Top Free 35 Bootstrap UI Kits To Create An Unique Bootstrap Based Project 2015

Bootstrap Ui Kits

Coming up with game-changing ideas is the dream of almost any programmer out there, many achieve this feat spontaneously, meaning that they create something game-changing without really thinking about it, it’s the little things that really make those big waves of change, and Bootstrap was one such change that has transformed the ecosphere of developing and prototyping websites. The biggest adaptation purpose, of course the integration with all devices regardless of their type, something that’s crucially important to a successful, modern website. The designs coming out of this framework have been utilized by some of the most highly regarded startups.

The components of Bootstrap 3 (the version 4 is still in an alpha phase and is being actively developed), have been one of the iconic reasons why people rely so much on this frameworks, the components include (but not limited to): icons, buttons, navigation bars, input forms, breadcrumbs, pagination, labeling, badges, thumbnails, page alerts, progress bars, media related objects, lists, responsive media, and plethora more. There are individual CSS and JavaScript components that every gets access to, which is also the defining structure of the framework, and why such robust and highly-scalable websites can be built.

But, there is one tiny little problem, well..problem for those who see it that way, perhaps limitation is a better word. Bootstrap relies on a single design, which means that anything that you are going to be building, is going to look almost exactly the same, as far as appearances and colors go. It’s not a surprise that some experienced developers are making fun of the framework, most recent example being this website — a parody of how every single Bootstrap website looks exactly the same. We won’t disagree, because in many ways it is true, a lot of Bootstrap websites do look the same, but we also know that this can be solved through simple means: UI kits.

UI kits, or User Interface kits, are a collection of components and elements that use a specific framework as the core — in this case Bootstrap — but build on top of the style of elements with different color choices, different shapes, different objects, and custom items. All this can significantly enhance your Bootstrap experience, because suddenly you’re getting access to more elements that you can play with, but still maintain the known Bootstrap structure.

At Colorlib, we embrace Bootstrap, and know how much of our own community members, and the community members of the wider web community adore the functionality of Bootstrap. Some of our best Bootstrap posts have been: Bootstrap WordPress themes, Bootstrap landing page templates, and Bootstrap eCommerce website templates. The benefits of using Bootstrap could go on for hours, but we will spare that discussion this time, and instead focus on why you are here, because you want to explore some kick-ass Bootstrap UI kits!

Bootstrap 3 UI Kit

Bootstrap 3 UI Kit

The Bootstrap 3 Vector UI Kit is the big brother to Bootstrap. This kit features some additions that extend the normal Bootstrap functionality with exciting new features and web elements that are surely going to spice things up in your designs. All the UI elements within the kit are ready for publishing. The download of the kit is available in three different formats: PDF, Sketch, and AI. The UI Kit begins with the default set of components that you find in Bootstrap already, with a few modifications here and there. The kit includes Glyphicons that are ready to use. As for additional components, the package begins with tables and forms — both components are getting a full revamp and additional extendability options in the form of dynamic options.

There’s an Advanced Forms component that will help businesses and agencies to conclude in-depth interview processes even before the user sends out their first email. There’s also an integrated dashboard available to make your Bootstrap website come alive instantly, and one of the last things that really caught our attention was the Chat component; a fully functional chat layout/concept to use in your Bootstrap site.

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Get Shit Done Kit

Get Shit Done Kit

This UI kit is approaching 20k+ downloads fast. Frameworks, and also UI kits of course, are all about getting things done more efficiently, without the need to ponder and brainstorm each part of the design individually. With a framework/uikit, we have access to a grid-style design that can be plugged with components and custom snippets. The Get Shit Done UI Kit is a modern, clean, and features a stunning user interface that so many have fallen in love with. The good news is, the pro version of the kit has more than 150+ components, the bad news.. the free version has only 20+. But, all of them are built organic, so they’re completely unique to anything else you’ve seen on the market. The quality of design is truly smooth and authentic.

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Bootflat

Bootflat

Welcome to Bootflat! Bootflat is a modern UI components pack for Bootstrap users. The pack contains a set of components that can be used to bootstrap a startup website, platform, or an application for Android / iOS. Straight away, Bootflat shines with its ability to work independently with all of its components, so you can just use what you need and leave the rest out; best part though, the components use the same design style (as they would in a ui kit), so anything that you do put together looks authentic and original. Bootflat gives you the necessary space to save coding time, and give you all the little gadgets to prototype a business/startup website in minutes. Buttons, forms, headers and footers, timelines, pricing tables, calendars, content areas, comments areas, individual content boxes, and so many more components to pick from.

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Material Design for Bootstrap

Material Design for Bootstrap

Bootstrap developers/designers don’t need to feel like they are being left out when huge design standards are introduced, such as one of the most recent ones: Material Design. Thanks to the active community involvement, some developers have taken their time to ensure that Bootstrap users can also get access to the new standard. The beauty of Bootstrap is that the framework itself acts as a grid for building a website, and the components are merely solutions to make your website look fancy, but Bootstrap allows custom editing of components and actually encourages it.

Because of that, we now are able to download this Material Design UI Kit for Bootstrap and have our Bootstrap websites transformed into material design experience instantly. Of course, there are the news of Bootstrap 4 being in development, we know this, and so does the author of this kit. The V4 kit is in active development, alongside the development process of actual Bootstrap 4. There are various plugins also added to this kit that you should check out to make sure they’re compatible with your designs.

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Tron

Tron

There are so many reasons why we love to report on these kinds of downloads, but perhaps the most valuable of them all is to be able to learn for ourselves about the kind of work that developers and designers are putting together to bring about such magnificent downloads for everyone. Tron is a modern Bootstrap UI Kit that’s built with the support of LESS (a CSS pre-processor) — allowing the ui kit to become that much more extendable and flexible; LESS allows you to quickly change size, shape and colors of any each component/element. The design scheme that Tron utilizes is FLAT — your designs will begin to feel modern without the need to enforce it. Because Bootstrap is already fully responsive to mobile devices, so is Tron, with the exception of adding touch-friendly features to extended the mobile usage. Apart from all the traditional and default Bootstrap components that you get with the framework, Tron has a few extras and surprises up their sleeve, just to ensure that the UI kit is authentic.

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Metro Vibes

Metro Vibes

PixelKit is a premium UI Kit platform that features more than a dozen unique UI kits with a variation of styles, dynamics, and component choices. Because PixelKit also has a couple of free downloads available, we will try and cover the most prominent ones to give you more choices. The first kit we want to cover, is Metro Vibes. Everyone’s familiar with Metro design, but nobody really ever sees the Metro Design to be taken out of its traditional color set, which is what is happening here. Metro Vibes uses a more relaxed, mellow color scheme which in itself creates for a unique design experience. Components include things like a in-depth menu navigation, a widget for analyzing the stock market, a profile widget with a profile header image, a profile picture, space for name and description, and iconized profile views, comments and likes. There’s a dynamic charts widget to showcase any important data, social sharing widget, a widget for displaying the weather forecast, solid calendar, slider, progress bars, author box with information, even pricing tables. There really are some truly unique choices to pick from within the Metro Vibes pack, explore the demo to get a good feel for it.

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Drunken Parrot Lite

Drunken Parrot Lite

Drunken Parrot Lite is a very, very appealing transformation kit for your Bootstrap designs. The first impressions are clear, the kit is going to add more stability to your designs, the texture of the component designs becomes more mature, and in turn more modern and appealing. Buttons feature many different sizes, but also many different variations that would find their home in any design. There’s something about the design style that makes this ui kit so appealing. The extras in the Lit package include a profile widget, a login page widget, and also a toolbar widget; both vertical and horizontal. When we say Lite, we want to point out that this is the free ui kit version of the full pro version that’s available on the creator’s website. The full version has many new and interesting features added to it, that could perhaps complete your search if you’re looking to create attractive websites for both startups, and clients of all fields.

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Dark Velvet

Dark Velvet

Dark Velvet is another PixelKit manifestation. This time, we are full-on dark color scheme. Although the components at first glimpse seem similar, they are actually quite different. The menu remains dynamic and allows nested menu items, we have an addition of an exciting widget for manipulating the volume of media files, and we have scroll bars created to resemble the style of a dj platform — something tells us that this ui kit might be aimed at musicians or websites related to music. Then we have a Twitter-like profile widget that can be used to follow each user individually, but also to show their messages, people they are following, and of course, followers. A very interesting messaging widget is also included, it allows the name selection, subject definition, and a fully formatted text submission. A video player comes pre-packaged too, an image slider is available to display sliding content, and statistics widget will come in handy to showcase the growth of any individual statistic. Few other additions include a tabs widget for creating tabbed content selections, and an audio player — a perfect fit for a music related website.

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Funky Tunes

Funky Tunes

Maybe we spoke a little too soon, because if Dark Velvet might have looked like a music-kit, then Funky Tunes is definitely all about music, as the name might suggest. Funky Tunes has a little more mellow color scheme too, oriented at that modern application feel; ambience. The navigation menu is a full on navigation menu with page descriptions and icons for each individual category. The next component is a unique artist slider where visitors can swipe through artists and get detailed descriptions for them, with the ability to read more within a click of a button. A calendar widget is available that displays the latest tour/show dates for artists, with the ability to interlink them for more information. An individual artist’s profile widget features four different sections: photos, profile, music and comments — allowing artists to build their own social media following. Other components are, a music player for top songs, and a beautiful, stunning even, video player for those music video launches.

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City Break

City Break

Say hello to City Break — a modern UI kit aimed at news, travel, and fashion websites. The blue color scheme really conveys a sense of serenity, a sense of calmness and relaxation, so perhaps even pampering related sites could benefit from this kit. The components we have in this are: a navigation+icons menu, a video player, a hotel reservation widget to analyze how many guests are staying, and when throughout the week. A tiny music player to keep your website visitors entertained. A smooth calendar widget. The pricing tables widget is straight-up aimed at hotels, and features the room name, their rating, a picture, their price and how many people can stay in the room, and also the availability of rooms at the bottom — a comprehensive pricing widget for hotels. A tabbed widget for doing promotional offers, and a slider to showcase all your available rooms and what they look like from all angles considered. Tags, buttons, and sliders / progress bars are also included. This is a premium-style UI kit for your pleasure at no cost whatsoever. Make the most of it.

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Modern Touch

Modern Touch

PixelKit has already given us so many wonderful choices, and there are so many others that we have decided not to include (to give space to other artists), so please research those on your own at the GitHub repository of PixelKit. The last one we did want to mention was Modern Touch — that modernized UI kit for all your website, platform, and application needs. Navigation menu has a nice in-built search form, there’s a weather forecast widget that can display the weather for each individual day of the week. A solid profile widget that features name, profile picture and a follow button. There’s a unique metro-style slider available, and some metro-style button arrangements for content discovery. Social buttons (big) for Facebook, Twitter, Dribbble, Google+, and Vimeo are also included. The last component is a massive and modern pricing table that will make your sales skyrocket from the moment you integrate in your designs. The last thing, all these designs come from the same company, so with a little bit of effort, it is very possible that you would be able to use some of the components individually within a single unique web design.

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Trendy Uikit

Trendy Uikit

W3Layouts has established a large collection of UI kits themselves, so we wanted to take a moment to recap some of the best ones before we move on to the bigger guns, the last part of the roundup. First, we have the Trendy UI Kit — the name trendy comes from the design style we presume. Trendy gives you two different choices of a navigation menu, although both are quite similar — both also have a search from in-built in the menu grid. The we have a content post card — featuring an image, title, and snippet of content preview. Post likes and post comments are displayed on the left-bottom corner, and read more is displayed on the right-bottom corner. An individual card component is available for products too! Product details, photo and order button are all included in the card. A full-width slider is available for making those bold statements about your offers, or other interesting notes. A neat profile card widget is ready for use for those who build community sites oriented around followers/following concept, such as what Twitter uses. Large sign-in/sign-up cards are available that also feature social media login options. A payment card is available that allows users to enter full shipping information, very useful in the eCommerce field. UI Kits like these define the flexibility of design, and how one single UI kit can be a starting point for something truly unique.

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Web Flat Gui

Web Flat Gui

Flat designer lovers, Web Flat GUI is for You! A mellow UI Bootstrap kit that has some neat components attached to it. We love the minimal calendar that has no additional borders, and we like the simplistic login widget that focuses on getting the user inside of the platform straight away. As matter of fact, much of this UI kits components are very minimal in their style, allowing for a minimal-design development. Some interesting widgets include a tags cloud, a friends cloud, and a table that can be extended to display data. Take what you like, leave the rest on the table, and create a design of your dreams.

