Last Updated July 1, 2019.
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8Degree Themes has 18 premium themes and a number of free themes. Themes are available for blog, business, ecommerce, magazine, medical, legal, and portfolio niches. There are also a few multipurpose themes which have skins for various business uses. The Master Degree club membership includes all themes, unlimited sites, and lifetime updates and support.
Admin Page Spider is a utility plugin that adds menu items to the admin bar for posts and pages. There is a free version in the WordPress plugin directory. The Pro version also adds menu items for a number of popular plugins, such as Beaver Builder, Elementor, Microthemer, and more. There is a single site version that includes lifetime updates.
Admin Page Spider Pro
AdSanity is a plugin that provides simplified ad management for WordPress websites. It supports self-hosted and based network ads. It is light weight and keeps track of statistics on views and clicks. Pro add-ons include ad block detection, advertiser reporting, conditional display, custom ad sizes, Google Analytics integration and more. The lifetime plan includes unlimited websites, lifetime updates, and support.
Advanced Access Manager (AAM) is a WordPress plugin that allows you to restrict access to admin menu items on a user or role level. It also has the ability to restrict access on the front-end to pages, posts, and custom post types. AAM includes a role manager that gives you the ability to create custom roles and apply them to WordPress post types (posts, pages, and custom post types) or admin menu items. If you are a programmer, you can also extend the plugin using its application programming interface. There is a free “base” version in the WordPress directory and several premium extensions. Each AAM license is for a single domain (but you can use it on unlimited development sites). There is a lifetime option when purchasing the premium extensions either individually or in a bundle package.
Advanced Access Manager
Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) provides a GUI for creating and assigning custom fields to your post types. More than 20 field types are supported. ACF Pro is the premium version of the ACF plugin in the WordPress.org repository. It adds repeater fields, flexible content fields, gallery fields and options pages. There is a single site and an unlimited site version. Both include lifetime updates.
Advanced Custom Fields Pro
The WordPress Advanced Database Cleaner plugin cleans and optimizes your WordPress database. Remove old revisions, drafts, and transients as well as old options tables, and Chron jobs from plugins and themes that are no longer used. The pricing options are based on the number of sites and all of them include lifetime updates and support.
Advanced Database Cleaner
The All in One WP Migration plugin has a free version on WordPress.org that lets you manually create a backup up to 512MB. If the restore is performed on a site with a different URL then it automatically does a search and replace update on the database. Premium extensions remove the 512MB limit and allow you to schedule backups to a number of cloud storage providers.
All in One WP Migration
Anariel Design offers 17 premium themes and specializes in developing unique niche themes that are attractive and user friendly. The themes are page builder friendly and target sites such as charity, restaurant, fashion and niche blogs. The Lifetime plan has unlimited sites, lifetime updates and support.
The Appointment Booking Calendar is a WordPress plugin that lets you accept online bookings from a set of available time-slots in the calendar. It includes a flexible form builder and a number of pre-designed booking forms. You can extend the forms and basic features using the available addons. These include WooCommerce, iCal, SalesForce, MailChimp, Twilio, webhooks and a number of payment gateways. Packages vary based on the addons included. All of the packages include lifetime use, lifetime updates, and 60 days of support. You can purchase additional support if needed.
Appointment Booking Calendar
Astra Agency is a bundle that includes the Astra Pro Theme, the Convert Pro plugin, and the Ultimate Addons for Beaver Builder plugin. The Agency bundle also includes the premium version of Astra Sites, which is a collection of prebuilt example sites for use with both the Beaver Builder and Elementor plugins. The lifetime package includes lifetime updates and support.
The Astra theme is free on the WordPress.org directory. The Astra Pro plugin extends the theme and adds many customization options. The lifetime Pro plan includes lifetime updates and support as well as unlimited websites. There is also a lifetime Agency plan that includes other plugins and features.
BBQ stands for “Block Bad Queries.” BBQ Pro is a WordPress firewall plugin that detects and blocks bad requests. The pro version allows for full customization or rules and settings, is powered by the 5G/6G blacklist along with other features. Pricing is based on the number of sites and all packages include lifetime updates and lifetime basic support.
Blackhole Pro is a WordPress security plugin that automatically detects and traps bad bots in a virtual black hole, where they are blocked from your site. Pricing is based on the number of sites and all packages include lifetime updates and lifetime basic support.
Blogging Style Themes has 16 premium themes that are designed to provide attractive layout and styling options for bloggers. Their premium lifetime membership plan includes all current and future themes, lifetime updates and support.
