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31 Most Downloaded Free WordPress Widgets

Most Downloaded Free WordPress Widgets


This is a well-researched collection of 31 Best Widgets Plugins. Here, you’ll find free wordpress widget plugins as well as premium wordpress widget plugins. In the collection, we have best wordpress widgets of each kind.

The collection of cool wordpress widgets has wordpress profile widgets, rating widgets, sidebar manager widgets, testimonial widgets, custom widget area plugins, social media widgets, recent posts widgets, twitter widgets and much more. Enjoy!

1. Category Posts Widget

Category Posts Widget

Category Posts Widget is a light widget designed to do one thing and do it well: display the most recent posts from a certain category.

Features:

  • [NEW] Option to change ordering of posts.
  • Support for displaying thumbnail images via WP 2.9’s new post thumbnail feature.
  • Set how many posts to show.
  • Set which category the posts should come form.
  • Option to show the post excerpt and how long the excerpt should be.
  • Option to show the post date.
  • Option to show the comment count.
  • Option to make the widget title link to the category page.
  • Multiple widget
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2. SEO Smart Links Widget

SEO Smart Links

SEO Smart Links Premium is now available with rewritten code, new features and performance improvements. What is new?

SEO Smart Links provides automatic SEO benefits for your site in addition to custom keyword lists, nofollow and much more.

SEO Smart Links can automatically link keywords and phrases in your posts and comments with corresponding posts, pages, categories and tags on your blog.

Further SEO Smart links allows you to set up your own keywords and set of matching URLs. Finally SEO Smart links allows you to set nofollow attribute and open links in new window.

It is a perfect solution to get your blog posts interlinked or add affiliate links to other sites.

Everything happens completely transparent, and you can edit the options from the administration settings panel.

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3. Sidebar Login Widget

Sidebar Login

Sidebar-Login adds a useful login widget which you can use to login from in the sidebar of your WordPress powered blog.

Once a user logs in it then redirects them back to the page they logged in from rather than the admin panel (this is configurable).

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4. Subscribe Widget

Subscribe Widget

Sidebar widget to easy customize and display your subscribers buttons. All settings are available from Sidebar Widget Admin.

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5. Twitter Widget

Twitter Widget

Adds a sidebar widget to display Twitter updates (uses the Javascript Twitter ‘widgets’)

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6.Dropdown Menu Widget

Dropdown Menu Widget

Dropdown Menu widget adds a beautiful, CSS only dropdown menu, listing pages, categories of your blog. You can also turn your wordpress navigation menu into a beatiful dropdown menu using this plugin. It allows you to chose vertical or horizontal layout. It supports multiple instances. You can select a theme for your widget from the Dropdown Menu Settings page or you can CREATE YOUR OWN THEME WITHIN SAME PLUGIN!! You can also customize your dropdown menu using CSS. If you want a custom dropdown theme you can request one. Please visit plugin site for more information.

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7. Add Link to Facebook Widget

Add Link to Facebook

Automatically add links to posts or pages that are being published to your Facebook wall, pages or groups. Simple one time setup and forget. The way links appear on Facebook can be customized.

The link title will be the post title. The link description will be the excerpt, or part of the post text if there is none. It is possible to configure a link image (WordPress icon, first image in the media library or in the text, featured image, avatar of the author or custom image) or you can let Facebook select one automatically. It is possible to exclude individual post links from being added to your wall, pages or groups by ticking a check box just above the publish button.

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8.Image Widget

Image Widget

A simple image widget that uses the native WordPress media manager to add image widgets to your site.

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9. Floating Social Media Icon Widget

Floating Social Media Icon Widget

This Plugin Links Social Media Icons to Your Social Media Profiles Twitter,Facebook,Pinterest,Youtube,Rss Feed,Linkedin,google plus…

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10. Widgets on Pages

Widgets on Pages

The easy way to Add Widgets or Sidebars to Posts and Pages by shortcodes or template tags.

‘NOTE” Apologies but you may lose the widgets in your customised sidebars if upgrading from pre 0.0.8 version. The cause of this loss is required to enhance functionality and reduce further possible loss of config when changing/modifying themes. The choice to to do this was not easy but hopefully will make the plugin more stable going forward.

The easy way to Add Widgets to Posts and/or Pages. Allows ‘in-page’ widget areas so widgets can be defined via shortcut straight into page/post content. There is one default widget area that can be used or you can add more from the settings menu. You can currently have an unlimited number of sidebars. Each sidebar can be called indepentenly by a shortcode and you can call more than one per post/page. Sidebars can be included in the post/page by using a shortcode like [widgets_on_pages id=x] where x is the number of the sidebar. Sidebars can also be named via the Widgets on Pages options page and that name can be used instead of the x id. ”NOTE” : see changelog for use if using the named sidebars .

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11. Dynamic Widgets

Dynamic Widgets

Dynamic Widgets gives you full control on which pages a widget will display. It lets you dynamically show or hide widgets on WordPress pages by setting conditional logic rules on a widget with just a few mouse clicks. No knowledge of PHP required. No fiddling around with conditional tags. You can set conditional rules by Role, Dates, Browser, Mobile devices, Theme Template, Language (WPML or QTranslate), URL, for the Homepage, Single Posts, Attachments, Pages, Authors, Categories, Tags, Archives, Error Page, Search Page, Custom Post Types, Custom Post Type Archives, Custom Taxonomies in Custom Post Types, Custom Taxonomies Archives, WPEC/WPSC Categories, BuddyPress Components, BuddyPress Groups, Pods pages and bbPress .

