How to Make Your Website Appealing: 5 WordPress Tools

Visual appearance is an essential aspect of every website and maybe as important as the content it provides. If your website’s appearance leaves much to desire, no one would probably want to look what’s inside it. The way visitors perceive your website highly depends on its design, layout and overall presence, and it can further affect your website traffic and user retention.

I want you to look through the list of WordPress tools that will transform your website and attract a way more visitors. These tools have been personally tested and will do a great job for attracting visitors.

Portfolio Gallery Theme

If the posts and pages on your website include lots of images and other visuals and your visitors enjoy it, make sure to have a look at the new WordPress gallery theme. It will show images, galleries and portfolios on your website in an eye-catchy way and completely transform the look of your website.

Portfolio Gallery Theme is responsive and ensures an optimal viewing experience for your website visitors across all sized screens and devices. It has several modern layouts to choose from with “full width” option and infinite scrolling possibility.

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Portfolio Gallery theme features an advanced lightbox, which enables you to showcase your posts as a slideshow with the possibility to choose from 30 transition effects. Moreover, your visitors can have a sneak preview of the posts they like in the lightbox.

The theme comes with built-in Contact, Blog, News, Search, Sitemap, Login page templates to cut the time on creating any of them. It also includes a contact form with Captcha protection to help you to always stay in touch with your visitors.

Feature-rich widgets available in the theme are another great option to showcase your content. The theme currently includes Archives, Calendar, Categories, Custom menu, Meta widget, Pages, Recent comments, Recent posts, RSS, Search, Tag cloud, Text widget, Categories of posts, Random posts, Advertisements and AdSense widgets.

If you want to know more about Portfolio Gallery theme just check Portfolio Gallery Pro and the  theme demo.

uSquare Plugin

uSquare Plugin This is a grid-based WordPress plugin for showcasing your website content in a grid style. It’s responsive and accessible from almost all kind of devices. With uSquare plugin you can create and showcase image grids, post grids, product galleries and portfolios in an interactive way. You can add titles and descriptions to image grids and your website visitors will be able to read them as they click on the image.

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In terms of customization options this plugin gives you full control over any of its aspect. You can choose the grid background color, fonts, add social media icons, select the image sizing, reorder the grids and many more.

uSquare plugin allows you to add the grids to your posts and pages by using the provided shortcodes. It’s easy to use and does a great job in displaying your content in a more attracting way.

Instagram Feed WD Plugin

The fast growing popularity of Instagram can no longer be debated.  The beautiful images with different filters are so attracting and engaging, that it would be a total miss out if you don’t bring this social network to your website. Instagram Feed WD plugin will help you to integrate different Instagram feeds together with hashtags and other details, and showcase them in beautiful layouts.

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The WordPress Instagram plugin offers Masonry, Blog style, Thumbnails and Image browser layouts. Infinite scrolling and load more options are available for image viewing.

There is an advanced lightbox within the plugin, which can display images as a slideshow with different transition effects. Image metadata, comments and captions can also be displayed in the lightbox. You can add social sharing icons to images and the plugin will allow you to share them directly from the lightbox to different social networks.  The lightbox is also capable of playing HTML5 videos.

You can add feature-rich widgets on your website’s sidebars and choose which feeds and how many images to show within it. You can also enable/disable like and comments to be seen in the widget.

The plugin comes with two customizable themes, but you can also add new ones of your preference.

To see the plugin layouts and other functionalities in use, go to the Instagram plugin demo.

Yellow Pencil plugin

Yellow Pencil plugin is a useful CSS customization WordPress plugin, to help you to make all the required styling adjustments on your website.  The best part of it, is that there is no need to have an extensive coding knowledge and it works with any theme.

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The plugin allows you to change almost everything that is possible to do with CSS. More than 600 fonts, over 300 background patterns, 50+ animations, live colorpicker and many other customizing options.

It’s your best partner for personalizing your website in the shortest time possible.

Mojdeh Plugin

Don’t miss the opportunity to greet your website visitors with beautiful and responsive greeting cards made with Mojdeh plugin. It enables you to convert image galleries on your website into various greeting/ eCards and postcards.  The good news is that with Mojdeh plugin you can send nearly any kind of postcards to your website visitors including anniversary, birthday, Thank you, holidays, support, work & business, promotion, cheer up, take Care, inspirational, and many many more.

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The plugin comes with many customization options and you can adjust all the aspects of the postcards including background, quote, message, watermark text, ads, and a lot more. At admin panel you can add additional styling elements to the cards using CSS.

These WordPress plugins are sure to better your website’s appearance and make it more appealing to the visitors. Try them out and you’ll see how your visitor base is gradually growing.

I hope you’ll find them helpful. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below. I’d love to hear from you.

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