WordPress is a great content management platform for bloggers as well as business websites. Some cool free plugins make it even easy to customize your WordPress website into a great e-commerce or business website. You can use it to sell digital or physical products or create a comparison table for your products.

There are many good e-commerce plugins that allow you to convert WordPress into a full-fledged online store. What if you just want to sell a few services or products (as digital downloads or service) or have a small website for your offline business? Here we list a few plugins that will prove helpful in creating a small WordPress-based business website or online store.

WordPress Pricing Table

WP Pricing Table Plugin
WordPress Pricing Table plugin allows you to publish pricing table on WordPress page or post content. It comes with exciting pricing table layouts and all features you will ever need to build a pricing or features table for your products or services in the easiest way. You just need to add a simple shortcode [ahm-pricing-table id=999 template=template_name] (999=use any table id here and replace template with valid template name “green” or “gray” ) inside page or post content to embed pricing table.

TablePress (for listing products)

Tablepress WP Plugin
TablePress enables you to create and manage tables on your WordPress. You don’t need to know HTML  as a comfortable interface allows to easily edit table data. Tables can contain any type of data, even formulas that will be evaluated. An additional JavaScript library can be used to add features like sorting, pagination, filtering, and more for site visitors. You can include the tables into your posts, on your pages, or in text widgets with ease. Tables can be imported and exported from/to CSV files (e.g. from Excel), HTML files, and JSON.

Easy Digital Downloads

Easy Digital Downloads WP Plugin
Selling digital downloads is something that not a single one of the large WordPress ecommerce plugins has ever gotten really right. Easy Digital Downloads plugin aims to fix that. Instead of focusing on providing every single feature under the sun, Easy Digital Downloads tries to provide only the ones that you really need. It aims to make selling digital downloads through WordPress easy, and complete.

Global Content Blocks

Global Content Blocks WP Plugin
Global Content Blocks lets you create your own shortcodes to insert reusable code snippets, PHP or HTML including forms, opt-in boxes, iframes, Adsense code, etc, into pages and posts as well as widgets and directly into php content. You can insert them directly using shortcodes or via a button in the TinyMCE visual editor toolbar. You can also insert the entire content of the Content Block instead of the shortcode or use other shortcodes within the Content Block. You can also modify the output of the Content Block via a hook.

Business Hours Plugin

Business Hours WP Plugin
The Business Hours Plugin allows you to post your daily working hours and show it to your visitors in a sidebar widget or on pages/posts using shortcodes

You’ll be able to choose between showing only today’s working hours, or a collapsible table with the hours for each day of the week. If you want to show only today’s working hours, the plugin will check your timezone settings to calculate which day to show.

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  1. Thank you so much for a wonderful blog article on WordPress plugins. I have spent several days searching for a plugin that will allow me to add content to my post and improving my content. After reading and sharing your blog article, I will be downloading Global Content Blocks and giving it a try. Thank you again for this article.

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