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20 Best Visual Composer Add-ons & Extensions of 2017

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With over one million users worldwide, the ever popular drag and drop page builder, Visual Composer, has inspired a legion of developers to create loads of cool and useful addons and extensions that extend its functions and provide virtually unlimited possibilities when it comes to creating the WordPress site of your dreams. We’ve compiled a list of the 20 best of these addons and extensions to be found at Code Canyon.

Some offer a huge range of features within one powerful extension while others provide just one specialised and targeted function. Some have been on the market for a while and have earned a reputation as the go-to plugin for users of Visual Composer while others are new to the market but have the potential to carve out their own unique following. Either way, you’re bound to find a plugin here that will answer your prayers… some of them, anyway.

1. Massive Addons for Visual Composer

Massive Addons for Visual Composer arrived on the scene early last year and has been gaining quite a following. This all-in-one extension is packed with features that will make even the most demanding web designer happy. In addition, it’s compatible with most WordPress themes that support Visual Composer 4.7+.

Massive Addons for Visual Composer

Notable features:

  • over 70 customisable shortcodes and addons
  • 31 page templates
  • supports WooCommerce
  • over 15 training videos
  • and more

Massive Addons for Visual Composer is exactly what you need if you’re looking for a Visual Composer extension that covers a huge range of functionality.

2. Visual Composer Extensions Addon

One of the top sellers at Code Canyon, Visual Composer Extensions Addon is packed with a dizzying amount of features including a Google Font Manager with more than 810 fonts, over 70 CSS3 animations, and the option to use any Visual Composer element in a sidebar. In addition, when you download this addon, you also get a built-in downtime/maintenance manager for your site which allows you to create a custom downtime page.

Visual Composer Extensions Addon

Notable features:

  • over 150 different elements
  • Icon and Google Font Managers
  • custom premium Lightbox
  • template and widget builder
  • and more

With its record of consistent updates and addition of new features to an already great product, Visual Composer Extensions Addon is bound to remain a crowd favourite for years to come.

3. Kaswara - Modern Visual Composer Addons

Kaswara – Modern Visual Composer Addons, just entered the market this January and though it doesn’t have as many elements as other addons and extensions that have been on the market longer, it certainly has been gaining lots of attention with its sleek and beautiful designs.

Kaswara - Modern Visual Composer Addons

Notable features:

  • contact form designer
  • shortcode manager
  • replica section
  • Icon and Google font managers
  • and more

Already gaining a following of faithfully with its well-executed features Kaswara - Modern Visual Composer Addons is the newcomer to watch in the Visual Composer addon market.

4. Ultimate Addons for Visual Composer

The Ultimate Addons is one of the highest rated and best selling addons for Visual Composer and no wonder. With 20 updates since its inception, this is an addon that works consistently to stay ahead of the competition and deliver a product that meets the needs of a wide range of designers.

Ultimate Addons for Visual Composer

Notable features:

  • parallax and video backgrounds
  • video tutorials
  • over 40 unique elements
  • 15 demo pages for inspiration
  • and more

A perennial favourite, Ultimate Addons for Visual Composer ticks a lot of boxes as a reliable Visual Composer addon.

5. Visual Composer KIT (VCKit) Addon  

Visual Composer KIT is one of the latest Visual Composer addons at CodeCanyon, having hit the market in early April. With over 40 beautifully designed elements and highly customized features, this all-in-one addon will most certainly be a major player at CodeCanyon in the coming months and years.

Visual Composer KIT VCKit Addon

Notable features:

  • five pre-designed demo homepage templates
  • over 45 animation effects
  • one-click installation
  • and more

Another great new all-in-one addon, Visual Composer KIT (VCKit) Addon is a great feature-rich choice for Visual Composer users.

6. Visual Composer Extensions Addon All in One

Visual Composer Extensions Addon All in One combines 64 different functions that extend Visual Composer functionality in one powerful addon.

Visual Composer Extensions Addon All in One

Notable features:

  • carousel and gallery
  • to-do list and price table
  • draggable timeline
  • iHover with 35 transitions
  • and more

Visual Composer Extensions Addon All in One is another oldie but goodie holding its own in the Visual Composer market.

