At Daddy Design we pride ourselves on trying to stay as plugin light as possible while developing our projects. However, there are always certain instances where it’s just not feasible to develop a custom build from scratch and these complex situations are where paid pro version of plugins really come in handy. Since a new year brings new projects we decided to round up our top 5 favorite paid plugins to help your WordPress design company excel in 2017.
ACF – Advanced Custom Fields Pro
Advanced Custom Fields plugin is the perfect solution for any WordPress website which needs more flexible data like other Content Management Systems. The professional version includes more fields, more functionality, and more flexibility! At the core of ACF PRO is a brand new version of ACF (version 5) which includes searchable drop downs, smarter and faster DB calls, improved UI and much much more!
- Repeater – Create a set of sub fields which can be repeated again and again whilst editing content!
- Gallery – Simple and intuitive interface for managing a collection of images.
- Flexible Content – Define groups of sub fields and add, edit, and re-order them to create highly customised content!
- Options pages – Add extra admin pages to edit ACF fields!
SLP – Store Locator Plus
Store Locator Plus has all the features you need to create a location finder on your website. Whether you have ten locations or ten-thousand, you can manage them with WordPress. There is no special programming or extra setup required. Enter your locations, create a page and put the SLPLUS short code on it. The Store Locator Plus search form and map will “magically” appear.
The Store Locator Plus plugin is used by some of the biggest international brands like Bosch, Goodwill, Tommy Hilfiger, and The Big Green Egg. It has been used to create interactive store finder maps, service directories, and as a product finder.
WPML – The WordPress Multilingual Plugin
WPML makes it easy to run a multilingual website with a single WordPress installation. Choose languages for your site and start translating content. At Daddy Design we even take WPML a step further and use it to build out multi sites.
WPML comes with over 40 languages. You can also add your own language variants (like Canadian French or Mexican Spanish) using WPML’s languages editor.
You can arrange different language contents in the same domain (in language directories), in sub-domains or in completely different domains.
The Events Calendar Pro
Create and manage your calendar of events with ease. Get professional-level quality and features backed by a team you can trust. The Events Calendar will help take your site to the next level.
The Events Calendar is built and supported by Modern Tribe’s WordPress artisans. The Events Calendar Pro adds additional functionality including recurring events, ticket sales, publicly submitted events, new views, Facebook event integration and more.
Flow-Flow Social Stream Pro
Make any combinations of social feeds with Flow-Flow and show posts in masonry grid on any page of your site. For example, you can have 5 Facebook pages, 5 Twitter accounts and 5 Instagram in one stream.
Smart caching with server task allows to deliver content blazingly fast without long page loading. It’s especially crucial when many networks are pulled or you have big traffic. It’s great to use this plugin for streaming your news, photos, reviews and any other content you can imagine!
Plugin doesn’t expose your private details (like tokens, app IDs and app secrets) to browser so we provide 100% security for any sensitive data.