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Addon Creator for WPBakery Review: Ruler of All Add-ons?

Last Updated on August 31st, 2023


We’ve all heard about WPBakery, right? No? Neither have I. Just kidding. To be fair, I’ve never used WPBakery on a personal project. However, within 5 mins of tinkering with the plugin, I became a fan! For those of you who haven’t heard of this plugin – you’re in for a treat. WPBakery is the world’s most popular drag-and-drop page builder plugin designed for WordPress.

Designed by WPBakery, this plugin can be found bundled in almost every popular theme in Themeforest. It lets you build stunning pages – exactly in the layout you want.

  • Don’t want to show a particular element such as a CTA in mobile view? Done.
  • Want to add a pie chart or a part of Google Maps right in the middle of the post? Sure.
  • 1 column? 2? 12 columns to add different elements in each row? No problem, VC’s got you covered.

The list could go on for a while; so why don’t I just show you what all is possible with the plugin.

vl list of defult elements from add elements menu

WPBakery enables you to create virtually any design and layout – without having to be a designer or coder.

Okay, cool.

You know what WPBakery doesn’t cover? Pricing tables. Now some of you would tell me that there’s an add-on for that. And you are right. I could purchase or get a free add-on that lets me create pricing tables for WPBakery.

What about business cards?

  • What?! Who needs a business card in their WordPress site?

Just bear with me alright? I’m trying to make a point here. What about an MP3 player?

  • Who needs an MP3 player in their WordPress… Well, yes some might. Like a musician or a voiceover artist showcasing their work.

There you go. Now, I’m sure you can get an add-on for MP3 players. Or business cards for that matter. But the point is, you would have to search, purchase and install separate add-ons for WPBakery, every time you need them! And if you’re in the business of building custom WordPress solutions – God be with you.

The point I’m trying to make is simple.

What if there was an add-on that lets you create other add-ons for WPBakery?

  • You mean like an Add-on Creator?


And that’s what today’s plugin is all about. It’s called Addon Creator for WPBakery, and we’re going to explore the fish out of it! (Yes, I get excited.)

To start things off, let’s get started with the core benefit of the plugin. It lets you create custom add-ons for WPBakery, containing a mix of HTML, CSS, and jQuery scripts. You can build your own add-on for WPBakery and save or export them for your projects and clients. This is especially useful if you are in the business of building custom WordPress solutions.

For starters, you could go through the introductory video which explains the functionalities of the plugin in a nutshell.

Example #1 – How to Create a Colour Add-on for WPBakery using Addon Creator

I feel that the best way to learn is by example. So let’s try to create a simple add-on which takes input from the user (which could be you or your client) and produces the relevant output.

To begin with, upload the plugin’s ZIP archive from your computer and install/activate it. Next up, open the plugin’s settings as shown in the following screenshot.


Click on ‘Add Addon’.


Describe your addon as best possible. In our example, we’re creating a simple HTML picker, and thus, we’ve named it accordingly.


Once the addon is created, you want to edit it, add the HTML and CSS magic to it. Select the addon from the menu and click on ‘Edit Addon’.


Find the ‘Attributes’ tab and click on ‘Add Attribute’.


The attribute we want to add is called the ‘Color Picker’. The important thing to note in this step is this – the ‘Title’ and ‘Description’ field can be anything you want – it’s for your reference. The ‘Name’ field should be alphanumeric characters only. In our example, we’ve named it ‘colour’.


Look at how we can style the HTML using the {{colour}} placeholder. When a user selects this add-on, the {{colour}} placeholder is replaced by the default value or the value chosen by the user. Select Update to save changes to this addon.


Now let’s see how the addon pulls through in WPBakery. Select ‘Add Addon’ from the plugin’s menu and select the ‘Addon Creator’ tab. You should find the HTML Colour Picker addon there, waiting for you!


Select the newly created addon and pick your color.


Play around with the addon. In our example, we’ve added four versions of the addon with different color inputs.


And this was the output.


Example #2 – Importing Addons in Addon Creator for WPBakery

The coolest thing about the plugin is that it comes loaded with tons of brilliantly designed add-ons for the take! Let’s see how we can import these addons and get ahead of the game.

First off, head to the ‘Addon Creator’ menu and select ‘Import Addon’.


Select and upload the addon’s ZIP archive and click on ‘Import Addon’.


If the addon was packed properly, it should appear in the list of addons.


And of course, it would be ready for use within WPBakery.


Check out all the various categories of pre-built, ready-to-use addons that come bundled with the plugin. All you need to do is import the ones you need and start using them.

list of addons

Before you know it, you’ll have brilliantly designed website that would usually take weeks to design.

Create Addons from jQuery Libraries

There are hundreds of amazing jQuery libraries that let you do really cool effects in a website. Typically, developers bundle each script (or a bunch of related scripts for that matter) inside a dedicated plugin, which you need to install and activate in order to use. With Addon Creator, you can directly import these jQuery libraries into an addon. Follow this video to get started with creating addons from jQuery scripts in Addon Creator.

Pricing, Support and Documentation

Addon Creator is a Themeforest exclusive plugin, priced at $20 USD for a single site license. It comes with 6 months of support. You can purchase an extended support of one year for an additional $8 USD. Therefore, for $28, you’d get a single site license of the plugin with one year of updates.

If you ask me, I think 20$ is a steal deal for this plugin. Perhaps the developer is trying out different pricing options. Given that within 10 days of launch, the plugin has crossed over 50 downloads, the developers might just rise the price – as they should.

A complete documentation of the essential features of the plugin accompanied with video tutorials is also available.


Addon Creator is a very powerful tool for the right user. You can create brilliant addons within minutes for yourself or your clients. Not only will your development process be streamlined, you will also be able to create complex addons with minimal intervention of code. Be it a special typographic effect, a responsive image slider or a fully featured MP3 player – with Addon Creator anything is possible in WPBakery.

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