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12. Display Widgets

Display Widgets

Change your sidebar content for different pages, categories, custom taxonomies, and WPML languages. Avoid creating multiple sidebars and duplicating widgets by adding check boxes to each widget in the admin (as long as it is written in the WordPress version 2.8 format) which will either show or hide the widgets on every site page. Great for avoiding extra coding and keeping your sidebars clean.

By default, ‘Hide on checked pages’ is selected with no boxes checked, so all current widgets will continue to display on all pages.

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13. WP-Filebase Download Manager

WP-Filebase Download Manager

WP-Filebase is an advanced file download manager for WordPress. It keeps Files structured in Categories, offers a Template System to create sortable, paginated File Lists and can sideload Files from other websites. The Plugin is made for easy management of many Files and consistent output using Templates .

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14. Quotes Collection Widget

Quotes Collection Widget

Quotes Collection plugin helps you collect, manage and display your favourite quotations in your WordPress blog.

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15. Slick Contact Forms Widget

Slick Contact Forms Widget

Creates a widget, which adds a contact form using either a floating, drop down button or a sticky, sliding tab. Can handle multiple forms on each page and the location of the floating button or sliding tab can be easily set from the widget control panel.

Each form includes up to 3 text input fields and one text area. The input labels and type of validation can be set via the widget control panel. The plugin includes validation for the form fields using animated error messages.

The plugin also includes shortcodes, which allow you to add a text link to your content, which will open/close the contact form.

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16. Widget Context

Widget Context

Widget Context allows you to show or hide widgets on certain sections of your site — front page, posts, pages, archives, search, etc. It also features section targeting by URLs (with wildcard support) for maximum flexibility.

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17. Google Calendar Events

Google Calendar Events

Parses Google Calendar feeds and displays the events as a calendar grid or list on a page, post or widget.

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18. Quick Chat

Quick Chat

WordPress chat plugin supporting private chat, chat rooms, avatars, user list, words filtering, smilies, caching plugins and more. Quick Chat is self hosted chat solution. This means that your chat messages are stored inside your local WordPress database and are totally under your control. Because of that there are no limits or monthly fees for number of chat users or messages, these are limited only by your web server capabilities.

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19. Testimonials Widget

Testimonials

Testimonials by Aihrus lets you randomly slide or list selected portfolios, quotes, reviews, or text with images or videos on your WordPress site.

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20 . Special Recent Posts

Special Recent Posts

Special Recent Posts PRO is a very powerful sidebar widget for WordPress which displays your recent posts with thumbnails. It’s the perfect solution for online magazines or simple blogs and it comes with more than 30+ customization options available. You can dynamically re-size thumbnails to any desired dimension, drag multiple widget instances and configure each one with its specific settings.

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21. WP Widget Cache

WP Widget Cache

Cache the output of your blog widgets. Usually it will significantly reduce the SQL queries to your database and speed up your site.

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22. Newsletter Sign-Up

Newsletter Sign-Up

Ultimate newsletter plugin. Works with 3rd-party newsletter services like Aweber and YMLP. includes sign-up checkboxes, widget forms and form shortcod .

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23. Search Meter

Search Meter

Search Meter tracks what your readers are searching for on your blog. View full details of recent searches or stats for the last day, week or month.

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24. Facebook Members

Facebook Members

THE Simplest way to bring Facebook LikeBox + Facebook Recommendation Bar functionality to WordPress with lot more Options.

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25. Content Aware Sidebars

Content Aware Sidebars

Manage an infinite number of sidebars. Make your WordPress site even more dynamic and boost SEO by controlling what content your sidebars should be displayed with. Creating flexible, dynamic sidebars has never been easier, and no code is needed at all as everything is easily done in the administration panel. No extra database tables or table columns will be added.

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26. WP Biographia

WP Biographia

Add and display a customisable user biography to the front page, single post types, archives and RSS feeds as well as via a widget in your sidebar.

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27. Simple Page Sidebars

Simple Page Sidebars

Designed for simplicity and flexibility, Simple Page Sidebars gives WordPress users, designers, and developers the ability to assign custom sidebars to individual pages–without making any template changes. Existing sidebars can also be assigned in quick edit and bulk edit modes, helping save you time.

In contrast to some of the more complicated plugins available, Simple Page Sidebars aims for basic, core-like functionality and integration that’s easy to use without polluting your admin panel. And due to the way sidebars are saved, it utilizes built-in WordPress caching, so your site won’t be bogged down with additional queries.

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28. Youtube Channel Gallery

Youtube Channel Gallery

Show a YouTube video and a gallery of thumbnails for a YouTube user channel.

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29 . Tabbed Login Widget

Tabbed Login Widget

Tabbed Login Widget has a widget to allow you to have a login form in the sidebars of your wordpress powered blog.

It lets users login, and then redirects them back to the page they logged in from rather than the back end, it also shows error messages.

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30.Floating Social Media Icon

Floating Social Media Icon

Easy 2 Use Plugin 2 Show SocialMedia Icons That Floats,Can Configure Social Icon Design,Order & Size at Plugin Settings, Suport Widget & Short .

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31. WP MashSocial Wigdet

WP MashSocial Wigdet

WP MashSocial Wigdet : A beautiful widget inspired by Mashable to be used in sidebar, it allows you to add your Pinterest, G+ , Twitter , Facebook and more .

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