Uncategorized, WordPress Plugins

5 most popular plugins for Ecommerce site 2018

June 20, 2018

Thanks to Wordrpress, now anyone also can build an ecommerce site for their own. There are so many plugins so you can find the right plugin to solve a particular problem on your site, it’s easy to feel like a kid in a candy store.

In this article, we will show you the 5 of the most popular plugins for creating an ecommerce site. Almost these plugins which have the clean user interface and good user experience so the users can easy to use.

Woocommerce (Free, 4+ milion active installations)

It’s very famous plugin, powers 30% of all online stores. No need to worry if your favourite theme is compatible with Woocommerce. Virtually all the themes need to support Woocommerce, even the theme need to be updated when Woocommerce releases a new version.

Woocommerce is completely free plugin. By defalt, it nearly provides all the basic functions for creating an ecommerce site. But if you are finding more advanced features, maybe you can find out here

Demo on Unidash theme

Easy Digital Downloads (Free, 60,000+ active installations)

As its name would suggest, Easy Digital Downloads is a complete eCommerce solution for selling digital products on WordPress. Not like Woocommerce, this plugin just provides a complete system for effortlessly selling your digital products (software, documents, photos, ebooks, songs…).

In the free version, Easy Digital Downloads supports 2 payment gateways only: Paypal Standard and Amazon Payments. You can extend this through their extension. If you are curious, visit here to see all extensions.

Demo on Business Hub theme

JigoShop (Free, 56000+ downloads from their site)


Jigoshop supports both physical and downloadable products. Jigoshop eCommerce provides you with the features necessary to complete your shop in minutes. They also supply their own theme, in this case, you want an assurance that theme will be worked perfectly with the plugin, you can choose their theme

It also supports the extensions so you feel free extend their shop

If you are not good at imagining, we suggest you visit their site for demo

WordPress Simple Paypal Shopping Cart (Free, 40000+ active installations)

This plugin is a lightweight solution. It allows you to add an ‘Add to Cart’ button for your product on any posts or pages. It also allows you to add/display the shopping cart on any post or page or sidebar easily. You will be able to create products by using shortcodes dynamically.

 WP-Ecommerce (Free, 20000+ active installations) 

The plugin supports product uploads, a dashboard for managing orders and inventory, and tax management.

WP eCommerce offers three free payment gateways such as ProPay, PayPal, and WorldPay. Other Payment gateways are available courtesy of extensions. WP-Ecommerce allows making WP eCommerce do anything you can imagine with hundreds of available hooks.

We have suggested you the 5 of most popular plugins for building ecommerce site, hope you can find what you want.

WordPress Tips

How to add Facebook Like button to WordPress site

June 8, 2018

Facebook is the most popular social network currently (2018) with 2.2 billion active users (according to statistic here:

So if you are building a site, you would want to add Facebook Like button to your site. In this article, we will the give you the ways to do that on WordPress site

1. Manually configure the code

Step 1: Go to this link: to configure your own Facebook Like button, then click on Get Code.

Step 2:  You can see the dialog box includes two code snippets.You would need to include the Javascript SDK on your site. If you are not familiar with WordPress files, you can use this plugin to add the code to your site easily. . After instaling Insert Header and Footer plugin, navigate to Settings > Insert Header and Footer, paste the code to Header field.

Step 3: Finally, copy the second code in the dialog box and paste to Custom HTML widget, then you can put this widget to the sidebar you want the Facebook Like button appeared such as Footer Sidebar. You will get the result as image below.

2. Using plugin

There are a lot of plugins allow you configure and insert Facebook Like button on your site. One of the simplest is Like Box Widget . After installing, go to Appearance > Widgets, you can see the new widget called Widget Facebook Like Box. Just put it to the sidebar you want to show the Facebook Like Box.

Hope this article helped you learn the ways to add Facebook Like button to your site.

WordPress Plugins

Control the sidebar widgets more with Widget Options plugin

April 10, 2018

To gain more control over your widgets, there are a lot of plugins allow you do that, but in my opinion, Widget Options is one of the best ones. Using Widget Options, you can easily show or hide the widgets under various conditions just by checking the options. Let’s explore!

After installing Widget Options, you will see a new section on your widget settings that allows you control more over the widgets.Show/ Hide the widget on specific pages

You can choose which pages that the widget would be appeared or not. So you can add a post sliders to Home Page only as a header, or make each pages have their own header, or add the Members Listing widget on Login/Register page only…

Example of using Post Sliders widget for Homepage only as a header

Show/ Hide the widgets on checked devices.

