Our recommended WP plugins
Hi, my name is Olivia and I am the newest addition to the Heybridge Creative team! Web design does not have to involve complicated coding, with thousands of plugins on the market, each with different purposes, you can pretty much build an entire website using simple and efficient plugins. If you are looking to build your own website and are unsure where to begin, check out my recommendations on the best WordPress plugins, guaranteed to make your web design experience much simpler!
WP Bakery Page Builder (my personal favourite)
WP Bakery (formerly known as Visual Composer) allows you to build your website on both the front end and back end in an easier way that doesn’t involve coding.With simple drag and drop elements you can build pages faster and makes later edits simpler. WP Bakery works with any WordPress theme so the opportunities are unlimited. For more information on WP Bakery and how to purchase click here.
Contact Form 7
Contact Form 7 allows you to build efficient contact forms for multiple uses. This plugin has various options to add to your contact form such as, CAPTCHA, file upload, Askimet etc. Contact Form 7 is a free plugin, for more information and where to download, click here.
Building forms is quick and easy with Gravity Forms! This plugin offers an effective way to build personalised forms with over 30 form field inputs that are readily available. For more information on Gravity forms click here.
Envira Gallery offers both a lite (free) and premium (paid) version. Creating a stunning gallery is easy with Envira’s drag and drop builder. This plugin has various elements such as, gallery templates, albums & tags, social media integration, video support and more. This plugin is user friendly, responsive and mobile friendly, for more information on Envira Gallery click here.
Another great gallery plugin is Gallery Images Ape. Similar to Envira Gallery with the simplicity and clean finish, Gallery Ape offers many popular functions including, multi categories, file formats (JPG, PNG, GIF, JPEG), hover effect, navigation menu and more. This plugin is completely user friendly and definitely one to check out!
WP Google Maps
WP Google Maps is an easy, user-friendly maps plugin. It is easy to add a map to your site that is customisable and functional. The lite (free) version comes with many different features that make creating your map as simple as typing in the address. For more information on both the premium and lite version of this plugin, click here.
Intergeo maps is another effective Google Maps plugin. This plugin allows you to create personalised maps with various features including, excellent customisability, easy map-creation process, unlimited maps, different design styles and more. View this plugin here.
Woo Commerce is the number one eCommerce platform for WordPress. Woo Commerce allows you to sell your product on a responsive platform, offering you complete control over everything, from taxes, stock levels and customer accounts. Features included in this plugin are:
- Ability to sell physical and digital products
- Product variations and attributes
- Customisable shipping rates
- Extensive payment options
- Complete control
Click here to find out more!
If building a website yourself is just not for you, let us do the hard work! We offer prestigious web development services, personalised to your business. Contact us for any enquiries!