20 Useful Free WordPress Sidebar Widgets

You know that WordPress is much better than Google Blogger for its thousands of plugins and themes. With the total number of widgets and plugins seeking ever closer to twenty-thousand, there is sure to be a plugin or sidebar widget to out there to do what is it that you want done.

Moreover, I would like to share with you the most best free sidebar WordPress widgets that will make your theme really unique. So pick the widget you need and enjoy it. You can simply install and activate any widget for free those exist in WordPress Plugin directory.

As always, please feel free to share any other widgets that I may have overlooked in the comments sections. You may be interested in the following modern trends related articles as well: Best WordPress News Themes 2013, Free Attachments WordPress Plugins, Best Android Apps for Personal Finance and Vintage Effect Actions for Photoshop.

1. Facebook Chat

Add Tawea to your blog and a bar similar to Facebook chat will appear at the bottom right. Log in with your Facebook account and start chatting.

Facebook Chat

Facebook Chat

2. Alpine PhotoTile for Instagram

Stylish and compact plugin for displaying Instagram images in a sidebar, post, or page.

Alpine PhotoTile for Instagram

Alpine PhotoTile for Instagram

3. Feedweb

The Feedweb Plugin is a simple and easy way to promote and improve your blog. By activating the plugin you can freely insert customized rating widgets into your selected posts.

Feedweb

Feedweb

4. Instagram Badges

Adds Instagram badges to your WordPress blog that will help you link to and promote your Instagram profile.

Instagram Badges

Instagram Badges

5. Display Future Posts

Small Plugin to display future posts as a widget on a sidebar or direct on any page you want.

Display Future Posts

Display Future Posts

6. Free Live Support Chat

LiveSupporti plugin for WordPress allows you to add live support chat to your WordPress website so you can chat with your visitors.

Free Live Support Chat

Free Live Support Chat

7. Alpine PhotoTile for Flickr

The Alpine PhotoTile for Flickr, the first plugin in the Alpine PhotoTile series, is capable of retrieving photos from a particular Flickr user, a group, a set, or the Flickr community.

Alpine PhotoTile for Flickr

Alpine PhotoTile for Flickr

8. Posts in Sidebar

This plugin creates a new widget for your sidebar. In this widget you can display a list of post using author, category, tag, post format, custom post type, and so on.

Posts in Sidebar

Posts in Sidebar

9. Benchmark Email Lite

Benchmark Email Lite lets you build an email list from your WordPress site, and easily send your subscribers email versions of your posts and pages.

Benchmark Email Lite

Benchmark Email Lite

10. Wp-Insert

Wp-Insert is the most powerful yet easiest to use WordPress ad management plugin which does a lot more than ad management.

Wp-Insert

Wp-Insert

11. The Welcomizer

This Ajax powered plugin allows you to quickly animate your WordPress blog using jQuery effects.

The Welcomizer

The Welcomizer

12. Add Link to Facebook

Add Link to Facebook

Add Link to Facebook

13. Twiget Twitter Widget

Twiget Twitter Widget lets you display your latest twitter status updates in any of the widgetized areas. Just add the Twiget Twitter Widget to your sidebar or any of the widget areas and enter your twitter username.

Twiget Twitter Widget

Twiget Twitter Widget

14. SEO Tag Cloud Widget

SEO Tag Cloud Widget displays the tag cloud in a SEO-friendly way, using a search engine optimized html markup. It looks the same as the default WordPress Cloud Tag, but with an optimized html markup.

SEO Tag Cloud Widget

SEO Tag Cloud Widget

15. Shortcode Exec PHP

Using this plugin you can execute arbitrary PHP code using shortcodes in your posts, pages, comments, widgets and RSS feeds, just like manually defined shortcodes.

Shortcode Exec PHP

Shortcode Exec PHP

16. Really Simple Twitter Feed Widget

This plugin displays the latest posts from a Twitter account in a sidebar widget. Twitter API 1.1 ready, with easy customization of number of posts shown and replies detection.

Really Simple Twitter Feed Widget

Really Simple Twitter Feed Widget

17. Awesome Weather Widget

This plugin allows you to easily add super clean weather widgets to your site.

Awesome Weather Widget

Awesome Weather Widget

18. Custom Post Widget

The Custom Post Widget allows you to display the contents of a specific custom post in a widget.

Custom Post Widget

Custom Post Widget

19. Taxonomy List Widget

Creates lists of non-hierarchical taxonomies (such as post tags) as an alternative to term (tag) clouds. Multiple widgets can be used, each with its own set of options.

Taxonomy List Widget

Taxonomy List Widget

20. Authors Widget

Authors Widget shows the list or cloud of the authors, with the number of posts, link to RSS feed next to their name, avatar. It is useful in a multi-author blog, where you want to have the list in the sidemenu.

Authors Widget

Authors Widget