Addons for Visual Composer

Description

Addons for Visual Composer features professional looking, easy to use yet highly functional extensions that can be used in a WPBakery Visual Composer page builder. This is really a premium plugin that you can get for free.

This plugin comes with widgets for just about everything you need to build a professional website without switching to a premium theme – services, team profiles, counters, bar charts, piecharts, testimonials, clients list, portfolio/posts grid, posts carousels, varieties of tabs, accordions or toggles, pricing plan and much more in the PRO version. All the addons that help turn your free theme into a premium one with just a few clicks. Every premium page builder element you need is available for easy drag and drop into your page by just activating this plugin.

Visual Composer plugin must be installed and activated to use this plugin. After you activate the required plugins, the elements should be available for use in Visual Composer.

See the all of addon elements in action here –

LIVE DEMO | PRO Version.

The plugin comes with the following VC addons or extensions. Almost all of the elements come with a dark version.

  • Services that capture what you can offer for your clients/customers.
  • Responsive Tabs that function seamlessly across all devices and resolutions.
  • Accordion/Toggle that capture collapsible content panels when space is limited.
  • Heading styles to capture effective headings for your page sections.
  • Portfolio Grid addon that displays portfolio/blog entries in a nice responsive grid. Masonry and packed options are supported.
  • Blog Posts Grid that displays portfolio/blog entries in a nice responsive grid. Masonry and packed options are supported.
  • Team Profiles extension to display all the team members.
  • Odometers/Counters to show impressive numbers pertaining to your work or company.
  • Bar charts addon to capture skills or any type of percentage stats.
  • Animated Pie charts for visual depiction of percentage stats.
  • Testimonials to tell everyone the good things you often hear from your clients/customers.
  • Testimonials slider is a responsive touch enabled slider that cycles through testimonials.
  • Post Carousel extension that displays your posts as a highly responsive carousel.
  • Generic Carousel element that displays lets you present a list of HTML content in a carousel.
  • Spacer element that displays lets you set space between elements and vary the spacing across device resolutions.
  • Clients List extension to showcase the clients that you have handled.
  • Pricing Plans to help get more sales.

The PRO version of the plugin comes with additional addons and advanced features added to elements above –

  • Posts Block to help present your blog posts, events, news items or portfolio in a dozen creative ways. Comes with AJAX filtering, pagination and load more features to help visitors navigate your entire collection of blog posts or custom post types and their categories without reloading the page.
  • Image Slider to create a responsive slider of images with support for captions, multiple slider types like Nivo, Flex, Slick and lightweight sliders, thumbnail navigation etc.
  • Image Gallery addon that lets you create a grid of images with options for masonry or fit rows, pagination, lazy load, lightbox support etc.
  • Video Gallery to build a beautiful grid of videos to help showcase a collection of YouTube/Vimeo videos on your site.
  • Image Carousel for a responsive carousel of images.
  • Video Carousel for creation of a responsive carousel of YouTube/Vimeo videos.
  • Countdown extension to display a countdown timer on your site pages such as those that feature events or under construction/coming soon pages.
  • FAQ element to display a set of Frequently Asked Questions in a page.
  • Features Addon for showcasing product features or services provided by an agency/business.
  • Flat style buttons with rich set of customization options.
  • Advanced Services with additional styles and animations for services addon.
  • Icon list addon that lets you use either images or icon fonts to create custom social icons list, capture payment options etc.
  • Lazy Load – The portfolio/post grid and image gallery addons incorporate option to lazy load posts/images with the click of a Load More button.
  • Pagination – Create a grid of posts or custom post types with AJAX based pagination support.
  • Lightbox Support – The premium version comes with support for Lightbox for grid and carousel addons.
  • Customizations – Ability to choose custom font size, color or hover color for certain addons. More coming.
  • Custom Animations – Choose from over 40+ animations for most addon elements (excludes sliders, carousels and grid). The animations display on user scrolling to the element or when the element becomes visible in the browser window.
  • Sample Data – Sample data that you can import into your site to get started quickly on the addons and some sample layouts.
  • Premium Support – The customers will be provided access to a dedicated support forum with searchable content, private tickets, with threads attended to within 24 hours.

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Screenshots

  • The plugin Addons for Visual Composer tab in Visual Composer Add Element window.
  • Visual Composer addon elements in action in Visual Composer Page Builder tab of Page Edit window.
  • Editing a addon/extension element in the Visual Composer Page Builder.

Installation

  1. Install and activate the Visual Composer page builder.
  2. Unzip the downloaded addons-for-visual-composer.zip file and upload to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory or install the Visual Composer Addons by Livemesh plugin from WordPress repository. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. For Portfolio element, install and activate the optional plugin Portfolio Post Type plugin. The Portfolio addon can be built using custom post type registered by this plugin.

Optionally, you can import the sample data that replicates the demo site for you by importing the file sample-data.xml file located in the plugin directory. The import option is available under Tools > Import in WordPress admin.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Install and activate the Visual Composer page builder.
  2. Unzip the downloaded addons-for-visual-composer.zip file and upload to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory or install the Visual Composer Addons by Livemesh plugin from WordPress repository. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. For Portfolio element, install and activate the optional plugin Portfolio Post Type plugin. The Portfolio addon can be built using custom post type registered by this plugin.

