Easiest way to customize your WordPress blog or even e-commerce site is via widgets. Most of WordPress themes are shipped with various different prepackaged widgets such as popular posts, calendar, email subscribe, photos sliders etc. It is essentially an advancement of the WordPress search box, adding taxonomy filters & post filters to really refine your searches. In our article you will find cool free taxonomy widgets for WordPress.

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1. Bulk Term Generator

If you have a lot of terms that you need to add to tags, categories, or custom taxonomies don’t waste time doing it by hand! Bulk Term Generator makes it easy to do it all at once. You can see which terms will be added before they are generated. This gives you a chance to make any changes before the final step. Copy/paste a list of terms you want to create. You can even specify the slug and description for each.

Bulk Term Generator
Bulk Term Generator

2. Latest Post Shortcode

The plugin registers a configurable shortcode that allows you to create a dynamic content selection from your posts, pages and custom post types by combining and filtering what you need. The shortcode can be generated very easy, the plugin will add a shortcode button for this in the editor area.

Latest Post Shortcode
Latest Post Shortcode

3. Advanced Recent Posts

Responsive Grid Layout based on Masonry script and you can insert the new layout in your page or template with shortcode. Now Advanced Recent Posts plugin have only one grid layout – based on Medium (300px width) thumbnail size. Also you can Feature some posts – they will be show in the grid increased. Shortcodes are configured in plugin shortcode builder, you will see it in the admin menu of your WordPress.

Advanced Recent Posts
Advanced Recent Posts

4. Piklist – Rapid Development Framework

Piklist is a rapid development framework for WordPress that will let you concentrate on the main focus of your plugin or theme, and let Piklist handle everything else. Build Fields for Settings page, Widgets, Custom Post Types, Custom Taxonomies and User Profiles with minimal code. Conditionally show fields (or their values), based on Post Status and/or User Role.

PIKLIST - Rapid Development Framework
PIKLIST – Rapid Development Framework

5. Frontier Post

WordPress Frontier Post Plugin enables simple full featured management of standard posts from frontend for all user roles. Intention of the Frontier Post plugin is to enable front end posting and editing on your blog. Allowing your users to create content easy, with no need to go into the back-end. Editors and Administrators can use Frontier to edit posts from the frontend (Can be enabled/disabled in settings), and at the same time go to the backend for more advanced options.

Frontier Post
Frontier Post

6. Post Category Filter

Post Category Filter allows you to filter through your post categories and custom taxonomies by adding a search box on top of the term lists. The lists will update live as you type with only the relevant results based on your search query.

Post Category Filter
Post Category Filter

7. WP App Studio

WP App Studio allows you to build advanced sites in the form of WordPress plugins without writing a single line of PHP code. WP App Studio Plugin is the tool you use to design your plugin and send it for code generation. Create your own plugin and move on. Watch FreeDev API video and see how WP App Studio can quicken WordPress Development.

WP App Studio
WP App Studio

8. Custom Content Shortcode

From a single field to entire pages, Custom Content Shortcode is a set of commands to display content where you need. The [content] shortcode displays any of the following: posts, pages, custom post types, fields, images, menus, or widget areas. The [loop] shortcode performs query loops. It can display, for example, available products in a category, or excerpts from the 5 most recent posts. You can query by parameters such as: post type, taxonomy, date, and field values.

Custom Content Shortcode
Custom Content Shortcode

9. Ajax Load More

Ajax Load More is a simple yet powerful solution for lazy loading WordPress posts and pages with Ajax. Build complex WordPress queries using our shortcode builder then add the shortcode to your pages via the content editor or directly into your template files. Easily create your own Ajax Load More shortcode by adjusting the various WordPress query parameters in our easy-to-use shortcode builder.

Ajax Load More
Ajax Load More

10. Super Advanced Posts

Super Advanced Posts Plugin is a light Plugin advanced version of the WordPress Posts widget allowing increased customization to display recent posts and other posts from all categories and taxonomy or from custom post types. Display post thumbnails, with customizable size. Show the post excerpt and how long the excerpt should be. Override the post order to order by; date, title, random, etc.

Super Advanced Posts
Super Advanced Posts