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User Interface Ui kit

User Interface Ui kit

first thought that appears when opening this design demo is Semantic UI. Awfully similar, with a few extra differences here and there. The navigation is meant to be used for sites that deal with use profiles, and need a concise solution for integrating community aspects into the design. A simple email newsletter widget is available too, for collecting those emails and building that huge email list of yours. The profile widget has a tabbed approach, meaning that Abut, Message and Follow Me are all divided by tabs. Something that many other kits have lacked so far is a social media following widget that would display the social media websites you are on, and show the number of followers you have; this kit takes care of that. It also lets you use a component for displaying your latest tweets in modern and stylish fashion. Quite a few other unique ideas are being included in this one, we will let you explore those on your own.

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Food and Drink UI Kit

Food and Drink UI Kit

UI kits can have different themes, styles, and general allocations. As we move deeper into our post, we’ll explore some category specific ui kits for industries such as food and drinks, as can be previewed in this example. We have been very impressed with this ui kit and the way it flows with modern design components. A beautiful toolbar menu caught our attention as one of the first things we noticed. The menu features food-icons that could resemble a food menu, and then once a user hovers over each of the icons, additional menu items come out; which could serve as the actual food items on the menu. A recipes card exists that features ratings, time required to cook, nutrition information, a picture, and a link to the actual recipe. An ingredients widget exists to help display the required ingredients for each individual meal. A wonderful Events calendar lets you create events for each particular day and hour to keep you in check about your food requirements. A shopping list widget will help you and your customers to arrange their shopping lists as they use your store to purchase fresh produce. Please do remember, these are only components, and while they do provide all the design aspects of a functioning form, all the development and coding is still required to be done by you.

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Summer Sale UI Kit

Summer Sale UI Kit

Summer is once again approaching, so more and more websites will be planning huge redesigns for the summer season to outline deals, sales and offers. This UI Kit has everything related to making the shopping experience easy and flexible. A banner component to promote specific sales categories, a product widget to discuss product appearance, colors, sizes, and more. A detailed shopping bag component to make the checkout process convenient for the customers.

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Material Mobile UI Kit

Material Mobile UI Kit

We aren’t done with material design just yet, here’s another spectacular kit featuring material design, but this time specifically for mobile applications. The components include: a calculator, a phone call display, progress bars and switches, a music player, a messaging interface, an analytics widget, a pie chart, content display, a clock, keyboard design, a calendar, gallery preview and forms input. You could be working on an existing material design concept, and require some unique components — you could try and find them amongst the components in this kit, otherwise just keep looking, we’re sure there’s something that you like available out there.

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FLATTO UIKIT

FLATTO UIKIT

We will let you gues what kind of design standard Flatto is using, of course FLAT! The style/scheme of the components here will make for a great website that girls, and female communities are going to enjoy. Flexible, predictable and practical components that can help in crafting a stunning design within a few hours, here’s the full list: page navigation headers (mobile style), variety of buttons for doing action calls, social media sharing buttons, tick boxes and switches, tags widget, progress bars, loading bars, a social media follower widget to display follower data, a messaging form, a video player, visual content slider, music player, profile card including send a message form, weather widget, statistics, content, and others.

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Flatastic Mega Mobile UI Kit

Flatastic Mega Mobile UI Kit

Flatastic is actually the sister-style to Flatto, both share the exact same components, but the difference is in the coloring. Explore both and pick the one that’s most appealing to you. We know that changing colors isn’t all that difficult with Bootstrap oriented kits, but some don’t have the capacity to do the work, so alternatives such as Flatastic come in handy really quick.

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Superminimal — Flat Designed UI Kit

Superminimal -- Flat Designed UI Kit

When someone says minimal, you know what to expect, but what if someone says “superminimal”? Well, it gets even more minimal than anticipated. Superminimal is a black+white combination of web components, ready for full integration in your next design project. The components consist of: calendar, weather, progress bar, login form, slider bar, percentage chart, media player, content excerpt, download archive, search bar, and to-do list form.

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Interface Ui Kit

Interface Ui Kit

Interface UI Kit is a lightweight Bootstrap UI Kit for integration as additional components to an existing design. Bootstrap users who operate with WordPress could find use for these, as they match everything that WordPress is about. The components are: unfolding navigation menu, login form, profile card, floating social bar, buttons, pagination navigation, weather boxes, progress sliders, and analytics chart. Design is grayish, but fairly mellow.

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Cyan Flat UI KIT

Cyan Flat UI KIT

Cyan Flat UI KIT has modern design on its mind. Also a kit that’s strictly focused around community sites that would offer user signups, so in turn having a component that acts as a navigation menu for users. There’s a sleek messaging interface concept for instant messaging solutions, an interactive and dynamic video player, modern contact form, a successful submission box card, a Twitter profile widget that can display your latest tweets, a media player for audio, a widget for showing/displaying social media buttons, and individual card for displaying song information.

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Social Summer UI KIT

Social Summer UI KIT

Social Summer, as the name suggest, has something to do with social media. While not so overly social component populated, one great and unique component we did find with this ui kit is the comments widget. The design of the comments widget is perfect to be incorporated into a WordPress blog, but also any other dynamic website that deals with user feedback on frequent basis. It’s a modern and minimal execution of how the community comments should flow. There’s a huge component for displaying user information as well, similar to what we get as the header grid on our Facebook profiles; profile photo, header photo, and profile stats. Guess there are some social aspects attached to the idea of Social Summer after all.

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Metro Foods UI Kit

Metro Foods UI Kit

Metro Food is another ui kit for food lovers, and food webmasters. This time we have a huge navigation header with navigation icons, we have a recipe widget for showcasing the final look of the item we are cooking, and all the ingredients and their appropriate volumes. A slider is integrated to help promote recipes and other food related items. There’s a tiny component to show how many calories a particular meal has, and also how big of a percentage of a particular food item is in the meal. For example, how much beef is there within a roast beef meal, etc,. Contact form widget is also available to make sure that users can quickly reach out to you with their burning questions about food.

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Transparent UI Kit

Transparent UI Kit

Transparent design hasn’t really caught up with modernism, but perhaps this is what makes it so authentic, and so unique. To perfect a transparent design, a lot of thought has to go into the overall display of a design, and what message is being conveyed to the user. The feel we get from the demo, is once again about food, but the examples here could be limitless, and perhaps it is the mobile market that could benefit from this ui kit the most.

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Blog Magazine UI Kit

Blog Magazine UI Kit

As for our last free Bootstrap UI Kit, we have decided to include the Blog / Magazine UI kit — the all-in-one solution for creating a Bootstrap Blog or Magazine (or both) through the use of modern, stylish and elegant components. The list of components includes absolutely everything that you would need to prototype a blog/magazine website. That includes social features, forms, comments, button’s, content areas and content display types, and much more.

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Premium Bootstrap UI Kits and Bootstrap Skins

Graphic designers sweat themselves to levels of dehydration to create all this amazing content for free, they seriously do. The least we can do is thank each designer individually, either through a comment or by email. As per our tradition, we tend to include a couple of premium market choices in our roundups to help compliment the overall collection of downloads that we have to offer. We will do this by adding a few Bootstrap UI Kits from a trustworthy, reliable and definitely resourceful premium marketplace. Please take some time to look at the alternatives, and perhaps you can scramble together the investment necessary to get a unique skin/ui kit for your next Bootstrap project. Otherwise, thanks for listening, we enjoy making all these collections just for you.

The Force – Bootstrap Skin & UI Kit

The Force - Bootstrap Skin & UI Kit

Our next couple of Bootstrap skins/kits are going to feature designs that actually provide full-on web designs, ready to be used. So, what that means is that each of the following downloads are actually pre-made websites, with the addition of custom components and features that make each of the downloads unique. First one of which is The Force. A modern, dark colored Bootstrap template / kit to be used for any creative website idea. The range of elements that come with this kit is huge. Here they are in no particular order: typography, grid, colors, buttons, form fields, messages, progress bars, tables, tabs, blocks, widgets, page titles, carousels, sliders, media management, cards, lists, feature boxes, text and visual content, pricing tables, font icon integrations. Each of the elements pages within the demo samples are provided with 3-5 different sample uses, giving you the maximum usability options for each element.

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Material – Bootstrap Skin & UI Kit

Material - Bootstrap Skin & UI Kit

It’s hard to ignore material design, when the damn thing is so beautiful. Material Kit, another full Bootstrap template/skin that’s complimented with Bootstrap components in material design style. The default features we’re dealing with here are going to be SCSS, full integration of native Bootstrap components, Font Aweosme support to give you all those juicy icons, a fast template boilerplate, structured and concise documentation for an easy learning curve, an addition of unique elements to make sure your designs stand out, and of course a selection of mockup pages that feature different case scenarios and how elements can be used to create particular site designs.

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FaceStrap – Bootstrap Skin & UI Kit

FaceStrap - Bootstrap Skin & UI Kit

FaceStrap is a beautiful Skin that’s complemented with dozens of stunning elements. At the first glimpse, it’s hard to believe that this is even Bootstrap, but it really is. FaceStrap is built on top of the css-preprocessor LESS, making the customization of the skin very convenient. A pluggable Google Maps widget will ensure that you don’t have to spend hours at a time to install Google Maps on your site. A concise documentation is provided to make sure that you understand what each of the kits features does, and how to use them properly. Supports all modern browsers and all modern smartphone devices. List of components includes: icons, navigations, panels, notifications, maps, cards, widgets, pricing plans, timeline, lists, and swipebox. All components/elements have various different examples built for them to portray the high versatility of the UI kit.

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BMD – Bootstrap + Material Design

BMD - Bootstrap + Material Design

Obviously, material design has been seen circling our post a few times now. This will be the last time. BMD (Bootstrap Material Design) is the last Bootstrap UI Kit that will feature material design in this list. As it turns out, it’s also one of the best selections of them all. The numerous features really make this skin stand out: animations for individual elements, unique components to make the website feel more original and authentic, but also to really plaster the elements into the website design itself, and give it a truly state of the art feel. Something that material design excels at. BMD is more than a skin that contains not only bootstrap components but also plus MD components such as MD color palette, MD spinner, MD floating action button (FAB), MD form input, MD nav tabs, MD cards, MD toast message, MD sidebar menu. Moreover, it also has MD animation and include a starter template as well as documentation.

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Project X – Bootstrap Skin & UI Kit

Project X - Bootstrap Skin & UI Kit

Project X has some unique and appealing features, though everything comes down to those amazing UI elements designs that we can’t get enough of. Not only does each of the UI elements get their own demo page, there’s a separate collection of actual Bootstrap examples and how each of the Bootstrap demos would look under a new look, such as the one that Project X is providing.

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PLEX – Skin for Bootstrap 3

PLEX - Skin for Bootstrap 3

PLEX is a collection of dark-color Bootstrap components and elements that will best suit agencies, small businesses, and corporation websites that deal with platform software, or otherwise live interaction between user subscriptions. Browse the Bootstrap examples to experience the design more fully.

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CandyStrap – Fresh, Sweet & Modern BootStrap Skin

CandyStrap - Fresh, Sweet & Modern BootStrap Skin

CandyStrap doesn’t actually give you a full-on website, it gives you the Bootstrap components that you already know, only styled ‘better’ for modern use. There is a demo available, but the demo is the actual list of elements, so it comes down to you to build a functional prototype using your new tools.

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Faceboot – Clean & Edible Bootstrap Skin

Faceboot - Clean & Edible Bootstrap Skin

Faceboot is the exact same copy of an idea as we saw above, with the exception that Faceboot uses the Facebook design style that you can now begin applying to your own web designs. The documentation is very extensive and friendly to beginners, so creating your first prototype will not take long.

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Elemento – Bootstrap Skin

Elemento - Bootstrap Skin

Elemento is a Bootstrap specific website skin that lets you build a Bootstrap design with a unique design, though you can extract any of the elements individually if you prefer. The installation process is seamless thanks to the fact that Elemento uses LESS preprocessor. The major improvements with Elemento is the use of modern CSS3 functions and operators to increase the dynamics of a website.

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Bootstrap UI Kits

The progress of Bootstrap has been very clear, and as the community gets excited for the release of Bootstrap 4, there is still plenty of time and opportunity to learn the framework from the ground up. It is more than likely that majority of these UI kits that we saw here in this list, are going to get updated for Bootstrap 4 as soon as the official release hits the shelves. We’re excited for the future of Bootstrap, and hope that you were able to find some new and exciting toys to play around with.

Top 20 jQuery Notification and Popup Message Plugins For Developers 2016

Jquery Notifcation Plugins

You’re building your perfect website — business, personal, blog, interactive; it’s all starting to come together, but you are still lacking a set of features, perhaps a way of being more in-tune with your visitors, letting them know about the latest updates, the latest deals, or simple announcements that you consider important. Notifying your visitors of essential information is always crucial, and these days — thanks to evolution of web — it’s possible to stay in touch with our readers and visitors in real-time using notification widgets and plugins that allow us to notify members with simple popup bars, notification bars, slides and other dynamically interactive ways.

