#10 Top WordPress Plugins 2018 for WordPress Developers

They say WordPress is most easy to use. In fact, what they say is true. WordPress is the most user-friendly and uncomplicated CMS platform that has ever existed till date. Yet at times, things can be a little embarrassing when you fail to meet a client’s website requirements. Experts from a renowned WordPress development agency in India assure, this problem is more or less faced by everyone involved in developing websites powered by the robust CMS platform.  

There can be loads of reasons behind your problem or better to say, your inability to fix the client’s problem. To make things easier for you,

Here’s a set of Top 10 Smart WordPress Plugins in 2018

 1. LaySlider:

To start with LaySlider is somewhat an unorthodox approach, as it is not a typical WordPress slider plugin. It allows users to create different varieties of uniquely designed sliders for different purposes. In addition to that, it offers much more. It allows multi-purpose animation and lets you create landing pages, image galleries, popups, slideshows and as well as a complete website. There is an array of professionally-crafted slider templates to compliment with LaySlider. These templates cover a wide range of themes and niches. Some of the templates are great for the beginners to start with. Moreover, LaySlider offers versatile layout option along with a drag-and-drop visual editor to minimise your effort. Being responsive, anything you build with LaySlider will automatically adapt to any screen size.

2. wpData Tables:

This particular plugin is unbelievably helpful in drawing your charts and tables. Developers use this plugin and save their time and effort on accomplishing some of the most challenging tasks. Creating a table or a chart from a vast volume of complex data is never easy. You have to take a lot of factors into consideration in such cases. The results have to be correct and easily readable. The final product can be easily edited, as and when required, even after it is published on the website. Interestingly, wpData performs all these complex tasks for you flawlessly, just within seconds. In addition to that, it highlights or colour codes the data in cells, rows and columns for easier readability. You achieve all these without writing a single line of code. 

3. NexGEN Gallery and NexGEN Pro:

NexGEN Gallery is an open-source WordPress plugin and according to experienced WordPress developers, it is one of the most robust and comprehensive software solutions of its type. Till date, it has registered over 20 million downloads and 1.3 million active users all over the globe. It is meant for both the newbies and experienced designers alike. NexGEN Gallery has its ideal companion in NexGEN Pro, which has an even more advanced and varied features, including extensive gallery and extensions for eCommerce. At the front-end, NexGEN offers features like album styles, slideshow and thumbnail gallery styles along with much more. The back-end allows you to access the galary management system, image grouping, thumbnail editing, data import and upload capability. 

4. Blog2Social:

Blog2Social plugin has a crucial feature, called the media post automation. This proves to be a time-saver, when you want to manage, customise and even post social media information to various social media sites. Blog2Social allows you to bring about variations in the format along with the content and the images of the individual posts inside your social media network. This gives your every post an individual touch. 

5. Rexpansive:

It is the ultimate WordPress page-builder: It offers easy and fast means to create your desired layouts without going into coding. However, you shouldn’t make the mistake of considering this just another WordPress plugin for page building. It can automatically expand the content. Experts working at some of the premiere WordPress Development services in India say, this feature makes Rexpansive a standalone product. To change the size of an image or a content block, designers need to specify the necessary dimensions first and then, they fit the content to those specified size. In contrast to this conventional approach, Rexpansive allows users automatic resizing just by zooming in or out till the right dimension is not achieved. 

6. CSS Hero:

CSS Hero is an exceptional plugin for customising the overall appearance of WordPress sites. It offers a user-friendly WYSIWYG intrerface along with CSS editing tools. Thus, you can easily perform non-destructive tweaking of the CSS of your pages. Moreover, CSS Hero makes it possible for you to see the result in real-time, as the page will appear responssively on handheld mobile devices. 

7. Helpie Knowledge Base Wiki:

This particular plugin has multiple uses. Using Helpie, you can easily create a Wiki website, provide a private knowledge pool for your clients and even a repository of information related to products, services and documents for your website users. It also allows you to define user roles based on knowledge base and protect the roles with suitable passwords.

8. Heroic Knowledge Base:

This plugin offers some useful, additioanl features. After establishing a knowledge base, you can use this plugins’s feedback analytics to determine how far the knowledge base is beneficial to its targeted users. It also pinpoints the content that requires to be updated or improved. 

9. The Final Tiles Gallery:

It is a unique plugin that is meant to get you out of the rut.  Thus, the galleries that you create are always unique and never appear the same. To put it in simpler words, galleries that use images of the identical size and aspect ratio, often look the same. The Final Tiles Gallery plugin allows you to build a gallery featuring different image sizes and aspect ratios to create a more engaging layout.

10. The Essential Grid WordPress:

According to experts working at a renowned WordPress development agency, this  plugin is another useful tool worth mentioning. It helps you avoid repetation or sameness in the layouts you create. It proves helpful in creating not only portfolios and image galleries but also blogs, Woocommerce shop layouts and social media formats.

Last but nevertheless the least, working on WordPress requires lot of creativity. Now, with this set of ten smart, user-friendly plugins, it is upto you to determine how to apply your creativity to ensure the best outcome.