In the past few weeks, we’ve been diving into add-ons for popular WordPress page builders. These are essentially “plugins for plugins” that add additional functionality to your favorite page builder. In those weeks, we’ve already looked at Elementor add-ons, Beaver Builder add-ons, and some Divi extensions. Now, we’re going to round things out with a look at some WPBakery Page Builder add-ons or, as they were known not too long ago, some Visual Composer add-ons (WPBakery Page Builder is the new name for what was formerly the Visual Composer plugin).
Of the many page builders out there, WPBakery Page Builder definitely boasts the largest number of extensions. In fact, there are currently over 250+ WPBakery Page Builder add-ons.
So, as you may have gleaned from the post title, this is not a complete list of every single WPBakery add-on. Instead, this is a curated list of what I think are the most helpful free and premium WP Bakery add-ons. Sound good? Let’s dive in!
Note – many of these plugins still call themselves Visual Composer add-ons. Despite the naming confusion, they should still all work with WPBakery Page Builder because it’s the same underlying code, despite the name change.
5 Free WPBakery Page Builder Add-ons
All these plugins give you additional functionality without requiring you to pay a thing.
1. Addons for WPBakery Page Builder
Addons for WPBakery Page Builder is a popular free plugin from Livemesh Themes, a company that also makes add-ons for a number of other page builders.
The free extension comes with over 15 new elements that you can use in your WPBakery Page Builder designs, including elements like:
- Testimonials slider
- Team profiles
- Post carousel
- Pricing Tables
- Animation pie charts
- Plenty more
Additionally, most of the elements come with both a light and a dark version so that you can easily integrate them into different design aesthetics.
2. Mega Addons For Visual Composer
Mega Addons For Visual Composer is another popular free option listed at WordPress.org.
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This one gives you more than 60 modules and widgets that you can use in your designs including neat ones like:
- Price table
- Flip box
- Advanced button
- Google Trends
- Tooltip icons
- Image swap
And lots, lots more! All modules are lightweight and unlikely to slow down your site. What’s more, you can choose which elements you want to enable, which allows you to optimize each page’s performance.
3. Image Hover Effects Ultimate
As you can probably guess from the name, Image Hover Effects Ultimate adds a bunch of new CSS hover effects and animation options for images in WPBakery Page Builder.
In total, the plugin gives you access to 150+ hover effects. And all the effects are fully responsive and compatible with touch devices.
Check out the demo site if you want to see them in action – static pictures don’t do them justice.
If you need to display a ton of images (like in a portfolio), this one is a neat option. Remember, some effects are only available on the addon’s Pro version.
4. Advanced Ads for WPBakery Page Builder
This free plugin syncs up with the Advanced Ads plugin to let you easily display ads inside your WPBakery Page Builder layouts. Moreover, you can use the addon to insert ads at a particular post segment automatically. It supports ads from a variety of ad marketplaces, including Ezoic, Amazon, and Google AdSense.
Advanced Ads is one of the most popular WordPress advertising plugins, and this extension comes straight from the actual developer.
Check it out if you’re using both WPBakery Page Builder and Advanced Ads.
5. Ultimate Carousel For WPBakery Page Builder
Ultimate Carousel For WPBakery Page Builde is another creatively named add-on – it lets you turn any type of content into a carousel. You can use it to showcase a carousel of:
- Anything else!
And it’s even touch-enabled so that people on touch screens can easily move between slides.
The image slider, video showcase, and post carousel elements featured in this addon are flexible and lightweight, so they’re unlikely to increase a page’s load time.
9 Helpful Premium WPBakery Page Builder Add-ons
These add-ons cost money but often back that up with more advanced functionality or designs.
1. Ultimate Addons for WPBakery Page Builder
Ultimate Addons for WPBakery Page Builder is the best-selling WPBakery Page Builder add-on at CodeCanyon. It has over 45,000 sales while still maintaining an impressive 4.82-star rating on over 2,300 ratings.
Here’s some of what Ultimate Addons for WPBakery Page Builder gives you for just $25:
- A bunch of new elements
- New row effects, plus video backgrounds and an easy parallax effect
- CSS3 animations
- Icon fonts
- Modal popups
- Lots, lots more
The developer, Brainstorm Force, is the same team behind the popular Astra theme, as well as the equally popular Ultimate Addons for Beaver Builder plugin, so you can definitely trust them to keep pushing out awesome new features.
2. Undo/Redo for WPBakery Page Builder
This affordable plugin adds some much-needed undo/redo functionality to WPBakery Page Builder for the low price of just $199.
Developers recently introduced the Frontend Mode, allowing users to undo or redo changes without accessing the site’s backend.
