How to Customize the Divi Footer

Each WordPress theme offers different customization options. Divi, the most popular premium WordPress theme, comes with plenty of customization options to allow you to have a stylish footer on your website. You can add elements like social media icons, a search box, and links to your footer. If you need more styling options or want to add more elements to the footer, you can create a custom footer template to replace the default footer of Divi.

In case you didn’ know, the Divi theme is bundled with a built-in page builder plugin called Divi Builder. Divi Builder comes with a Theme Builder feature that you can use to create custom templates for your theme parts like the header, the footer, the single post layout, archive pages, 404 page, and so on. If you use WooCommerce, you can also create a custom WooComerce single product page (and other pages) with the Theme Builder feature of Divi Builder.

You can read our previous article to learn how to create a custom footer with Divi Builder. In this article, we will show you how to customize the Divi footer via theme customizer. The elements you can add to your footer are:

  • Social media icons
  • WordPress widgets
  • Menu
  • Credits

The Divi footer itself is divided into three sections: the main footer section, menu section, and bottom section. The bottom section is used to place the credits and social media icons. While for the main footer section, you can use it to place WordPress widgets.

Setting the footer layout and background color

Before adding any element to the footer and styling it up, you can set the layout of the main section of the footer first. Divi offers 20 different layouts you can choose from. You can select the layout according to the elements you want to add. To select a layout, go to the theme customizer (Appearance -> Customize). On the theme customizer page, click the Footer menu and open the Layout block. Select the layout you want to use on the COLUMN LAYOUT option. To change the background, you can click the Select Color button to open the color picker. Click the Publish button to apply the changes.

Adding elements to the footer

WordPress widgets

You can add any element to the main section of the footer via WordPress widgets, be it native WordPress widgets or widgets from the plugins you use. To add one, go to Appearance -> Widgets from your WordPress dashboard. Drag the widget you want to add to the footer area.

Note:

  • Footer Area #1: Leftmost column on the footer layout
  • Footer Area #2: Second column (from the left) on the footer layout
  • Footer Area #3: Third column (from the left) on the footer layout
  • Footer Area #4: Fourth column (from the left) on the footer layout
  • Footer Area #5: Fifth column (from the left) on the footer layout
  • Footer Area #6: Sixth column (from the left) on the footer layout

Menu

To add the menu to the menu section of the footer, you can go to Appearance -> Menus on your WordPress dashboard. Open the Manage Locations tab and select the menu you want to add from the Footer Menu option. Click the Save Changes button to apply the change.

If you have no menu yet to be added to this menu section, you can create one first. Read this article if you are new to WordPress and have no idea yet to create a menu.

To change the background color of the menu section in the footer area, you can switch back to the theme customizer. Go to the Footer menu and open the Footer Menu block. You can change the menu background color on the FOOTER MENU BACKGROUND COLOR option. You can also set the menu text color on the FOOTER MENU TEXT COLOR option, the active link color on the FOOTER MENU ACTIVE COLOR option, the font style on the FONT STYLE option, and font size on the FONT SIZE option.

Social media icons

To show/hide social media icons, you can open the Footer Elements block under the Footer menu on the theme customizer. Simply tick the SHOW SOCIAL ICONS option and click the Publish button.

To set the social media platforms to show (as well as your accounts), you can go to Divi -> Theme Options. You can find the options to show/hide the social media platforms and the options to add the URLs under the General tab. Don’t forget to click the Save Changes button to apply the changes.

Credits

By default, your footer contains credits to Elegant Themes (the developer of Divi). To replace it, you can go to the theme customizer. Click the Footer menu and open the Bottom Bar block. You can replace the default text on the EDIT FOOTER CREDITS field. If you want to add a link, you use an HTML tag — <a href> — like the one on the screenshot below.

If you want to disable the credits, simply tick the DISABLE FOOTER CREDITS option. You can also customize the bottom section of the footer by changing the background color, text color, font size, and so on. From this block, you can also change the color and size of the social media icons.

Don’t forget to click the Publish button to apply the changes.

The bottom line

If you want to have more styling options and the ability to add more elements such as button, email opt-in form, and so on, you can create a custom footer template using the Theme Builder feature of Divi Builder which you can access by going to Divi -> Theme Builder on your WordPress dashboard. You can create a unique footer to your liking, with your own design.

How to Customize the Divi Header

Being a premium WordPress theme, Divi offers plenty of customization options. It allows you to customize every part of your theme, including the header. In case you are new to Divi, this article will show you how to customize the header in Divi theme.

One thing to note before we get started. Divi is bundled with a built-in page builder (called Divi Builder) in which the page builder comes with a Theme Builder feature. You can use it (the Theme Builder feature) to create a custom template for each theme part, including the header. We have a separate article that covers this. You can read it here. This article will cover the header customization via theme customizer, which also offers plenty of styling options.

Divi allows you to add the following elements to the header:

  • Site logo
  • Main menu
  • Secondary menu
  • Search icon
  • Social media icons
  • Phone number
  • Email address

The Divi header itself is divided into two parts: the primary header (the larger one) and secondary header (the smaller one which lies on the top). You can add the site logo, main menu, and search icon to the main header. While for the secondary menu, social media icons, phone, and email address, you can add them to the secondary header.

Let’s cover one by one.

Adding the Site Logo

By default, your header contains the Divi logo. To replace it with your own logo, you can go to Divi -> Theme Options on your WordPress dashboard. Under the General tab, click the UPLOAD button on the Logo option and select the logo you want to use. Divi provides no specific info about the size of the logo, but you can use the logo in either a vertical or horizontal orientation.

Don’t forget to click the Save Changes button to apply the change you have just made.

To set the height of the logo, you can open the theme customizer (Appearance -> Customize). Go to Header & Navigation and open the Primary Menu Bar block. You can set the maximum height of the logo on the LOGO MAX HEIGHT option. You can tick the HIDE LOGO IMAGE option in case you want to hide your logo on the header.

Click the Publish button on the top side to apply the new changes.

Adding the Site Menu

You can add a menu on each header (main header and secondary header). To do so, you can go to Appearance -> Menus on your WordPress dashboard. Before being able to add a menu to each header, make sure you already have the menus you want to add. If you don’t have ones yet, you can create two new menus (one for the main header and another for the secondary header). If you are new to WordPress, you can read this article to learn how to create a menu.

Once your menus are ready, open the Manage Locations tab. Select the menu for the main header on the Primary Menu option and the menu for the secondary header on the Secondary Menu option. Click the Save Changes button

To style up the menu, you can again go to the theme customizer and enter to Header & Navigation. To style up the main menu, open the Primary Menu Bar block. You can set the menu height on the MENU HEIGHT option, menu text size on the TEXT option, font family on the FONT option, text color on the TEXT COLOR option, header background on the BACKGROUND option color, and so on.

To style up the secondary header, you can open the Secondary Menu Bar block. You can set the menu text size on the TEXT SIZE option, font family on the FONT option, header background on the BACKGROUND COLOR option, menu text color on the TEXT COLOR option, and so on.

Don’t forget to click the Publish button once you are done making the settings.

Adding Search Icon, Social Media Icons, Phone Number, and Email Address

As we mentioned earlier, you can add the social media icons, phone number, and email address to the secondary header. While for the search icon, you can add it to the main header. To add these elements, you can again go to Header & Navigation on the theme customizer. You can open the Header Elements block to add the elements.

Again, don’t forget to click the Publish button to apply the changes. To set the social media platforms to be displayed — as well as the accounts, you can go to Divi -> Theme Options. You will find the options to show/hide the social media platforms and add the profile URLs under the General tab.

Don’t forget to click the Save Changes button to apply the changes.

Customizing the Fixed Header

By default, Divi applies a sticky (fixed) effect to your header. If you want to disable it, you can go to Divi -> Theme Options. You can find the option to enable this effect under the General tab.