Blogging Style Themes
Brizy Pro is a new page builder that has recently gotten a great deal of attention. From the folks at Themefuse comes a page builder that is powerful and easier to use than some of the more established offerings. There is a free version of Brizy in the WordPress plugin directory. The Pro version is available as a lifetime presale for a limited time until the Pro version is released. The Pro version will add dynamic content, third party integrations, header and footer templates, premium designs and A/B testing, among other features. Buying an unfinished product is a risk, but is the only way to get a lifetime license.
Calculated Fields Form is a WordPress plugin for creating forms. CFF is a robust forms builder that comes with a number of standard field types as well as with a Calculated Field. This is a versatile field that can be used for calculating product and service prices, distances between addresses, area, weight, times ranges and other calculators. The calculated field includes multiple operation modules like: mathematical and logical operations, date-time operations, financial operations, and distance operations integrated with the Google Maps API. Additionally, the plugin has a large number of addons for extending functionality and linking to other services. These include WooCommerce, SalesForce, iCal, a number of payment gateways, a server-side calculator, MailChimp, Twilio, and many more. All of the packages have lifetime use and updates along with 60 days of support. Additional support can be purchased later if needed. The packages vary by the number of addons included.
Calculated Fields Form
Click Ranger Pro is a WordPress plugin that helps you easily track user clicks, downloads, and events of your WordPress website to Google Analytics. Once installed, you turn on a recorder to record events that you want to track. After that you can see reports of events you have saved. The lifetime deal includes the core plugin, unlimited sites, lifetime support and lifetime updates.
Click Ranger Pro
Cobalt Apps makes tools especially useful for WordPress site builders and freelancers. Tools include the Dynamic Website Builder Genesis child theme. The Dynamic Website Builder gives you almost total control of style options as well as a number of tools. The Genesis Extender, Extender Pro, Themer Pro, Genesis Devkit, Freelancer Devkit, and Instant IDE plugins provide advanced theme helpers, as well as a coding IDE that you can install from within WordPress. The various tools work with the most popular “framework” themes — Genesis, Astra, Beaver Builder Theme, OceanWP, GeneratePress and Cobalt Apps own Freelancer Framework theme. You can purchase a lifetime license of the tools individually, or the All Access Lifetime bundle includes all of the Cobalt Apps products, lifetime updates, and lifetime support.
CodePeople Post Map is a maps plugin that lets you show a Google map on single and archive pages taking location information for the page(s). It has a lot of customization options for map display, distance calculation, and multiple markers. The developer package includes a form builder for creating customized contact forms, the ability to send notification emails, and send emails to the contact information in the map post. Both the professional and developer packages are lifetime usage and updates with 60 days of support. Additional support can be purchased if needed.
CodePeople Post Map
Comet Cache is a caching plugin that advertises itself as simple to use. The advanced versions have lots of caching features. There is a lite version with a limited feature set. The premium version is available for a single website or unlimited websites with 3 years of support and lifetime updates.
Comment Mail is a plugin used for building your subscriber list. It allows visitors to signup for comment subscriptions. There is a free lite version with limited functionality and 2 pro versions, a single site and unlimited site options. Both pro versions include lifetime updates and one year of support.
The Convert Pro plugin is a flexible pop-up manager that you can use for exit intent, email signups, A/B testing, and to offer discounts and coupons. It includes a layout builder, comes with a number of predefined templates you can use, and has a large number of integrations with email list managers. The lifetime unlimited option includes lifetime updates and support and use on unlimited sites.
Create and Code has 6 premium themes available. Several of theme are niche business themes. StartRight Pro is the flagship theme. All of the themes have WooCommerce integration and the newest themes have support for the Elementor page builder. The lifetime club option includes all themes, lifetime updates, and lifetime support.
Create and Code Themes
The Crocoblock Lifetime bundle includes the multipurpose Kava Pro theme, the demo pages, and all of the Jet plugins. The Jet plugins enhance and extend Elementor by adding a wide range for widgets, a number of blog options, WooCommerce support, menu options, etc. The lifetime bundle includes unlimited websites, as well as lifetime updates and support.
CSS Hero 3 is a plugin that allows you to select elements on your site and apply styling options. It is easy to use and works with all themes. After saving your changes, it creates a CSS style sheet with your changes and does not load any extra resources on the site. The Lifetime Pro Plan is for 999 sites and includes lifetime updates and support.
The CSSIgniter theme shop has more than 80 themes. In addition to the themes, membership includes the AudioIgniter plugin for managing audio files and the EventIgniter plugin for event management. The lifetime options are available for the Lifetime Club membership.
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Divi Monk is a cloud based template library for Elegant Themes Divi theme and Divi Builder. There are currently more than 200 block and page templates available. The lifetime plan supports unlimited personal and client sites, lifetime support and updates, and white label branding.
