25 Most Useful WordPress Widgets for Your Site

Welcome to WPBeginner and thank you for watching In today's video we'll look at 25 of the most useful WordPress widgets you can add to your site

The first one is the recent posts widget with thumbnails By default WordPress comes with recent posts, but this widget lets you add a featured image for each of the recent posts and makes it more inviting for the reader #2 is the category posts widget which lets you show the most recent posts by category on your site The next one is simple social icons This widget lets you add social icons easily to your sidebar just by adding your social media user id

#4 is the google maps widget Which lets you add a map to your site and when the user clicks on it, a larger map opens in a lightbox popup #5 is social count plug which lets you show how many followers each of your social media accounts have and this is a great social proof for your site #6 is the image widget which lets you add images to your widget area using the media uploader instead of having to remember html code #7 is the custom taxonomies menu widget which lets you display custom taxonomies in the sidebar of a WordPress site

#8 is compact archives with is a beautiful way to show your monthly archives on your website Next is the authors widget which lets you display a list of your authors on your site #10 is the YouTube channel gallery and this shows all your latest YouTube videos from your channel on your website #11 OptinMonster is a lead generation plugin that grows your email list OptinMonster comes with a sidebar and after post widgets which let help you grow your email list quickly

#12 is the tabbed login widget which is another way to add a login form to your website #13 is the simple contact info and this allows you to add your contact information, social icons, and location information just by filling out the form Once you've done that, you can add the info widget where you want to show your contact information on your website #14 is quick chat and this lets you add a live chatting system anywhere on your website #15 is the testimonials widget which is a nice way of showing your testimonials on your website

#16 is whittles this widget lets you show information in an accordion or tabbed style on your sidebar #17 is neat Skype status widget and this lets you display your Skype contact information anywhere on your site #18 is the random posts widget which lets you show random posts on your sidebar for users to read #19 is Soliloquy WordPress slider widget this is a responsive slider plugin that lets you add sliders to your sidebar anywhere on your website

#20 is the feature a page widget which lets you add a page as a featured page on your sidebar #21 is Envira gallery which is a responsive gallery plugin that lets you showcase photo galleries in your sidebar area #22 is date and time widget that simply lets you show the date and time to your visitors on your site #23 is the Google calendar events which lets you display your google calendar on upcoming events for your visitors to see #24 is display recently registered users widget this is great if you have registered users, this widget can show their user name, and a welcome message and more

#25 is WordPress popular posts widget, and this lets you showcase your site's more popular posts on your website If you like this video click on the like button and go ahead and leave us a comment there, we'd love to hear from you And subscribe to our YouTube channel to get the latest videos

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