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17 WordPress Plugins to Create Content

The right set of WordPress plugins can help create content that engages readers and drives traffic.

Here is a list of plugins to help create content for your WordPress website. There are editorial applications, tools for adding images and video, plugins to add polling and quizzes, content aggregators, and more. Many of these tools are free.

WordPress Plugins to Create Content

Editorial Calendar. This editorial calendar gives you an overview of when each post will be published. Drag and drop to move posts, edit posts directly in the calendar, and manage multiple authors.

Editorial Calendar.

Edit Flow. Edit Flow lets you to collaborate with your editorial team inside WordPress. Features a calendar for a month-by-month look at your content, threaded commenting in the admin for private discussion, notifications for timely updates, user groups, and more.

Curation Suite. Curation Suite is a content curation platform. It allows you to easily publish and curate content within your WordPress dashboard. Quickly search, then add content using one-click curation and the visual editor. Curate from anywhere using the shortcut.

WP RSS Aggregator. With the free core version of WP RSS Aggregator, collect as many RSS feeds from as many sources as you’d like, with the ability to stagger them for better performance. Display the imported feed items from one or more sources anywhere on your WordPress site.

WP RSS Aggregator.

Listly. Listly makes it easy to create, maintain, and engage your readers with compelling list posts right inside your WordPress site. Listly comes with list, gallery, magazine, slideshow, and minimal layouts. Use the right layout for the right content, and change anytime.

YouTube Embed Plugin. Easily manage YouTube embedding. This plugin provides a variety of features for the YouTube embedded player, such as responsive videos, automatic controls, loops, show or hide player controls, and more. Simply paste an unformatted YouTube link on its own line — shortcodes are also supported. Your YouTube embeds will then show up when you preview or publish the post.

ImageInject. Easily insert images and photos into your blog posts. ImageInject searches the huge Flickr database, as well as others such as Pixabay, for Creative Commons photos related to any topic. Find and inject images with just a few clicks.

ImageInject.

Opinion Stage. The Opinion Stage plugin allows you to easily add a poll, quiz, survey, or form to your website. Manage content from one dashboard. Engage your audience, and drive traffic from social networks. Design content to fit your site’s look and feel.

Infogram. Infogram is a data visualization tool to create and share charts and infographics. Access template designs and pre-set colors. Supports embedding of any publicly available chart or infographic made with Infogram through the URL.

Zedity. Boost the standard WordPress editor to add multimedia content in few clicks, visually and with no technical skills required. Zedity features a modern interface and draw box, for embedding audios and video, custom fonts, multiple layout responsive design and scaling, and more.

Zedity.

MyCurator. MyCurator makes it easy to curate quality content for your WordPress site. Articles are brought to you throughout the day from your sources. Quickly choose articles and preview the full content in a readable page. You customize the RSS, Twitter, and Google Alert Sources you want to use.

Search Everything. Search Everything improves WordPress default search functionality without modifying any of the template pages. Configure it to search pages, excerpts, attachments, drafts, comments, tags, and custom fields. It also offers the ability to exclude specific pages and posts.

Widget Content Blocks. Add Widget Blocks to your website to easily display in your widget areas. Create or edit the widget blocks just like you would edit any post or page, with all the default WordPress editing functions enabled. Add headings, lists, block quotes, and other HTML elements to your widgets using the WordPress visual editor.

Widget Content Blocks.

TinyMCE Advanced. This plugin extends and enhances the WordPress visual editor. Add, remove and arrange the buttons that are shown on the editor toolbar. Configure up to four rows of buttons, including font sizes, font family, text and background colors, tables, and more.

Ether Content Builder. This is a tool for building custom content pages with no coding required. It features responsive layouts, two-way supports for sidebar widgets, grid slider integration, drag-and-drop interface, and more.

Envira Gallery. Envira Gallery is a responsive gallery plugin. Create galleries with drag-and-drop builder and gallery templates. Organize photos in albums; sort with tags. Add share buttons to integrate with Pinterest, Instagram, and more.

Aesop Story Engine. Aesop Story Engine is a suite of open-sourced tools and components to build interactive storytelling themes for WordPress. Create and manage unlimited story galleries. Each gallery can be displayed as a grid, a thumbnail gallery, stacked, or sequential type gallery, all with caption support.

Aesop Story Engine.

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  1. Scott Scanlon February 13, 2017 Reply

    Sig,

    Great list of plugins here and thank you for including Curation Suite in the list. Anything we can do just get in touch. We’ll also share your post here.

  2. Carlos Rivera February 16, 2017 Reply

    Sig, you blew me away with this awesome collection of WordPress plugins (many I have not heard/considered before). Thank you so much! I’ll be using this article all year!

  3. Clint Butler February 19, 2017 Reply

    Sig,

    Thank you for putting this list together.

    There are a couple that I am definitely interesting, Infogram for one, I think I can leverage that one pretty quick when creating data-driven posts and case studies.

    I second your recommendation for Curation Suite, I use it weekly to create a roll-up post for my site/podcast.

    With Aesop Storty Engine, how would you grade the learning curve? I’d like to make more unique WP Themes for specific purposes where a full blown premium solution is overkill.