Best Button Plugins for WordPress

button plugins for WordPressAdding buttons to your WordPress website or blog’s posts, pages and sidebars can be a great way to encourage a higher level of user engagement with your content, and drive your audience or customers to sign up, buy now, read more, and follow.

Whatever your reason for wanting to add buttons to your blog or website, there are plenty of plugins available to make light work of the task. Here are five of the best button plugins for WordPress users, based on greatest downloads and user ratings.

MaxButtons: WordPress Button Generator

Looking for a simple plugin to allow you to create personalized web buttons for your WordPress website or blog in seconds? MaxButtons: WordPress Button Generator is designed for ease of use, creating attractive and unlimited CSS3 buttons to blend with your branding.

This plugin features unlimited color combinations, text and box shadowing, gradients, predefined defaults to make getting started simple, and the ability to copy existing buttons to use as a starting point for custom buttons. MaxButtons: WordPress Button Generator has been downloaded more than 860,000 times, and has an average user rating of 4.7/5 stars.

Standout Color Boxes and Buttons

Using simple shortcodes or PHP functions, Standout Color Boxes and Buttons gives users the power to create colorful buttons and content boxes to make their content pop, and add greater navigation across webpages and blog posts.

Standout Color Boxes and Buttons has been downloaded more than 37,000 times and has an average user rating of 4.6/5 stars.

Standout CSS3 Buttons

The Standout CSS3 Buttons plugin allows users to display CSS3-style buttons across their WordPress website or blog using shortcodes. Choose from several different color styles or create your own, and display your buttons on any page or post using the simple shortcode.

Standout CSS3 Buttons is CSS3 compliant, and offers the ability to create an unlimited number of modern buttons, no coding knowledge required. It has been downloaded more than 18,000 times, and has an average user rating of 4.4/5 stars.

Ad Buttons

If adding paid or sponsored buttons to your WordPress website or blog is your key focus, Ad Buttons allows you to create and display graphical ad buttons in a sidebar widget. Select how many ads you would like to display, enable and disable specific ads with ease, or choose to have a specific number of ads displayed at random from your total ads list.

With this plugin, you’ll be able to see how many times an ad has been displayed and clicked, to measure performance, and schedule your ads with start and end dates. Ad Buttons has been downloaded more than 50,000 times, and has an average user rating of 4.3/5 stars.

WordPress Shortcodes

Looking for a plugin that will help you create buttons for your posts and pages, but also offers tons of other great features? WordPress Shortcodes is fully WordPress compliant, and offers more than 26 shortcodes to create elements on your website such as buttons, tabs, accordions and more.

WordPress Shortcodes offers many parameters for customization, so you can easily adjust the look of shortcode content with a built-in CSS field. This plugin has been downloaded more than 147,000 times and has an average user rating of 4.2/5 stars.

Nikki is a professional freelance writer and story teller with a passion for the web and technology. She writes for WP Dev Shed and amongst a roster of other clients.

10 thoughts on “Best Button Plugins for WordPress

  1. pradeep says:

    hi , i am using “Forget About Shortcode Buttons” which is also a good plugin and free….
    well its great informative article on various buttons plugins….
    thanks!

  2. sumit says:

    I thought these boxes are theme features.. Thanks a lot for this info 😀

  3. Bob says:

    Hi Nikki,

    Thanks for the review of MaxButtons. We appreciate it. We’ve now have been downloaded 860,000 times and have more than 60,000 Active Users and a rating of 4.7 stars. We recently released MaxButtons and MaxButtons Pro Version 5.

    1. Charles says:

      Thanks Bob, post is updated.

  4. Fabian says:

    Awesome! Thanks for this. Employed some of these buttons on http://www.capelasers.co.za/

  5. Kunal Nayyar says:

    Hi, please check out Buttons X plugin as well.

  6. Raghav Malhotra says:

    wow just love the designs of button thanks for the great post ..
    i was using “Forget About Shortcode Buttons”
    now i will try this .
    thanks again

  7. Farcas Gelu Danut says:

    Do these plugins have an impact on SEO (by page load speed…and more…)?

    1. Charles says:

      Hi, that’s a great question and the simple answer is yes. Any plugin will add some code to that site that needs to be loaded some or all of the time. It is also true that some plugins are better coded than others. I havn’t tested all these plugins for load impact, but you should assume that any plugin will have some impact even if very small. It is a good principle to try and minimize the number of plugins you use for this reason.

  8. Jyotiprakash Ghorai says:

    hi thanks for this blog

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