Duplicator is a backup and migration plugin. There is a free version in the WordPress plugin directory has more than a million installs and 1,875 5 star reviews. The Pro version works for larger sites and lets you backup to Amazon S3, Dropbox, Google Drive, FTP/SFTP, and OneDrive. It works by creating an installer that includes all of your site’s files as well as its database. The Duplicator plugin is a popular choice for site migrations to a new host or domain. The “Gold” package includes lifetime updates, unlimited sites, and one year of support.
Dynamic is a unique add-on pack for Elementor. There are some one of a kind widgets, like panorama, 360 view, transforms, and remote content, as well as support for creating templates for single and archive post type views. In addition to basic template support, many of the widgets support dynamic content and there is built-in support for Advanced Custom Fields. Dynamic Content for Elementor is developer focused and also includes PHP, shortcode, and file include widgets. Pricing is based on the number of sites. The lifetime packages include lifetime updates and support.
Dynamic Content for Elementor
Elegant Themes is the creator of the multi-purpose Divi theme. It features a page builder, a front-end editor, and many customization options. Extra is a modern magazine style theme that is also actively updated. In addition to themes, members also gain access to a few plugins. The Divi Builder same page building plugin, the Monarch social sharing plugin, and the Bloom email opt-in plugin. Check out the Lifetime Access option.
Element Pack Pro is a widget and layout pack for Elementor. There are 80 widgets included. Many of them add features, such as support for Open Street Maps, QR codes, and video gallery. There is also support for 3rd party plugins, like BBPress, BuddyPress, various forms plugins, and WooCommerce. There are more than 90 pre-designed page layouts and 40 pre-designed blocks. The package also includes the Rooten theme, which is a fast, flexible theme. The lifetime deal includes lifetime updates and support as well as unlimited sites.
Element Pack Pro
The Essential Addons for Elementor plugin has a free version in the WordPress directory and a Pro version. The Pro version adds 15+ elements, 100+ prebuilt blocks, and 20+ landing page templates. The Lifetime Unlimited package includes unlimited sites, lifetime updates, and lifetime support.
Essential Addons for Elementor
The Flyouts plugin from BNE Creative is a very flexible plugin for creating different kinds of “off canvas” content that “slides” over or “pushes in” when triggered to appear. There is an editor to customize your off canvas content and you can have the content appear from the top, bottom or either side of the page. You can trigger the appearance with a floating button or use a menu item, button or image on the page by adding a unique CSS class name that acts as the trigger. You can use this plugin to provide an off canvas mobile menu for themes that don’t have that built in or in other cases where you might use a popup, but don’t want to hide the content. Although the plugin is available on Code Canyon, you get unlimited sites and lifetime updates ordering it directly.
The GBeaver Theme and a new Genesis Framework child theme that is designed especially to work with Beaver Builder. Many people find Beaver Builder and the Genesis Framework to be a powerful combination. There are a number of theme extensions which add functionality. The Developer package includes lifetime updates and support.
Graph Paper Press has 46 premium themes and 18 plugins. The themes emphasize photography and are targeted at creative sites. In addition to the premium themes, there are some themes available for free if you want to try them. The plugins are geared towards showing, sharing, and selling your photos or other digital content online. The lifetime plan includes lifetime updates for all themes and plugins.
Graph Paper Press
Greta Themes has thirteen themes in their portfolio, including themes targeting travel, magazine, business and food bloggers. The Lifetime bundle includes all themes with unlimited domains and lifetime updates and support.
HappyThemes has 17 niche themes including video, blog, news, magazine, shop and general purpose themes. The lifetime access package includes all current and future themes, lifetime updates, and lifetime support.
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Imagely creates themes and plugins that focus on photographers and displaying photographs. They currently have 11 themes that focus on travel, photojournalism, wedding, and photography uses. The themes are Genesis child themes and require the Genesis Framework. Their plugins include the NexGen gallery plugin and its extensions, a lightbox plugin, a plugin and extensions for proofing and selling photographs, and a plugin that connects WordPress to Adobe Lightroom. The Lifetime everything package includes everything with lifetime updates and support.
MainWP is a self-hosted solution for managing and updating your WordPress sites. With it, you can update WordPress core, themes, and plugins. This along with a few other features is free. MainWP offers premium extensions that provide further features such as analytics, the ability to manage comments, create reports for clients, manage security settings and much more. The extensions are available via several plans. The lifetime plan includes lifetime updates and support as well as unlimited sites.
Max Mega Menu Pro is a plugin that adds advanced menu features to your WordPress theme. Features include sticky menu, accordion menu, WooCommerce integration, and more. There is a free version available in the WordPress plugin directory. The Max Mega Menu Pro Developer License allows for up to 99 sites, 1 year of support, and lifetime updates.
