When it comes to plugins for laying out the pages on a WordPress site, WPBakery Page Builder is hard to top. This easy-to-use drag-and-drop page builder with over 200 unique addons helps developers and novices alike create just about any layout imaginable.
For users looking to modify just one page in a specific way, this powerful page builder is probably overkill.
That’s why I’ve scoured CodeCanyon for the most useful and best WordPress page layout plugins and come up with these examples that meet a variety of needs.
1. Video Gallery WordPress Plugin
If you need a video plugin for WordPress, the Video Gallery WordPress Plugin offers more than you’ll probably ever need making it a contender for all sorts of use-case scenarios.
This plugin is highly configurable and is responsive to look great on every single viewport from mobile to 5K displays. It includes analytics, videos are indexable and SEO-ready and you’ll have the ability to generate revenue with ads if you wish. All of this with six-months of standard support.
When it comes to the types of video that you wish to embed in a WordPress site, Video Gallery WordPress Plugin accommodates self-hosted videos, YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook videos.
Stream from many sources
Extensive admin panel
Play-from specific point
2. The Grid—Responsive WordPress Grid Plugin
The Grid is a premium wordpress grid plugin that allows you to present any custom post types in a fully customizable and responsive grid system. It’s perfectly suited for displaying your blog, portfolio, e-commerce or any kind of WordPress post type.
This plugin support the following post format: standard, video, audio, gallery, link, quote. Possibilities are unlimited and can be easily controlled thank to a powerful admin panel.
Quick & Easy Setup
Works with Shortcode
Works with Visual Composer
Works with Cornerstone
Works with any post types Skin builder
Post format support
Wordpress media library support
Instagram user posts up to 12 post per grid
Public Youtube stream (Channel, Playlist, Videos)
Public Vimeo stream (User, Album, Group, Channel)
3. Essential Grid WordPress Plugin
If you’re looking for just the right grid to display your blog posts, photos, products, testimonials, social media streams, services or whatever else you have in mind, the Essential Grid WordPress layout Plugin has you covered.
This multipurpose grid enables you to display any content on your WordPress site in your choice of elegant grid form.
First decide what source you want to use for your grid entry. Then customise the grid by choosing from three available styles, before selecting the required number of columns and rows and setting the spacing for the items. From there, add any number of skins available to customise the look further.
over 25 example skins included
widely varied content sources possible, including images, YouTube, and HTML5 self-hosted video
various animation styles available
responsive and mobile optimised
Essential Grid WordPress Plugin is an engaging and visually appealing way to show off content on your WordPress page.
Customer webdesigndmc says:
“It’s a great plugin and they have even greater support.”
FlatFolio is another one of the best wordpress page layout plugins for those looking for an alternative grid layout.
Aside from being highly customisable, the plugin has the additional benefit of offering both Carousel and Slider functions as well.
You can customise the grid with logos, captions, coloured overlays, titles and subtitles, hover shadows, and more.
carousel and slider features
unlimited item formats
various overlay effects
For creatives and other users wanting to show off their visual content, FlatFolio is a versatile WordPress layout and easy-to-use page content plugin.
Customer stefkouf says:
“Great plugin, very quick solution to my problem.”
5. Sidebar and Widget Manager
If you’ve ever wished for the freedom to place a widget in the content area of your WordPress site page, the Sidebar and Widget Manager is a worthy contender.
The plugin allows you complete control of where you add widgets to the site’s pages by expanding the placement possibility beyond the sidebar and footer area to the page content area.
drag-and-drop grid manager
vertical or horizontal widget alignment
ability to display or hide any widget on any page
supports any kind of content
Being able to add widgets to any area of a WordPress site page with the Sidebar and Widget Manager plugin is a great way to build your own unique page layout.
Customer JohnDoe_VI says:
“If you want to create a custom layout of a WordPress site, this is the plugin you want to have in your tool chest.”
6. Real3D FlipBook WordPress Plugin
If you’ve you ever wanted to offer that book or magazine experience of flipping pages backwards and forwards, then this layout manager is worth a look.
It’s certainly a different way to layout pages and the big advantage of this WordPress plugin is that it is 100% HTML5 meaning that Adobe Flash is not needed.
Easy to use and customisable for you to create interactive pages.
Create flip-books directly from PDF files
100% HTML5 (No Flash!)
Font Awesome or Material Icons
Optimised for mobile
The flip book layout can be changed based on device type. Besides the standard double page view, there’s a single page view that’s used on mobile devices as it offers a better reading experience on smaller screens whilst retaining the 3D flipping effect and shadows.
