WordPress is most used CMS for website and blog and WordPress allows easily customize your site layout through wonderful widgets. These Widgets are known as plugins. There are thousands WordPress plugins and themes that allow to add widgets to make your website more attractive and useful for visitors.
Here, I am talking best WordPress widgets for your website that are useful.
SiteOrigin Widget Bundle
The SiteOrigin widget bundle gives you a collection of widgets that you can use and customize. All the widgets are built on our powerful framework, giving you advanced forms, unlimited colors and more than 1500 icons.
SiteOrigin widget bundle features are Google Maps Widget, Button Widget that love to click, Image Widget let you add images everywhere, Call To Action Widget get your users performing the actions you want, Slider Widget that slides images and HTML5 videos, Price Table Widget help you sell more etc.
Recent Posts Widget
Recent Posts Widget plugin will enable a custom, flexible and super advanced recent posts, you can display it via shortcode or widget. Recent Posts Widget allows to display a list of the most recent posts with thumbnail, excerpt and post date, also you can display it from all or specific or multiple taxonomy, post type.
Recent Posts Widget features include Shortcode feature, Post status option, Custom html or text before and/or after recent posts, Better image cropping, allow you to set title url, display by date, comment count or random, display thumbnails, with customizable size and alignment, display excerpt, with customizable length, display from all, specific or multiple category, Display from all, specific or multiple tag, Display post date, display modification date, display comment count and many more features
A simple image widget that uses the WordPress media manager to add image widgets to your website.
Simple Image Widget have features as MU Compatible, Handles image re-sizing and alignment, Link the image, Title and Description, Very versatile. All fields are optional, Upload, link to external image, or select an image from your media collection using the built in thickbox browser.
WordPress Popular Posts is a customizable widget that displays the most popular posts on your blog.
This is a Multi-widget capable means you can have several widgets of WordPress Popular Posts on your blog – each with its own settings.
Time Range – list those posts of your blog that have been the most popular ones within a specific time range (eg. last 24 hours, last 7 days, last 30 days, etc.)
Social Media Feather
WordPress Social Media Feather is a lightweight free social media WordPress plugin that allows you to quickly and painlessly add social sharing and following features to all your posts, pages and custom post types.
The plugin supports adding of social buttons for sharing or following (that is, social buttons that link to your social network profiles pages). The social media buttons can be easily and automatically be added to all your posts, pages or any other custom post types.
Social Count Plus
Social Count Plus displays your number of followers from Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Twitch, Twitter and several other social media websites.
You can display your numbers using a Widget (with links and icons) or Shortcodes or PHP functions in your theme.
The results of the counters are cached and new values are checked only once a day. This cache can be wiped when published a new post.
The Social Count Plus performs counting for Comments total, Facebook page fans, GitHub followers, Google+ page/profile followers, Instagram followers, LinkedIn company followers, Pinterest followers, Posts total, SoundCloud followers, Steam Community group members, Tumblr followers, Twitch channel followers, Twitter followers,
Users total, Vimeo followers
Google Maps widget
Google Maps widget displays a single-image super-fast loading Google map in a widget. A larger map with all the usual features is available on click in a lightbox.
OptinMonster helps you grow your email list by converting visitors into subscribers and customers.
OptinMonster is a standalone application that integrates with all web platforms including WordPress. You must have an OptinMonster account in order to take advantage of this plugin.
OptinMonster comes with an easy to use form builder that allows you to create beautiful optin forms that are proven to convert. You can create various type of optins including WordPress popup forms, floating header and footer bars, slide-ins also known as scroll triggered boxes, sidebar forms, after post forms, in-line forms, mobile-specific forms, welcome gates and more.
Gabfire Widget Pack
The Gabfire Widget Pack is a feature-packed plugin that adds the most commonly used widgets to your site. Rather than having to download several plugins by various authors, this plugin bundles together the most popular widgets.
YouTube Channel Gallery
Show a YouTube video and a gallery of thumbnails for a YouTube user channel.
Display latest thumbnail videos from YouTube user channel playlist.
When you click on one of the thumbnails the video plays on player.
This plugin uses the YouTube IFrame player API that allows YouTube to serve an HTML5 player, rather than a Flash player, for mobile devices that do not support Flash.
Apart from this list, there is many more important widget. So, select WordPress widgets according to your requirement.