Max Mega Menu Pro
Media Cleaner Pro lets you clean your Media Library and your Uploads directory from the files that are not being used. It detects unused and useless files from your site by analyzing your entire WordPress install and scans to find how your files are actually in use. It features many options and filters. Media Cleaner Pro supports WooCommerce, ACF, BeaverBuilder, WPBakery, Elementor, Divi and Avada. There are several lifetime options based on the number of sites you want to use the plugin on. They all include lifetime updates and support.
Media Cleaner Pro
Meta Box is a free, full-featured WordPress plugin for creating custom meta boxes. The base plugin is free on the WordPress.org repository. There are 27 free and premium extensions that expand the functionality to include creating Custom Post Types, front-end submission, tables, settings pages, and much more. The Lifetime Bundle includes all extensions, unlimited sites, and lifetime updates.
The Microthemer plugin is a front-end CSS editor for WordPress. Design for desktop, tablet, and mobile using an extensive range of CSS styling options. Add Google fonts and use CSS animations and behaviors. See changes live as you edit and use draft mode so changes are only visible to you until you make them live. Keep the plugin active or export the CSS for the site and disable the plugin when you are done. The lifetime package includes unlimited sites, lifetime support and updates.
Modern Themes has 21 premium themes, several premium plugins, and a number of free themes. The plugins provide custom post types such as services, projects, and testimonials. The premium themes are attractive with a number of designs from blogging, commerce, sports, and news/magazine styles. The lifetime plan comes with unlimited usage, lifetime support, and lifetime updates.
Neve is a new multipurpose theme from ThemeIsle. Though it is new, the free version has already become one of the most popular themes in the WordPress directory. Neve is a mobile first theme and has built in support for AMP. It is designed to work with page builders and is fast and light-weight. There are three lifetime plans that include lifetime updates and support for unlimited sites. The difference in the plans is that the medium plan includes a WooCommerce booster and priority support. The top plan offers the WooCommerce booster, white label, and priority support.
The Nextend Accordion Menu is a plugin for creating vertical accordion menus. You first create you menu as normal, and then create an accordion menu by assigning the WordPress menu. You can use a widget or shortcode to place your accordion menu in the desired location. The plugin comes with 4 themes and a number of settings options for styling and animations. The lifetime package includes unlimited sites as well as lifetime updates and support.
Nextend Accordion Menu
Ninja Forms is one of the premier WordPress form builder plugins. There are more than 40 extensions available. Extensions do everything from extend the power and features of Ninja Forms itself, to integration with payment gateways, email service providers, and connecting with CRM systems. Ninja Forms is not inexpensive, but it is full featured. The lifetime bundle provides access to all extensions, lifetime updates and support.
Ninja Tables is a WordPress table builder plugin. It has an easy to use interface and settings and produces attractive tables. The Pro version allows you to add media to table cells, unlimited colors, connect with Google Sheets, drag and drop sorting, import and export CSV files, WooCommerce integration, mobile responsive tables, and more. The lifetime license is for unlimited sites.
Ninja Tables Pro
OceanWP is a very flexible theme that is popular for use with page builders. The theme itself is free on WordPress.org, but you can purchase extensions that add a number of nice features. There are options for purchasing the bundle of all premium extensions for a single site, three sites, or unlimited sites with a lifetime license that includes updates and support.
The Optimizer theme has more than 160 theme options, templates, and the ability to create landing pages. The Ultimate package has lifetime updates, unlimited sites, and lifetime support.
Organized Themes offers a portfolio of niche themes mainly for the business, church, non-profit, and restaurant markets. The lifetime package includes lifetime updates and support.
The WP Page Builder Framework theme is a modern, clean, “blank slate” theme that is designed to work well with page builders. The theme has a large number of Customizer options to handle most of the areas where you would normally not use a page builder. The theme has a Lifetime License option.
Page Builder Framework
The PageSpeed theme by Swiftthemes is a theme that is built and optimized for fast loading times. The theme is also optimized for SEO. It includes a number of header styles, layout options, color and typography options, and is responsively designed. The lifetime packages include lifetime updates and support. Packages are available for one, five, or unlimited sites.
Permalink Manager Pro is a WordPress plugin that will help you manage your URL structure. WordPress has defaults for custom post types, WooCommerce, categories, tags and other content that sometimes don’t make sense or don’t align with the site structure or SEO desires. You can write your own plugin to do it manually if you want to research the WordPress hooks and filters and know Regular Expression syntax, or you can use Permalink Manager Pro. The packages are divided by the number of sites supported and each package has an annual or lifetime option.
