Although there is a lot to like about Visual Composer, there is one major limitation. You can’t add many third-party widgets as elements in your page designs.
There are few workarounds, like using a WordPress HTML element, but that way you have minimal control over the widgets.
To clarify, when building a page with Visual Composer you can only add/use Visual Composer elements. You can, of course, use other plugins/widgets as normal on regular pages not built with Visual Composer.
But luckily, Visual Composer is extendable.
When a plugin becomes popular, third-party developers will start building their own plugins to extend the core plugin’s functionality. That happened with Visual Composer builder plugin.
Wide variety of add-ons have been developed for it thanks to big community of users. These add-ons are installed in the same way a plugin is.
These add-ons allow you to extend the list of elements you can use with Visual Composer.
You can extend Visual Composer in two ways. Using dedicated Visual Composer add-ons, and using Visual Composer compatible plugins (Easy Social Share Buttons for WordPress).
Most of the add-ons are built by third-party developers, although the Visual Composer developers have built a few of their own.
Visual Composer was built to be extended. The developers openly encourage add-ons. To this date list consists of 100 items, and they cost anywhere from $3 to $24.
Extending the functionality of Visual Composer is incredibly easy. You simply install the add-on in the same way as a normal plugin.
When you next go to use Visual Composer, you’ll now be able to see the extra elements available to you, courtesy of the add-on.
While installing add-ons is easy, choosing the right ones is a little more complicated.
Ultimate Addons For Visual Composer Review
This plugin adds several premium elements in your Visual Composer on top of the built-in ones given by WPBakery.
Addon comes with more than 40 new elements lice icon box, modal pop up, interactive banner, pricing table and many more.
New elements include: Icons, Info Box, Info List, Flip Box, Counter, Interactive Banner, Modal Popup Box, Timeline, Extended Google Maps, Icon Fonts Manager, Fixed Image Background, Vertical & Horizontal Parallax, Hover Parallax, Video Background and Multilayer Hover Parallax….
With more than 19 000 sold copies on Codecanyon and average rating of 4.80/5 Ultimate Addons for Visual Composer is top-selling addon for highly popular WordPress page builder.
Get rid of boring rows and set a different tone for your website.
Some of elements provide with plugin:
- Icons – Use it to display a list of logos, clients, partners, sponsors, etc.
- Info Box – Highlight the important things you have on offer
- Info List – Highlight your most popular / related products, services & features
- Info Circle – Information circle
- Info Tables – Create nice looking information tables
- Just Icon – Add a simple icon and give some custom style
- Flip Box – Flip elements with a cool CSS3 effect
- Counter – Show your milestones, achievements, numeric statistics with animated numbers
- Interactive Banner – Display image blocks in a nicer & interactive way
- Modal Popup Box – Create modal popup boxes and embed anything you wish inside the popup box through easy WYSIWYG editor
- Price Box – Create nice looking pricing tables
- Spacer/Gap – Adjust space between components (this often comes in handy and I don’t know why it isn’t integrated in core Visual Composer)
- Timeline – Display a timeline in a Facebook style
- Extended Google Maps – Extended Visual Composer comes original Google Maps elements
- Google Trends – Display Google Trends to show insights
- Headings – Awesome headings styles
- Fixed Image Background – Keeps the image fixed at it’s position while the other content moves on scroll
- Vertical & Horizontal Parallax – The background moves at different speed & direction from your content on scroll
- Hover Parallax – The background moves creatively with cursor movement
- Video Background – Plays a video in the background
- Multilayer Hover Parallax – Design a real 3D parallax
- Customize Your Own Icon Fonts – More than 2500 icons
Ultimate Addons For Visual Composer Final Words
If you have got Visual Composer as a part of your theme, ensure that Core Visual Composer plugin is not heavily modified in order to be able to use Ultimate Addons plugin.
This plugin provides option to test before buying. You will receive login data to provided email. You just go to link provided and login.
Then you can test Ultimate Addons for Visual Composer for free and see if it fits your needs. But you can only use testing site for 24 hours so make it count.
Price is currently $18 on Codecanyon.
And now to you my dear readers. Which addons/extensions do you use for Visual Composer? Let me know in comments below!
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