Although native web technology definitely permits to build such notification widgets, the increasingly popular jQuery library is what many webmasters and developers keep coming back to. It’s an effective way of using technology built for the web to allow you to manipulate your website in the way you want to. jQuery has been on a steady rise of growth in the recent years, not only did the company achieve a ‘been around for a decade’ status recently, it also made a huge announcement for a new jQuery 3.0 release that will bring about further performance improvements, and much more solid support for browsers and devices from their own origin.

jQuery makes it easier for developers and designers to tap into the full potential of Web API — something that native JavaScript coders will have to learn. These days, even the biggest libraries and plugins are in many ways relying on jQuery, and we don’t foresee the technology decaying any time soon, if ever. It goes without saying that learning jQuery is not all that hard, and anyone with a little bit of JavaScript experience can hack their own plugins and libraries if they so desire. Even a notification plugin, for sure!

We however do understand that sometimes it’s much easier to just take what’s already on the plate, and for that reason we have compiled a neat little roundup of the best jQuery notification plugins that you can find on the market today. The following jQuery plugins will be effective towards creating notifications both outside of an application or a website, but also within it — meaning that you can do dynamic changes to the way functions report back to the user, through the use of clever and intuitive notification widgets.

Noty

noty a jQuery Notification Plugin

Noty is one of the hottest GitHub repositories for jQuery notification libraries, and with many good reasons. Noty boasts a modern approach to letting developers create notifications for simple alerts, warning messages, success and error messages, as well as custom messages that can be amplified with the use of HTML. Noty will happily integrate with websites, but also directly within applications (API is available) to help you create notifications for dynamic callbacks within the apps, or platforms you plan to use it on. The notifications can be positioned as you like at any corner of the screen, but with a little modification you can create your own custom locations.

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Ambiance

jQuery Ambiance Plugin

Ambiance is a pre-packaged jQuery notification library that helps you quickly to build notification messages based on the available functions. You can create custom standing notifications that will only be possible to remove once the user clicks the ‘X’ button, or you can use custom effects like fading notifications to give each notification a brief moment of appearance before they fade away. Width, height and positioning are in your full control.

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Notyfy

notyfy Yet another jQuery notification plugin

The Notyfy plugin is a fork of the Noty plugin that we mentioned at the beginning of the post, this fork provides a more bubbly design choice for the notification boxes, but also introduces a new method called ‘Confirmation’ — this method can be used to create popup notifications which ask the user whether they would like to confirm the action they are trying to take, so it can be useful in situations where users complete forms and are required to confirm their selected choices.

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Alertify

alertify.js browser dialogs never looked so good

Alertify as it stands right now, is no longer maintaiened by the original author, but the plugin can still be used as it is fully functional and bug free, though you can also try to explore GitHub for any alternative forks of Alertify that the community might have created. Those with CSS3 experience can easily modify Alertify to better suit their design appeal. Is an independent library, and only requires for JavaScript to function in order for the methods to be called. Also provides a module for creating confirmation dialogs. Desktop, tablet and mobile users all get the same experience with Alertify!

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jQuery UI Notify Widget

jQuery UI Notification Widget by Eric Hynds

jQuery UI Notifications library is an effective way of creating simplistic notifications for several different occasions. First off, it can be used to create random messages, but can be extended to enable the use of icons within your messages, and also the use of confirmation dialogs — such as ‘Close’, or ‘Confirm’. Different effects for closing the notifications are also available, either with the click of the mouse, or by using a fade-in effect that relies on your own selected timer.

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bPopup

bPopup A jQuery modal popup plugin

bPopup is a homemade product of an aspiring GitHub developer. The project was built for personal use, and has no direct availability of pre-built patterns for creating solid notifications, instead it is meant to be used as a way of allowing you to use the plugin to create your own custom notifications based on the requirements that you require. It gives you all the necessary functions, methods and callbacks to begin creating exciting popups that consists of your own provided information and aesthetics. It’s dynamic and supports interactive content to be integrated in the popups directly, as can be seen in the many demo examples on the homepage.

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Lobibox

Lobibox Free responsive jQuery messagebox and notification plugin

Although Lobibox has separated itself from Bootstrap, it still uses a lot of Bootstrap based design patterns, and mostly utilizes the FLAT design aspects to help you create modern and appealing notification messages that can be stretched far and wide. The first part of the plugin is built to help you create message boxes, these can be used to create confirmation dialogs and boxes for direct integration within your applications or websites. While the notifications aspect can be used to create effective notifications within the websites capacity, that we guarantee won’t go unnoticed. There’s a lot of documentation available for Lobibox, and we encourage you to play around to see if this is something that you would want to use in your projects consistently.

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Notify

Notify.js

Notify is different from other plugins in this list in the way that it offers you the ability to integrate notifications over any chosen element within the web page. There’s a simple API that developers can quickly wrap around their existing app or platform projects, and the library is so lightweight that you may even forget that you’re using it in the first place.

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Toastee

Toastee Plugin Example

Toastee is ultra-lightweight jQuery notification plugin that helps you to create “toast style” notification boxes anywhere within your active website. The “toast style” can be best explained by imagining a notification box that has a headline, a divider, and the description of the notification — hence making a “toast” type notification. Doesn’t provide much more functionality beyond that, but is customizable if you have some experience with jQuery.

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peekABar

jquery.peekABar A jQuery Notification Bar plugin

Notification popups and message boxes aren’t the only types of notifications that developers and webmasters are after, notification bars have become increasingly popular in the field of blogging, thanks to their ease of appearance, they can be of great aid when it comes to promoting products, email lists, and general announcements. peekABar gives you the freedom to create any kind of notification bar that’s based on your own set of colors, and dynamic settings.

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NuTip

NuTip Beta

NuTip is the new player in the game, trying to win over the hearts of those who embrace jQuery notifications on their websites. NuTip’s library provides a selection of ways to display your notifications, beginning with the ability to display notifications once user rolls over a particular element. Then you can choose to create popups, and rollout messages from the side, all containing your own selected choice of HTML content. The plugin might be in BETA, but we have yet to see any real errors or concerns reported by the users. Give it a go!

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Notie

Notie A Javascript Notification Plugin

Notie is another really popular jQuery library for creating notifications. This one uses the notification bar approach where you can create a variety of boxes that will appear at the top of the page each time the method is called. It also provides support for confirmation boxes that you can easily use to create email subscription modules, or anything else that would require of the user to confirm an action. Very lightweight and pleasant to work with!

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jQuery Notifications

CodePen jQuery Notifications

The author of this pen is saying that the work is more of a concept work, but after closer code inspection, this jQuery Notifications snippet is ready for use. Create simple notification bars without the need to bloat your codebase with external libraries, just load up the essentials and specify the configuration — the rest has already been taken care of. Also highly customizable thanks to local CSS and HTML integration.

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Gritter

Gritter demo for jQuery boedesign.com

Gritter is a notification library that hasn’t been maintained for years, yet remains as one of the favorites amongst those who need complex functionality, without the complexity of having to code hard stuff themselves. You can use Gritter to build sticky notifications, notifications with custom HTML, and also custom callbacks and fallbacks for when the situation calls.

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PNotify

PNotify

PNotify is perhaps the most beautiful of all the available libraries here, and perhaps even the most complex as it provides support for desktop and mobile notifications as well. PNotify uses Bootstrap and jQuery UI as the primary design standards for all of its notification boxes and patterns. There’s a feature-packed API that’s secure and extendable to be used in any environment imaginable, just plug away!

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Premium jQuery Notification Plugins

Now that we have seen most of the free and open-source stuff that’s out there, it’s time we take a peek at what is available in the premium market, where developers are spending their time to create complex and versatile notification plugins for the use in web projects, applications; desktop and mobile. The prices for these are very reasonable, so definitely look into them as alternative options.

Notification Center

Notification Center 4 Notification Types JavaScript CodeCanyon

Notification Center is an established notification plugin that provides the choice of two different themes, light and dark. If setup for an application and dynamic interactions, then it’s possible to track the number of unread notifications within each individual category. You can choose to create the notifications with JavaScript or PHP, and because notifications can be stored in a separate file, they can automatically be requested from the server and then displayed to the new users. The dashboard offers a way to create unlimited number of categories for the notifications you wish to create.

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Metro Notifications

Metro Notifications JavaScript CodeCanyon

Metro design is the favorite amongst many, which is why there is the Metro Notifications plugin available. This plugin package offers a way to create several types of notifications, including standard alert boxes, popup notifications, and also interactive slide-in notifications that could be targeted at advertising markets. There’s mobile support for touch sensitivity and swipe support.

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jNotice

Notification messages JavaScript CodeCanyon

jNotice lets you specify the ‘div’ that you wish to create as a notification, and then either use existing content, or add new one to create exciting popups that will keep your readers peeled to the screens. The demo displays an example of using jNotice to create notification boxes for registration and login forms, just one of the many uses that you will be able to use this plugin for.

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FooBar

FooBar A jQuery Notification Bar JavaScript CodeCanyon

FooBar is a neat and unobtrusive notification bar that sits at the top of the page that can be used to inform or announce specific info to site visitors. The collapsible bar can be used in unlimited scenarios, including displaying notifications, showing site announcements, product specials, competitions, giveaways, etc. Anything you can think of, really. With over 30 options, the FooBar can be customized to look however you want. The FooBar helps you increase your social likes, followers etc, helps to promote your products and increase sales, and it helps with gaining more pageviews when used with the RSS feed options.

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Flat — Modern Notifications

Flat Modern Notifications JavaScript CodeCanyon

Flat Modern Notifications is a jQuery premium notifications plugin library that utilizes the FLAT design concept to let you build seven different types of notifications that use HTML5 markup and smooth CSS3 animations. Will be of great aid for delivering modern and elegant looking notifications across different varieties and needs.

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Top 25 Free Mobile Friendly & Responsive HTML Email Templates 2016

Responsive Email Templates

The business aspects of the web are closely tied together with marketing, as they are in the physical world. Marketing is the art of making sales based on the promotional skills and values, but also the quality and usability of the product that you are marketing. Online business owners can choose between a variety of marketing techniques — search marketing, blog marketing, paid advertising, word of mouth, but one of the most popular online marketing techniques today are known as email marketing — the art of selling and promotion using email. Some say it’s as simple as creating an email list, getting people to sign-up to the list, and just sending them offers all day long.

It’s a very flawed way to perceive such a beautiful way of connecting with the people who were interested in your content in the first place, even worse when we choose to ignore email marketing altogether, which seems to be the case for one-third of the online marketers active today, as claimed by a recent study. On the topic of mistakes, a lot of email marketing people also tend to send out the email marketing email to all of their subscribers, forgetting the importance of email personalization the good that it can do to your business.

Email marketing in itself is a huge topic, and there are dozens of large-scale blogs and brands dedicated to helping others make the most of their email lists, including actual email service providers themselves. In our view, and which we known is the view of many others, a good email begins with its design. And now that majority of email clients and email platforms support new web standards, we can send out responsive email messages to all of our desktop and mobile users, without making any sacrifices in the design. Responsive email, much like responsive web design, ensures that the emails we send are perceived by the receiver equally well on whichever device they choose to open the email on — and we all know by know that mobile can no longer be ignored, only embraced.

To help online marketers make better choices about their email marketing, we have assessed a list of the most popular and what others call the best responsive email marketing templates, in the form of actual templates, but also responsive email marketing frameworks that can be used to build custom templates that better reflect your ideas and your aspirations for the emails that you send out. You are more than welcome to recommend more additions to this post by dropping a comment at the bottom of the post, we take our community input very seriously.

Cerberus

Cerberus Patterns for Responsive HTML Email Templates

Crafting a raw HTML email template can be quite the challenge in itself, and when it comes to creating responsive emails, there’s so much more than we need to take into consideration. This is why frameworks like Cerberus can become increasingly useful for all the requirements that responsive email marketing presents. This tiny framework library is built to serve its users with a few solid HTML email patterns that you can quickly stitch together to create unforgettable email browsing experiences for your email list subscribers. The small layout patterns are built with HTML, and by no means are meant to serve as an end-result for your email needs, Cerberus developers encourage you to play with the HTML code to make your own adjustments based on what you expect your end result to look like — the framework is merely a bridge to help you create responsive emails on the go.

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Litmus

Free Responsive Email Templates Litmus

Litmus is a known brand for those who enjoy testing and analyzing the performance of their email marketing campaigns, and it only makes sense that the Litmus team would try and give back to the community by offering some freebies, and as it happens those freebies have fallen under the category of responsive email marketing templates. All five templates come in different categories, including: newsletter template, template for announcing new products, a receipt template for all your invoicing needs, a simple announcement template to send out brief messages, and even a minimal stationery template that will be of great use to those who like to keep it simple, but also responsive.

