Widgets make it possible to add content, features and other elements to your WordPress widget areas. In this article we share a number of useful WordPress widgets that will benefit everyone! 7 super handy WordPress widgets (which benefits everyone)
# 1. WP Call Button
While mobile web traffic continues to grow, it appears that many users like it when they can call a company directly for more information. Adding a clickable telephone link is therefore highly recommended. With WP Call Button you can easily add a click to call button to your WordPress website. The button can be a sticky button that scrolls with the user, but you can also place it statically in a sidebar.
# 2. WPForms
WPForms is one of the best contact form plugins for WordPress. You can effortlessly create a form and place it anywhere on your website. WPForms is a plugin, but that plugin also contains a Gutenberg block and a sitebar widget.
# 3. Recent Posts Widget with Thumbnails
WordPress has a standard recent blog post widget. This displays a normal list of your most recent blog posts. But that list looks pretty boring. If you prefer to display your recent blog posts with thumbnails, you can do so with Recent Posts Widget with Thumbnails. This widget uses the featured image or the first image of your blog post to generate a thumbnail.
# 4. Social Count Plus
Popular, well-visited websites like to show how many followers they have on social media. We also call that “social proof”. If you also want something like that on your website, you can use Social Count Plus. This widget shows your social media follower count in the sidebar.
# 5. Compact Archives
The standard “monthly archives” widget from WordPress shows your blog archive in a list of months. But if you have been blogging for a while, that list will be quite long. And that takes up space. Compact Archives solves this problem by grouping your monthly archives into years. That way your blog archive will be displayed much more compact! Compact Archives also has a Gutenberg block that you can add to your blog posts and pages. And you can use the widget in the sidebar of your website.
# 6. Widget Context
Widget Context makes it possible to show and hide widgets based on the content. For example, you can hide a widget when a user visits a specific page. This way you can use the same template for your pages and decide whether or not you want to show the widgets.
# 7. Yet Another Related Posts Plugin (YARPP)
Yet Another Related Posts Plugin (YARPP) makes it possible to display related content for each article on your website. The plugin uses an advanced algorithm to match content, so YARPP often shows much better related posts than similar plugins. YARPP also has a widget with which you can display related posts in the sidebar.