If you prefer to retain the sticky effect, you can customize it from the theme customizer. On the theme customizer, enter to the Header & Navigation and open the Fixed Navigation Settings block. You can set the height on the FIXED MENU HEIGHT option, the menu text size on the TEXT SIZE option, the color of the primary header on the PRIMARY MENU BACKGROUND COLOR option, the color of the secondary header on the SECONDARY MENU BACKGROUND COLOR, and so on.

There is also an option to hide the logo on the sticky menu in case you want to enable it. Click the Publish button to apply the changes.

The Bottom Line

If you want to add more elements to the header and have the ability to set a custom header behavior (such as hiding the header on scroll down and show it up again on scroll up), we suggest you create a custom header using the Theme Feature of Divi Builder. Creating a custom header also offers the opportunity to create a unique header with your own design. You can read our previous article to learn how to create a custom header with Divi Builder.

How to Add Slider Revolution to an Elementor Page

Elementor and Slider Revolution are popular WordPress plugins in their respective area. Elementor is the most popular page builder plugin while Slider Revolution is a popular slider plugin. If you install both plugins on your WordPress site, you can set them to work together to make your website looks stunning. If you use Elementor Pro, you can add a slider to your page using the Slides widget. However, you can only use the widget to create a simple slider. Slider Revolution is second to none when it comes to creating slider in WordPress, though.

Flexibility is one of the things offered by Slider Revolution. You can add the slider you created to any post or page using a shortcode. Elementor, as you might have known, has a Shortcode widget. You can use this widget to integrate Elementor with other WordPress plugins that use shortcodes, including Slider Revolution.

How to add a Slider Revolution slider to an Elementor page

Before editing a page with Elementor to add a Slider Revolution slider, make sure you already have the slider. You can copy its shortcode and then paste it to Elementor. Follow the steps below.

First off, click the Slider Revolution menu on your WordPress dashboard.

On the Slider Revolution dashboard, scroll down to the Search Modules section. Hover your mouse over a slider you want to add, click the arrow icon, and click Embed.

Copy the shortcode on the appearing popup.

Next, edit the page you want to add the slider to with Elementor (or create a new one). On the Elementor editor, drag the Shortcode widget to the canvas area and paste the shortcode you have just copied above to the field on the left panel.

That’s it. If you want the slider to be displayed in a full-width mode, you can make the settings to the section that hosts the slider. Set the Content Width to Full Width and Columns Gap to No Gap. Read this article to learn more.

14 Best WordPress Event Calendar Plugins

Do you have an event organizer company and want to display your company’s events to your website? If your site is built with WordPress, you can use an event calendar plugin to add, manage, and display your company’s events. Just like other plugin types, there also a bunch of options when it comes to event calendar plugin. We have compiled the best ones to narrow down your choices.

Before choosing a certain event calendar plugin from the list below, make sure that the features offered by the associated plugin fit your needs. For instance, if you want to add a map to your events or a call button for your bookings, make sure the plugin you want to use offers an option to add a map. Or, if you want to create a paid event, it would be great to choose an event calendar plugin that has the ability to accept payment on the registration process.

Here are some of the best WordPress event calendar plugins you can consider.

Best WordPress event calendar plugins

1. Modern Events Calendar

If you are looking for a WordPress event calendar with a customizable modern minimalist design to promote your events online, Modern Events Calendar AKA MEC can offer you 50+ event display layouts, skins and integrations to set up and customize your events. ME Calendar offers the Pro version with a lifetime license and 1 year of premium support and a flexible platform as it introduces new possibilities to the 25+ addons, integrations and bundles available. If you are looking to only display the events and not sell them on your website, you would be happy to know that the Lite version of the plugin offers lots of options for free with a few exceptions. There are multiple integrations available through the addons such as WooCommerce, Elementor and Google Calendar, to mention but a few, and in case you need further assistance with the plugin, there is a responsive team of experts ready to answer your questions and solve the issues every day of the week through an online chat platform, and also an active ticketing system.

You can find the free version here.

2. The Events Calendar

With over 800,000 active installations, The Events Calendar is one of the most popular WordPress event calendar plugins. The plugin is especially a great solution if you are looking for a free event calendar plugin. In general, the way The Events Calendar works is not much different from other plugins that involve custom post types. You can add a new event and assign it to a certain category and tag for better management.

The Events Calendar has built-in integration with Google Maps. When you add the event venue, the plugin will automatically generate the map to the frontend to make it easier for your visitors to find the venue. The plugin already provides a built-in Google Maps API key so you don’t need to set up yourself. Your visitors will be able to view your events in a list style or calendar style. There are also options to allows your visitors to add your calendar to Google Calendar. The Events Calendar is an extensible plugin. You can extend its functionality via add-ons.

You can visit this page to the demo of the plugin.

3. WP Event Manager Pro

Despite its name, you can use WP Event Manager Pro for free as the plugin is released as a freemium plugin. The core features of this plugin are pretty similar to The Events Calendar. You can add new events and add parameters like event category, event type, event location, event description, and so on to make your events be more organized. There are premade event categories and types you can choose from. Same as The Events Calendar, WP Event Manager Pro also has built-in integration with Google Maps although the map is not displayed on the event’s page. You will only see a link that refers to the map.

The free version of WP Event Manager Pro comes with a booking functionality to allow your visitors to make a booking to your event directly from the event’s page (via email only). To add a more advanced booking functionality, you can install an add-on. You can visit this page to view the demo page of WP Event Manager Pro.

4. BookingPress

The BookingPress WordPress Appointment Plugin enables you to easily and quickly schedule appointments online. It includes an excellent interface and other unique features that enable your users to book appointments for any service or business online or via offline payment methods.

The built-in form editor of this plugin enables you to effortlessly develop and design unique booking forms for your business. This product is well-suited for a variety of industries, including health and wellness, education, fitness and recreation, automotive and home services, salon and beauty services, and professional services.

With the BookingPress plugin, you can quickly configure and personalize email notifications that are delivered during events such as appointment scheduling, rescheduling, and cancellation. Additionally, you can send tailored email reminders regarding upcoming events. You may create and manage it straight from the dashboard without relying on a third-party plugin. It is a FREE WordPress scheduling plugin for WordPress Respiratory.

5. JetEngine

When talking about the event calendar plugin, people rarely mention JetEngine. Make sense enough as JetEngine is not designed specifically as an event calendar plugin like the first two plugins above. Instead, it is a plugin to create custom post types, much like ACF (Advanced Custom Fields). However, JetEngine comes with a module that you can use to create a custom post type for the event calendar. What does it mean?

As we mentioned earlier (point 1), the way The Events Calendar works (and other similar plugins) is pretty similar to other plugins that utilize custom post types. In this case, you can use JetEngine to create a custom post type dedicated to events. You can add required fields like event title, event description, date, map, and so on. There are about 17 field types in total you can use. You can then create a listing page to display your events. JetEngine itself requires Elementor to work. You can visit this page to learn more about JetEngine.

6. WordPress Appointment Booking by MotoPress

If you’re looking for a solution to schedule appointments online, you should consider the WordPress Scheduler plugin by MotoPress. Its toolset empowers you to embed a booking form on your website, add an unlimited number of services and employees, set any service duration, and assign individual staff timetables. Flexible options make it easy to include buffer times, lunch breaks, days off, and holidays.

With this appointment plugin for WordPress, you will be able to allow group scheduling and multiple bookings, accept payments online (via Stripe, PayPal, or direct bank transfer) or upon arrival, and configure automated email notifications. In addition, the features list includes support for Gutenberg, Elementor, and Divi builders, a built-in bookings calendar, Appointment Manager and Appointment Employee user roles, and smooth bookings synchronization with an employee’s Google Calendar.