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Responsive HTML Email Framework

Responsive HTML Email Framework

When someone names their project Email Framework, you are without question entitled to expect some really great features, otherwise what is the point, right? Well, luckily this open-source project (find it on GitHub) is exactly that, a full-scale solution for all your responsive email layout needs. The framework provides the developer / user with a set of grids, modules, blocks and rows for content, spacing elements, buttons, image rows and other similar elements that might go into building a flawless email template. Thanks to Litmus testing, the framework has been tested to work with the leading email clients that majority of internet users are using today.

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Foundation for Emails

Foundation for Emails A Responsive Email Framework from ZURB

Foundation is a collection of different frameworks and platforms for enhacing web development experience, and email is also one of the top prioroties of this company, providing developers and designers with an easy to use CSS framework for quickly building up effective HTML5 responsive emails. Every template begins by using the provided Foundation Grid which you can then enhance with additional elements that you would most commonly find in email templates anyway. Whether eCommerce or business branding, Foundation is a great aid in building responsive email templates at no cost.

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Antwort

Antwort Responsive Layouts for Email

Antworth doesn’t call itself a framework, rather a resource of pre-built email layout templates that will natively adapt to desktop and mobile devices. It works flawlessly with iOS and Android systems, and support email clients like Yahoo!, Gmail and Outlook out of the box, even some of the most older versions of Outlook. The layouts have been designed with dynamic content as the basis, meaning you can really customize each email to look the way you want it to look, without having to worry about your content display. The design style is minimal.

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Playground from ZURB

Responsive Email Templates Playground from ZURB

ZURB is the foundation company for the HTML5 framework Foundation, and it also used to operate a service called Ink — which is now better known as Foundation Email, a framework that we already mentioned in our list. Playground from ZURB offers a choice of five different email templates that will adapt to responsive requirements effortlessly. All templates come with separate stylesheets and HTML documents for maximum versatility of design changes, you can expect these templates to work fine with any major email serving platform on the web right now. You will most definitely need to find a service to use these templates with, since an email service (like MailChimp) can help to combine both HTML and CSS in a single file when sending out an email.

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Mosaico

Free email template builder Responsive mail editor and designer Mosaico.io

Mosaico is a unique email bulding platform that lets anyone build responsive email layouts within a platform envrionment. Mosaico gives its users tools like custom element management and overall design adaptability, allowing you to personalize all of your designs with a single click of a button. An in-built system for helping you undo and redo any changes, instead of having you browse through endless piles of revisions. You can even preload your own custom email templates for management within the Mosaico system. The platform is open-source and encourages everyone to participate in making the project bigger and better.

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Open Source Email Templates

Open Source Email Templates . sendwithus

SendWithUs is a known email marketing platform that offers marketers and bloggers to build and market their templates from within a simple email marketing environment. As a way of expressing thanks back to the marketing community, SendWithUs is sharing with us a library of ten unique and responsive email templates for your own use, the templates are open sourced, giving you the freedom to make any changes and adjustments as you see fit. We must caution our readers that although these templates are free, they seem to be limited to just templates that consist of sending invoices to your customers.

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Responsive Email Patterns

Responsive Email Patterns

Brian Graves has built a solid foundation for creating and working with responsive emails. His project Responsive Email Patterns is a collection of pluggable email patterns that you can use to quickly build adaptable email templates for the use either in your favorite email sending platform, or directly from your own email client. The patterns cover areas like layout, lists, media, navigation and grids to package all those patterns within.

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HTML Email Templates

HTML Email Templates Campaign Monitor

Campaign Monitor is a reputable email marketing service that helps hundreds of thousands of online marketers to achieve optimal results with their email lists. Not only does Campaign Monitor takes care of things like email testing, and intuitive email building interfaces, it’s also a highly acknowledged email template provider. The public Campaign Monitor database for responsive email templates is packed with more than 20+ unique email templates that will be of use in almost any situation imaginable. Templates for partnerships, business talks, traditional newsletter templates, and event newsletter templates are amongst some of the favorites we adore.

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Email Design Inspiration by HTML Email Designs

Email Design Inspiration by HTML Email Designs

Now that we have indulged in plenty of frameworks, layout patterns, and other free templates, it’s time to take a look at what professional newsletter look like, and for this we recommend HTML Email Designs — a repository of the best and greatest email templates as sent out by some of the leading technology companies today; Dropbox, Udemy, Moo, DigitalOcean and many others. The great thing about these example templates is that they’ve actually been sent out to real persons, which means that you can easily begin to analyze and overview these templates to better understand what these companies have done to create such stunning templates, and why they think these templates are the ones that convert the most. Hundreds of email templates to yield inspiration from.

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MJML — The Responsive Email Framework

MJML The Responsive Email Framework

MJML is a framework, but more than that it is a custom built markup language for helping developers to build quick and beautiful email templates that resonate well with all devices and browsers. MJML’s objective is to simplify the way people design responsive emails. The markup you end up writing with MJML is then automatically converted into fully compliant HTML5 markup that you can begin using with your email sending software. There are also a couple of preview templates available for experimentation, and perhaps even production use.

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Respmail

Respmail is a response HTML email designed to work on all major email platforms and smartphones

For those who don’t want to mess around with complicated frameworks and other templates, here is Respmail — a simple responsive email solution that provides you with a single template that you can modify to your own liking. Since its inception, the template has been improved and polished to work on all major email clients you can find today.

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Passion

Passion

Passion is a sophisticated and complex email template that uses modern web design concepts incorporated straight into the email, the extendability of this template is so big that at times it may seem that you are sending an actual website template to someone in the email, but rest assured that all elements of this template can be detached from each other, and you can just pick whatever you feel is required for your email newsletters.

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Free Newsletter Template

Free Newsletter Template

Free Newsletter Template from GraphicsFuel is an elegant and minimal choice for those who are seeking simplicity with their email designs. We can see this particular email template to be of great use for bloggers, creative artists, writers and individuals who just want to get their message across, without having to overload the email with modern elements and complications; to each his own we think.

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MailPortfolio

Portfolio Responsive Email Template

Honestly, MailPortfolio follows the exact same pattern as the template we saw above, with the only difference being that MailPortfolio is more focused on the red color base, but everything else seems to be exactly the same. At the footer you can specify essential company information, which most email marketing platforms require anyway.

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Valentine’s Day Email Template

Valentine's Day Email Template

February is the month of Love, and Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching! For this case, we decided to include a very beautiful Valentine’s Day oriented email template that you can send out on that special date to promote offers, to promote news, or simply to let your customers and email subscribers know how much you love them, even if that sounds a little bit cheesy. Plenty of features with this one, and we think it won’t be too hard to get this one modified for different use cases as well.

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EDMDESIGNER

Responsive email design made simple EDMDESIGNER

EDMDESIGNER is an email company that took its time to fully develop, and to fully adjust to the requirements of the community, and the end result ended up being a sophisticated email building platform using a drag and drop interface to help designers to what they do best, design, and in this case — design email templates. No need to spend time with recreating the same content again and again. With EDMDESIGNER you can not only save your email templates but also your favorite elements like a news block, branded header, or the unsubscribe information and reuse them in any of your future campaigns.

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Modern HTML Email

Modern HTML Email Learn Email Design

We are going to wrap up our free responsive emails template list with a book, because what better way to learn about something if not from a book that’s built for that exact purpose, and this one from Jason Rodriguez is all about helping you — whoever you are, or whichever profession you work in — to build modern and sleek HTML emails that will work great across all devices, all email clients, and all browsers. The book covers simple aspects like building an email, but also how to test your emails, and how to improve them through analytics tools and insightful analytics reports.

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Premium Responsive HTML Email Templates

As just mentioned, our free list of email templates has come to an end, but before we let you go and immerse yourself in your newfound tools and templates to play with, we wanted to add some additional responsive templates that come from the premium market, the pricing for these is really cheap (compared to what you would pay a designer to do it for you), and we have found some truly remarkable templates that we feel the community will appreciate.

Idea

Idea Email template

Idea is a full-on email template that doesn’t compromise, and instead provides the user with all the modern and available HTML5 elements that can be in-built within a template itself. With Idea, selling items and promoting products will no longer be a problem, as you can easily talk about your pricing, product features and other things through a number of in-built elements that make the process easy. To make the process that much easier, there’s an in-built drag and drop module to help you create the perfect email template as you go, and also — it’s fully compatible with the leading email marketing providers.

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Vibgyor

Viewing Vibgyor Multipurpose Creative Email Template created by Asramnath

Vibgyor can be best described as an multi-purpose email template for industries like fashion, food, and creative business. The sophisticated look of Vibgyor is what makes it so appealing for these industries, but bloggers can also benefit from this template, thanks to the drag and drop builder, you can easily change and optimize each part of the template as you go about creating the final revision.

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Jaynix

Jaynix

Jaynix is a responsive email template with the inclusion of an online template editing platform that will allow you to be in full control over the look of the email templates that you are pushing out, don’t make one just for yourself — create as many templates you want for your friends too! Such an easy to work with platform, you will never want to go back to the old ways of coding up an email template. Works with major email clients, and all major email marketing services on the web right now.

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Quark

Quark

Quarks is packed with dozens of movable objects all of which can help to create infinite number of email designs that you can use for all your business and blogging needs. You can adjust images, manipulate content, and use dynamic content, all of these things can be changed within the integrated Email Builder to help you save time, and also to increase productivity.

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WooMail

WooMail

WooCommerce is one of the world’s most famous eCommerce platforms (based on WordPress), so chances are that you may be a user of WooCommerce and you are looking for a way to truly change the way you send your eCommerce newsletters to your customers — welcome to WooMail, a template that’s more than just an email template, it’s a platform that’s built to work natively with the WooCommerce plugin, all you need to do is get this template and integrate it within your WordPress installation to gain access to a huge set of features and options for sending emails to your WooCommerce user base. The process of getting WooMail to work is an easy one, and you will find the benefits to be business changing.

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Moka

Maesto Demo Mail Builder Moka

Last up we have beautiful and web design optimized template Moka. Moka is an elegant all-purpose template that you can still customize for your own needs using the in-built template editor. It has been tested to work with all latest devices and browsers, so you should have no problem getting others to open up this email and experience it fully.

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15 Most Popular Premium and Free Social Sharing Plugins For WordPress 2016

Social Sharing WordPress Plugons

Social Sharing is now an integral part of our internet experience. Social media is constantly on the rise and it is becoming popular with older folk as well.

With so much information on the internet, it is a real feat to track down what you really need. Search engines make it possible to find information that you need, but social media also plays a significant role in helping you find your favorite websites. Why ? Your friends or the people whom you follow have a lot in common with you and when they share something, it is far more likely that you’ll find the shared information of interest.

72% of internet users are active on social media and it represents a marketing opportunity which you cannot ignore. After search engines, it is social media that drives most traffic to websites. Unlike normal advertisements and television slots, it serves as a 2-way communication and helps build brand awareness.

Creating good content is only a job half done. Getting it before the target audience is the other tricky half. That’s where social sharing can give a leg up. You can tap a share button from almost any screen and content is instantly shared. I’d sincerely recommend you read this excellent article on Shareaholic which provides insightful information about the sources of website traffic over the past few years from search engines and different social networks.

There are many Social Sharing Plugins For WordPress available which you could use on your website. I’ve picked out a few of the popular ones here for a quick read.

Premium Plugins

Monarch

Monarch


Monarch is a top rated social sharing plugin that comes from Elegant Themes. A powerful social sharing plugin with a plethora of options at its disposal, Monarch supports 20+ social networks. The settings can be managed from the custom panel in the WordPress dashboard. Your settings can easily be imported and exported from one WordPress site to another, so if you have multiple sites the plugin can easily be set up and activated.

To encourage social shares, there are a number of display and placement options. The features below also make it very versatile –

  • The default color of the icons is the color and logo of the respective networks, but you can change it to your liking. Colors, shapes and orientation can be altered to match your personal taste.
  • The icons respond in multiple ways when the mouse hovers over them – Simple, Grow, Flip, Border and Slide.
  • You can pick the icons and arrange them in any order, displaying even the share counts.
  • Placement options include triggered popups and fly ins. You can make it so that the buttons appear after a timed delay or any other trigger that you set. For example, reaching the end of a page or a prolonged period of inactivity. A surefire way to capture the attention of your site’s visitors.
  • For content laden pages, the icons can be placed above or below the content or at both places. It dynamically detects the beginning and end of posts and pages.
  • Handy social floating sidebar will continuously prompt readers to share webpages.
  • The share buttons be placed on videos and images as well and the icons appear when a visitor hovers over them.
  • They conveniently tone down in size whist accessed via mobile devices.

