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14 Cool WordPress Plugins To Give Your Website A Complete MakeoverAhfaz Ahmed
Having a website that looks good is very important. Online marketing is not a search engine game anymore. You need to provide value with good user experience. This means you need to remove everything that is making your website look ugly.
That being said, you need to start using some plugins that will help you improve your website design and provide better experience to the user.
And that’s what this article is about. I am going to show you 15 WordPress plugins that will improve the design of your website.
In the end, you can also download the PDF version of this list for free so that you can read about these plugins anytime. So let's get started.
- 1. Add New Default Avatar
- 2. Aqua Page Builder
- 3. Beaver Builder
- 4. Custom Sidebars
- 5. Divi Builder
- 6. Live Composer
- 7. MotoPress Content Editor
- 8. Page Builder by SiteOrigin
- 9. Themify Builder
- 10. Thrive Content Builder
- 11. Ultimate Branding
- 12. Ultimatum
- 13. Visual Composer
- 14. Page Builder by WooRockets
1. Add New Default Avatar
I am sure you want to show a real image in the comments section of your blog. Well, this plugin does this for you.
You can add a new default avatar for your comments section. This plugin is simple and it’s easy to use. Not a recommended plugin but helpful when it comes to adding new avatars.
2. Aqua Page Builder
Aqua Page Builder is a free plugin that lets you create unlimited variations of your themes. It is a drag and drop builder which makes building different templates very easy.
With this plugin, you can create unlimited number of templates.
3. Beaver Builder
One of the best page builders for WordPress. Beaver Builder lets you build beautiful pages without any knowledge of code.
It is a powerful drag and drop builder with so many functions. There are many templates you can choose from and build your pages. Experts like Chris Lema, Syed Balkhi and Kim Doyal recommend Beaver Builder.
The pages you build are mobile-friendly and work with almost any theme. The pages built are SEO-friendly too so that you don’t have to worry about your rankings. A great feature of this plugin is the import and export option.
The builder is very simple and you will not find any problems using it. You can try out their demo to understand how it works.
4. Custom Sidebars
Sometimes you don’t want to display the same sidebar on every page and post. Custom Sidebars fixes this problem and lets you create different sidebars for specific pages and posts.
This is very helpful if you want to leverage your sidebar for a specific post or page.
5. Divi Builder
Divi Builder is drag and drop page builder by Elegant themes. The plugin has more than 40 modules that can combined in any way you want.
You can build beautiful pages and posts with this plugin. This will really help you in providing a great user experience.
Anything you build with Divi Builder can be customized easily without any coding. And if you’re a coder, you can add your own custom CSS to individual modules.
With this plugin, there are unlimited ways to design pages. You can save your own created layouts which can be used again.
The data saved in the library can be easily exported and imported. This plugin is an alternative to Thrive Content Builder about which we will discuss later in this post.
Thrive provides more features but Divi is not far behind.
6. Live Composer
This is a free page builder alternative for those who don’t want to spend money. Live Composer is a front-page builder for WordPress with which you can create pages by just dragging and dropping modules.
With 30+ modules provided in the plugin, you can create countless variations and style your pages in a unique way.
It is perfect for marketers, designers and bloggers who want to build beautiful pages without spending a dime.
The plugin is fully responsive and you can also create unlimited post templates. Check out this video to know more about this great plugin.
7. MotoPress Content Editor
MotoPress is also another alternative for building gorgeous looking pages. It works with all themes and is fully responsive.
There are more than 20 different content elements you can add and design your page with. MotoPress also offers several add-ons with which you can add more functionality to your pages.
8. Page Builder by SiteOrigin
Build responsive pages easily with this page builder. It also works with any theme and requires no coding. And the best part is that it’s completely free so don’t have to buy extra add-ons.
This WordPress plugin is available in 17 different languages. The live editor option of this plugin lets you make changes to your page in real-time.
9. Themify Builder
With over 40 predesigned layouts, Themify builder is a great option for building pages. It is not just a front-end editor. You can also make changes in the back-end by quickly dragging and dropping modules.
You can copy and paste modules, export and import a specific module, undo changes easily and much more.
One more great function of Themify Builder is the layout parts. These parts are usable and whenever a layout part is updated, any page using that specific layout part will also be updated.
You can also add animations that trigger on certain actions. Themify Builder also provides several add-ons that you can use to add more functionality to the page you are designing.
The plugin is compatible with any theme, is responsive and also SEO-friendly.
10. Thrive Content Builder
The best content builder ever made! I use Thrive Content Builder to design stunning pages. You can check my about page which is also designed with this really cool WordPress plugin.
You can drag and drop elements very easily. This plugin is mainly helpful for marketers who want to generate more leads and sales.
You can create good-looking call to actions, add testimonials, content boxes, pricing tables, table of contents, content grids and much more.
Every element is fully responsive so it provides a great user experience to mobile users too. You can create stylish posts by adding bullets, content toggles and star ratings.
To make your content more beautiful, you can add attention-grabbing animation effects. Let me tell you one more secret:
This page is also built with Thrive Content Builder.
Many content and page builders slow down your website. But this is not the case with Thrive Content Builder. With this plugin, you will also get Thrive Landing Pages which consists of awesome landing page templates.
11. Ultimate Branding
Replace WordPress branding on your website with your own logos and colors. You can add your own custom logo on your WordPress admin bar.
This plugin also replaces the login image and also lets you create custom admin bars. As the name says, this plugin will ultimately rebrand your website from the back-end to the front-end.
Ultimatum is not just a page builder, it’s a website theme builder for WordPress. You can design your whole website with Ultimatum. The drag and drop builder theme builder lets you design different layouts by adding widgets and add-ons.
The CSS editor will help you edit your CSS with ease. So if you’re a developer, you can take control of your site design easily.
You can import and export designs with ease, create custom widgets and slideshows. Technically, it’s not one plugin. It’s a suite of different plugins included with Ultimatum.
13. Visual Composer
It’s the #1-page builder for WordPress. While many marketers prefer Thrive Content Builder, it’s not suitable for designing portfolio pages, fashion and video bloggers.
Visual Composer has so many functions that will help you design a stunning page. It’s fast and lets you build pages by just dragging and dropping.
The pages designed are responsive and SEO-friendly. With this plugin, you get more than 45 content templates, 60+ predefined layouts, 150+ exclusive third-party add-ons and much more.
You can make changes to your page from both backend and frontend. Visual Composer is compatible with WooCommerce and Yoast SEO.
If you are designing a page that looks attractive, then go for this plugin. And if getting more sales is goal, then you should consider Thrive Content Builder.
14. Page Builder by WooRockets
The last plugin of this list is a free page builder that lets you design good looking pages for your WordPress site.
Without any coding knowledge, you can design pages by simply dragging and dropping objects. You can edit both posts and pages with this plugin.
It is fully responsive so you don’t have worry about different screen sizes. You can add page elements like: promotion boxes, pricing tables, content list and progress bars.
You can design pages without switching back and forth between the live preview and editor.
So are you ready to give your website a makeover. Choose the plugins that are best for you and improve your website design.
Also you can get the PDF version of this list which will help you access this list anywhere.