7. EventPrime

EventPrime is a great solution if you are looking for a free event calendar to sell your events as it comes with payment functionality. The free version of EventPrime allows you to accept payment via PayPal. The plugin also comes with an integration with Google Maps to allow you to add a map to the event you create. However, the use of this plugin is a bit different. You need to create an event location first and then add the map here. You can then add the location you created when creating a new event. In EventPrime, the components related to the event (locations, event types, and performers) can be managed individually.

EventPrime allows your visitors to view the events in a list style, grid style, or calendar style. They can filter the events by event type, event location, or date. EventPrime is especially a great event calendar plugin if you use a page builder plugin as it allows you to display the events calendar using shortcodes.

8. Events Manager

Events Manager is another event calendar plugin that you can use for free. It takes some complex enough settings to make the plugin works the way you expected. But once you did it, Events Manager can be a great plugin to manage your events. This plugin allows you to add a map from Google Maps to your event (you need to configure the integration manually). Also, you can add booking functionality to your event.

9. Event Calendar WD

Event Calendar WD is an event calendar plugin developed by 10Web, the developer of Slider by 10Web (a slider plugin) and several other WordPress plugins. It is also released as a freemium plugin just like other plugins above. The way this plugin is pretty similar to EventPrime where you can manage the components like event location and even the organizer individually. This plugin also supports integration with Google Maps. You need to set it manually by entering your own Google Maps API key.

You can display the events you created with Event Calendar WD to a page builder or a regular page with a shortcode. The look of the calendar is not fancy enough if you use the free version.

10. My Calendar

My Calendar is another calendar plugin that can be used for free. This plugin is quite similar to EventPrime in some ways. First, you need to define locations first before you can add one when creating a new event. Second, you can also create event types (categories) to make your events be more organized. My Calendar also supports integration with Google Maps, but you need to provide the API key manually yourself.

11. EventON

EventON is a paid event calendar that you can get on CodeCanyon. In addition to its main function to create and manage events calendar, you can also use to host virtual events via Zoom just like many people did these days, in the COVID era. Being a paid plugin, EventON offers plenty of features to make event management be way easier. You can display the events calendar is a wide range of ways as you can see on this demo page.

Same as other plugins above, EventON also supports integration with Google Maps to allow you to add a map to each event you create. The availability of WordPress widgets and shortcodes make it easier for you to display your calendars to any page and other areas on your website.

12. Pro Event Calendar

Pro Event Calendar is another paid event calendar plugin that is available on CodeCanyon. You can get it at $29. The plugin is especially a great option if you are looking for an event calendar plugin that allows your users to submit an event from the frontend. Pro Event Calendar also comes with a booking functionality to let your visitors make a booking over an event from the event page. There is also a subscribe to calendar feature to allow your visitors to subscribe to a specific event. You can connect Pro Event Calendar with your Mailchimp account to use this feature.

13. Calendarize it!

Calendarize it! is another feature-rich event calendar plugin. It is especially a great plugin if you use WP Bakery. Once installed and activated, Calendarize it! adds several WP Bakery elements to display your events calendar on your WP Bakery pages. There are over 30 elements you can use to display Calendarize it! components. From the event calendar itself, event organizer, event location, rating and review box, ticket box, and so on. Also, Calendarize it! offers Gutenberg blocks in case you want to display events calendar to a blog post or a regular page.

You can try the Calendarize it! backend from this page. You can use the following details to log in to the backend demo:

  • Username: DemoUser
  • Password: TryMeNow

If the login info has changed, you can find the new one on this page.

14. Events Schedule

Want to sell your event tickets via WooCommerce? If yes, then Events Schedule is a great plugin you can use. Events Schedule — which is available on CodeCanyon — is a feature-rich event calendar plugin. Not only it allows you to manage events, but it also offers booking and ticketing features. Events Schedule is compatible with any WordPress theme, including the ones from ThemeForest like Jupiter X, Avada, X Theme, and so on.

How to Create a Slider from Blog Posts in WordPress

In WordPress, you can display blog posts on your website in a wide range of ways, including a slider. In this post, we will show you how to create a slider from blog posts on your WordPress site using Prime Slider.

There are a bunch of slider plugins out there, but they mostly only allow you to create a slider from images. Some slider plugins might allow you to add elements like text or button, but it’s exceedingly rare to find a plugin that is capable of turning blog posts into a slider. One of the plugins that have such an ability is Prime Slider. In case you use Newspaper theme, you don’t need to install any extra plugin. tagDiv Composer (the default page builder of Newspaper), has a shortcode — the Slide shortcode — to create a slider from blog posts. Or, if you use Divi, you can use the Post Slider module to achieve the same thing. If you don’t use Newspaper or Divi then Prime Slider is a great option.

A brief intro about Prime Slider

Prime Slider is a slider plugin developed by BdThemes. Unlike other popular slider plugins like Slider Revolution, Master Slider, and Smart Slider 3, Prime Slider is developed exclusively for Elementor. So technically, Prime Slider is an Elementor add-on. Prime Slider is released as a freemium plugin. You can use the free version to create a slider from blog posts. Once installed and activated, Prime Slider (free version) will add the following widgets to Elementor:

  • Blog
  • Dragon
  • Flogia
  • General
  • Isolate
  • Multiscroll
  • Pagepiling
  • WooCommerce

The widgets that you can use to turn blog posts into a slider are Blog and Flogia.

How to create a slider from blog posts using Prime Slider

As mentioned, Prime Slider is technically an Elementor add-on. So, to use it, you need to have Elementor installed and activated on your WordPress. You can use Elementor Free to use Prime Slider. Never used Elementor yet before? You can read this guide to learn how to use Elementor.

Before getting started, make sure you have installed and activated both Elementor and Prime Slider on your WordPress.

First, create a new page (Pages -> Add New) and edit it with Elementor by clicking the Edit with Elementor button. Clicking this button will take you to the Elementor editor.

Before adding any widget, you can set the page layout first. To do so, click the gear icon on the bottom-left corner on the Elementor settings panel (panel on the left side). You can set the layout from the Page Layout option under the General Settings block.

As we mentioned, there are two Prime Slider widgets that you can use to turn blog posts into a slider: the Blog widget and the Flogia widget. In this example, we will use the Blog widget. Once done setting the page layout, add a new section and add the Blog widget from the left panel to the canvas area. You can find the Blog widget on the PRIME SLIDER widgets block.

As you can see, the widget will automatically turn your blog posts into a slider. You can then go to the settings panel to customize the slider. First, you might want to change the skin of the slider. To do so, simply select the skin you like from the Skin option under the Layout settings block under the Content tab. There are four skin you can choose from.

From this settings block, you can also set the aspect ratio of the slider as well as disabling/enabling the elements of the slider like site logo, site menu, post title, post excerpt, social media icons, and so on.

By default, your slider consists of three slides (posts). The post on each slide is taken from the latest blog posts on your site, from all categories. If you want it, you can set Prime Slider to display blog posts from specific categories to the slider. You can also set the number of slides. To do so, open the Query block and set the Source to Manual Selection then select the categories you want (you can select multiple categories). To set the number of slides, simply change the number on the Limit option.

To set the animation behavior, you can open the Animation block. From this block, you can enable/disable the autoplay, pause on hover, logo animation, and so on.

Styling up the slider

Once done making the basic settings on the Content tab, you can switch to the Style tab to style up the slider. There are three styling option blocks you can open:

  • Header

If you enable the logo, menu, and offcanvas elements, you can open this block to set the typography and color of those elements. Otherwise, you can ignore this block.

  • Sliders

You can open this block to style up the post title, post excerpt, and read more button. Simply click the tab of each element to open the styling options. You can set things like the typography (font size, font family, font style, and so on), and text color.