Shares, likes and follows can all be tracked and monitored in an impressive and highly extensive interface. Statistics can be accessed from the WordPress dashboard. Also you can make it, so that the share count is displayed only after it reaches a certain minimum number of shares.

Purchase Price: For $89 per year, you’ll receive access to 87 premium themes and their entire collection of plugins on offer including Monarch.

Social Warfare

Social Warfare


Social Warfare is a visually stunning plugin that gives you access to great features. It supports popular social networks and works pretty well with most well built WordPress themes.

Plugin supports Pinterest images. The potential increase in traffic as a result of Pinterest interaction is high for some industries, but the size of the default images acts as a dampener. With Social Warfare, Pinterest specific images can be loaded, without affecting the regular images.

Another plus with Social Warfare is that you get to add tweetable quote boxes in different designs within your content box and you can add custom tweet quotes to individual posts.

Social Warfare is developer friendly and a user can extend it’s functionality with add-ons. It includes the much in demand Frame Buster plugin that protects your content by preventing others from adding content over your own.

Some of the features available as part of Social Warfare –

  • Choice of over 75 different colors and styles.
  • Responsive, fits any screen size.
  • Custom widgets can be added to posts to show the number of shares.
  • Rich, large summary cards can be added to tweets.
  • While total and individual share counts can be displayed, low share count can be kept hidden.
  • You can also track shares with UTM tracking code.

Purchase Price: Starts from $24 a year for one website to $200 for 10 websites.

WPSharely

wpsharely


WPSharely can get help you get more social shares, attract more visitors and track your results. It works on the principle that visitors will share content if they see something in it for themselves by sharing. Content is locked up, and will unlock only if you have share the particular page in question. To entice a share, you can use articles, images, links, coupons codes, videos, audios or anything else innovative that you can cook up.

Other features of this awesome plugin include –

  • Content locker can be wrapped up in four different themes.
  • The content locker can keep hidden specific snippets of content on a post or a page.
  • Can hide the locked content in the source code.
  • Option to hide registered members.
  • Can change the URL that the content locker shares.

Facebook has recently banned this practice of like gating, but it is still allowed on other social networks.

Purchase Price: For a single site license $60, multi site $95 and professional $240. To see the lower prices, you have to click on their share button ?

Social Share & Locker Pro

social share and locker pro


Social Share & Locker Pro helps make your website visible among social networks. ‘Locker’ refers to the facility of locking up content that can be unlocked only upon adding a share, pretty much the same as the previous plugin.

The features that make this rank among the better plugins are –

  • 28 social networks are available and you can take your pick of icons.
  • 10 predefined themes are included and they come with the best fonts.
  • Full name of the networks/ just the icons/ social share count can be displayed or disabled.
  • Email sharing is possible with a popup option.
  • Compatible with WooCommerce, JigoShop and BuddyPress.
  • This plugin is directly integrated with Visual Composer for easy set up and use.

Purchase Price: One time purchase of $15

TweetDis

Tweet Dis


TweetDis is a simple WordPress plugin for easy tweets. TweetDis works on a slightly different concept from the usual social sharing plugins. With TweetDis, you can create content like tweetable quotes easily. TweetDis also understands that visual content always works better on social media and with this plugin, you can even tweet images.

Besides, it also has the features below –

  • It is easy to use and many designs are available. You can add “click to tweet” boxes very easily.
  • Many design layouts.
  • Can customize the tweet boxes.
  • Call to action can be customized.
  • Text highlighting support.
  • A default @username can be tagged to your tweets.

Purchase Price: If you’d like to use TweetDis on your website, it’ll cost you $37, but for only $10 more you can use it on 5 websites. For $77, you can use it on any number of websites.

Easy Social Metrics Pro

Easy Social Metrics Pro


If you are particular about monitoring how your content performs on social networks, Easy Social Metrics Pro is a pretty awesome plugin which warrants your interest. You can quickly see which posts are gaining the most attention and viewership. Data is collected automatically and reports are timely. You can track pages, post, images, videos or portfolio items easily.

Some other features are –

  • 12 major social networks are monitored.
  • Easy to setup and has a powerful dashboard. You can access social shares by most popular posts, dates and social networks in a given time period.
  • Comes with builtin widget to display your top social post.

Purchase Price: One time purchase price of $28.

Ultimate Social Deux

Ultimate Social Deux


Ultimate Social Deux is an attractive all-in-one package that works well as a social sharing plugin for most WP sites. It is a relatively newer plugin and is compatible with most WordPress plugins – WordPress widgets, Visual Composer, WooCommerce, Aesop Story Engine, Jigoshop and Easy Digital Download.

It supports 10 social media sites, besides providing an email sharing option. Sleek buttons sporting the logo of each site can be adjusted for color, size, appearance and position.

Floating social media bar can be added. The plugin uses lightweight JavaScript and CSS, so buttons load faster.

Purchase Price: One time payment of $15

Flow Flow WordPress Social Stream

Flow Flow Social Streama


With Flow Flow, a stream having a combination of different social feeds can be created from the admin area. The shortcode that is generated can then be copied anywhere on your website. When it called up for the first time, it gets cached in the server, and the subsequent visitors will see amazingly fast responses. Filters can be used for complex streams.

The number of streams that you can have is restricted by the type of server that your website runs on. This plugin is quite resource heavy and can find it difficult to load on old or low end devices. Your social feeds can be moderated by excluding posts by URLs, by name or words. It supports over 15 social networks.

Purchase Price: $24 for a pretty interesting sharing plugin.

Social Network Tabs for WordPress

Social Network Tabs for WP


Social Network Tabs for WordPress is a fast loading plugin that minimizes the use of AJAX. Slide out tabs can be placed within page content. Many optional features are available, including the option to show complete posts or snippets for Facebook and Twitter. Supports 16 social networks and 69 feed options.

Purchase Price: One time payment of $15

Social Locker for WordPress

Social Locker for WP


Social Locker plugin works on the principle of locking up content to increase shares. Content can also be blurred by using transparent or semi transparent overlay. It improves social performance of your site and builds a quality audience.

8 networks are supported and more are expected to be added shortly. Built in advanced analytics is an added feature of this plugin.

Purchase Price: $25 to make your content accessible only to those who share!

Easy Social Share Buttons for WordPress

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Easy Social Share Buttons is a sharing solution that helps promote sharing, enables monitoring and increases social traffic. It offers 18 display locations and supports about 35 social networks.

Additional buttons like Love This Button, Comments, Print and Send To Mail are available. Social media image sharing is free and available on WordPress.org, although video sharing is a paid option. It comes with an easy to set up wizard.

Purchase Price: $19 to add social share buttons to your WP site.

Freemium Plugins

Simple Share Buttons Adder

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A simple plugin with which you can add share buttons to all your posts and pages, Simple Share Buttons Adder lets you pick an image set that goes well with your website or add your own.

The features packed in this plugin are –

  • 10 different button sets that scale perfectly to mobile devices.
  • Colors can be customized with color picker functionality.
  • URLs can be shortened.
  • Share tags can be adjusted and buttons placed where you want them.
  • All share button events can be tracked from your dashboard.

The most recent update (Nov 2015) includes Yummly sharing functionality – Users can now share recipes from the same page, without having to use messy popups. These buttons can only be placed on individual pages. Email popup option has been made easier to use. Twitter share counts have been removed officially and so this version has been released without it.

Purchase Price: Premium version is also available. For $10, you can activate Simple Share Buttons on 1 site, for $25 on 3 sites and for $100 on an unlimited number of websites.

Active installs: 100,000+, Star rating 4.7.

SumoMe

SumoMe


SumoMe is not a single app, but a suite of apps designed to increase traffic. And a WordPress compatible version of SumoMe makes it easy to integrate with WordPress sites. It is not necessary for you to use the entire suite, and you can pick only the ones you want by creating an account.

This app can add share buttons over individual targeted images, facilitates URL shortening and statistics. It supports 16 social services including Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter. UTM will help you see exactly how much traffic every shared link is directing your way.

Purchase Price: Free with branding and paid options which start at $10/month for their starter pack and $100/month for their professional pack.

Add This

Add This


With Add This social sharing icon, a variety of designs and icon sizes are possible. It supports over 200 social media services. The makers claim that websites that use Add This sharing buttons witness a 20% increase in sharing.

The plugin is a free, but there’s a premium version. The premium version has additional features like floating sidebar and a couple of additional widgets.

Active installs: 200,000+, Star rating 3.7.

Free Plugins

Shareaholic

Shareaholic


Shareaholic is one of the more popular social sharing plugins. Their award winning toolset for websites increases pageviews, repeat visits, time on site and sharing rates. The easy to use analytics keyboard will help understand audiences and deliver appropriate content.

The following features can all be found in Shareaholic,

  • A variety of looks for the social sharing buttons, more attractive than the native buttons.
  • Support for WordPress, Drupal, Tumblr, Shopify and more.
  • Support for social analytics and shortcode placement.
  • Related content is displayed.
  • Control over display of share counts.

Shareaholic (in the words of the developers) is an all-in-one content amplification and monetization platform that includes social sharing.

Purchase Price: It is free, but you need to register to access the features on offer.

Active installs 100,000+, Star rating 3.8.

Social Sharing by Danny

Social Sharing by Danny


Social Sharing by Danny is a barebones plugin which adds sharing buttons for Twitter, Google+ and Facebook. It is simple, lightweight and versatile. The icons are simple with hover effect and can be displayed in almost any position. The buttons can be added automatically or by using shortcode.

The load times are really fast as there is no heavy scripting involved, only a simple script of about 600 bytes that is not jQuery dependent.

Active installs: 3000+, Star rating 5.

Mashshare

Mashshare


Mashshare offers a highly customizable setting for social media sharing. The free service supports Facebook, Twitter and email. There are a number of free add-ons, but to add the other social networks you’ll have to move to the Premium version.

Active installs: 200,000+, Star rating 4.7.

Digg Digg

Digg Digg


Another versatile plugin from the WordPress directory, Digg Digg has lazy loading features which ensures that your blog is not slowed down much. A floating sharing bar can be added with Digg Digg, you can also include scroll effects to capture the eye of your visitor.

Active installs: 80,000+, Star rating 3.6.

WP Social Sharing

WP Social Sharing


WP Social Sharing adds attractive social sharing buttons to your WordPress site. This plugin supports major networks like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Xing and Google+. The buttons are responsive and become smaller for devices with a resolution less than 480px.

The buttons can be reordered easily and you can add text before the share buttons. The plugin allows you to choose whether or not to load CSS/ JavaScript.

Active installs: 10,000+, Star rating 4.7.

Social Media Feather

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Social Media Feather is a lightweight social sharing plugin with retina display. Retina and high resolution displays equivalent to that seen in an iPad5 is possible using Social feather. No JavaScript is used and it boasts a quick and painless addition of social sharing features to all your posts, pages and custom post types.

Active installs: 100,000+, Star rating 4.6.

Easy Social Share Buttons

Easy Social Share buttons


With Easy Social Share, you can choose between 2 styles of buttons – minimal icon buttons or buttons with share count. And you can place them just where you want, the header/the footer or include them within your content by using shortcodes.

You’ll need to download the default buttons from the social networks which requires CSS, additional JavaScript and image files. Easy Social Share’s buttons don’t need such downloads, merely a 4kb CSS file. So downloading these buttons will not cause your website to slow down.

Active installs : 30,000+, Star rating 3.7.

Floating Social Bar

Floating Social Bar


Floating Social Bar from WpBeginner supports only 5 networks – Google+, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest so as to keep the plugin slim. The icons are fast loading and the actual share buttons will be loaded only when a viewer hovers over the icon. Buttons are displayed in sticky mode in a horizontal bar that floats over pages and posts.

The plugin is developer friendly and developers can access a template tag for any customization.

Active installs: 20,000+, Star rating 4.2.

Share Buttons by AddToAny

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Although you are unlikely to use them, Share Buttons by AddToAny offers more than 100 share buttons. It finds a place in this list because it allows for a great deal of customization. Social media presence can also be tracked using Google Analytics.

Active installs: 200,000+, Star rating 4.7.

DC Simple Share Button

DC Simple Share


Most social sharing buttons slow down the website. So for those websites which want to keep it simple and not display share count, DC Simple Share Button will work just fine. It is fast loading and has no JavaScript. It is written in PHP, HTML and CSS and can be inserted anywhere on your site.

Active installs: 800+, Star rating 4.4.

Jetpack

Jetpack


Jetpack is a incredibly versatile plugin, but can slow down pages just a bit. This plugin is not just about social sharing, but has other functionalities as well such as security services and helps with a ton of other important things as well.