Permalink Manager Pro
Piotnet Addons For Elementor, or PAFE, is an addon pack for Elementor that includes more than 40 widgets. Many of these are unique or extend existing widgets to make them more flexible. Widgets include AJAX live search, cross-fade multiple background images, a form builder with conditional logic and calculated fields, various light box options, and parallax effects on every element. The lifetime plan includes lifetime updates, support, and unlimited sites.
Piotnet Addons For Elementor
The PowerPack Beaver Builder Addon extends Beaver Builder with over 55 modules, more than 200 row templates, and more than 120-page templates. New modules include login form and site-wide header and footer builder. The lifetime license includes lifetime updates and unlimited sites.
PowerPack Beaver Builder Addon
PowerPack adds more than 25 Elementor widgets. There are widgets for popular form plugins, creative modules, and content modules. The lifetime license includes lifetime updates and support as well as unlimited sites.
PowerPack for Elementor
The Premium Addons for Elementor plugin comes in a free version that you can download from the WordPress plugin directory and as a pro version. The plugin includes 50 widgets, 27 are available only in the pro version. The company tries to either create unique widgets for the pro package or to have more customization options. Widgets like a 3D flipbox, image layers, and a “magic” off screen panel that can be triggered to show, are some of the pro widgets available. The lifetime package includes unlimited site usage and lifetime updates and support.
Premium Addons for Elementor
PremiumCoding current has 34 themes available. The themes target blog, business, ecommerce, personal, and portfolio niches. There are also several multipurpose themes. Some of the themes include premium plugins, such as Revolution Slider. The lifetime membership plan includes access to all themes, unlimited domains, new themes, and lifetime updates and support.
ProfilePress is a plugin that enables you to customize the registration screen, User Profile edit screen, as well as the login, password reset, and user email forms. You can add fields using a form editor that comes with several themes. You can create front-end forms. There is a social login feature that allows users to register and login using Facebook, Twitter, Google, LinkedIn, and Github. The plugin also works with BuddyPress and bbPress. The Ultimate bundle includes all Pro and official extensions, unlimited sites, lifetime support, and lifetime updates.
ProjectHuddle is a WordPress plugin for website and design communication. It includes unlimited projects and users. ProjectHuddle is while labeled and can be custom branded. It allows your clients to leave comments directly on top of live website designs, including non-WordPress sites. Create custom user roles for clients with custom logins. The Ultimate package includes unlimited sites and lifetime updates and support.
The default search capability is very limited and is often insufficient. Relevanssi is a plugin that provides advanced search capabilities for your site. It gives you full access and full control, with filters and ways to make search work the way you want it to. There is a lite version of the plugin in the WordPress directory. The premium version expands the search options and provides extra controls on search results. Toolset has Relevanssi integration. The Permanent package includes lifetime updates and support as well as unlimited site usage.
The Restrict Content Pro plugin allows you to create a membership site with subscriptions. It comes with a number of payment gateway integrations and more are available as Pro add-ons. The Ultimate version includes all of the Pro add-ons along with lifetime updates, unlimited sites, and support.
Restrict Content Pro
S2 Member is a plugin that allows you to setup a membership site with multiple levels of access and includes some payment options. There is a limited free version on the WordPress.org repository. There is a single site pro version and an unlimited site pro version, both of which have lifetime options.
Schema Pro is a plugin for adding schema markup to your content. It currently supports 13 types of content, including reviews, job postings, events, services, recipes and more. There are flexible display rules so you can target the content as needed. There is a wizard for getting started quickly and you can customize the schema fields as needed, with support for custom fields and custom post types. It has built in schema testing so you can see how your schema will be picked up by search engines. The lifetime option included unlimited sites, lifetime support, and lifetime updates.
SeedProd offers a Coming Soon and Maintenance Mode plugin (Coming Soon Page Pro) that has the ability to capture leads and show a countdown. You can add a slideshow, show social sharing buttons, use Google fonts, and other features. You can purchase the Coming Soon Page Pro plugin separately or in a bundle that includes 404 Page Pro, Urgency Countdown Pro, Viral Giveaway Pro, Login Page Pro and Notification Bar Pro plugins. The lifetime options include unlimited sites, lifetime updates, and support.
SeedProd Coming Soon and Maintenance Mode
Seothemes are Genesis Framework child themes. They offer themes 10 themes, including themes targeting food, agency, law, fitness, and ecommerce sites. Their individual and all themes packages have lifetime updates and support.
SES Pro is designed for smaller scale sites that want full control over email subscribers without relying on a 3rd-party service. It is useful for building your own lists of subscribers, creating emails, and sending them from your own site. Pricing is based on the number of sites and all packages include lifetime updates and lifetime basic support.