  • Navigation

You can open this block to style up the slider navigation (arrows and dots). You can set things like the color of the arrows/dots, border radius, and border radius.

You can play around on the Style tab to style up the slider. Once you are done, you can click the PUBLISH button to publish your page.

If you want to create a full-width slider, you can make the setting on the section that host the slider. You can set the layout to Full Width and set the Columns Gap to No Gap. Read this post to learn more.

14 Best WordPress Slider Plugins

Do you want to add a slider to a WordPress page? Since WordPress has no built-in feature to create a slider, the only way to do so is by using a plugin. There are a bunch of slider plugins out there, be it free or paid. We have collected the best ones to narrow down your choices so you can save time.

When implemented properly, a slider can be a reason for your visitors to pay more attention to your website. A slider can also be a great way to let your visitors know of the featured page or content on your website.

Here are some of the best WordPress slider plugins you can install on your site.

Best WordPress Slider Plugins

1. Elementor

If you use Elementor on your WordPress site, you don’t need to look for another plugin. Elementor is a feature-rich page builder plugin. The pro version of Elementor has a widget called Slides that you can use to add a slider element to the page or template you are creating. There are 3 content types you can add to each slide: image, text, and button. The Slides widget offers some options to control the slider behavior. Some options offered by Slides widget are:

  • Auotplay
  • Pause on hover
  • Pause on interaction
  • Infinity loop
  • Transition speed

2. Slider Revolution

Slider Revolution is a plugin designed specifically to create sliders on WordPress. No wonder if the plugin offers plenty of features to customize the slider. However, it takes time to learn how to use the plugin, especially if you have no experience yet to use any multimedia tool before as Slider Revolution has a complex enough interface. Slider Revolution allows you to control every single element of the slider. From the animation effect, color, size, typography, and so on. The elements you can add to your slider are:

  • Text
  • Image
  • Button
  • Shape
  • Video
  • Audio
  • Icon
  • Row

To save you time, Slider Revolution offers tons of ready-to-use slider templates. Once done creating a slider, you can add it to any post or page using a shortcode. If you use a page builder plugin like Divi Builder or Elementor, you can add your slider using a widget/module to handle shortcodes (you can use the Shortcode widget in Elementor).

Slider Revolution itself is a paid plugin. You can get it on CodeCanyon for $59. Or, you can also get it for free on the bundle of the Jupiter X theme (you need to activate the license to use templates).

3. Master Slider

Master Slider is another feature-rich WordPress slider plugin. As you can see on the screenshot above, there is a timeline area on the Master Slider interface just like video editor tools like Adobe Premiere Pro. You can use the timeline to control each layer’s duration. Beneath the timeline area, you will find setting option blocks to control the animation of each layer, the content of each layer, and so on. Same as Slider Revolution, Master Slider also offers premade slider templates. It also uses shortcodes so you can easily add your slider to a blog post, page, or page builder.

4. Transition Slider

Transition Slider is a great solution if you are looking for a free slider plugin. You can use it to create beautiful sliders to your WordPress site. Once done creating a slider, you can add it to any page or post using a shortcode. We tested Transition Slider on Elementor and everything went well. So, if you use a page builder plugin that doesn’t offer a design element to add a slider, Transition Slider can be a great solution.

There are several beautiful animation effects offered by Transition Slider. You can see the demos on this page. Transition Slider is released as a freemium plugin, but hardly any difference between the free version and pro version in terms of features. The only difference is the number of slider templates you will get. Transition Slider allows you to add elements like image, text, button, and video to your sliders.

5. Slider by 10Web

Slider by 10Web is one of the WordPress plugins from 10Web. It is another great option if you are looking for a free WordPress slider plugin although the features available on the free version are not as rich as Transition Slider. The free version of Slider by 10Web doesn’t allow you to add any element to the slider, even text. Unlike other slider plugins above, Slider by 10Web offers no slider templates so you need to create the slider yourself, from scratch. There are over 20 animation effects you can use (free version is limited to 4 options). Standard features like the ability to set the slide duration, disable/enable navigation are available.

6. MetaSlider

MetaSlider is a popular enough free slider plugin. It has over 800,000 active installations. MetaSlider is especially a great option if you want to add a slider to a blog post or a regular page (a page created with Gutenberg). Once installed and activated, the plugin adds a new Gutenberg block which you can use to effortlessly insert your sliders. If you want to add your sliders to a page builder, MetaSlider also offers shortcodes.

7. Ultimate Responsive Image Slider

Ultimate Responsive Image Slider is a simple image slider. You can use it if you want to add an image slider to a page or blog post. The plugin offers no option to add any element to the slider but the image itself. The plugin is available as a freemium plugin.

8. Slider by Supsystic

Just like the name suggests, Slider by Supsystic is a slider plugin from Supsystic, a WordPress plugin developer company. The plugin allows you to create several slider types. From an image slider, a video slider, a comparison slider, an HTML content slider, and so on. Slider by Supsystic comes with a simple, easy to learn interface. Same as most plugins above, you can add the sliders you create to a page or blog post using a shortcode.

9. Slider by Soliloquy

If you are looking to add a simple image slider to a page or blog post, Slider by Soliloquy is a worth-trying plugin. Creating an image slider using this plugin is quite easy. You just need to select the images you want to use, make the settings, and publish the slider once you are done making the settings. As simple as that. You can then add the slider you have just created to any page using a shortcode. While you can use Slider by Soliloquy for free, the pro version is also available with advanced features like the ability to create sliders from Instagram, WooCommerce products, and blog posts.

10. Responsive Slider by MotoPress

MotoPress is a well-known enough WordPress developer company. It has developed some WordPress products, including Stratum, an Elementor add-on that offers creative widgets. In addition, MotoPress also develops a slider plugin called Responsive Slider by MotoPress which you can use to create a responsive slider on your WordPress. The plugin offers setting options to force the slider to fit on desktop, tablet, and smartphone devices. When creating a new slider with this plugin, you can add text, button, and video other than image. The plugin also offers an option to show the sliders only for logged users.

11. Smart Slider 3

To be honest, Slider Revolution and Master Slider are two of the best WordPress slider plugins as they offer plenty of features and the ability to create an advanced slider. The only problem is that they are not available for free. Smart Slider 3 is the best alternative if you are looking for a free, feature-rich slider plugin like Slider Revolution and Master Slider. You can see the interface of Smart Slider 3 on the screenshot above.

The free version of Smart Slider 3 allows you to add 6 elements to your slider:

  • Row
  • Heading
  • Text
  • Image
  • Button
  • Video (supports Vimeo and YouTube)

The concept of Smart Slider 3 is pretty similar to Slider Revolution where each element can be added as a new layer. Each layer can have individual settings. This is great as you can fully control every single layer of the slider. You can, for instance, apply a different animation effect for each layer.

Another feature you will love about Smart Slider 3 is the ability to add a slider to Gutenberg and page builder effortlessly. Smart Slider 3 offers a Gutenberg widget, Elementor widget, Divi Builder module, and elements for Visual Composer, Beaver Builder, and WPBakery. Furthermore, Smart Slider 3 also offers premade templates to streamline your workflow

12. Prime Slider

If you use Elementor and love it so much, yet still using the free version, Prime Slider is a perfect solution to create a slider to your Elementor pages or templates. You can use this add-on to create beautiful sliders. You can create a slider from blog posts, WooCommerce products, or images. The slider layouts offered by Prime Slider are pretty enough. Once installed and activated, Prime Slider will add the following widgets to your Elementor:

  • Blog
  • Dragon
  • Flogia
  • General
  • Isolate
  • Multiscroll
  • Pagepiling
  • WooCommerce

You can use a widget according to the slider style you want to create. The Blog widget allows you to create a slider from blog posts. The slider will contain the site header (you can disable it) and other elements like button, social share buttons, navigation (arrows), scroll button, and so on.

