Having an awesome website, but still the sidebar contains nothing – isn’t it gives an incomplete touch. While there are plenty of options available out there, ranging from just adding simple social media buttons to the best commented posts and so on. But how one can achieve this, the answer is simple; you will be requiring some real solid plugins for your sidebar. And, in order to ease the things for you, in this article, I have collected the best WordPress plugins which you can use at your blog sidebar.
The plugin enables you to associate posts and pages with each other and allows you to display posts on any pages you like. All you have to do is to easily select posts in the “Edit Page” Mode and attach them to this page.
Video Sidebar Widgets
Video Sidebar Widgets lets you display videos such as Vimeo, YouTube, MySpace Videos etc. The plugin consist of two widgets and one TinyMCE editor button.
The plugin allows you to connect your Twitter account to it and the widget will display your latest tweets on your site.
Posts in Sidebar
The plugin creates a new widget for your sidebar, which lets you display a list of post using author, category, tag, post format, custom post type along with other options available. Moreover, the plugin gives you an extra freedom to display the featured image, the tags and also a link to the archive page.
PHP Text Widget
The plugin modifies the standard Text Widget of your WordPress website letting it able to execute PHP code. The normal behaviour of the text widget will remain preserved so that on activation it will not end up in any kind of mess for you.
Encyclopedia / Lexicon / Glossary / Wiki / Dictionary / Knowledge base
The plugin enables you to create, manage and present a knowledge base. It comes completely coalesced with your WordPress and fully compatible with all the other publishing tools you like.
This Ajax powered plugin allows you to quickly animate your WordPress blog using jQuery effects.
Tabbed Login Widget
The plugin allows you to have a login form in the sidebars of your WordPress powered blog.
One of my favorite social media plugin although I never get a chance to use in any of my blogs yet but I highly recommend this to everyone. Flare is a simple yet eye-catching social sharing bar that gets you both followed and connect to get shared your content via posts, pages, and media types.
WordPress Custom Sidebar
The plugin lets you edit sidebar content including posts in the admin area and assigning them from a dropdown menu to any post or page.
StatComm Multisite Edition
The plugin provides real-time stats on your blog – either single or multisite – collecting information about visitors, spiders, search keywords, feeds, browsers, operating systems and more.
The Feedweb Plugin is a simple and easy way to promote and improve your blog. Once activated, the plugin allows you freely insert a customized widget into your selected posts. You can choose questions you want to ask your readers and get comprehensive and precise feedback about your blog.
Make Your Site Social
The plugin allows you to make you site social by integrating online businesses with the most popular social networks and implementing powerful social plugins into a single, comprehensive solution.
Standard Widget Extensions
The plugin is known for adding some nice features to your standard widgets. It’s effective for themes which use widgets in a standard manner.
Juiz Last Tweet Widget
The plugin manage and handle image galleries easily in your WordPress backend and present images to your website visitors. It associates linked images and galleries with the jQuery Fancybox.
Easy Popular Posts
The plugin is an easy to use WordPress function which allows you to add popular posts to any WordPress theme.
Easy Random Posts
The plugin allows you to quickly add a collection of random posts to any theme element.