Smart Content Filter is a WordPress plugin that allows you to tag your content (posts, custom post types, taxonomies) and then use buttons for those tags for filtering on the front end. Smart Content Filter has integrations for the Elementor and Thrive Architect page builders. The plugin package depends on the number of sites you want to use it with. All of the packages include lifetime updates and support.
Smart Content Filter
The Smart Forms plugin allows you to create responsive forms using a drag and drop form designer. Features include multi page forms, article entry, spam protection, file uploads, conditional logic, calculated fields, and CSV export. There are also 10 addon extensions that add email attachments, Aweber and MailChimp integration, PayPal payment forms, and PDF generation, among others. The unlimited plan includes unlimited sites. All of the pricing levels come with a lifetime license and support.
Smart Settings UI is a plugin from WP Beaver World. It adds some useful controls to the Beaver Builder plugin for working with rows and columns by adding some convenient functions such as selecting, copying, moving, and deleting rows and columns. There are also additions for setting breakpoints. The lifetime option includes unlimited sites as well as lifetime updates and support.
Smart Settings UI
Smart Slider 3 is a responsive slider that has a lite version available in the WordPress.org directory. The Pro version has many more features. comes with 5 different slider types and a large number of customization options. It has 16 dynamic layer types that add features on your slides, such as countdowns, audio controls, progress bars, and image boxes. It also a large number of animations, effects, and dynamic slide generators. It now includes a template library that you can use to create your sliders more quickly. Smart Slider 3 Pro includes lifetime updates and support.
Smart Slider 3
The SNAP Pro service allows for posting to networks that the developer saw as straightforward. The SNAP API expands the number of networks for SNAP Pro for networks the developer saw as requiring special programming and maintenance. The API product expands Facebook and LinkedIn support and adds support for Google+, Pinterest, Instagram, Flipboard, Reddit, YouTube and XING. There is an advanced order option for the API that includes lifetime access. There is also the ability to order the API service for general PHP usage. These lifetime options are expensive and some users will prefer the annual API subscription, which includes the Pro plugin.
SNAP Premium API
SNAP Pro is a plugin that allows you to post and schedule posting your WordPress content to a number of social networks and sharing platforms. The list includes: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, ok.ru, Plurk, Weibo, and VK.com. You can also post to Blogger, LiveJournal, Medium, Tumblr, and WordPress blogs. For the full list, see the website. There is a free version of the plugin on WordPress.org that has account limits. The Pro version is for unlimited accounts and lifetime updates.
Social Network Auto Poster Pro (SNAP)
Solostream offers more than 70 niche themes. They have themes for blog, news, restaurant, bookstore, resume, hospital, and many other types of sites. Their lifetime plan provides lifetime updates.
StudioPress themes are based on the Genesis Framework, one of the oldest and most respected theme frameworks. The Genesis Framework installs as the parent theme and StudioPress offers more than 30 child themes that come with the Pro Plus All Theme Package. That package includes lifetime updates and support.
Tesla Themes have 67 colorful and stylish themes that target a number of market niches. Many of the themes include the Visual Composer page builder plugin and some include premium sliders. Check the theme descriptions for details and the Lifetime pricing option.
The Plus Addons for Elementor includes more than 50 Elementor widgets, more than 10 templates, more than 300 UI blocks and a number of blog and custom post type listing widgets. The widgets have additional styling options that provide interesting and attractive animations. The lifetime plan includes lifetime updates and unlimited sites, with one year of priority support. There is also an “Agency” package which will include a future header and footer builder.
The Plus Addons for Elementor
Theme Junkie has more than 50 themes to choose from including blog, ecommerce, portfolio, business, and magazine themes. Many are niche themes designed for particular markets or uses. Check the Lifetime Package.
ThemeBouce is a small theme shop that currently has three themes. All of their themes have spaces for advertising locations and work with all ad platforms. The lifetime membership includes unlimited sites, as well as lifetime support and updates.
Themedy Themes has 20 themes. Their themes are Genesis Framework child themes, which means that you will need to purchase the Genesis Framework to use them. Take a look at the Lifetime Developer bundle.
Themefurnace has 22 themes that are designed with typography and style in mind. There are lite versions of many of their themes on the WordPress.org repository, so you can try them out before making a purchase. The regular version of the themes have more features and are available in the Lifetime Club.
Themefuse has more than 40 themes including the multipurpose theme The Core and a number of niche themes. They are the developers of the Unyson Framework that includes a page builder and a number of modules for SEO, backups, sliders, mega menus and more. The pricing include a lifetime option.
ThemeGrill has 15 themes and several plugins. A number of their themes have lite versions that you can try for free. Their lifetime plan provides updates, support, and unlimited site usage.