13. Divi Builder

Divi Builder, the default page builder of Divi theme, has three modules that you can use to add sliders to your page: Post Slider, Slider, and Video Slider. So, if you use Divi theme and need to add a slider to a page, you don’t need to install any additional plugin. If you want to create an image-only slider, you can use the Slider module. We have a separate article that covers how to create a slider with Divi Builder. Read it to learn more. Just for your information that Divi Builder can be used on any WordPress theme, not just Divi and Extra. You can get it on its official website.

14. Brizy

Brizy has one thing in common with Elementor and Divi Builder. It’s technically a page builder plugin, but it offers a feature to add a slider to the page or theme builder template you create. To add a slider, you can simply turn a block into a slider. You can read our previous article to learn how to add a slider in Brizy.

10 Best WordPress Ad Management Plugins

Except for e-commerce sites, the vast majority of existing websites on the web rely on ads to generate money. Some display ads from third-party networks such as Google Ads and BuySellAds. Some prefer to sell ad spots. Whichever the model you adopt, you can install an ad management plugin if your website is built with WordPress.

A WordPress ad management plugin will make it easy for you to manage ads on your website. You can, for instance, set a certain ad unit to appear only in a certain region or based on user role. Some WordPress themes such as Divi and Newspaper come with a built-in ad management feature. However, the offered features are not as advanced as the ones offered by an ad management plugin. Ad management plugin is the best solution if you want to have the flexibility to set your ads’ behavior.

Best WordPress ad management plugins

1. Advanced Ads

Looking for a free WordPress ad management plugin? If yes, then Advanced Ads is one of the best options you can choose. Advanced Ads is a feature-rich ad management plugin that you can use to display ads from third-party advertising networks such as Google Ads, BuySellAds, or other networks where you join. You can simply set up the ad units and then set the position. Advanced Ads supports ads in a wide range of formats. From JavaScript, PHP, or HTML. About the location, you can set your ads to be displayed on the single post or page, sidebar, header, anywhere.

The core of Advanced Ads is available for free. Meaning that you don’t need to spend a dime to use it. You only need to spend money to buy Advanced Ads add-ons. With Advanced Ads add-ons (available in a bundle), you will get the following advanced features:

  • Cache Busting
  • 7 Additional Placements
  • Display Conditions
  • Visitor Conditions

If you use WP Bakery page builder, you can also display ads on your WPBakery-powered page using Advanced Ads as the plugin supports integration with WPBakery (via an extension).

2. AdSanity

AdSanity is a paid WordPress ad management plugin. There is no option to use it for free. Being a paid plugin, AdSanity offers plenty enough of features which you can use to manage how ads to appear on your website. You can use AdSanity to display ads from third-party ad networks like Google Ads or BuySellAds. You can also use AdSanity to manage hosted ads. AdSanity has one thing in common with Advanced Ads. It’s also extensible by installing add-ons.

3. AdRotate

You can use AdRotate to display and manage ad units from ad networks like Google Ads, Chitika, BuySellAds, and so on. Basically, AdRotate can be used to manage ads from any ad network that uses JavaScript files to display ad units. AdRorate uses both WordPress widget and shortcode to display ads. If you want to display an ad unit on the sidebar footer, you can simply drag the AdRotate widget. If you want to display an ad unit on a blog posts or page, you can use a shortcode.

Same as Advanced Ads, AdRotate is also released as a freemium plugin. However, AdRotate has no feature to inject ads into posts or pages automatically like Advanced Ads. One of the interesting features offered by AdRotate is the ability to track the ad units with its built-in analytics feature. AdRotate also comes with a geo-targeting feature. However, this feature is only available on the pro version.

4. Ad Inserter

If you are looking for a WordPress ad management plugin with the capability to automatically inject ad units into blog posts or pages, Ad Inserter is one of the plugins you can use. You can set the position of the ads within the articles or pages. Whether before the content, after the content, after a certain paragraph, before a certain paragraph, before the comment section, after the comment section, and so on. In addition to blog posts and pages, you can also insert ads in the search pages, category pages, and tag pages.

You can use Ad Inserter to display ad units from Google Ads, Amazon Affiliate program, and other ad networks. All features we mentioned above are available for free. If you need features like geo location, click fraud protection and sticky sidebar ads, the pro version is also available for these features.

5. AdContent

AdContent is a paid WordPress ad management plugin that offers lots of features. You can use it to display ads on certain posts or pages, posts on certain categories or tags, and so on. Features like geolocation, the ability to display ads based on the user role are also available. AdContent also offers manual ad placement via shortcode and widgets.

6. Adning Advertising

Adning Advertising was formerly known as WP PRO Advertising System. The plugin is designed specifically to manage banner ads, making it an ideal option if you rely on Google AdSense or other platforms that mainly provide ad units in the form of banners. You can use Adning Advertising to display as many ads as you want. Here are the key features offered by Adning Advertising:

  • Ad rotation with modern transition effects
  • Ability to create floating content, popups, and notification bars
  • Auto positioning and display filters

7. WPQuads

WPQuads is an ad management plugin that comes with native integration with some ad networks (there are about 8 ad networks supported by WPQuads). For instance, if you use Google AdSense, you can integrate your account with WPQuads by entering the Data Client ID and Data Slot ID. You can then select the ad type and size and the ads will be automatically displayed to the location you set. WPQuads displays your ads on your site content. Be it blog posts, pages, or custom post types. You can set the ads to be displayed before the content, after the content, after a certain paragraph, and so on.

In addition to displaying ads from ad networks like Google Ads, Taboola, and Outbrain, you can also display your own image banner (from an image file), or ads from an HTML script. WPQuads also allows you to hide ads for logged users, users with a certain role, and so on. There is also an option to display ads on certain region (geolocation). However, this option is only available on the pro version.

8. Wp-Insert

If you are looking for a free ad manager plugin that allows you to display ads on certain regions using the geolocation feature, Wp-Insert is one of the plugins you can use. Wp-Insert is designed for Google AdSense, but you should also be able to use it to display ads from other networks as the installation process ask you to enter the ad code. In addition to displaying ads in certain regions, you can also set the ads to be hidden from the logged users.

You can use Wp-Insert to display ads on the content (posts, pages) or any area on your WordPress using shortcodes or widgets.

9. Ads Pro Plugin

Ads Pro Plugin is a feature-rich ad management plugin. It is probably the best option if you have a large website and want to sell ad spaces to clients. The plugin has something like e-commerce functionality where your clients can order ad space. To convince your aspiring clients, you can tell them that they can monitor the ads performance as Ads Pro Plugin comes with a statistic feature. After purchasing an ad space, your clients will get an email with URL to full statistics of their ads.

Ads Pro Plugins offers about 20 different ways to display your ads. You can display them in the sidebar, floating, video, in the background, corner peel, grid, hover, and so on. The plugin also offers more than 25 ready to use responsive and user-friendly ad templates. Here are other key features offered by Ads Pro Plugin.

  • Geographical targeting
  • Ability to schedule your ads and control their delay
  • Option to show ads in specific devices
  • Filters on categories and tags
  • Options to show / close ads after X seconds

Another feature you will love so much is that Ads Pro Plugin is free from ad blocker.

10. Aparg SmartAd

Same as Ads Pro Plugin above, Aparg SmartAd is also a great plugin to sell ad spaces on your WordPress site. The plugin also offers ready-to-use ad templates to easy your job in creating the ads. Aparg SmartAd supports a wide range of ad types, including image, video, flash, code, iframe, and custom ad. To ease your job in managing your clients’ ads, Aparg SmartAd offers the following features:

  • The ability to automatically suspend ads by date, views, and clicks
  • The ability to schedule ads
  • Statistics for any selected period (with PDF export)

11 Elementor Add-ons to Display Blog Posts

As you might have known, Elementor Pro comes with a Posts widget that you can use to display blog posts on your website. You can use the widget to display blog posts by categories, tags, authors, or manual selection. What if you use Elementor Free and want to display blog posts? You can install one of the following add-ons.

