15 Best WordPress Widgets to Beautify Your Website

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WordPress Widgets

 

Looking for the best WordPress widgets for your website?

WordPress widgets are great tools to add content to your sidebars. They allow you to customize your website by adding small blocks like featured posts, email subscription box, categories, recent posts with thumbnails, and advertisements on either sidebars or footer of the site.

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Best WordPress Widgets

1. SiteOrigin Widgets Bundle

SiteOrigin Widgets Bundle

SiteOrigin is a widget pack with a collection of widgets like image widget, video widget, call to action widget, Google Maps, slider, price table, contact form, testimonials, and many others. It is open-source software and will be a great asset to spice up your site or blog.

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2. Recent Posts Widget With Thumbnails

Best WordPress Widgets

It is a simple, popular plugin to replace default recent posts widget in WordPress. It lets you show categories, thumbnail, excerpt, author, date and other details for each and every post. The thumbnail will be built from the featured image or first image in the post. If both of them are not available, you can set a default thumbnail.

This WordPress widget is highly customizable and lets you hide the current post, sticky posts from the list. Title length, excerpt length and thumbnail size can be assigned.

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3. MetaSlider

MetaSlider

Create an awesome slideshow with MetaSlider in a few minutes. It comes with easy to use functionalities, drag and drop builder to create SEO optimized slideshows in WordPress.

Four types of sliders are available with the plugin. Flex slider 2, Nivo Slider, Responsive Slides and Coin Slider. They are lightweight, responsive and lets you add sliders anywhere on the site including widgets or by way of a shortcode.

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4. TotalPoll Pro

Best WordPress Widgets

TotalPoll Pro is a premium plugin to create polls in WordPress. It is a user-friendly, mobile-optimized, powerful tool that gives you full control over the voting.

The plugin contains custom fields to collect additional information from the users and provides detailed statistics daily, weekly and monthly. It is available for $29.

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5. Theme My Login

Best WordPress Widgets

Theme My Login is one of the common WordPress widgets for multi-author websites. It will show user registration, login and password recovery pages in the form of a sidebar widget. You can also assign custom links to the logged-in users, display their gravatar, customize and send user emails, etc with the plugin.

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6. Envira Gallery

Best WordPress Widgets

Envira Gallery is a famous plugin to create beautiful image galleries in WordPress. It is easy to use, responsive, SEO friendly and offers many features that we needed to decorate an online photo gallery. The pricing starts at $29.

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7. Meks Smart Author Widget

Best WordPress Widgets

This is a great plugin to display a biography of authors/users along with their avatar, post links in a WordPress widget. It is flexible to automatically detect post authors and inserts relevant widgets on single posts and author templates.

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8. Social Count Plus

Best WordPress Widgets

How many posts, comments, and social media fans do you have? Social Count Plus is a free plugin to display your numbers using a widget or shortcode.

It covers your total number of posts, comments, users, Facebook page fans and followers on Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Instagram, Tumblr, etc.

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9. Category Posts Widget

Best WordPress Widgets

Category Posts is another useful WordPress widget. It will show your most recent posts from a certain category in a responsive grid layout or slider. The posts can be customized, filtered in several ways and supportable to custom post types, products, events as well.

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10. Reviewer WordPress Plugin

Best WordPress Widgets

Reviewer allows you to insert reviews and comparison tables inside your blog posts, pages, custom page types, and widgets. It appears in beautiful themes and responsive layout which are optimized for any device type. Rate a product with scores, change star icon, add pros, cons, summary and assign different colors, labels to the fields.

Readers can leave their reviews in the review boxes you have created but subject to the management of the administrators. It is a perfect WordPress widget especially if you are writing product reviews or running a review website. It is available for $28.

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11. WordPress Popular Posts

Best WordPress Widgets

It is a highly customizable WordPress widget to display your most popular posts. Set a time period to find the popularity of the posts, order them by various factors, limit the numbers and add thumbnails to them.

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12. Feed Them Social

Feed Them Social

Feed Them Social is a powerful plugin to add social media feeds in WordPress. It is an all-rounder tool to create image and video feeds from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Vine. You can create as many feeds as you need and display them on any post, page or sidebar.

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13. Mailster

Best WordPress Widgets

Mailster is a premium plugin for email marketing. It stores all your subscribers within WordPress installation and lets you send automatic responder, latest posts or birthday greetings from the dashboard itself.

Mailster has sidebar widgets to collect user emails and it supports popular services like SendGrid, SparkPost, MemberPress, WooCommerce, Amazon web services, Mandrill, Ninja popups and many others.

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14. Easy Facebook Like Box

Best WordPress Widgets

Easy Facebook Like Box is an essential WordPress widget to attract and gain followers. It will show the number of your page fans, posts, like button using a widget or shortcode.

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15. Youtube Widget Responsive

Best WordPress Widgets

This WordPress widget allows you to embed YouTube videos in the sidebar of your website. Set a starting and ending point of the video, automatically turn on/off video, hide title, hide YouTube logo and customize various other things to better manage your video.

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Which is your favorite WordPress widget? Do you have any other suggestions? Feel free to share your feedback through comments.

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