ThemeHunk currently has 9 premium themes and one premium plugin. The themes target WooCommerce, business, portfolio, multimedia, and blogging niches. The plugin is a lead form builder with advanced features, including MailChimp integration, send via SMTP option, file uploads, as well as import and export ability. The lifetime club membership includes all themes and plugins, unlimited domains, lifetime support, and lifetime updates.
ThemeIsle has more than 30 themes and 7 plugins. There are a couple one-page themes and a number of niche themes. Some of their offerings are available in a “lite” version on the WordPress.org repository. The “pro” versions have more features. The lifetime options provide lifetime updates and support. Pricing and which plugins are included is based on the number of sites.
Themify has more than 40 themes and several plugins. All of the themes include a standard theme framework and the Themify Builder. The plugins include a stand-alone version of the builder, a plugin for creating custom post types, a tiles plugin, and more. The Lifetime Club includes all themes and plugins.
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Thrive Apprentice is a WordPress plugin that lets you create video courses, text courses and even simple one page guides. You can choose to sell a single product or create a suite of courses available to paying members. Thrive Apprentice focuses on keeping it simple and includes an easy payment gateway integration and membership option. Packages are based on the number of websites you can use Thrive Apprentice on. All of the packages come with lifetime updates and 1 year of support. You can purchase additional support if you need it in the future.
Thrive Architect is a page builder and front-end editor from Thrive Themes. The front-end editing is real on page text editing. It has a number of content block types, from standard ones that you would expect to those focused on engagement, conversion, and social sharing. There are several pricing tiers based on the number of sites you need. All tiers come with lifetime updates and one year of support.
The Thrive Comments plugin is the newest addition to the Thrive Themes portfolio. It offers a number of features in one plugin that would normally require several. Comment using Facebook or Google logins, earn badges, vote on people’s comments, spam filtering, and other features. There are several purchase tiers depending on the number of sites you need to use it with, but all tiers come with lifetime updates and one year of support.
The Thrive Headline Optimizer plugin is somewhat unique in that it allows for automatically testing different post titles. Click through rate, scrolling and how long the visitor stays on the page are measured and the best headline is then given preference. There are several purchase tiers depending on the number of sites you need to use it with, but all tiers come with lifetime updates and one year of support.
Thrive Headline Optimizer
The Thrive Quiz Builder is an easy to use quiz and survey builder that also has advanced features to increase engagement, help segment users, and display targeted content. The plugin comes in several tiers based on the number of sites you want to use it on. All tiers include lifetime updates and one year of support.
Thrive Quiz Builder
Ultimate Addons for Beaver Builder is an add-on pack for Beaver Builder that includes more than 40 modules, more than 200-row sections, and more than 100-page templates. The Lifetime license includes lifetime updates and unlimited sites.
Ultimate Addons for Beaver Builder
Ultimate Addons for Elementor is an add-on pack for the Elementor Page Builder. It is a library of unique Elementor Widgets to add more functionality and flexibility. The Lifetime license includes lifetime updates and unlimited sites.
Ultimate Addons for Elementor
USP stands for “User Submitted Posts.” The plugin allows you to create unlimited forms and display them anywhere on your site. Create submission forms, registration forms, contact forms, forums, and everything in between. Pricing is based on the number of sites and all packages include lifetime updates and lifetime basic support.
USP Pro Forms
WooPack for Beaver Builder is a WooCommerce addon package. It includes modules for the product page, product grid, cart page, and checkout page. The lifetime option includes lifetime updates and support.
WooPack for Beaver Builder
WP Admin Pages Pro is a plugin that allows you to create custom admin pages. For example, if you wanted to create welcome or on-boarding pages you can now easily do so. The plugin allows also allows you to use Beaver Builder, Elementor, and Brizy as well as the regular WordPress editor. When creating admin pages, you have the option to choose where on the menu it will show and for which WordPress user roles they should be visible. The lifetime plan comes with unlimited sites, as well as lifetime updates and support.
WP Admin Pages Pro
WP All Import & WP All Export are two plugins that provide advanced content import and export. There are premium add-ons for WooCommerce, Advanced Custom Fields, user fields, and link cloaking as well as a number of free add-ons. There are packages with and without add-ons and options to purchase combined with export. All of the packages are for unlimited sites and lifetime updates.
WP All Import
WP Rich Snippets is a plugin for adding semantic structured marked to your content. The plugin supports multiple schema types, such as restaurant, product, article, recipe, and more. The plugin’s focus is on adding schema for reviews. Therefore, you can add review mark up to most of the schema types. There are also widgets and addons to extend this further, such as adding a display box to show your review summary, comparison tables, and a call to action. One of the extensions adds support for visitor ratings in addition to the author ratings. The Ultimate pricing option includes all 14 addons, unlimited sites, as well as lifetime support and updates.
