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10 Hot WordPress Widgets to Build Superb Sidebar

Hey! Are you on the lookout for useful WordPress widgets for your website?

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One of the best ways to expand the functionality of your website and make it more appealing and at the same time convenient for your visitors is to add various kinds of WordPress widgets.

But…What is a WordPress widget?

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Widgets are tools that allow you to add all kinds of functionality and useful elements to a variety of predefined widget areas (like the sidebar, footer, and so on).

There are a lot of widgets that provide all sorts of functionality, so I decided to gather a list of the best!!

10 Most Useful WordPress Widgets for Your Site

1. Adsanity ↱

Adsanity

AdSanity ↱ is the perfect ad management plug-in for WordPress.

What do I love about their widget? It is easy to display ads everywhere on your website and comes with a widget to automatically display ads in the sidebar of your blog.

If you’re thinking about supporting your website with Google AdSense or affiliate marketing then AdSanity helps you maximize your ad space!

2. Yet Another Related Posts Plugin (YARPP) ↱:

Yarpp

My second hand-picked WordPress widget, the Best WordPress related posts plugin. It enables you to easily display the content associated with every article on your website.

It is bundled with a widget that you can use to display related posts in a sidebar. I have used it and am sure you will love it also.

3. Social Slider Widget ↱:

Social slider widget

If Instagram is part of your social marketing strategy, then this plugin can be of special interest to you.

This is what this plugins will do for you;

  • Increase your visitors; engagement. Get more followers on your Instagram account
  • Time-saving. You no longer need to post fresh images and entries on the website. Just upload them on Instagram, and your website visitors will know about them instantly
  • Flexible settings for widget display templates give your content a seamless and attractive view on any website design
  • Post news on Instagram more often, and Social Slider Feed will take care of the rest

4. Social Media Icons – Social Icons Widget ↱:

Social Media Plugin

This Social Media Plugin comes with many Social Media Icons and Settings Like Size, Icon Styles, Responsive Configuration, Rotate Effects, Social Media Widget, Icon Animation, Highly Customizable

The Social Media Widget takes a simple, extendible approach to display links to your social media profiles in WordPress in a beautiful and organised format.

5. Ultimate Posts Widget ↱:

Ultimate post

The ultimate widget is useful for displaying posts, custom post types or sticky messages with a table of options to customize the display.

6. Relevant ↱:

Relevant

Relevant will help you view your popular posts, featured items, related content, and the latest posts on your WordPress site. It is bundled with several widgets.

You can display popular posts by comments or page views, post thumbnail, author, excerpt, and post date. Etc

7. Video Gallery – YouTube Playlist, Channel Gallery ↱:

Video gallary

You can implant a mobile-responsive YouTube video or entire video gallery anywhere on your WordPress site with this superb widget by YotuWP.

This is the simplest and easy-to-use YouTube widget available.

8. Ivory Search ↱:

Ivory Search is a simple to use advanced WordPress search plugin.

You can display custom search forms on the site widget area, navigation or menu, on pages, posts, custom post types or anywhere on the site using its shortcodes.

9. Widget Options ↱:

With over 1,060,000+ downloads and an average rating of 4.9 stars Widget options can make organizing contents on your sidebars, footer and any sidebar widgets easier.

This plugin can help you do a lot;

  • Custom WordPress Widget Styling
  • Widget Animations on scroll and page load
  • Sticky / Fixed WordPress Widgets
  • Custom Widget Links
  • Widget Cache
  • Custom Widget Columns Display
  • Restrict Widget Visibility per User Roles

10. OptinMonster ↱:

This widget by optinmonster is best for eCommerce sites and businesses who want to boost their conversions.

Learn more about optinmonster ↱.

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