Looking for an add-on to enrich your Elementor widgets library? Two add-ons we recommend are Happy Addons and Essential Addons. The two are affordable enough add-ons which you can get for under $40 per year. We added the two to our list of the best premium Elementor add-ons. Even so, be it Happy Addons or Essential Addons are basically a freemium add-on. The free version of both Happy Addons and Essential Addons are available on the official plugin directory of WordPress. Of course, the free versions have fewer widgets than the pro versions. Also, the pro version comes with several extra features.
Both Happy Addons and Essential Addons come with creative widgets to enrich your experience in building a website with Elementor. Also, they come with some handy features to streamline your workflow.
As the title suggests, this post will compare the widgets as well as the features offered by Happy Addons and Essential Addons.
Happy Addons vs Essential Addons: Widgets Comparison
Essential Addons offers more widgets than Happy Addons. It offers 67 widgets in total while Happy Addons offers only 57 widgets. Those widgets are categorized into two groups: Free widgets and pro widgets.
Happy Addons Widgets
|Bar Chart||Image Compare||Post Tab|
|Caldera Forms||Image Grid||Review|
|Calendly||Info Box||Skill Bars|
|Carousel||Logo Grid||Social Icons|
|Contact Form 7||Team Member||Step Flow|
|Dual Button||News Ticker||Testimonal|
|Fun Factor||Ninja Forms||Twitter Feed|
|Gravity Forms||Post List||WPForms|
|Advanced Accordion||Hover Box||Promo Box|
|Advanced Heading||Instagram Feed||Radar Chart|
|Advanced Tabs||Line Chart||Scrolling Image|
|Amimated Text||List Group||Source Code|
|Business Hour||Logo Carousel||Team Carousel|
|Countdown||Pie & Doughnut Chart||Testimonial Carousel|
|Feature List||Polar area Chart||Timeline|
|Flip Box||Price Menu||Advanced Toggle|
Essential Addons Widgets
|Post Grid||weForms||Sticky Video|
|Post Timeline||Info Box||Advanced Data Table|
|Fancy Text||Flip Box||Event Calendar|
|Creative Buttons||Dual Color Heading||Advanced Tabs|
|Countdown||Call to Action||Advanced Accordion|
|Team Members||Pricing Table||Progress Bar|
|Testimonials||Twitter Feed||Feature List|
|WooCommerce Product Grid||Data Table||FluentForm|
|Contact Form 7||Filterable Gallery||Facebook Feed|
|Gravity Forms||Image Accordion||BetterDocs Category Box|
|Ninja Forms||Content Ticker||BetterDocs Category Grid|
|Caldera Forms||Tooltip||BetterDocs Search Form|
|Post Block||Content Timeline||Fancy Divider|
|Lightbox & Modal||Data Table||Counter|
|Testimonial Slider||Twitter Feed Carousel||Team Member Carousel|
|Image Comparison||Dynamic Filterable Gallery||Post Carousel|
|Interactive Promo||Smart Post List||Logo Carousel|
|Instagram Gallery & Feed||Mailchimp||Protected Content|
|Advanced Google Map||Content Toggle||Offcanvas Content|
|Static Product||One Page Navigation||Advanced Menu|
|Flip Carousel||Price Menu||Image Scroller|
|Interactive Cards||Image Hotspots|
We suggest you see the widgets offered by each add-on carefully before deciding which add-on you eventually use, especially if you want to use the pro version. It’s crucial to choose an add-on that offers widgets based on the needs of your website. For instance, if use Calendly and want to show your available schedules to your website, Happy Addons is the add-on you need since it comes with a Calendly widget. Conversely, if you want to create a documentation website using BetterDocs, the choice is quite obvious: Essential Addons.
Both Happy Addons and Essential Addons have widgets to display the articles on your website. Happy Addons have two widgets to display articles on your website: Post List and Post Tab. While Essential Addons have five widgets with the same functionality: Post Grid, Post Timeline, Post Carousel, Post Block, and Smart Post List.
Up until version 2.8.0 (1.5.0 for the pro version), Happy Addons has no widgets for WooCommerce, while Essential Addons has Woo Product Collections and Product Grid widgets to work with WooCommerce products.
Another word-mentioning widget offered by Essential Addons is Google Map. This widget is pretty useful if you want to create a website for a business that has a physical location (coffee shop, boutique, zoo, gym, and so on). This widget allows you to create an advanced map feature, including a 360-degree virtual tour.
Happy Addons vs Essential Addons: Features Comparison
Both Happy Addons and Essential Addons offer some unique features. A small detail might affect your decision to make a choice. One of the notable features offered by Essential Addons is content-protection that allows you to password-protect a web page. You will need this feature if you plan to create sensitive pages on your website. The same feature is not available in Happy Addons.
On the other hand, Happy Addons has three pro features that will save you much time in creating a website.
- Preset: To allow you to have a beautiful widget instantly.
- Cross Domain Copy Paste: To allow you to copy a section or widget from a domain to another domain.
- Live Copy: To allow you to copy a demo style of a widget.
Here are several notable features offered by Happy Addons and Essential Addons.
|Happy Addons||Essential Addons|
|Reading Progress Bar||No||Yes|
|Table of Content||No||Yes|
|Cross Domain Copy Paste||Yes||No|
Both Happy Addons and Essential Addons offer no template.
Another worth-mentioning feature offered by Happy Addons is an icon set. Happy Addons offers about 500 icons to enrich the icons library on your Elementor, allowing you to use unique icons on the page or template you are working on. Unlike Elementor that uses third-party icon provider (Font Awesome), Happy Addons provides its own icon sets.
Happy Addons and Essential Addons are two affordable Elementor add-ons that can be an answer if you need to add creative elements to the page or template you work on. You can get Happy Addons and Essential Addons for $39 per year (the cheapest plan). Happy Addons will add 57 extra widgets to your Elementor while Essential Addons will add 67 extra widgets. Each add-on comes with some unique features. Happy Addons comes with a cross-domain copy feature to allow you to copy a section/widget from a domain to another domain, while Essential Addons comes with a content-protection feature that allows you to password-protect a web page.
Make sure to read the offered widgets thoroughly before you make a choice. Also make sure that the offered widgets — as well as the features — fit the needs of the website you want to create.