The sharing module allows you to choose the mode of sharing content – social media, print or email. Buttons can be displayed, so can text links or icons for faster loading time.

Active installs: More than a million, Star rating 4.

Social Metrics Tracker

Social Metrics Tracker


If you are looking for a free alternative to help you track your social media reach – try out Social Metrics Tracker. This plugin does not support as many social media networks; however it may be sufficient for you if you just want a general overview of your social media performance.

Active installs: 3,000, Star rating 5.

There are some plugins created specially for sharing on Instagram. With Instagram emerging as a powerful social sharing platform, these plugins merit a closer look.

Instagram Feed

Instagram Feed


Instagram Feed is a WordPress plugin with which you can display Instagram photos from any non-private Instagram account through a single or multiple feeds. The multiple feeds can be arranged in the same page or on different pages throughout the website. You can save time by posting photos to Instagram and automatically displaying them on your website.

Active Installs: 100,000, Star rating 5.

Enjoy Instagram

Enjoy Instagram


All your images can be displayed in carousel or grid format in lightbox mode with Enjoy Instagram. It is optimized for mobile devices.

Active installs: 10,000+, Star rating 3.9

Here’s a plugin which is Twitter specific ?

Click to Tweet

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Click to Tweet is yet another social sharing plugin with special focus on Twitter. It is one of the easiest ways to promote, share and track your content on Twitter.

To Sum Up

It is important not to go overboard and put in all the WordPress social sharing plugins that are available. Add only what is necessary and what is suitable to the demography of your site’s audiences.

This post would be incomplete, if I did not mention here that Twitter has officially discontinued Twitter share counts. It may still be available through other methods, but third party buttons created for Twitter will not fetch a response. The count component of Twitter button will be removed. While picking a plugin, Facebook’s ban on like gating should also be taken into account.

Which plugin you choose is very much a personal choice. It depends on the unique character of your website and audiences.

Monarch offers a variety of configurations and loads pretty fast. Social Media Feather, Simple Share Buttons Adder and Mashshare are also great options. Simple Share Buttons Adder is also quite straightforward without any fancy settings and so is Social Sharing by Danny.

If I had no specific requirements and were looking for an awesome social sharing plugin, I’d either go with one of the free options or choose a premium plugin which possesses a feature my website simply can not do without.

I hope the article was helpful and you find the right social sharing plugin for your WordPress website.

10+ Best Search Plugins for WordPress To Make The Most Out Of Search 2016

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Did you know that the default WordPress search engine isn’t really that efficient (and awesome) like the rest of WordPress?

Although search is available as a function in WordPress, it does not search custom post types and taxonomies.

This means that if you have a custom post type like “Book” for a book review website, then the default search isn’t going to look there.

Thankfully there are a host of awesome plugins that help you implement a powerful search solution in your WordPress site, with varying degrees of specificity.

For example, some plugins help you to select search categories, whereas advanced ones enable you to search content inside PDF files!

We’ve divided this list into 3 categories – premium, free and freemium. The freemium ones are the most popular since they offer amazing functionality with zero cost. Let’s get started!

Premium Search Plugins for WordPress

SearchWP

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SearchWP is currently one of the best premium search plugins in the market with a ton of features. The plugin scans all your existing posts, pages and other custom post types – basically every bit of (index-able) content in your WordPress site and builds a giant index which is updated periodically.

You can manually select the custom post types and categories you want to include in your search results. This feature is very useful for people looking for granular search parameters.

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Search settings offered by SearchWP

You can also reorder individual search elements in the SERP (Search Engine Results Page) by assigning “weights” to your posts and pages.

Another feature this plugin is called “fuzzy match” which is my personal favourite. What this does is matches partial keywords supplied in the search query. For example, if you can’t remember the exact name of a particular plugin, say “Relevanssi” you can simply type “relevan” and SearchWP would return the partially matches posts.

SearchWP also includes PDF search module, i.e. it indexes content within (unlocked) PDF files. This means that your search results could also include results from within PDF files. Of course this feature is configurable.

SearchWP starts at $49 a year including updates and supports bbPress and WPML integration.

AJAX Search Pro for WordPress – Live Search Plugin

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This plugin from developer wpdreams has clocked over 2,800+ sales making it one of the highest selling WordPress search plugins on CodeCanyon.

The plugin runs on AJAX which is an acronym for Asynchronous JavaScript and XML. Essentially this means that the plugin starts working (i.e. returning search results) as soon as the keywords are typed, without refreshing the page. This is a huge boost in user experience.

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A host of settings offered by AJAX Search Pro

Imagine you wanted to search something whose name you couldn’t remember. As you keep typing the keywords, the results are generated. This is immensely helpful in finding the correct (or relevant) result in the shortest amount of time.

The plugin features over 60 customizable themes, retina ready graphics, multiple search result layouts and a host of other customization options. It also supports custom post types and taxonomies.

The plugin is compatible with Visual Composer, and multilingual plugins such as qTranslate and WPML and costs $26 USD.

Lift Search for WordPress

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Remember how we were talking about overly powerful search options for WordPress? Well, this is one of them.

You search is powered by an external service called Amazon CloudSearch. It is essentially a cloud based search solution capable of processing enormous amounts of data, multiple datatypes (not just text, but images and other advanced types as well) with highly advanced search algorithms.

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Lift essentially connects Amazon CloudSearch to your WordPress installation

CloudSearch is a product of Amazon Web Services which requires a subscription to use. Since it is a cloud based service – it follows a pay-as-you-go model, which is essentially what it sounds like – you pay for how much you use. AWS offers a 12 month free trial which you can use to test the service.

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The plugin itself is free. It is a simple interface which connects your WordPress site to Amazon CloudSearch.

I would not recommend this plugin for everyday users, but for true geeks. If you’d like to get your hands dirty and want to learn something new, this plugin (I mean, CloudSearch) is definitely worth a try!

Freemium Search Plugins for WordPress

Swiftype Search

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Swiftype is a WordPress VIP approved advanced search plugin, with a host of amazing features such as search query autocomplete drop-down menu, drag-and-drop interface for reordering the search results in the SERP and powerful search analytics. It is built for large scale WordPress sites with 10,000+ posts (think TechCrunch).

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You can re-order search results to promote your posts

The free version of the plugin supports a max of 50 search result customizations, a single website installation and contains the Swiftype branding. Paid plans start at $19/month.

Relevanssi

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Relevanssi is one of the most popular search plugins in the WordPress repository. By that we mean it has over 90,000+ active installations.

Now since Relevanssi is a freemium plugin, you would expect the good features to be locked behind a subscription. On the contrary, the free version of the plugin provides this amazing features:

  • Exact phrase match: If you surround your query with a quote, Relevanssi will only return those results that match the exact phrase.
  • Fuzzy search: Similar to SearchWP, Relevanssi offers fuzzy logic search in the free version of the plugin.

Relevanssi sorts the search results based on relevancy rather than the published date. It also offers other features like excerpt displays in SERP, highlighted search words, typo suggestions similar to Google’s “Did you mean?” feature and a whole lot more.

The premium version of Relevanssi includes some technically advanced features which we’re not going to discuss here.

Free WordPress Search Plugins

Better Search

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Better Search is a completely free WordPress search plugin which indexes posts, pages and custom post types. You can assign weights to individual elements, such as post title, excerpt, body, etc. which enables you to customize the search results.

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Better Search settings panel

Better Search also has a search heatmap, which displays the most popular searches in your site. You could also use it your theme’s footer or sidebar.

Dave’s WordPress Live Search

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This plugin, as the name suggests, uses AJAX to query the WordPress database in real time and return results as the query is typed.

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Settings page of the plugin

It also integrates with Relevanssi to give it that “live search” feature.

Search Everything

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This free plugin with over 80,000 active installations can search posts, pages and custom post types and taxonomies. It also highlights search results with the query keywords.

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List of options available in this plugin

You also have the ability to exclude selected posts and categories from the search results.

Category Wise Search

Category Wise Search is a dead drop simple plugin that lets you accomplish a single, simple task – search based on categories.

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Plugin’s Settings panel

If you do not wish to spend time configuring other feature-filled plugins, this one might just be the solution.

Simply Exclude

If you ever wanted to exclude or include certain custom post types, posts, pages and content by authors in your WordPress search results, then Simply Exclude would be an awesome plugin for you.

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Plugin options

Keep in mind that the plugin internally uses the default WordPress search functionality, so that might be a limiting factor.

Ultimate WP Query Search Filter

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This WordPress search plugin enables you to filter the search results through post types, taxonomies and meta fields. The search result can be displayed either through the theme search template or an AJAX call.

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Plugin options

For developers, the plugin’s functionality is extendable with hooks. You can create multiple search forms and select AJAX or default theme search template for returning the search results. As a bonus, you can display these search forms in your posts and pages via shortcodes.

Google Custom Search for WordPress

Well, this is it people – the mother of all search plugins. Well, not exactly. You can infuse the power of Google Search in your WordPress site.

However, the process is lengthy, time consuming, and frankly – it is utter geekery! If you want to try it out for yourself, I would recommend this tutorial by WPBeginner as a starting point.

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Plugin settings

The end product would be a small search bar you can place anywhere in your WordPress site. When someone performs a search operation, results from your site will be returned.

However, the SERP will be branded with Google logos. If you want to whitelabel the SERP, then you’d need to purchase a subscription which is over $100 annually.

Conclusion

Deciding which search plugin is the best choice for you will depend on the size of your site, the functionality that’s most important to you, and how much you’re willing to spend to get it.

Search should be an intuitive process. You need to study your visitor’s behaviour first – do they use the search function? If so, how often? Once you resolve that your search is being utilized a significant amount, then you can go for a free or freemium search plugin like Relevanssi.

Have we missed out your favourite search plugin? If so, let us know and we’ll add it to our list!

10+ Best Free and Premium Custom Login Page Generator Plugins for WordPress 2016

Customize Login Page Plugins

Why do we buy a WordPress theme? Because we don’t want our site to look like every other WordPress site out there – we want ours to be unique. If that’s the case with themes, then why not the login page?

Customizing your login page is one of the primary ways of providing a unique user experience. It uplifts brand identity, which is crucial for any business to succeed.

You might be wondering why would someone want to customize their login page of all things? In most blogs, visitors don’t need to login to access content.

What about the ones that do? In such a case, WordPress’ default login page is the starting point of a membership site.

Before someone can access the subscriber-only material you offer, they need to first login to your site.

Think about it – when you’re about login to the “members-only” area of a newly purchased membership site, and you see the same old login screen that you’ve seen in every other WordPress site – including yours, how does that make you feel?

The effect is slightly dampened, if not significantly.

That’s why your business needs a customized version of the WordPress login page that’s tailored to the look and feel of your business. If you’re building a membership site, a custom login page is absolutely necessary.

Okay, that’s settled.

What about plain old blogs? Don’t you need a custom login page for that? Well, that depends. If you’re planning to build a membership site in the future, then it’s a probably a good idea.

If you’re building a custom solution for your clients, then it’s a good idea to whitelabel the WordPress login page (and preferably admin area as well).

Whitelabeling your client’s WordPress site uplifts brand identity and works as marketing agent for inbound traffic.

How do we customize the WordPress login page?

Method #1

Well, the easiest way would be to directly edit the wp-login.php file, which is definitely not a good idea. Why? For starters, it’s considered as a poor software development practice. Secondly, whenever you update a core revision of WordPress, chances are that the file is replaced with a newer version; as a result of which you’ll lose all the customization.

Method #2

Second way is to build yourself a nice plugin with all the customization baked in it. You can add nifty features like links, buttons, animations, etc. and pack them in the plugin. Once you activate the plugin, the changes are immediately incorporated.

This is essentially the correct (and safe) way to execute the same process described earlier. Since it is a plugin we’re talking about, you won’t lose the customization while updating WordPress.

Here are a few tutorials to help you achieve this. Please keep in mind that implementing these tutorials takes significant time and effort and you might end up becoming a developer… Aaahh!

  • How to Completely Customize the WordPress Login Page by WPMU DEV (Difficulty: Beginner)
  • Customizing the Login Form in the WordPress Codex (Difficulty: Beginner to Intermediate)
  • Build a Custom WordPress User Flow by TutsPlus (Difficulty: Intermediate to Advanced)

Method #3

The third and the final method to customize your login page is the easiest one by far. You’ve guessed the solution and are probably right, the answer is – WordPress plugins! The remainder of this post enlists some of the best plugins to customize your WordPress login page. We’ve decided to go ahead and categorize the plugins under free, freemium and premium – which will help speed-up your plugin hunt. Hope we’ve been able to save some of your precious time!

Completely Free Plugins: Whilst researching plugins for a specific topic, I occasionally find a few outdated ones. Today’s article was no exception.

