Essential Addons is a WordPress plugin developed exclusively for Elementor. The plugin offers a set of additional widgets to extend the widget library of Elementor. Some widgets offered by Essential Addons have the similar functionality as the native widget of Elementor, but they offer different styling options. Some widgets are completely unique and are not available in the list of Elementor native widgets. In addition to widgets, Essential Addons also comes with extensions. Extensions are a set of additional features that you can use when creating a page or custom template with Elementor. For instance, Essential Addons comes with an extension called Content Protection which you can use to password-protected an Elementor-powered page.
— Free Widgets
Just like Elementor which is released as a freemium plugin. So is Essential Addons. The free version of the plugin comes with 50+ basic widgets. You have widgets to display blog posts such as Post Grid (to display blog posts in a grid style) and Post Timeline (to display blog posts in a timeline style). You also have widgets to style up a form you created with plugins like Gravity Forms, Contact Form 7, WPForms, and so on.
Here is the list of the widgets available on the free version of Essential Addons:
|Advanced Accordion||EmbedPress||Progress Bar|
|Advanced Tabs||Event Calendar||Simple Menu|
|Advanced Data Table||Facebook Feed||Sticky Video|
|BetterDocs Category Box||Fancy Text||Team Member|
|BetterDocs Category Grid||Feature List||Testimonial|
|BetterDocs Search Form||Filterable Gallery||Tooltip|
|Caldera Forms||Flip Box||Twitter Feed|
|Call to Action||Fluent Forms||Typeform|
|EasyJobs Career Page||Formstack||weForm|
|Contact Form 7||Gravity Forms||Woo Cart|
|Content Ticker||Image Accordion||Woo Checkout|
|Countdown||Info Box||Woo Product Carousel|
|Creative Button||Interactive Circle||Woo Product Compare|
|Crowdfundly All Campaign||Login|Register Form||Woo Product Gallery|
|Crowdfundly Organization||Post Grid||ReviewX Woo Review|
|Crowdfundly Single Campaign||Pricing Table||WPForms|
|Data Table||Product Grid||Ninja Forms|
|Dual Color Heading|
— Pro Widgets
As mentioned earlier above, Essential Addons comes with a widget that you can use to create a password-protected page with Elementor. The widget is available on the pro version — along with other widgets such as Google Maps and Advanced Search.
The Google Maps widget allows you to create advanced maps powered by Google Maps, including a 360-degree virtual tour. There 8 map types you can create with the widgets:
Another notable widget available on the pro version of Essential Addons is Advanced Search. The widget allows you to add an Ajax search in Elementor whereby you can set the query yourself. You can, for instance, add a search form for a specific post type. That being said, Essential Addons is a plugin you can consider if you are looking for a custom search plugin for WordPress. Especially if you use Elementor.
Here is the list of widgets available on the pro version of Essential Addons:
|Advanced Menu||Interactive Card||Price Menu|
|Content Timeline||Interactive Promo||Protected Content|
|Counter||LearnDash Course List||Static Product|
|Divider||Lightbox & Modal||Team Member Carousel|
|Dynamic Gallery||Logo Carousel||Testimonial Slider|
|Google Map||Offcanvas||Twitter Feed Carousel|
|Image Comparison||One Page Navigation||Woo Product Collections|
|Image Hotspots||Post Block||Woo Product Slider|
|Image Scroller||Post Carousel||Advanced Search|
|Instagram Feed||Smart Post List|
In addition to the widgets above — which you can add to your Elementor page — Essential Addons also comes with a set of extra features called extension. An extension allows you to add a certain feature or functionality to your Elementor-powered page. For instance, the Conditional Display extension allows you to display an element based on the user state (logged in/out) and role.
Here are the extensions offered by Essential Addons:
Essential Addons gives you options to disable the widgets and extensions you don’t need. You can do so from the settings page of Essential Addons which you can access via the WordPress dashboard. Essential Addons itself is one of the products developed by WPDeveloper, inc. — other than NotificationX, BetterDocs, BettterLinks, SchedulePress, and so on.