7. Video & Parallax Backgrounds For Visual Composer

Video & Parallax Backgrounds For Visual Composer is a specialised addon that allows you to easily add video backgrounds as well as image parallax scrolling effects to your WordPress site. It also provides Row Adjuster Elements, allowing you to widen your rows into full-width, full-height or full-screen.

Video  Parallax Backgrounds For Visual Composer

Notable features:

  • HD video backgrounds
  • parallax in four directions and fixed
  • hover backgrounds
  • mix and match, single or multiple parallaxes, videos and hover backgrounds
  • and more

The Video & Parallax Backgrounds For Visual Composer provides an exciting and easy way to liven up your website by adding video and parallax features to your background.

8. Team Showcase for Visual Composer WordPress Plugin

Team Showcase for Visual Composer is another specialised plugin for Visual Composer that enables you to add a team or staff member section anywhere on your website in different layouts.

Team Showcase for Visual Composer WordPress Plugin

Notable features:

  • ten predefined responsive themes
  • four different display options
  • ability to create custom links for each team member
  • animated in and out slider
  • and more

Though designed specifically for showcasing team members, Team Showcase for Visual Composer WordPress Plugin can also be repurposed to display testimonials or other image and text content.

9. Visual Composer - Sortable Grid & Taxonomy Filter

If you’re looking for an interesting way to display your posts or products, then the Sortable Grid and Taxonomy Filter may be the answer for you. This addon is packed with features that allow you to display your products, posts or other types of content in a selection of grid layouts.

Visual Composer - Sortable Grid  Taxonomy Filter

Notable features:

  • fully customizable
  • five different grid layouts
  • CSS3 animations to animate your grid items
  • custom taxonomy filter—you can enable filter posts from a determined category
  • and more

Visual Composer - Sortable Grid & Taxonomy Filter is a great addon to bring some variety to the way you sort and display content like posts, products, and more.

10. Visual Composer Add-on Image Hotspot with Tooltip

The Visual Composer Add-on Image Hotspot with Tooltip comes bundled with another bestselling CodeCanyon addon, the Visual Composer Extensions All In One. But for those who don’t own that plugin, this standalone enables you to add a hotspot icon with a popup tooltip to any image on your site.

Visual Composer Add-on Image Hotspot with Tooltip

Notable features:

  • the tooltip feature supports text, images, video, and other kinds of content
  • hotspot icon’s position easily customisable
  • hotspot icons come in a variety of colours
  • and more

Visual Composer Add-on Image Hotspot with Tooltip may not be for everyone but will be of great value to photographers and e-commerce or educational sites.

11. Testimonials Showcase for Visual Composer Plugin

Testimonials Showcase is designed specifically to help you display and manage your testimonials. It comes with several themes, colour schemes, and customisable options that will allow you to integrate the addon into your site seamlessly.

Testimonials Showcase for Visual Composer Plugin

Notable features:

  • ten responsive themes
  • grid or slider display
  • submission form that allows customers to write and submit their testimonials
  • ability to filter testimonials
  • and more

Testimonials Showcase for Visual Composer Plugin will have a broad appeal to businesses that need an elegant and easy solution to collecting and displaying customer feedback.

12. Unique Hover Effects - VC Addon

Unique Hover Effects is a simple but wonderful Visual Composer addon that allows you to animate your images and create various hover effects including captions.

Unique Hover Effects - VC Addon

Notable features:

  • over eight choices of image animations
  • ability to customise settings for every image
  • external linking
  • over six caption animations
  • and more

Image-rich websites will find the Unique Hover Effects - VC Addon a great resource for creating captions with a bit of pizazz.

13. Modal Popup Box For Visual Composer

Modal Popup Box comes bundled with Code Canyon’s top-selling Ultimate Addons for Visual Composer but can also be bought as a standalone for those who’re just looking for a popup feature. The addon allows you to add popups for a wide variety of purposes: opt-ins for email subscription, shortcodes, images, videos, contact forms, or social media widgets.

