Gridlove comes with several plugins that will extend the theme functionality. They are not required but we warmly recommend to use them if you want to make the most of the theme features.
All the plugins are hosted on the official WordPress repository, which means they are 100% free and you can use it in any other theme as well. Go to Appearance -> Gridlove Plugins to install and activate recommended plugins with a single click.
Watch the complete process in this short video:
This plugin activates the entire theme options panel, so it is highly recommended to use it in order to be able to manage the theme options.
Contact form 7
This plugin is one of the most popular and easiest to use WordPress contact plugins. You can use it to create simple or complex contact forms with many powerful settings and features.
This is the official plugin made by Envato (ThemeForest) and its main purpose is to connect your website with your ThemeForest profile. Once you go through the authorization process you will be able to update our theme with a single click with every new version release.
With this great plugin, you get support to track the number of views for each post. That way you can display the number of post views or use an option to sort/order posts by its number of views.
Force regenerate thumbnails
This plugin will help you a lot when you switch to a new WordPress theme on a website that already has some images uploaded. It is commonly used when you switch the themes. You just need to run this plugin once and it will (re)generate all your uploaded image sizes to match your new theme layout. That way your theme will use proper and optimized image sizes and will improve website performance significantly.
With this plugin, you can automatically display your post dates in “time ago” format like 1 hour ago, 2 weeks ago, etc…
This is a companion plugin that adds specific features to the theme, such as custom widgets.
Other plugins’ features and functionality are described in more detail in Shortcodes and Widgets sections of this documentation.