All add-ons below have widgets to display blog posts. Each widget displays blog posts in a unique style and layout. Here is the list.

Paid Elementor add-ons to display blog posts

1. JetBlog

Want to create an online magazine with Elementor? If yes, then JetBlog is a perfect add-on. If you have ever noticed, most online magazines have a grid section or two to display articles on the homepage or category pages. JetBlog is an Elementor add-on that allows you to display blog posts in such a style. The add-on adds two widgets that you can use to display blog posts:

  • Smart Posts Tiles
  • Smart Posts List

To display blog posts in a grid style, you can use the Smart Posts Tiles widget. While for the Smart Posts List widget, you can use it to display blog posts in a list style. The Smart Posts Tiles widget offers nine different layouts you can choose from. In addition to widgets to display blog posts, JetBlog also comes with widgets to create a video playlist. You can get JetBlog for $19.

2. JetElements

JetElements is developed by the same developer as JetBlog. Unlike JetBlog which is designed specifically for online magazines, you can use JetElements for general purposes. JetElements comes with forty-one widgets to add creative elements to your Elementor page. One of which is the Posts widget that you can use to display blog posts on your website. The Posts widget of JetElements displays blog posts in a similar way as the Posts of widget of Elementor Pro. The difference is the Posts widget of JetElements allows you to display the blog posts in a carousel.

In addition to displaying blog posts, the Posts widget of JetElements can also be used to display other content types like pages, WooCommerce products, custom post types, and so on. JetElements itself is available at $24 per year.

3. Raven

Raven is an Elementor add-on developed by Artbees. The add-on is developed exclusively for Jupiter X theme. So, to use Raven, you have to buy the Jupiter X theme. Raven is available as a required plugin for Jupiter X theme. It comes with a widget called Posts that you can use to display blog posts on your website. The Posts widget of Raven allows you to display blog posts in two styles: grid and masonry. There are 7 hover effects you can apply. You can filter the blog posts by categories, tags, or authors. Features like pagination and the ability to disable meta info are available.

4. PowerPack

PowerPack is a feature-rich Elementor add-on. It offers about six widgets that you can use to display blog posts on your website according to the concept of your website. For instance, if you have an online magazine, you can use the Magazine Slider widget to display blog posts in a slider style. Or, if you want to display blog posts in a grid style, you can use the Tiled Posts widget. Here are the widgets offered PowerPack that you can use to display blog posts.

  • Advanced Posts
  • Magazine Slider
  • Tiled Pots
  • Content Ticker
  • Post Timeline
  • Card Slider

5. Ultimate Addons

Ultimate Addons offers only one widget to display blog posts: the Posts widget. Even so, the widget allows you to display blog posts in four different styles: grid, masonry, featured, and slider. Also, you can select a skin to instantly get your blog posts displayed in a nice-looking design. In addition to general elements like post meta, excerpt, title, and featured image, you can also enable the call-to-action element to your blog posts section. Another feature offered by the Posts widget of Ultimate Addons is the ability to display the blog posts in filterable tabs.

You can also enable pagination to the blog posts section. There are two pagination styles you can choose from: number and infinity load. Same as other add-ons above, the Posts widget of Ultimate Addons also allows you to filter the blog posts by categories, tags, and authors.

6. Unlimited Elements

If you are looking for an Elementor add-on that offers multiple widgets to display blog posts, Unlimited Elements might be the one you are looking for. The add-on offers about twenty-one widgets to display blog posts. You can select one according to your needs. The setting and styling options offered by each widget might be vary so make sure to select a widget that is best suited to your need if you want to buy Unlimited Elements.

7. Element Pack

Element Pack is another paid Elementor add-on that offers widgets to display blog posts. The add-on offers several widgets that you can use to display blog posts on your website, including the Post Grid widget to display blog posts in a grid style, the Post Slider widget to display blog posts in a slider style, and the Post List widget to display blog posts in a list style, and so on. There are over twenty widgets offered by Element Pack in total aimed at displaying blog posts.

Free Elementor add-ons to display blog posts

1. Happy Addons

Happy Addons is released as a freemium add-on, but you can use the free version of Happy Addons to display blog posts of your website as the widgets to display blog posts are available on the free version. There are two widgets you can use: Post List and Post Tab. As the name suggests, you can use the Post List widget to display blog posts in a list style. While for the Post Tab widget, you can use to display blog posts in filterable tabs. You can download the free version of Happy Addons on the official plugin directory of WordPress.

2. Essential Addons

Looking for a free Elementor widget to display blog posts in a grid style? If yes, then Essential Addons is one of the add-ons you can use. In addition to displaying blog posts in a grid style, you can also use Essential Addons to display blog posts in a timeline style. The free version of Essential Addons offers two widgets to display blog posts:

  • Post Grid
  • Post Timeline

When displaying blog posts using the Post Grid widget, you can set the number of columns and style (masonry or grid). Same as other widgets offered add-ons above, the widgets offered by Essential Addons also allow you to filter the blog posts by categories, tags, and authors. You can also download the free version Essential Addons on the WordPress plugin directory.

3. Stratum

Stratum is another Elementor add-on that you can use to display blog posts on your website. Same as Happy Addons and Essential Addons, Stratum is also released as a freemium add-on. The free version of Stratum offers a widget — the Advanced Posts widget — to display blog posts. You can download it on the plugin directory of WordPress. The Advanced Posts widget of Stratum allows you to display blog posts in three different styles: list, grid, and carousel. The widget offers no option to filter blog posts by categories, tags, or authors, but you can make a manual selection to display specific posts only.

4. JetGridBuilder

JetGridBuilder is a free Elementor add-on from Crocoblock. The add-on is designed specifically to display blog posts and pages in a grid. JetGridBuilder is a bit different from other add-ons above. You can only select the blog posts manually. Also, JetGridBuilder displays the blog posts statically. Meaning that the blog posts on the grid won’t change until you change them manually. JetGridBuilder is better suited to display featured posts on the homepage in a certain period. The flexibility to set the grid size is a plus point offered by JetGridBuilder. You can download JetGridBuilder on the official plugin directory of WordPress.

9 Best WordPress Related Posts Plugins

Related posts, which normally displayed beneath an article, allow your visitors to see other articles related to the one they are currently reading. Displaying related posts is one of the best practices to reduce the bounce rate on your site. Not all WordPress themes offer a feature to display related posts, though. If you use a theme that offers no feature to display related posts then you can install a plugin (you can select one from the list below).

Some themes that have a built-in feature to display related posts are Divi and Newspaper. Or, if you use Elementor on your WordPress site, you can achieve the same thing by creating a custom single post template and add related posts using the Posts widget. You can display related posts by categories or tags.

Best WordPress related posts plugins

Here are some plugins you can try if the theme you use offers no feature to display related posts.

1. Yet Another Related Posts Plugin

Yet Another Related Posts Plugin or often shortened as YARPP is one of the most popular WordPress related posts plugins with over 100,000 users. It is a great plugin if you use a free WordPress theme that offers no built-in feature to display related posts. YARPP displays the related posts beneath your articles in with or without thumbnails, according to your setting.

There are some parameters you can set. For instance, you can exclude articles older than the current article or display related articles that were published during certain periods. YARPP also allows you to set custom rules. You can set YARPP to consider/ignore the following parameters:

  • Title
  • Body
  • Category
  • Tag

YARPP itself is released a s freemium plugin. While you can use it for free, there are some advanced features you can unlock on the pro version.