Optionally, you can import the sample data that replicates the demo site for you by importing the file sample-data.xml file located in the plugin directory. The import option is available under Tools > Import in WordPress admin.

Does it work with the theme that I am using?

Our tests indicate that the addons work well with most themes that are well coded. You may need some minor custom CSS with themes that hijack the styling for heading tags by using !important keyword.

Some themes override default templates provided by Visual Composer. The themes that override VC Row template may require you to manually set the attributes required for the dark version (see below).

The demo site is best recreated with a theme that supports a full width page template without sidebars. The elements can still be used in the pages of default template.

How to enable the dark version for any element?

In Visual Composer page builder, add a row wrapper for the element, edit row and check the option ‘Dark Background?’ at the end of General tab of the row or an inner row element.

For themes that override the VC row template with one of their own, you may need to add a custom class ‘lvca-dark-bg’ manually to the VC row wrapper element to activate the dark version of an element.

My portfolio does not show any items.

Pls install and activate the Portfolio Post Type plugin to enable custom post type Portfolio.

Reviews

Love it

I use “Grid elements that displays portfolio/blog entries in a nice responsive grid. Masonry and packed options are supported.” on my website and like it so much.
Thanks a lot

The Best Out There

A total of 15 Visual Composer Elements come with this plugin having extensive options and are highly customizable as well. All the elements are well thought out and look perfect across all devices. I am using this plugin for a theme development project and it saved me lot of development hours. What more you can ask for? Simply amazing! Will credit back once my theme is up for sale and donate as well for the author efforts and to keep the plugin development active. Thanks @livemesh!

Could be fantastic

I really want to love this plugin.

Offering all the extra components and functionality, for free, is great and there’s some well designed options to choose from.

The downside is that, for me, this plugin breaks the full width component of Visual Composer. If you zoom in or out, any full width elements on the page don’t resize. (turn plugin off – all goes back to normal)

Also custom class inputs are missing from the elements I tried. I didn’t try them all, I was mainly looking for a carousel replacement to the inbuilt jerky VC one.

I look forward to seeing this plugin grow and I’ll be happy to update my review in the future.

Killer!

It does what it promises. Tabs, accordions, charts, teams, carousels and all work great! Great job.

Read all 8 reviews

Contributors & Developers

“Addons for Visual Composer” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.7.1

  • Added – Ability to rate plugin from admin screen

1.7

  • Fixed – The post image in a grid or posts carousel was not clickable to the link specified
  • Fixed – The grid filters would not center when a heading was not specified.
  • Fixed – The grid filters will not display multi-line on devices of lower resolutions like mobile devices.
  • Fixed – The plugin caused some minor styling changes to occur in Visual Composer backend.
  • Updated – Compatibility with WordPress 4.9 version

1.6.1

  • Fixed – Translations not working with default files provided by plugin
  • Fixed – The client images would show up misaligned and with additional padding in certain sites

1.6

  • Fixed – Missing instagram icon in team profiles addon
  • Fixed – The portfolio grid addon leaves an empty space on the top when no heading is specified and when no taxonomy filters are specified
  • Fixed – The posts carousel dots navigation was not clickable
  • Fixed – The posts carousel would not expand beyond 960px in width
  • Fixed – In a few installations, the grid elements may not occupy full width between 769px to 800px device resolutions
  • Tweak – Moved to the_excerpt() from get_the_excerpt() in posts carousel and livemesh grid addons for plugin compatibility

1.5

  • Added – Detailed documentation for all addon elements
  • Added – Plugin options panel for enabling or disabling addons along with other options.
  • Added – Ability to enter Custom CSS in plugin options
  • Added – Default theme color option for addons
  • Added – Support for lightweight Portfolio Post Type plugin. Jetpack custom post types module no longer recommended.
  • Fixed – The grid heading was not being displayed
  • Some styling improvements and fixes

1.4

  • Added – Left, right and center alignment option to the heading element
  • Added – Styling for services when font icons are chosen instead of image icons
  • Fixed – The testimonials slider content not aligned to the center
  • Fixed – The tab title width was fixed with no wrapping
  • Updated – The isotope and imagesloaded JS libraries.

1.3

  • Fixed – Check for page id when displaying posts/pages in a grid to avoid infinite loop
  • Fixed – Tabs not processing shortcode content
  • Fixed – Accordion/Toggle element not processing shortcode content

1.2

  • Fixed PHP warnings raised in certain themes that customize VC.
  • Performed compatibility checks with a number of premium themes; fixed any issues found.
  • Compatibility fixes along with some minor styling tweaks for tabs, accordion, carousel and portfolio/post grid elements.

1.1

  • New elements – Responsive Tabs and Accordion of variety of styles
  • Fixed a bug that caused many elements to become uneditable in VC editor
  • New services element style
  • Ability to choose entry meta contents for carousel and grid
  • Ability to set a link to the clients website in clients element
  • Email icon restored for team profiles element
  • Fixed some bugs, incompatibilities and design improvements

1.0

  • Initial release.