Looking to further enhance your WordPress website for 2017? Then you'll want to make use of our top five best WordPress plugins 2016.
WordPress continues to dominate the digital business landscape continuing to be the world’s most popular open-source content management system. It powers 26.8% of the worldwide web including over 60 million websites across every industry, from retail and manufacturing to legal services and real estate.
Its popularity stems from its administrative simplicity, but visual sophistication, making it easy to create a stunning, interactive website quickly without the need for custom code.
It's just that good.
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If you are looking to take your WordPress website to the next level in 2017, we've got a list of plugins for you.
Top Five Best WordPress Plugins 2016
1. Visual Composer: Page Builder for WordPress
This drag and drop page builder allows the simplicity emulated by website tools such as Wix, with the ability to drag images, content and videos on WordPress pages. Visual Composer allows you to compose page grids, use template layouts or design a specific page from scratch without meddling with the rest of your website pages.
The best part?
This plugin has two settings: front end and back end. The back end will allow you to implement code to customize your page to your desired finish.
- Object Oriented Code
- Multilingual Ready
- Adaptable to Any Theme
- qTranslate, WPML Compatibility
- 40+ Predefined Layouts and Templates
- Full Width Row
- Parallax Effect
- LifeTime Updates Free of Charge
- Element Presets
2. Ninja Popups for WordPress
This is the ultimate plugin for ambitious marketers — stunning popup templates that are easy to implement.
It’s not just about buying templates, though.
Ninja Popups is a customizable popups creator for WordPress. With this plugin you can effortlessly create popups on your website for newsletter subscriptions, social follows, coupons, special deals or promo codes.
- Helpful Statistics
- Mobile Ready
- Unlimited Popups
- Newsletter Support
- Opt-in Form Submit Custom URL
- APi Integration with Newsletters
- Customizable Popup Close button
3. Slider Revolution
Last year was definitely the year of the homepage slider — replacing 2015’s obsession with parallax scrolling.
Slider Revolution adds dynamic movement that sees increased click rates and visitor engagement. This motion captures visitors' eyes, creating a more interactive homepage without the nauseating affect of overused movement.
This plugin is the most customizeable and popular for sliders giving you the ability to easily add a slider, carousel, hero scene or even a whole front page. It does this through a visual drag and drop interface, and a large library of templates to choose from.
- Easy installation
- 340 Hand-Drawn SVG Icons
- Free Object Library
- Media Galleries
- Social Media Feeds
- Front Pages
- Mobile Optimized Performance
EventOn is a sleek, stunningly designed plugin. It fuses the simplicity of showcasing upcoming events with a minimalistic design layout.
The plugin supports multi-day events, a sleek grid layout, support for maps and custom meta fields to help your events gain high organic rankings on Google and Bing. The lists and layouts bring clarity to increase customer engagement with your company events!
- Add Event Images
- Expandable Details
- Location, Maps and Directions
- Multi-day Events
- Font Awesome Icons
- Appearance Editor
- Delete or Hide Past Events
This is a very popular plugin — and an ‘OG to say the least. Many lists include this well-known plugin, because it’s a true disservice not to.
With 18,911,128 downloads, WooCommerce powers over 39% of all online stores.
WooCommerce has always been a reliable, sophisticated plugin that generates e-commerce functionality for WordPress sites of all scopes and sizes.
This year, WordPress contributors continued to progress and enhance this plugin with a slew of new extensions, APIs, SEO-related plugins and themes. The WooCommerce platform has ignited an entire library of complimentary plugins including Stripe and Amazon, and even a loyal contributor community spanning 18 countries and every time zone!
Your WordPress website has never been as safe or secure as it is currently is utilizing WooCommerce.
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