2. WordPress Infinite Related Next Post Manager

WordPress Infinite Related Next Post Manager allows you to display related posts on your WordPress in a wide range of ways. You can, for instance, set the related posts to be displayed on the bottom side of the screen or floating on the sidebar. There are 4 styles you can choose from to display the related posts on your site:

  • Infinite loading
  • Top Slider
  • Bottom Slider
  • Left Sidebar

While WordPress Infinite Related Next Posts Manager is great for free themes, it is also compatible with paid themes like Avada, Jupiter, Newspaper, X Theme, BeTheme, and so on.

3. Related Posts for Distinct Posts

Related Posts for Distinct Posts is a great plugin you can try if you want to display different related posts on individual posts to prevent duplicate related posts. If you don’t set related posts on individual posts, the plugin will display random related posts just like the first two plugins above. The random related posts are displayed based on the rules you set. For instance, you can set the plugin to display related posts from the same category as the current article. To customize the related posts, the Related Posts for Distinct Posts plugin offers an option to set the thumbnail sizes.

4. Contextual Related Posts

Looking for a feature-rich free related posts plugin? If yes then Contextual Related Posts is worth trying. The plugin is completely free to use. There is no premium version is offered like YARPP. Yet, Contextual Related Posts offer plenty of options to set how the related posts to be displayed. If you have CSS knowledge, you can even add your custom CSS to style up the appearance of the related posts section. The Contextual Related Posts plugin allows you to display the related posts in several areas within the single post.

  • Before the post content
  • After a certain paragraph
  • Beneath the post content

To support its placement flexibility, Contextual Related Posts allows you to set the number of related posts to be displayed (you also display only one related post). To get as relevant related posts as possible, you can also filter the related posts by publication period, title, content, and several other parameters.

5. Related Posts Pro

If appearance is your main tendency when adding related posts feature on your WordPress site then Related Posts Pro might is the plugin you need. This plugin displays related posts on the single post of your site in a beautiful appearance. There are three different layouts you can choose from:

  • Isotopic
  • Slick
  • Slide

Each layout comes with 65 pre-defined templates, allowing you to have the related posts to be displayed in a beautiful away with minimum configuration. The plugin also allows you to set custom rules for the related posts just like other plugins above.

6. Better Related Posts Widget

Better Related Posts Widget is a WordPress related posts plugin that you can use to display related posts on the sidebar, footer, or any area of your website that possible to add WordPress widgets. The plugin also offers options to set the custom rules for the selection of the related posts. You can set the plugin to display related by the following parameters:

  • Post titles
  • Categories
  • Tags
  • Custom taxonomies

7. Post Custom Templates Pro

You can use Post Custom Templates Pro to create a custom single post layout on your WordPress site, regardless of the theme you use. The custom single post layout you created will replace the default single post layout of your theme. There are some elements you can add to your custom single post layout, including related posts. You can use the following parameters to filter the related posts:

  • Categories
  • Tags

Or you can also manually select related posts for individual posts. Pretty similar to Related Posts for Distinct Posts (point 3 above).

8. Inline Related Posts

Inline Related Posts is the best option if you want to display a related post within the post content. You can set the related post to be displayed after a certain number of words on each blog post. Not just text, you can also display the thumbnail of the featured image to make the displayed related post looks more appealing. The plugin also offers a customization tool with a real-time previewer. To save you time in customizing the related post, there are also predefined themes you can choose from. About the related post itself, you can set the plugin to display the related post by category or tag.

9. Related Posts by WPBrigade

If you are looking for a free plugin to display related posts on your WordPress site, Related Posts by WPBrigade is another solution you can try. The plugin will display the related posts beneath each article on your website. The plugin offers styling options that you can use to style up the related posts box.

8 Best WordPress YouTube Plugins

Want to create a website that offers a bunch of video content? If yes, YouTube is the best place to host your videos. Hosting your videos to YouTube will save lots of resources, storage in particular. Plus, there are chances that you will get more views from YouTube video suggestions. Can you add the videos you hosted on YouTube to your WordPress? Of course, you can.

The default block editor of WordPress — a.k.a. Gutenberg — has a block that you can use to effortlessly embed a YouTube video to a blog post or page. Unfortunately, you can only embed individual videos. There is no option to embed a playlist or channel. If you want to embed your playlist or channel, you can use a plugin. What plugin?

We have curated the best WordPress YouTube plugins that you can use to embed your YouTube playlists or channels. One thing. You need a YouTube API to embed your own YouTube playlists or channels. You can read this article to learn more about how to get a YouTube API. By the way, if you use Newspaper theme, you don’t need to install any additional plugin as the theme comes with a built-in feature to create a YouTube playlist.

Best WordPress YouTube plugins

1. JetBlog

If you use Elementor on your WordPress site, there is no better plugin to embed a YouTube playlist than JetBlog. You can use JetBlog either to create a playlist from YouTube videos or embed your own playlist. Or, if you have a YouTube channel, you can also embed it. JetBlog itself is technically a premium Elementor add-on. Meaning that it requires Elementor to work (you can use Elementor Free). If you want to embed your YouTube playlist to a blog post or regular page (a page created with Gutenberg), you can use the Blocks for Gutenberg plugin.

JetBlog offers many customization options. You can, for instance, set playlist height, thumbnail width, change the playlist background, show/hide item duration, and so on.

2. YouTube Embed Plus

If you don’t use Elementor, you can use YouTube Embed Plus to embed a YouTube playlist or channel to your post or page using Gutenberg block editor (also supports classic editor). Once the plugin is installed and activated, you will have a new block on Gutenberg called YouTube Wizard. You can use this block to embed YouTube content. Not just a playlist or channel, you can also embed a single video, live stream, or premiere video. YouTube Embed Plus allows you to style up the embedded playlist or channel to turn into a gallery style. Some key features offered by YouTube Embed Plus include:

  • Autoplay
  • Modest branding
  • Fullscren button
  • Progress bar
  • Simultaneous playback control

YouTube Embed Plus is released as a freemium plugin. The pro version of the plugin offers more advanced features like caching, YouTube live chat, and automatic tagging for video SEO.

Essential Grid Gallery is a premium plugin that you can get on CodeCanyon. It is not designed specifically to embed YouTube playlists or channels. Instead, you can also use the plugin to create an Instagram gallery, embed a Vimeo playlist, and so on. Essential Grid Gallery is especially a great option if you want to embed a YouTube playlist or channel and display the videos in a grid style. It comes with a live skin editor to make it easier for you to customize the look of your YouTube grid gallery.

4. Yottie

Yottie is a bit similar with Essential Grid Gallery. It is a paid plugin that is available on CodeCanyon and it is not designed specifically for YouTube. Instead, you can also use Yottie to embed a playlist from Dailymotion and Vimeo. Yottie is a feature-rich WordPress YouTube plugin. It offers lots of customization options to allow you to match the embedded playlist with the color scheme of your WordPress site. You can, for instance, customize the playlist header to change its color. Here are some key features offered by Yottie:

  • Playlist header customizer
  • Ability to customize the interface of the playlist
  • Video preview (you can choose 3 different preview layouts)
  • Popup

Youtube Video Gallery is another paid plugin that is available on CodeCanyon. This plugin is developed for WPBakery. So, if you use one of those page builder plugins, Youtube Video Gallery is a great option. You can use the plugin to embed a YouTube playlist to your WPBakery page. You can visit this page to view a demo of a YouTube video playlist created with the plugin.

6. YouTube Embed

YouTube Embed is another plugin that you can use to embed a YouTube playlist. However, you need to use the pro version to be able to embed a YouTube playlist with the plugin. The free version of YouTube Embed only allows you to embed individual YouTube videos. YouTube Embed comes with features like popup view and the ability to customize the playlist appearance.

