy installation
      • View all transactions
      • Filter transactions by date period
      • Sort and search transaction list
      • Customizable widget area fields
      • Automatic notifications to you and your customer

Price:

$ 12

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10. TextBin

Textbin Plugin

TextBin helps you to manage and organize all the small bits of texts that appear on multiple pages but don’t fit in posts or custom fields, such as phone numbers, testimonials, hours of operation and so on. After storing them, you can add the text items to your site in several different and easy ways.

Features:

      • Organize all kinds of text scraps in a simple way
      • Full text editor usage
      • Media library
      • Drag&Drop ordering
      • Shortcode and widget functions

Price:

$ 13

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11. Easy Custom Content Types

Custom Content Types Plugin

Providing a very easy and intuitive interface, this plugin will make the creating of custom post types, taxonomies and meta boxes easier than ever. It perfectly integrates with the WordPress interface and saves you from complicated coding.

Features:

  • Easy to use interface
  • Register and edit custom post types, taxonomies and meta boxes
  • Control all post type and taxonomy attributes
  • Automatically create theme template files for post types and taxonomies
  • Complete meta box placement control
  • Add unlimited fields to meta boxes with Drag&Drop field ordering
  • Control user access and rights
  • Thorough documentation

Price:

$ 20

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12. UberMenu

Ubermenu Plugin

UberMenu is a user-friendly and simple yet powerful plugin that enables you to create customized and great-looking mega dropdown menu configurations on your WordPress site.

Features:

  • Integrates directly with the WordPress3 menu management system
  • Drag&Drop advanced content with widgets
  • 21 Style presets
  • Vertical and horizontal menus
  • Slide and Fade effects for submenus
  • Click or Hover trigger
  • Supports shortcodes
  • Add image to any menu item

Price:

$ 14

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13. Styles with Shortcodes

Styles with Shortcodes Plugin

With this plugin you can customize your themes and content without having to know Javascript, PHP or CSS just by using the built-in shortcodes. You can also create your own shortcodes and share them with others using this plugin.

Features:

  • 78 built-in preset shortcodes
  • Create your own custom shortcodes
  • Enter shortcodes into different Categories
  • Easily import/export shortcodes
  • Free Add-ons

Price:

$ 25

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14. Lightbox Evolution

Lightbox Evolution Plugin

The Lightbox Evolution plugin allows you to display images, content, maps and videos in a “lightbox” floating over you website without navigating users away from the linking page.

Features:

  • Display images, HTML elements, SWF movies, maps and Ajax requests
  • Customizable through settings and CSS
  • Groups related items with navigation buttons
  • Amazing animations

Price:

$ 18

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15. SocialPop

SocialPop Plugin

This plugin adds more social media options to your WordPress site and gives you some fancy ways to display the sharing buttons.

Features:

  • Supports sharing for 26 social media sites
  • Variety of ways to display sharing buttons
  • Keep track of when users share your site
  • Easy to install and customize

Price:

$ 5

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16. Font Uploader

Font Uploader Plugin

With the Font Uploader plugin you can upload your own font files and apply them to any element of your WordPress site without having to use HTML or CSS.

Features:

  • Easy to use
  • All .otf, .ttf, and .eot font files are supported
  • Cross browser compatible
  • Font Size Control for all elements
  • Compatible with WordPress 2.6+
  • Google Webfonts Support
  • Advanced section for working with HTML/CSS

Price:

$ 10

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17. 5sec Maintenance Mode

Maintenance Mode Plugin

To make your visitors less angry at a maintenance downtime, this plugin lets you show them a friendly and funny maintenance mode page which is at the same time SEO and Google friendly.

Features:

  • 6 beautiful, funny templates to make your visitors less angry while you’re offline
  • Customizable countdown timer
  • Customizable progress bar
  • Fully editable templates
  • Customizable complex access rules by user groups and IP-s
  • Temporary access links for your clients
  • SEO and Google friendly
  • Disables feeds too
  • Famous 5sec installation – everything is preset for you

Price:

$ 12

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18. Reorder

Reorder Plugin

With this plugin you can easily change the order and hierarchy of posts, pages and custom content types via a Drag&Drop interface.

Features:

  • Easy to use Drag&Drop interface
  • Reorder pages, posts and custom content types
  • Hierarchical organization of pages
  • Hierarchy-enabled custom content types

Price:

$ 6

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Summary

With these plugins, you’ll be able to add all kinds of functionalities and features to your WordPress site or blog and make it do whatever you need it to do. Of course there are many more great plugins out there, but I hope I was able to give you a nice selection to choose from.

I’d be happy to read your comments and if you have any plugin you really like, let me know!

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