WP Rich Snippets
WP RSS Aggregator is a WordPress plugin for integrating external RSS content into your website. The lifetime deal is for the premium addons which add features to the base plugin, which is free on the WordPress directory. The premium addons add features such as creating posts from feeds, keyword filtering, and word spinning. The lifetime package includes lifetime updates and support. There are several bundles of addons, each of which has a lifetime option.
WP RSS Aggregator
WP Time Capsule is an advanced backup plugin that does incremental backups, when possible, which is faster and saves storage space. The plugin can backup to Dropbox, Google Drive, and Amazon S3 locations. There are flexible scheduling options and the option to encrypt the database file for security. If gives you the option to backup your site before updates in case there is an issue. There is a staging option so that you can test changes before applying them to the main site. The lifetime plan includes unlimited sites and lifetime updates.
WP Time Capsule
WP-CRM is a robust customer resource management system for WordPress. Manage your projects, contacts, clients, campaigns, assets, invoicing and reporting all within your own WordPress site. The lifetime option includes all features and extensions and can be used on unlimited sites.
WPBakery Page Builder used to be called Visual Composer. It is a very popular page builder plugin that is often bundled in premium themes. The WPBakery Page Builder plugin includes both front and back-end editing, as well as a number of templates and visual elements. The plugin is sold for a single site, includes lifetime updates, and six months of support, which can be extended.
WPBakery Page Builder
The Learning Management System from Grow Learn Teach is a complete and mature system for offering online courses. There are seven course types. You can setup prerequisites, learning paths, drip content, assessments and quizzes, and offer certificates and diplomas. The lifetime deal includes more than 25 addons that offer integrations with membership plugins, sales options, and email marketing, and more. The lifetime option includes 15 sites, priority support, unlimited courses and lifetime updates.
WPfomify is a plugin that provides social proof and a sense of urgency by connecting to your online store or learning management system. A small box shows that others have purchased or signed up. It has a integrations with WooCommerce, Easy Digital Downloads, Give, LifterLMS, LearnDash and many other systems. The lifetime license covers all integration extensions, unlimited sites as well as lifetime updates and support.
WPfomify Social Proof
WPIntense has a number of plugin with a lifetime option. Scalability Pro speeds up slow database queries by optimizing the SQL to use indexes and avoid table scans. Auto Infinite Scroll solves traditional infinite/continuous scroll usability problems with zero configuration required. The Datafeedr Merchant Research plugin makes affiliate marketing easier by linking to merchants for product research. External Images allows images to be hosted on any third-party website and presented on your site as the thumbnail and featured image. Super Speedy Search adds an ajax widget to show search results as the user types. Faster Woo Widgets are built to be lightning fast, especially on large sites with hundreds of thousands (or millions) of products. You can purchase them individually or in a package. The price is based on the number of sites and includes lifetime support and updates.
WPSSO stands for WordPress Social and Sharing Optimization. It is a plugin that create Schema markup and meta tags for search engines and social networks. The plugin includes support for 3rd party plugins and services and also had addon plugins that bring other features. The plugin is licensed per site URL and licenses include lifetime updates and support.
Zigzagpress has more than 35 themes. Their themes are Genesis Framework child themes, which means that you will need to purchase the Genesis Framework to use them. Most of their themes have Customizer options. All themes are included in the Forever Membership option.
Zita Pro is a premium addon for the Zita theme. Zita is a new theme that is page builder friendly. It offers a number of customization options and features that work well with page builders, picking up where they leave off. Sticky header, footer, and sidebars, layouts, typography, spacing and menu options. Pro gives you the ability to white label the theme and add your own branding. There is good WooCommerce support and premade sites that you can import. Purchase also gives you access to Elite Addons For Elementor. The lifetime option includes unlimited sites, lifetime support and updates.
Points to keep in mind when shopping
- It is up to each business to decide their own offerings and pricing based on their needs and market assessment. When evaluating for purchase, remember that the business decides the pricing and the customers decide if the item and price make sense for them.
- “Lifetime” is the lifetime of the theme or plugin, not your lifetime.
- Pricing changes are common in business. A reputable business will honor your lifetime license if they change the license terms, but it is a good practice to look at reviews and ask other users about their experiences.
- Most items in the list have a GPL licence. If the software is open source then what are you paying for? Typically, you are paying for updates, terms of support, the number of sites where you can receive updates and support, and possibly access to other services.
- Some licenses are limited to sites you own, while others allow you to use the software on client sites, though only you will receive support. Keep these things in mind when shopping.
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