Envira Gallery is a popular enough gallery plugin for WordPress. Turns out, you can also use it to embed a YouTube playlist to your WordPress site although you need to install an add-on as the native features offered by Envira Gallery don’t allow you to do so. Not just YouTube, the Video add-on of Envira Gallery also allows you to create a video gallery from other sources such as Vimeo, Dailymotion, even self-hosted videos.

8. YourChannel

YourChannel is another WordPress YouTube plugin that you can use to embed either a playlist or channel to your WordPress site. It is released as a freemium plugin. The free version only allows you to embed one playlist/channel. At the time of writing (September 16, 2020), the developer of the plugin is developing a visual shortcode editor. Until then, you can use the following format to embed your YouTube playlist or channel.

[yourchannel user="your username" channel="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnOTVWVaIh3NoJsbwq4Tucg"]

Since YourChannel use shortcodes to embed YouTube content, you should be able to embed a YouTube playlist on any page builder plugin. If you want to unlock features like the ability to embed multiple channels, create a custom playlist, and enable pagination, you can upgrade to the pro version

How to Enable Remote Access in Divi

Elegant Themes, the developer of Divi theme, is a WordPress product developer company that has excellent support. It offers several ways to reach out to the support team, including live chat. If your problem still not fixed after having a long chat with the technical support team, the last option you can try is to enable the Remote Access feature. This feature will allow the technical support of Elegant Themes to access your site dashboard remotely with the aim of fixing the issues you are currently facing.

How to enable Remote Access in Divi?

From your WordPress dashboard, go to Divi -> Support Center. Scroll down to the Elegant Themes Support section and toggle the Remote Access option. By doing this, the technical support team of Elegant Themes will be able to access your site dashboard. If you want to, you can also enable the Activate Full Admin Privileges option to grant full administration access to the technical support team.

Remote Access will be automatically disabled in 4 days. Or, if the issues have been fixed in less than 4 days, you can also disable it yourself manually. Remote Access itself is not only available on Divi theme, but also Extra theme (another WordPress theme developed by Elegant Themes).

One crucial thing to note. Since you will grant access your site dashboard to a third-party, make sure to enable Remove Access only if you are requested by the technical support team and think you can’t fix the issues yourself.

8 Best WordPress Author Box Plugins

The information about the author of the content is displayed in a wide range of ways in WordPress, depending on the theme you use. There are some themes that display the content author info in a box beneath the article. If you want to display the content author info beneath the article yet the theme you use displays it in a different way, you can use an author box plugin. Using an author box plugin, you can display pieces of information about the authors on your site. Such as name, biography, social media accounts, profile picture, and so on. We have collected the best WordPress author box plugins to narrow down your choices.

Displaying the information about the author of the content itself is crucial enough to develop readers’ trust. From the authors’ side, it can be a nice promotion medium.

Some WordPress themes like Newspaper and Divi allow you to create a custom single post template and display the author box on the single post template you create. Or, if you use Elementor, you can also create a custom single post template and use the Author Box widget to display the author info box beneath the content section or any area you like.

If you keep wanting to use your current theme and want to display the author’s bio box, here are some plugins you can use.

Best WordPress author box plugins

1. Simple Author Box

Simple Author Box is one of the most popular WordPress author box plugins. This plugin is developed by WebFactory, a WordPress developer that also develops plugins like Maintenance (a maintenance plugin), 301 Redirects, and so on. Simple Author Box is a responsive author plugin. Once installed and activated, it will automatically display the author’s bio box beneath the article based on the information provided by the associated author. Simple Author Box allows you to display the following information on the author box:

  • Author name
  • Author bio
  • Author profile picture
  • Author social media icons

Simple Author Box itself is released as a freemium plugin. The pro version of the plugin comes with extra features such as the ability to set the author box above the content, ability to add rotate effect on profile picture hover, ability to apply effects to social media icons, and so on.

2. Ultimate Author Box Lite

Ultimate Author Box Lite is an author box plugin developed by AccessPress Themes, a website that sells WordPress themes. Even so. you can use it on any WordPress theme (we tested it on Hello theme, a free WordPress theme for Elementor). Ultimate Author Box Lite offers 4 different author box layouts you can choose from. You can display the author’s bio box whether on the single post, page, or custom post. The author box can be displayed whether before or after the content. The information you can display include:

  • Author name
  • Author bio
  • Author profile picture
  • Author social media icons
  • User role

3. Fanciest Author Box

Unlike the first two plugins above, Fanciest Author Box is a paid plugin (costs $17). You can get it on CodeCanyon. The plugin will also automatically add the author’s bio box beneath the article once installed and activated. You can also display the author’s bio box on other locations (such as sidebar) using either widget or shortcode. In Fanciest Author Box, every piece of information about the author is displayed in a tab, including social media accounts. When you click the Twitter tab, for instance, the tab will display the latest tweet of the associated author. The information you can display on the author box with Fanciest Author Box are:

  • Author name
  • Author bio
  • Author profile picture
  • Social media accounts
  • Latest articles

4. Molongui Authorship

Molongui Authorship is another WordPress author box plugin that you can use to display the author’s bio box of your website. Be it above the content or beneath the content. The plugin also allows you to display the author box bio on other locations to your liking using a shortcode. If you use a page builder plugin that offers no feature to display the author box, the ability to display author box via shortcode is especially a great feature.

Molongui Authorship is a feature-rich author plugin. In addition to allowing to display information like author bio, social media accounts, and so on, the plugin also offers an SEO setting to enable the author meta (not necessary if you already install a dedicated SEO plugin that gets the job done). Molongui Authorship itself is released as a freemium plugin. If you want to display social media accounts, you need to upgrade to the pro vesion.

5. Ultimate Author Box Pro

Ultimate Author Box Pro is the pro version of Ultimate Author Box Lite. You can get it on CodeCanyon for $17. As a pro version, Ultimate Author Box Pro offers more advanced features than its free version. For instance, it supports integration with LinkedIn. The integration will load your authors’ LinkedIn bio to the author box. Ultimate Author Box Pro also offers 19+ pre-designed templates as well as guest author support.

6. Starbox

Starbox is another feature-rich enough WordPress author box plugin that allows you to display the info of your authors’ bio in a box. You can set the author to be displayed on the top of the content or beneath the content. You can also display the profile picture, latest articles, bio, and social media accounts. However, you can only add two social media accounts if you use the free version: Twitter and Facebook. You need to upgrade to the pro version to add Instagram, LinkedIn, and other social media platforms.

Startbox offers 6 different author box themes you can choose from. Plus, you will be able to set the size of the profile picture and text. Furthermore, Starbox also allows you to display the authors’ box anywhere using a WordPress widget or shortcode.

7. Booster Extension

Booster Extension is not merely an author box plugin. It is a great plugin to increase your visitors’ interaction with your content. The plugin allows you to give a thumb, star rating, and reaction to your posts. Also, you can enable the social sharing button. If you don’t need those elements and want to display the author box only instead, you can also do so. Regarding the author box, Booster Extension also allows you to display the following information:

  • Author name
  • Author bio
  • Author email
  • Author site
  • Profile picture
  • Social media accounts

8. Author Box for Divi

Just like the name suggests, this WordPress author box plugin is designed specifically for Divi theme. Even so, it also works on other WordPress themes. We tested it on Hello theme and everything went well. Once installed and activated, Author Box for Divi will automatically add the author box beneath the article. You can set things like the profile picture, author name, author bio, and social media accounts to be displayed on the author box. There are also options to set the color of the box background, text color, and border color. However, you need to enter the hex code of each color manually. Author Box for Divi offers very minimal customization options.

The bottom line

For most authors, the information about themselves matter as it makes it easier for their works to be recognized by visitors. So, if you have a WordPress-based website with multiple authors, it would be great to display the authors’ bio box on the single posts to respect your authors. If the WordPress theme you use offers no feature to do so, you can use one of the WordPress author box plugins we have collected above.

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