Widget Options also provides the options to show/hide the widgets on Desktop/Tablet/Mobile. If your widget displays on Mobile not correctly like on Desktop, you able to hide this on Mobile only.

Align the widget

This plugin also allows you change the alignment of the widget without using CSS. Just select from the available options.

Add your own custom IDs (classes)

This option helps you make a widget unique within a lot of widgets (ID) or group the widgets (class). So you can easlily custom the widget by using CSS code for the specific widgets.


WordPress Plugins

Hide “unnecessary” items from WordPress admin area based on user role

March 27, 2018

If you are finding a way to protect some sections in WordPress admin area, or just you think that there are some items/parts should be invisible for some specific user roles. Adminimize plugin is useful for you.

With Adminimize, you can hide most of the parts in admin area. It supports custom post types. It allows you add your own options using css selector.

The default options

After installing plugin, go to Settings > Adminimize to configure the settings. There are the available parts so you just check the boxes to hide.

  • Admin Bar Back End Options
  • Admin Bar Front End Options
  • Back End Options
  • Global Options
  • Dashboard Options
  • Menu Options
  • Widgets
  • Write Options- Post
  • Write Options- Page


(and other Write Options – custom post type if your theme has the custom post types)

Admin Bar from Backend

Adminimize- backend-admin-bar

Write Options – Course (custom post type)

Your own option

There are some deep parts which is not listed there and you need to add your own options to hide them.

As an example, I would like to make About Yourself section in User > Your Profile invisible for all the user roles. To do that, i added a custom option and name it About Yourself. Then add the css selector to hide exactly those parts. 



Hope this article helps you manage your site better!


WordPress Plugins, WordPress Tips

How can users set avatar in WordPress

February 26, 2018

By default, WP does not allow directly uploading avatar image. So how can users use an image as their avatar?

There are two basic ways so users can set avatar themselves: Use Gravatar and Use a plugin.

  1. Use Gravatar

Gravatar is a service for providing globally unique avatars which be integrated into WordPress. In Dashboard > User area, you can see WordPress suggest you use Gravatar to change avatar.

To change your profile picture, go to, sign in by WordPress account, then add your email and the image. The gravatar will be recognized where you use this email.

Moreover, Gravatar lets you add multiple emails.

  1. Use a plugin

Some membership plugins already have integrated uploading user avatar such as Indeed Ultimate Membership Pro, BuddyPress… So you do not need to find other plugins, maybe.

If you don’t like using Gravatar, no need to worry, there are a lot of plugins out there that can help you in this case. One of them is WP User Avatar plugin with interesting features such as:

  • Use image from Media Library as an avatar. This also mean uploading avatar just like uploading an image to Media Library by WordPress default.
  • Choose the avatar for the users who do not have a WP User Avatar image. You can choose showing user’s Gravatar or a default Avatar.
  • Support shortcodes to display or upload new avatar for users.
  • Allow Contributor and Subscriber upload their own avatar with the limitation of upload file size and image dimensions.

Besides, If you need further advanced features, you can consider to upgrade to WP User Avatar Pro version.

After installing WP User Avatar, you can see a section in User editor lets you change avatar.

If user profile page is styled by Theme My Login, that section looks from front end like this:

WordPress Plugins

How to attach images to multiple posts

December 4, 2017

By default, WordPress does not allow to associate attachments between the posts. This means if you uploaded image X to post A, and you want to attach image X to post B, you must un-attach from post A or you need to upload image X twice. So there are some troubles when you make the galleries. To improve, you can use WP Better Attachments plugin. This plugin lets you attach  images to multiple posts without uploading twice.

If you are using theme from Cactusthemes, this plugin indeed is helpful. It helps you create the gallery or video screenshots easily and quickly.

Download plugin here: 

After installing it, your post/page editor will be added this button to quickly add the attachments…

…and this section to manage the added attachments (un-attach/edit/delete)

As we mentioned previously, this plugin helps you attach the images from Media Library (images that uploaded for other posts/pages). No need to upload the same images twice.

Using this plugin for the themes come from Cactusthemes, just attach the images to the Gallery post or Video post, the image gallery and video screenshots preview will be created automatically.

Video screenshots preview

Image gallery