Modal Popup Box For Visual Composer

Notable features:

  • ability to create popups of various content, including images and video
  • MailChimp supported
  • shortcode support
  • and more

Modal Popup Box For Visual Composer is the easy solution for adding various types of popups and opt-ins to your website.

14. Smart One Page Navigation - Addon For Visual Composer

Smart One Page Navigation is a great plugin for users looking for a quick, easy, no-hassle way to create a landing page or a single-page website.

Smart One Page Navigation - Addon For Visual Composer

Notable features:

  • supports Google Fonts and Font Awesome Icons and Image Icons
  • smart sticky navigation
  • supports fullscreen scrolling 
  • unlimited colour selection
  • and more

A five star rated addon, Smart One Page Navigation is the only Visual Composer addon  you need to create a beautiful single-page websites or landing page.

15. Ultimate MailChimp Form Builder for Visual Composer

This plugin is designed specifically to help users of MailChimp’s email subscription service create subscription forms quickly and easily with Visual Composer.

Ultimate MailChimp Form Builder for Visual Composer

Notable features:

  • unlimited MailChimp accounts in one site
  • supports custom fields
  • easy custom layout via Visual Composer
  • and more

MailChimp users will be excited to check out Ultimate MailChimp Form Builder.

16. Fast Gallery for Visual Composer WordPress Plugin

Fast Gallery allows you to build a variety of photo galleries and insert them into your WordPress site.

Fast Gallery for Visual Composer WordPress Plugin

Notable features:

  • eight types of galleries
  • nine different layouts
  • animations with over 200 effects
  • video tutorial available
  • and more

With its large selection of gallery types, layouts and animation effects, Fast Gallery for Visual Composer WordPress Plugin will be an indispensable tool for image-rich sites.

17. Food Menus Addons for Visual Composer WordPress Plugin

Food Menus Add-ons offers a great selection of different customizable food menu layouts and a plethora of customizable features to suit a wide range of tastes and styles.

Food Menus Addons for Visual Composer WordPress Plugin

Notable features:

  • 24 food menus to choose from 
  • multiple food menus in one page
  • over 1,000 icons
  • custom hover effects
  • and more

Food Menus Add-ons is the perfect Visual Composer addon for websites dedicated to restaurants, cafes, caterers and chefs, as well as all those foodie bloggers out there.

18. Visual Composer | Pricing Tables By NBGoyani

Pricing Tables is another single function Visual Composer addon that is ideal for those who need to create pricing tables for their online business. It comes with several beautifully designed tables in a wide selection of colours and animations.

Visual Composer  Pricing Tables By NBGoyani

Notable features:

  • over 18 unique styles
  • ability to change colours to match your website
  • over 60 load animations effects
  • Font Awesome included
  • and more

Visual Composer | Pricing Tables By NBGoyani offers a simple, intuitive way to create beautiful pricing tables for your website.

19. Visual Composer Add-on Bookshelf

Bookshelf is exactly what the name suggests, a visual composer addon that allows you to install virtual bookshelves on your WordPress site. You can upload images of books or magazines from your computer and link out to their authors, or you can use it with the Flipbook WordPress Plugin, which you’d need to buy separately.

Visual Composer Add-on Bookshelf

Notable features:

  • easily customize default width
  • easily adjust the colours
  • category name for books
  • outlinking
  • and more

Visual Composer Add-on Bookshelf is ideal for showing off 2D items, magazine layouts you’ve created or books you want to highlight.

20. Vera - Essential Multimedia Addons for Visual Composer

Vera is a multimedia addon for Visual Composer that enables you to add video, audio and radio players, multimedia carousels, countdown timers and more to your WordPress site.

Vera - Essential Multimedia Addons for Visual Composer

Notable features:

  • video, audio and radio players
  • logos showcase pro
  • multimedia carousel
  • multimedia playlist slider
  • and more

One of the great things about purchasing Vera - Essential Multimedia Add-ons for Visual Composer is that once purchased, users continually receive bonuses that extend the functionality of the plugin.

Conclusion

These 20 plugins just scratch the surface of products available at Envato Market. So if none of them catch your fancy, there are plenty of other great options there to hold your interest.

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

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