25 Awesome WordPress Widgets for Developers

WordPress widgets are heavily used in themes to allow users to add content in a flexible way without any need for coding. Widgets are basically designed to give flexibility to user to use and customize WordPress easily like plugins. The best WordPress widgets allow you to enhance the user-friendliness of your WordPress theme. So, here in this post I have collected very useful WordPress widgets for your blogs projects. If I may have missed a few good ones. So, please let me know if I did and I will consider adding them.

1. Facebook and Digg Thumbnail Generator

This plugin will automatically add meta tags on the HEAD section of a post. meta_tags like video embed and image urls.

Facebook and Digg Thumbnail Generator

2. WP Twitter

WP Twitter is a plugin that creates a complete integration between your WordPress blog and your Twitter account.

WP Twitter

3. Fancy Gallery Lite

Fancy Gallery associates linked images and galleries with the jQuery Fancy box.

Fancy Gallery Lite

4. Jetpack by WordPress.com

Jetpack is a WordPress plugin that supercharges your self-hosted WordPress site with the awesome cloud power of WordPress.com.

Jetpack by WordPress.com

5. Testimonials Widget

Testimonials Widget plugin allows you to display rotating content, portfolio, quotes, showcase, testimonials, or other text with images on your WordPress blog.

Testimonials Widget

6. WP-RecentComments

Show the recent comments in your WordPress sidebar. You can limit the number of comments, set the maximum length of excerpts, filter out pingbacks/trackbacks.


7. AddThis

The AddThis Social Bookmarking Widget allows any visitor to bookmark and share your site easily with over 330 popular services.


8. FCChat Widget

FCChat connects your web site users with chat, video conferencing, instant messaging and more.

FCChat Widget

9. GRAND FlAGallery

Try GRAND FlAGallery – powerful flash & jQuery media content plugin.

GRAND FlAGallery

10. Social Slider

The Social Slider plugin display on your blog an expandable box, that has links to your profiles in different social sites.

Social Slider

11. WP Socializer

WP Socializer is an advanced plugin for inserting all kinds of Social bookmarking & sharing buttons.

WP Socializer

12. Rating-Widget

The Rating-Widget Ratings plugin allows you to create and manage ratings from within your WordPress dashboard.


13. Really Simple Twitter Feed Widget

This plugin displays the latest posts from a Twitter account in a sidebar widget.

Really Simple Twitter Feed Widget

14. Facebook Likebox Widget

Easily add a Facebook Like Box to your site using a widget.

Facebook Likebox Widget

15. Hit Sniffer Live Blog Analytic

Hitsniffer analytic is a powerful, yet simple, real time website visitor activity tracker and monitoring tool.

Hit Sniffer Live Blog Analytics

16. ALO EasyMail Newsletter

ALO EasyMail Newsletter is a plugin for WordPress that allows to write and send newsletters, and to gather and manage the subscribers.

ALO EasyMail Newsletter

17. Slick Contact Forms

Slick contact forms allows you quickly and easily create contact forms for any area on your WordPress site using widgets.

Slick Contact Forms

18. Network Publisher

Automatically publish your blog posts to multiple Social Networks including Twitter, Facebook Profile, Facebook Pages, LinkedIn, MySpace, Yammer, Yahoo.

Network Publisher

19. gtrans

Make your website available to the world using Google Translate.


20. Add Link to Facebook

Automatically add links to posts or pages that are being published to your Facebook wall, pages or groups.

Add Link to Facebook

21. Google Analyticator

Google Analyticator is back! Google Analyticator adds the necessary JavaScript code to enable Google Analytics logging on any WordPress blog.

Google Analyticator

22. Events Manager

Events Manager is a full-featured event registration plugin for WordPress based on the principles of flexibility.

Events Manager

23. Lazyest Gallery

Lazyest Gallery automatically creates a photo gallery with folders, sub folders, thumbnail pages and slide shows.

Lazyest Gallery

24. WP-Filebase Download Manager

Adds a powerful download manager supporting file categories, downloads counter, widgets, sorted file lists and more to your WordPress blog.

WP-Filebase Download Manager

25.  HTML5 Online CHAT Widget

FREE Social group Chat plugin with different chat skins for your Website and Blog!

HTML5 Online CHAT Widget

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