12 Useful WordPress Plugins for Page Layouts

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When it comes to plugins for laying out the pages on your WordPress site, WPBakery Page Builder is a hard one to beat. This easy-to-use drag-and-drop page builder with over 200 unique addons will help developers and novices alike create just about any layout imaginable.  

But for users looking to modify just one page in a specific way, this powerful page builder is probably overkill. That’s why we’ve scoured CodeCanyon for the most useful WordPress page layout plugins and come up with these 12 that will meet a variety of needs.

1. 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 Plugin has got you covered.

This multipurpose grid enables you to display any content on your WordPress site in your choice of elegant grid form. First, you decide what source you want to use for your grid entry. Then, you customise the grid by choosing from three available styles, before selecting your required number of columns and rows and setting the spacing for the items. From there, you can add any number of skins available to customise your look further.

Notable features:

  • 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
  • and more

Essential Grid WordPress Plugin is an engaging and visually appealing way to show off content on your WordPress page.

User webdesigndmc says:

“It’s a great plugin and they have even greater support.”

2. FlatFolio

FlatFolio is another great option 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.

Notable features:

  • preview feature
  • carousel and slider features
  • unlimited item formats
  • various overlay effects
  • and more

For creatives and other users wanting to show off their visual content, FlatFolio is a versatile and easy-to-use layout choice. 

User stefkouf says:

“Great plugin, very quick solution to my problem.”

3. 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 has heard your prayers. The plugin allows you complete control of where you add widgets to your site’s pages by expanding the placement possibility beyond the sidebar and footer area to the page content area.

Notable features:

  • 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
  • and more

Being able to add widgets to any area of your WordPress site page with the Sidebar & Widget Manager plugin is a great way to build your own unique page layout.

User 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.”

4. Content Manager for WordPress

The Content Manager for WordPress plugin is probably the most versatile of the plugins in this list because it allows you to create any kind of layout you desire in three simple steps. Simply add a new page, create your desired layout with the drag-and-drop interface, and then add your content. 

Notable features:

  • ability to add unlimited fully editable pages
  • 10 layout colours
  • 30 Google Font options
  • multiple language support
  • and more

User Harald777 says:

“Really good plugin and superb support. Would recommend this to every WordPress user who wants a flexible and simple content manager. Really great.”

5. 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.

Notable features:

  • 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
  • and more

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.

6. UberMenu

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.

Notable features:

  • easy to add images and descriptions
  • Google Maps
  • choice of 18 layout variables
  • fully responsive and compatible with mobile and touch-enabled devices
  • extensive user-friendly documentation
  • and more

UberMenu works out of the box with the WordPress menu system, making it simple to get started and create gorgeous menus quickly and easily.

User lariosn says:

“UberMenu is simply fantastic and its support is just amazing.”

7. 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 be the right solution for you. 

Notable features:

  • responsive layout
  • let users submit events from the front-end
  • add special dates to your calendar like holidays
  • import events from an ICS feed or Facebook

User 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.”

8. WordPress Content Boxes Plugin

With the WordPress Content Boxes Plugin, it’s all about boxes. 43 stylishly designed boxes to be precise, any of which users can select to contain and showcase site content, like testimonials, social icons, team members, products, pricing lists, etc.

Notable features:

  • over 1,000 icons
  • highly customisable
  • ability to use multiple content boxes in one page
  • and more

Though one of the newer additions to CodeCanyon, WordPress Content Boxes Plugin with Layout Builder is sure to be a big favourite in the coming months. 

User Tixylix says:

“This is a very well-built plugin and the addon/template customisation options are superb. So glad I stumbled across it–fantastic!”

9. Media Grid

Media Grid is a terrific plugin that allows you to create unlimited responsive, filterable and paginated portfolios quickly and easily. You can 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. 


Notable features:

  • 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

User 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.”

10. Templatera

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.

Notable features:

  • easy content reuse across templates
  • edit content across templates from one central place
  • ability to import or export templates in XML format
  • and more

User rikfik says:

“This plugin is awesome! It saves me a lot of time build my pages. Great job. Thanks.”

11. Quform

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. 

QuformWordPress Form Builder

Notable features:

  • responsive forms
  • 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.”

12. DHWCPage

DHWCPage is a template builder 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. 


Notable features:

  • 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 12 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.

You can also discover some of the best WordPress plugins in our free course:

And if you’re interested in learning more about WPBakery and other WordPress page builders, check out these articles:

And if you want to improve your skills building WordPress sites, check out the ever so useful free WordPress tutorials we have on offer.

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CEO | KERBCO Web Services