The addon saves the changes you make, but it has a limit that prevents overloading its history buffer.
Check it out in action below:
3. Easy Tables
Easy Tables brands itself as a “Table Manager for WPBakery Page Builder.”
With it, you can create tables using a simple drag and drop interface that aims to mimic the familiar Excel interface. You can easily change up styling or choose from one of the 12 included themes.
Easy Tables costs just $12 at CodeCanyon.
4. WPBakery Page Builder Extensions All in One
WPBakery Page Builder Extensions All in One is another popular plugin that extends WPBakery Page Builder’s functionalities.
With it, you get 57+ new elements, as well as CSS3 animations, CSS3 Flex Box, cool card shadow options, animated buttons, and lots of other goodies.
WPBakery Page Builder Extensions All in One costs $25 at CodeCanyon.
5. WPBakery Page Builder Clipboard
This add-on is more focused on improving your productivity inside the WPBakery Page Builder interface than it is on new front-end functionality.
With it, you can easily:
- Copy/cut/stack sections or elements within the same page
- Copy/cut/stack sections or elements between different pages
Moreover, you can export elements and save them on Google Cloud.
If you work with WPBakery Page Builder a lot, this one might be worth the $21 for the productivity improvements.
6. Templatera – Template Manager for WPBakery
Developed by the same team that created the WPBakery, Templatera is the page builder’s native addon. It allows you to create content elements and add them to multiple pages simultaneously.
Its ‘vc template’ function lets you edit or delete templates you’re no longer using which makes managing a template collection easier.
The addon supports automatic migration of all themes developed with the WPBakery and lets you export templates in XML format.
You can use Templatera to control who can access your templates based on the content type and user roles. The addon is affordable, and you can add it to your toolset for just $12.
7. VCKit – WPBakery Addons Collection
With the selection of over 45 elements and shortcodes, VCKit is one of the most extensive addon collections for WPBakery.
The best part is that you don’t have to be an experienced website designer to use this addon. You can customize carousel sliders or image comparison elements before dragging and dropping them wherever you want on a page.
VCKit features a broad spectrum of visual effects that allow you to animate elements. Moreover, the addon comes with a shortcode manager enabling you to introduce new functions effortlessly.
8. WooCommerce Page Builder
You shouldn’t miss out on the WooCommerce Page Builder if you plan to build an eCommerce site with WPBakery. Like Templatera, WooCommerce Page Builder is a WPBakery native addon that lets you create different website segments.
Its free version features 15 addons, a basic template builder, and lets users choose the single product page layout. However, you must upgrade to the page builder’s Pro version if you want to gain access to the following options:
- MyAccount page builder
- Sidebar, side, and floating cart for product details pages
- Cart page builder
- Checkout page builder
- Category-specific layout builder
9. WP Post Modules
WP Post Modules is one of the most versatile WPBakery addons I’ve ever used. It’s equally useful for creative industry professionals who want to build a portfolio and media sites that need an attractive scrolling news ticker.
The addon comes with six display styles, such as list modules, tiled grids, or portfolio cards. Each style features over twenty customizable substyles. WP Post Modules offers tools like WP Query builder, Advertisement repeater, or Title Teaser. On top of all that, you’ll get twenty pre-built homepage layouts for just $29.
Frequently Asked Questions about WPBakery Page Builder Addons
How Do I Install WPBakery Addons?
Installing an addon for the WPBakery Page Builder is a straightforward process anyone can complete in a few minutes. You must purchase or download the addon for free before starting the installation process.
Here are the steps you must take to install a WPBakery addon:
- Make sure you’re logged in to your WordPress site and navigate to the Dashboard
- Find the Plugins menu, open the Add New submenu and click the Upload Link button
- Locate the addon’s zip file on your computer, select it and click the Install Now button
- Once the addon is on the server, you should click the Activate Now button to complete the installation.
Is WPBakery Plugin Free?
You must purchase a license if you want to build a WordPress website with WPBakery. The most affordable version of the plugin costs $56, and you can use it on a single website.
Theme Integration license aimed for use in a single SaaS application costs $299, while the Hosting and Page Builder plan costs $12.99 per month. You’ll have unlimited access to WPBakery’s template library regardless of the license you choose. Some addons for WPBakery are free, but in most cases, you must cover a small fee to gain access to all addon’s features.
Wrapping Things Up
And that wraps up our list of some of the best WPBakery Page Builder add-ons.
Like I said, though, there are well over 250 different add-ons, so this is by no means a full list. As a result, if you know a great add-on that deserves to be on this list, be sure to leave a comment and let us know about it!