7. Stupid Simple Testimonials
The Stupid Simple Testimonials plugin makes it super easy to add testimonials or quotes to your page layout. Using a simple shortcode that can be inserted in pages, posts, and widgets, the plugin features eight unique ways to customise your page layout.
grid layout automatically adjusts to match the total number of testimonials
six unique colour schemes provided to match your theme
ability to divide your testimonials into categories for easy management
ability to edit using the standard WordPress editor
The Stupid Simple Testimonials plugin is a straightforward way to alter your page layout and will integrate your testimonials or quotes into your site in a crisp, professional fashion.
What’s a great site without an equally great menu layout to help your visitors navigate your content seamlessly?
The UberMenu plugin is designed to facilitate just such easy navigation. The highly customisable and responsive plugin offers seven main menus and several submenu options to suit a wide variety of tastes and needs.
easy to add images and descriptions
choice of 18 layout variables
fully responsive and compatible with mobile and touch-enabled devices
extensive user-friendly documentation
UberMenu works out of the box with the WordPress menu system, making it simple to get started and create gorgeous menus quickly and easily.
Customer lariosn says:
“UberMenu is simply fantastic and its support is just amazing.”
9. WordPress Pro Events Calendar
If you’re looking for a clean and elegant way to keep your customers, clients, or followers updated on your public appearances, then adding the WordPress Pro Events Calendar plugin to your WordPress page layout might just be the right solution for you.
let users submit events from the front-end
add special dates to your calendar like holidays
import events from an ICS feed or Facebook
Customer DrDanHall says:
“This calendar system is the best for the money. I had used EventOn but the constant add-on cost was unbearable. Pro Event calendar includes all the features I had for much less. Great system.”
10. Justified Image Grid—Premium WordPress Gallery
Justified Image Grid is a powerful and responsive WordPress gallery plugin, expertly designed to showcase images in the most beautiful and authentic way.
Whether you specialize in capturing magical wedding days, creative designs and innovations, expressive portraits, extraordinary architecture, or journalistic exploration, it’s true that your photos tell a unique story and deserve to be presented in a way to maximise their impact.
Special effects on-the-fly
Gallery support for YouTube, Vimeo and self-hosted
Video gallery support
Right-click content protection
11. Media Grid
Media Grid is a terrific WordPress page template plugin that allows you to create unlimited responsive, filterable and paginated portfolios quickly and easily.
Create your own layout and mix any media to create unique galleries. The plugin allows for a high degree of customisation to every element of your gallery.
unlimited layout-free portfolios
visual, drag-and-drop grid builder
ability to create grids using any public post on your website
one-click grid cloning system
Customer seamusberkeley says:
“This is the best image plugin available—lots of flexibility and dynamic organization of images. Customer support is responsive too—Luca replied to questions promptly.”
Created by the authors of the WPBakery Page Builder, Templatera is a WordPress template manager that allows users to create, manage and set access to templates based on the user role or content type.
easy content reuse across templates
edit content across templates from one central place
ability to import or export templates in XML format
User rikfik says:
“This plugin is awesome! It saves me a lot of time build my pages. Great job. Thanks.”
Quform is an advanced WordPress plugin that allows you to quickly and easily build multiple forms.
This drag-and-drop form builder is feature-rich, easy to use, and has a wide variety of templates that enable you to build all kinds of forms ranging from complex quotes to booking forms and simple contact forms, without ever writing any code.
A few clicks and you have fully functional forms—it’s that simple.
drag-and-drop form elements
file uploads, sent as attachments or saved to the server (or both)
live preview while building
User adynsol says:
“Amazing script, easy to install, very well documented and with a ton of configs. Nice work.”
DHWCPage is a WordPress page content plugin that helps you create any layout for your WooCommerce page quickly and easily. The plugin, which requires WPBakery Page Builder to work, is easy to install and configure and requires no coding skills.
supports WooCommerce shortcodes
works with any theme
create a single product by category or product type
display the product description and review separately
User mydiamondlive says:
“A must have plugin for eCommerce websites that want to put extra design features for products and to stand out from the rest.”
These plugins just scratch the surface of page layout plugins available at Envato Market. So if none of them catch your fancy, there are plenty of other great options there to hold your interest.
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Editorial Note: This post has been updated with contributions from Johnny Winter. Johnny is a staff writer with Envato Tuts+.