Keeping in mind of the growing list of attacks and vulnerabilities discovered every day, I’ve decided to list only those plugins that have been updated in the last six months. Although this may shorten the list, rest assured they are from active developers.

Memphis Custom Login

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Plugin’s demo login screen

This plugin lets you customize the WordPress login page by changing the background and text color, font type, size, etc.

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Plugin options

You can also hide the forgot password or registration link (this is useful if you want to disable registration). The plugin also supports Google Analytics and SSL enabled WordPress sites.

BM Custom Login

BM Custom Login

Apart from the usual features like CSS customization, adding images and customizing the background, the unique feature of this plugin is the templates feature.

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Plugin options

The developer created a Flickr group where the plugin users share their customized version of the login page. You can Create a new design using PSD file provided on image template folder of plugin and then upload the new template to the plugin’s resource folder located at /wp-content/plugins/bm-custom-login/images/

Sexy Login

Sexy Login

This plugin brings a lot of AJAX powered responsive components to your WordPress login page, whose main advantage is error handling without refreshing your screen (think incorrect or password reset situations). You can also add an optional reCAPTCHA verification to block spammers. The plugin also has a fallback mechanism for JavaScript disabled browsers.

Erident Custom Login and Dashboard

Erident Custom Login and Dashboard

This plugin sports a ton of features including heavy customization options, ranging from background, font, animations, colours, opacity, gradients and other awesome CSS capabilities. It can also change the footer text in the admin dashboard which is great of you’re building a custom solution for your client.

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Demo login screen

A major feature of this plugin is the settings import/export feature. This just makes things so much easier when you’re managing multiple websites.

A5 Custom Page Login

A5 Custom Page Login

This plugin has an awesome set of features such as a login shortcode that lets you dynamically generate the login page anywhere in your WordPress site and a redirection module that takes your user to a desired (landing) page as soon as they login.

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Plugin options

The plugin doesn’t support custom CSS at the moment (this has been planned for a future release however), so you’ll have to make-do with the current set of customization features.

Birds Custom Login

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Sample login screen generated by the plugin

Yet another awesome multilingual plugin to easily customize your WordPress login page. It’s responsive in design and supports a ton of customization features, along with a live preview within the settings screen.

Custom Login Plugin

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Sample plugin login screen

A unique feature of this plugin is the animated background – set a couple of images and watch the plugin generate an awesome animated slideshow. You can also add your social media accounts with one click and all the options are fully customizable.

Tesla Login Customizer

Tesla Login Customizer

Demo login screen generated by the plugin

Developed by TeslaThemes, this plugin supports a ton of amazing features including a fully responsive design and Google reCAPTCHA integration.

WP Custom Login

WP Custom Login

Plugin demo output

This is a dead drop simple plugin intended for a very specific purpose – adding a header and footer to the WordPress login page. You can also include custom CSS in a file called custom-login.css located in your current theme’s directory.

Custom Login CSS

Custom Login CSS

This plugin has essentially the same same features as the previous one. Only benefit is that it has a textbox to include the custom CSS.

Freemium Plugins: These plugins are ones that offer basic functionalities for free and charge for the advanced ones. Normally, these plugins have a lot of active users and are mostly updated since they have higher number of active users.

Custom Login

Custom Login Demo Output

Demo output of a premium design pack

This is one of the most popular freemium plugins with over 80,000 active installations. The free version includes tons of design features along with custom CSS and JS code snippets. Extensions such as stealth login, custom redirects and others are housed under the premium tag.

Custom Login Page Customizer

Custom Login Page Customizer Output

Customization settings

All the customization features are available in the free version. The premium version provides a reCAPTCHA verification module as a security addon.

Custom Login Page Styler

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Plugin demo login screen

This plugin has over 9000 active installation, but unfortunately it hides a lot of its advanced CSS features under the premium tag. If CSS isn’t your strong suite, but you’re looking to style your login page anyhow, this plugin might be just for you. On a developer’s side note this plugin is also compatible with any other plugin that hooks in the login form, including BuddyPress, bbPress and Limit Login Attempts.

Premium plugins are ones that have extended functionality and come with a basic level of developer support. Following are a few ones I found over at CodeCanyon. (I’m not going to go over the details since the plugin pages have all the features enlisted)

White Label Branding for WordPress ($29)

White Label Branding for WordPress

Simply put, this plugin is a complete solution for white labeling your WordPress site. This plugin has over 4,600+ sales and has a rating of 4.66 out of 5.

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Plugin’s features

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Custom Login & Access WordPresss Plugin ($20)

Custom Login & Access WordPresss Plugin Demo


Another great plugin with a ton of features. It has 1000+ sales and rated 3.87 out of 5.

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Tailored Login

Tailored Login


Developed by iThemes, this plugin comes as part of the iThemes Plugin Developer Suite, which is priced at $247.

What technique do you prefer to customize your WordPress login page? Would you prefer to build a plugin yourself or use an existing one? If the answer is option one, we’d love to check out your work. If it’s option 2, what’s your preferred plugin?

Efficient and Pleasing Event Calendar Plugins for WordPress

Wordpress Calendar Plugins

Calendar plugins figure are popular plugins installed by many websites. They can be used for a number of purposes – displaying events, showing upcoming events, inviting and receiving registrations, accepting bookings, scheduling events and much more.

From simple calendars that merely display events, to complex ones that take care of registrations, bookings and venues, there are a number of plugins that you can choose from.

Event calendars are a way of keeping visitors or people in a group informed of upcoming events like family gatherings, parties, weddings, important school dates and anything else of interest to the group. A business can use it to keep team members in the loop about meetings, conferences, seminars, business lunch dates or to advertise events to visitors. These calendars can be included in a widget or in any page or post in your website.

While picking out a plugin to add to your website, you should check out if it has some important features. If it is simply events you want to display, your task of choosing a plugin should be easy. There are a number of free plugins in the WordPress plugins directory that can do this efficiently.

Many plugins come with added features like being responsive, integration with external resources like Google calendar and Twitter, customization, import and export of events, sale of tickets and more. So, if a particular feature is important to you, make sure it is included in the plugin that you pick.

The Events Calendar

The Events Calendar is a popular plugin available for free in the WordPress Directory. It allows you to share events with your team or community or any other group of persons. It is a well crafted, tried and tested plugin.

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Without having to use code, you can set up your calendar quickly and start sharing events almost immediately. It works equally well for large organizations like universities, where many events are shared with thousands of persons or with a small website owner displaying special dates. It has been tested with high traffic websites.

You can view the calendar in day mode or in month mode. Google Maps can display the venue, and an upcoming events widget can be added. You can search for events and save venues and organizers. To save your self some time and effort, the settings for recurring events should be saved. It uses AJAX for smooth scrolling and is completely responsive.

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Developers will find the plugin particularly useful in building websites. Skeleton stylesheet, template tags, hooks and filters are all provided. A library of code snippets is available on GitHub.

Events Calendar Pro will add additional viewing formats to your calendar. Add-ons will help with recurring events, ticket sales, Facebook event integration and more. You can search for the location of the event and add additional custom fields.

The purchase price for the premium version is $89 to $299.

All-in-One Event Calendar

All-in-One Event Calendar is a visually pleasing calendar display that works efficiently. You can control the calendar from your WordPress Admin. Both free and premium versions are available. Some features are restricted in the free version.

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Public users can submit events via the frontend directly or after your approval. An upcoming events widget can be displayed in the sidebar or footer. Events can be displayed in multiple formats and sub calendars can be created and shared using filters.

You can import events from any other calendar supporting iCal format. You can organize your calendar in color coded categories. Different colors can be assigned to different regions, age groups, or on any other basis. Users can save events to a wishlist of their own. Events can be made attractive with posters and videos.

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Events can be promoted on social media by adding hashtags. Events can be displayed on a map, making it easier for users to find the venue. The calendar themes are customizable. If you connect it to MailChimp, you can send out and periodical newsletters right from your calendar.

The premium version is available for $94 per year.

My Calendar

My Calendar is an easy to use, customizable plugin. You can have many individual calendars within WordPress multisite. Calendars can simply show as lists of forthcoming events. Or they can be displayed by categories, locations or author.

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Calendar can be viewed in grid or list format. Events can be viewed in monthly, daily or weekly views. For compact views, you can have mini calendars. Widgets are available for upcoming events, mini calendars, today’s events or event search.

Developers can use this plugin to create customized calendars, as the CSS style and Java Script can be edited. The Shortcode generator can lend a hand here.

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You can schedule recurring events and edit individual instances of recurring events. Access to parts of the plugin can be restricted and views can be limited based on location, author, post or categories. When events are created or edited, an email notification can be sent to administrator and posted to Twitter.

The premium plugin allows logged in visitors to edit events from front end. Site visitors can also post events from front end. It comes bundled with advanced search features.

You can buy a single year’s license for $49.

Google Calendar Events

Google Calendar Events is an open source calendar that will let you add Google Calendar events to your WordPress site. All your events can be managed within Google calendar, without creating it separately in your WordPress. The Calendar can be customized to suit your website. It is fully responsive and can display in monthly and list views.

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The event content can be customized with simple tags. You can fuse multiple calendars into a single one or maintain them separately after categorization. In the Advanced Settings Tab, you can adjust the time zones, the starting day of the week and the time and date display format.

The premium add-ons offer a secure connection between your website and Google, and allow you to display private Google calendars. The avatars for any guest confirmed for an event can also be displayed.

A list of attachments with links to original source can be added. The events can be highlighted with colors that match Google calendar event colors.

The add-ons come at prices between $29 and $149, with a 60 day money back guarantee.

Events Manager

Events Manager is not just a plugin for displaying events. It does a lot more than that. It can manage registration, bookings and even locations for events. It can manage single day events as well as events that are spread over a number of days. Duplication is possible for recurring events.

The plugin is multisite and Buddy Press compatible. It allows frontend submission and management, and advanced user permissions can be put in place. Events can be categorized and tagged. Visitors can book without having an account. Booking messages and email confirmations can be customized.

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You can make it easier for participants to find the location by adding Google Maps and custom location fields. Images of the location or thumbnails can also be added. Widgets and shortcodes can be used. Template files and event pages can be modified and advanced hooks for developers is available.

The Pro add-on ensures premium support and spam protection with reCaptcha. In addition, a coupons and discount manager, transaction history, individual customized attendee forms, customizable booking forms and additional payment methods are available to purchasers of the add-on.

You can purchase the pro version for $75 and use it on one site or for $150, you can use it on 5 sites.

EventOn

EventOn is a feature packed premium event calendar plugin. It has a responsive, mobile ready layout and supports multiple languages. You can make your calendars attractive by adding featured images to events. The design is clean and the plugin offers a great user experience. It has clocked over 19,000 installations.

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You can display the calendar in a tile format if you wish. Event date and time can be set, in any color that you choose. Events can be colored based on the type of event and this color can override the color set for the individual event. Events can be put into five categories. Repeating events can be created by duplication in wp-admin. Also, events can be shown only to logged in users.

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Widgets and shortcode generator will allow you to add features. Google Maps is integrated directly into the event, so visitors can find the venue easily. The maps can be colored to match your website. Location can be set by latitude and longitude. Event location image can be included. The locations can be saved and used for subsequent events.

Upcoming events can be displayed and past events hidden. Detailed info on events can be included, but collapsed to present a clutter free appearance. A jump month option is included to help visitors move quickly to the month they want. Events can be filtered on the calendar, and pre filtered calendars can be presented. Events can be presented in the choicest font data.

You can purchase the plugin in CodeCanyon for $29.

Calendarize it

Calendarize it is a premium event calendar plugin that is flexible and customizable. Customization is possible with simple drag and drop, without the need for any shortcodes. 8 predefined templates act as the starting point for our own calendar. More than 30 content elements will help you with building your calendar.

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You can choose between a month view and a list view for your events. In the map view of events, you can add banner advertisements. Events can be submitted and edited from the frontend. And you can charge your customers for submitting events at frontend. Add a number of payment options to help making payment easy.

Visitors can view, rate and review events. Visitors can also submit a RSVP.

A number of free and paid add-on increases your options. Custom buttons, Visual CSS Editor, Featured image and links for events are some of the free add-ons. The Paid add-ons include Eventbrite Tickets, Upcoming Events accordion, Member profile, Events Map View, Payment options and more.

Facebook Events

Facebook Events is a plugin that simply imports events from your Facebook account. With more than 1 billion daily active users on Facebook (December 2015), it would make sense to offer this option to users.

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Public events organized on Facebook can directly be imported into your WordPress. Data for the events, including venue and the organizer details are filled into your WordPress. The events can be imported one by one or automatically on a schedule. For events that are created on personal pages or group pages, the event details can be imported manually from the event id.

