Welcome to 2015’s final edition of our Premium Plugins of the Month series! In this post, we’ll be looking at December’s collection of four premium WordPress plugins – all available from CodeCanyon.
The format is the same as always: four premium plugins, four completely different functionalities. This gives you the best odds of stumbling across a really useful plugin that you can install on your WordPress-powered website. And, best of all, the premium plugins featured today are all extremely affordable – each costs under $30 – and are all focused on giving your bottom line a timely boost. Let’s dive in, shall we?
White Label Branding for WordPress ($29)
If you’re a WordPress developer who takes pride in your work, the thought of handing over a beautifully crafted website to a client can make you shudder. After all the time and effort you’ve spent building a stunning website, the last thing you want is an inexperienced client running amok at the back-end and undoing all your hard work.
The solution, however, is simple; if you want to restrict your client’s wp-admin permissions, look no further than the White Label Branding for WordPress plugin, available for $29. The plugin allows you to fully customize the WordPress back-end, restricting certain users from specific areas, or just redesigning the menu for simplified use.
It also gives you the opportunity to rebrand the WordPress dashboard, complete with your logo and branding. If you’re looking to sell ongoing aftercare, this can be an excellent way to reinforce your branding and reassure your client that you know what you’re doing. This rebranding also extends to the login screen, where you can add your own background image, form color, and logo.
Of course, some clients might be offended if they face restrictions – it can be hard to tell someone that every time they try to make changes, they break things. The White Label Branding for WordPress plugin has a solution for this, too: a “fake” administrator role. The user will see and believe they are a full admin, but, behind the scenes, you can still control which features they have access to – sneaky, but it does the job!
Custom Thank You Pages Per Product for WooCommerce ($13)
If you run an eCommerce store, let me ask you a question: what happens after your customers make a purchase? If you’ve answered nothing, well, you’re missing out. If you want to maximize your store’s profits, it pays to keep one of the Golden Rules of business in mind: it’s easier to retain customers than to attract new ones.
Email marketing is one way to do this, but this plugin makes things even more straightforward. Introducing the Custom Thank You Pages Per Product for WooCommerce plugin – sure, that name is a bit of a mouthful, but the plugin can work wonders for your bottom line.
After making a sale, the plugin redirects visitors to a specified thank you page. This could be an internal post/page or an external URL. Best of all, you can build tailored thank you pages for each product – if the visitor buys a particular product, they are taken to that product’s dedicated page. You can also create a dedicated thank you page for when a visitor has multiple products in their basket.
Why is this so effective? Because the visitor is already in buying mode, and, best of all, you already know exactly what they just bought! This means you can create tailored upsells for specific products. Or, to increase your odds of repeat purchases, you might coax the customer into joining your email list or following you on social media.
An effective way to increase you revenues, this plugin is a steal at just $13.
Ultimate Membership Pro WordPress Plugin ($27)
Looking for a new way to monetize your website? Well, if you’re a blogger who regularly publishes valuable content, have you considered that your audience might be willing to pay for that content? This is the business model utilized by membership websites.
You can turn your WordPress blog into a fully functional membership website using the Ultimate Membership Pro plugin – available from CodeCanyon for just $27.
You can create a tiered membership website using the plugin – think Silver, Gold, and Platinum level memberships. You can even offer a free membership level to entice visitors in. You can then assign access to individual posts to certain membership levels – the content is “locked” from non-eligible visitors.
For collecting payments, the plugin integrates with five of the most popular payment gateways – including Stripe, PayPal, and Authorize.Net. Because most memberships rely on long-term members, you also have the option to collect recurring payments automatically. And, to boost conversions, you can also configure coupon codes offering discounts or short-term trial memberships.
To help improve your membership website’s usability, the plugin also ships with seven beautiful login templates. Your visitors’ user experience starts on the login page, so a beautifully designed, fully branded login page is a great place to start. To make logging in easier, members can also login using social media, with seven social media networks supported.
As a bonus, Ultimate Membership Pro integrates with nine email marketing services, including AWeber and MailChimp. This makes it super-easy for you to contact your members directly.
We end today’s list with another WooCommerce plugin: WooTabs. If you’re looking for a better way to organize your WooCommerce product pages without overloading visitors with information, this could be the solution you’ve been looking for. Essentially, it allows you to add tabs to your product pages, which visitors can flick between – this means they can view only the information they want.
For example, you could use tabs to display your product specs, reviews, or a tutorial. You can even add contact forms to a tab, in case visitors have any specific questions about a product.
You can create as many tabs as you want for each product, too. These tabs are easily created thanks to the intuitive WooTabs interface, making it super-easy to create, name, reorder, and delete tabs. You can also choose to create individual tabs for specific products, or global tabs that will be displayed on every product page.
The more details you can provide your customers with, the more informed they will feel when making a purchase – in other words, it’s a great way to boost conversions. This means that, with a price tag of just $19, you might see an almost instant ROI when you purchase WooTabs.
And that’s your lot for 2015, people! I hope you’ve enjoyed learning about the many different types of WordPress plugins available on CodeCanyon this year – and I hope I’ve introduced you to a plugin or two that you needed for your website! I’ll be back again in the new year with four more awesome premium plugins. Until then, enjoy the holidays and have a great new year! With thousands of plugins available on CodeCanyon, it would be impossible to cover each one. Let us know what you think of these plugins in the comments section below, and feel free to add your own recommendations!