To use this plugin, you will need to obtain credentials from Facebook by registering with them. Also, the calendars will not show events that are deemed to be adult in content by Facebook.

The licenses can be purchased for a price ranging from $49 to $149.

Timetable Responsive Schedule for WordPress

Timetable Responsive Schedule will help to display a timetable view of all your events. You can use it to create a timetable for your dance classes, meal plans, lesson plans and for similar needs. It will allow click through buying of tickets by visitors.

The shortcode generator will help you with the details of your timetable. Categories, columns to be displayed, format for events, google fonts, tabs used for filtering, can all be fine tuned. Custom post types will help you to design your events. A single event occurring many times ? Use the shortcode generator to list and display the occurrences. Widgets can be used to display today’s events or all upcoming events.

Timetable Responsive Schedule For WordPress

The whole table or any part of it can be customized. The demo tables, widgets and settings can all be imported and used as such or after you adjust it to your liking, Event tooltips can be added. The responsive mode can be switched on and off. For clutter free appearance, the column displaying hours can be hidden. Any number of timetables or events or occurrences of events can be added.

The plugin can be purchased from CodeCanyon for $19.

FT Calendar

With FT Calendar you can have as many calendars as you like in your WordPress site using a simple interface. You can assign colors to the calendars and attach events to any or all of the calendars. FT Calendar is an advanced calendar plugin, where you get to create, maintain and own the data. Data can be easily imported and exported with CSV files.

FT Calendar

You can implement repeating events easily with FT Calendar. RSS and iCal feed is provided, so that visitors can import them into their calendars. Many widgets are available and you can use them to add features. Features that you can add are mini calendar widget, upcoming events widget, full calendar shortcode and shortcode for different views of the calendar. You can add events to any page, post or custom post type.

The plugin can be purchased for $39 and comes with a 30 day satisfaction guarantee or your money back.

Some Additional Plugins

The plugins that follow have some functions that may interest a particular kind of user. For instance, the first plugin that follows – WP Permission Slip – will be of particular interest to schools. So, I have included a small list of plugins here that may interest a particular user or may have a distinctive function.

    • WP Permission Slip by Fly plugins is a little different in that it is intended for managing events like school trips, where the permission of a parent is required. The plugin can send out emails to parents automatically. You can sell ticket for any event with this plugin and multiple pricing for the same event is possible. Terms and conditions can be included and attendance sheet can be downloaded. It is a niche plugin intended primarily for schools.
    • Events + will help you add a countdown to your website and when the timer expires, a visitor is redirected to the live stream. You can build an entire event management network on the lines of Facebook events. Reservations, ticket sales, promo videos, event information, location and map can all be included with Events Plus. Shortcodes or widgets can be used to place elements wherever you want on your website.
    • Event List will display on your site, a list of events with their description, times and locations. It uses a WYSIWYG Editor to add description, text, links, videos or images to images. A duplicate function will help you to create event copies. Event categories can be synced with post categories. Events can be filtered according to dates or categories.
    • Event Espresso is a complete event management plugin. It can turn your website into a fully featured event management system. Customized registration forms, seat limits, tax administration, restricting access, customized emails for confirmations and discount codes are all taken care of. It is suitable for most organizations and a range of prices are offered to fit almost any budget.
    • Event Booking Pro comes with PayPal integration and is a full fledged event booking system. Multiple tickets and discount coupons can be managed with this plugin. Offline and multiple booking is possible and many payment gateways are supported. Lazy load shortcode and mobile fallback booking page are included.
    • The WordPress Pro Event Calendar makes it easy to manages events and special dates. It supports a date range function and is cross browser compatible. Users can submit events from frontend. You can import events from an ICS feed and Facebook. Events can be exported to an Excel File. User roles can be assigned.

To conclude

If you do not already have an event calendar plugin installed, you could try out any of the free plugins from the WordPress repository and become a little familiar with it. This may help you to know if there is any particular feature you are looking for in a plugin and help identify the one for you. You can try out the free or lite version, before you upgrade to the higher priced options.

There are plenty of great WordPress event themes too and you can find the best examples on this list.

If it is simple event listing that you are looking for, the free versions of the first 4 plugins in this list can do the job. If you need more, go down the list and you are likely find what you want here. Do share your experience!

Top 22 Best Free jQuery CSS3 Progress Bar Plugins For Better User Experience 2016

Jquery Progress Bars

The websites we constantly interact with are a culmination of a variety of widgets, elements, libraries, plugins and code elements that together blossom into the web design experience that we encounter. HTML5 and CSS3 are the front-runners for creating such experiences, and we aren’t ever fully aware of the kind of elements that we will require for our website projects. Progress bars is one such element type that usually is used within a niche-like environment, for sites and platforms that have to deal with pricing modules, with displaying the progress of things like skill attainments, and more. Progress bars add the interactivity to our pages that wasn’t there before.

While we can built standalone and static progress bars using just native HTML5 and CSS3, we can amplify the effects of our progress bars with the use of JavaScript, or more specifically — the jQuery library. With jQuery we can make our progress and loading bars look alive, to add dynamic and interactive animation effects, to add countdown and loading effects that really bring our pages to life. This is what we will be focusing on right here, we will look at some of the best jQuery progress and loading bar plugins that have been built with the help of latest available CSS3 technology.

We are pleased to say this time around we didn’t have to rely on a simple code sharing site to gather all these libraries and plugins, instead we have gathered the best work available from a multitude of sources and developer authors all across the globe. Please join us in populating this list by sharing your own favorite extensions of progress bar and loading bar elements in the comment section at the bottom of this list.

Progression.js

Progression JS jQuery Cards

Progression.js is the perfect compliment to developers who are trying to integrate progress features within their forms. With Progression.js you can quickly add progress functionality to forms, so as soon as users begin to fill out the presented form, they are given simple tooltips and widgets that explain more in detail what is required of them, and how far they’ve progressed with the form altogether. Will also alert users when they haven’t filled out a specific part of the form, avoiding the need to refresh the page, or to submit an invalid form.

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jQuery Progress Bar Indicator

jQuery Progress Bar Indicator

The Progress Bar Indicator is a lightweight jQuery script that will indicate the progress of consumed content with a red (or a color of your own choosing) progress bar above the fold menu, so at the very top of the page. This plugin will be a great compliment for sites dealing with a lot of content.

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ToProgress.js

ToProgress.js

ToProgress.js does pretty much the same as the plugin above, with the exception that you can a little bit more variety in terms of available features. ToProgress.js allows you to specify the progress bar unfolding, time limits, and even trigger it during different events, like click or show. Looks slightly more appealing too!

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Fort.js

Fort.js

Fort.js is another forms oriented progress plugin that will display a progress bar above the fold whenever a user begins to fill out a form, indicating how much of the form has been completed. It’s a nice little neat widget to have for both desktop and mobile websites.

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nanobar.js

nanobar.js

nanobar.js might be perhaps the most lightweight progress bar plugin we have on this list, it will also display the bar above the top menu, giving users a better idea of how much of the content they have consumed so far, and how much more is left to go. Doesn’t actually require jQuery as well.

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MProgress.js

Mprogress.js

MProgress.js takes advantage of the Google Material Design specification to allow designers and developers to create specific progress bars within their website designs. These progress bars can be used to indicate loading times, to display wait times while back-end processes are being done (especially for queries), or to simply show the progress of a particular project element or feature that’s being worked on.

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Bootstrap Progress Bars

Bootstrap Progress Bars

The Bootstrap Progress Bar from MindDust is a great compliment to designers who want to display their skillsets and abilities using progress bars, it will work just as well for freelancers and developers, or even agencies that want to display their abilities in a colorful and interactive way. You can have them vertical or horizontal, with or without text, and so many more features to give you all the required tools to crate beautiful and stunning progress bars right out of the box.

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Sonic Creator

Sonic Creator Create your own canvas gif css3 loader

Sonic Creator lets you create and build simple Loading Bars (Circles) that you can use in between transitions for website pages, queries, or even your native applications. The website offers a fully functional demo editor that you can then shift onto your on project without having to use any external configuration settings.
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goalProgress

Animated goalProgress Bar jQuery plugin

This plugin allows you to create an animated progress bar using jQuery. Just fill in the required input and the plugin calculates the progress of your goal and animates the bar. You can specify text to put before and after the amount raised. For example if you are running a fundraiser, you can showcase how much funds have been acquired through a beautiful progress bar, or you can display how much has been accomplished for a particular project in the form of percentages or tasks left to do.

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Progress.js

Progress.js Themeable progress bar library

Progress.js is a dynamic progress library built with jQuery, HTML5, and CSS3 to help developers to display the progress of loading elements like content, visual content, and simple text content. You are in control over the height and color for the loading bar, giving you a peace of mind when it comes to aligning the progress bar with your web design choices.

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PACE

PACE -- Automatic page load progress bars

PACE offers a ton of different themes and styles that you can use to display whenever there’s a loading interaction between your website or app pages. It’s fully optimized for mobile devices.

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Loadie.js

Loadie.js A lightweight jQuery loader plugin

Loadie is a beautiful jQuery loader plugin that will display a top navigation widget whenever the user is interacting with your specified element that requires a loading bar.

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spin.js

spin.js

Spin.js as the name suggests is a simple spinning loading element that you can use to display whenever it is necessary for a website element or query to fully load. Easy to customize to your own requirements and standards.

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LoadGo

LoadGo Your own images as a progress bar

LoadGo is a modern progress bar library for letting you use your own specified images as loading bars for any situation imagine. The loading bar can be triggered to appear automatically, or through a dynamic action upon which the image will be covered in the loading bar animation transition. Use a combination of percentages and colors, or each one individually, depending on what you need for that particular situation.

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ProgressBar.js

ProgressBar.js Progress bars with JavaScript

ProgressBar.js uses SVG animations to provide a progress bar experience that will make a statement. You can use it to create loading bar effects for file uploads, for checking forms (like password strength), or simply to use within an executed query within the page.

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Circular Progress Bar

Circular Progress Bar jQuery plugin

Circular Progress Bar’s homepage is a full-on editor for the actual progress bar that you can use to customize your own circular loading bar for whatever use necessary. Try a number of different skins to figure out which particular template will best work with your current web design.

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CircularLoader.js

CircularLoader.js Easy jQuery Plugins tutorials

CircularLoader.Js is a jQuery plugin made using HTML5 and JavaScript to create customizable circular progress bars with or without percentage values. It can be used to create a progress indicator. It is a fully customizable plugin which works with all browsers compatible with HTML5. It is a very easy to integrate and easy to use plugin. The documentation of the plugin offers much more context and in-depth guidance on how to make the most of CircularLoader.js!

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Percentage Loader

Percentage Loader

PercentageLoader is a truly modern approach to displaying circular loading and progress bars to your website and application visitors. The use of HTML5 is so evident here that you may not ever want to switch back to other solutions, as PercentageLoader makes it a priority to integrate modern design in your existing design template.

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Premium jQuery Progress Bar and Loading Bar Plugins

With so many beautiful progress bars and loaders to choose from already, is there anything else on the market that we could possibly wish to explore? We are wrapping up our list with the inclusion of several premium jQuery plugins for displaying loading and progress bars, and we do feel that these are the ones worth investment, depending on the current web projects you are working on.

CSS3 Loader and Preloader

CSS3 Loader and Preloader JavaScript CodeCanyon

Quite often the reason we don’t opt for a particular plugin is because there aren’t enough example styles to choose from, so this loading spinner plugin is the perfect solution for those situations as it offers 17 varieties of loading spinners to better reflect your web design parameters. Within minutes you can have a ready to go spinner that will look amazing on your website or application that you need it for. Mobile device compatible, it uses CSS3 technology to provide a lightweight loading spinner experience.

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EasyLoader

EasyLoader JavaScript Library for Page Loading JavaScript CodeCanyon

EasyLoader gives you the functionality to build animated effects after your website pages have loaded. You use it to promote other pages, to create notification alerts, and otherwise elements that indicate that a page has fully loaded. Easy to work with, and comes with a six month support package.

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Percentage Preloader

Percentage Preloader JavaScript CodeCanyon

Percentage Preloader comes pre-built with 8 different styles to choose from which you can select in the light or dark color scheme. Optimized for Retina displays, Percentage Preloader was built on native CSS3, making it lightweight and accessible for mobile and desktop designs.

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MelonHTML5

MelonHTML5 Royal Preloader JavaScript CodeCanyon

MelonHTML5 is one of the most sought after premium preloaders on the market. You can easily use MelonHTML5 to preload visual content before anything else appears on the webpage, you can display loading progress of any kind of website interaction, there are variety of styles to pick from, and the plugin also detects caching modules and plugins to ensure maximum availability for the content it is working with.

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