Progress or loading bar is something that indicates the status of the current activity or download. Having an interesting design for progress or loading bar makes them look eye catching and help in keeping the interest of your visitors. Here are some beautiful progress bars free WordPress plugins, ones which we really don’t mind watching as we wait for our downloads.

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1. WordPress File Upload

With this plugin you or other users can upload files to your site from any page, easily and securely. Simply put the shortcode [wordpress_file_upload] to the contents of any WordPress page and you will be able to upload files to any directory inside wp-contents of your WordPress site. The plugin includes a file browser to access and manage the uploaded files from the Dashboard (only for admins currently).

WordPress File Upload
WordPress File Upload

2. Progress Bar

This plugin does one thing: it creates a simple (but nice-looking) CSS3 progress bar that you can style with your own CSS and use wherever you want with a simple shortcode. Now with support for custom colors and gradients.

Progress Bar
Progress Bar

3. tePortfolio

tePortfolio plugin will help to create a full-fledged portfolio on the site even for those people who have no programming skills. The plugin is written in such a way that you do not have to dig in a code, and its interface is simple enough even for a novice user of Word Press. TePortfolio will perfectly fit the sites of various themes. The plugin can be used for sites about equipment and gadgets.

tePortfolio
tePortfolio

4. Front End File Upload and Manager Plugin

This plugin lets the wordpress site users to upload files for admin. Each file is saved in private directory so each user can download/delete their own files after login. File meta is another set of shortcodes allow site admin to attach unlimited input fields. These are named as File Meta. Admin will receive email on every file upload with File Meta.

Front End File Upload and Manager Plugin
Front End File Upload and Manager Plugin

5. JQuery Html5 File Upload

This plugin adds a file upload functionality to the front-end screen. It allows multiple file upload asynchronously along with upload status bar. It also lists the uploaded files as a gallery and allows us to delete the uploaded files. This is well suited for users who want to submit files to the admin, but can be altered in any required form. It make use of the HTML5 capability of the browser and fallback gracefully for browsers not supporting HTML5.

JQuery Html5 File Upload
JQuery Html5 File Upload

6. WP Laser Loader

Get youtube like laser loading on your website. Just activate the plugin and see the amazing laser loading live on header of your website.

WP Laser Loader
WP Laser Loader

7. Nice Animation Progress Bar

This plugin will enable animation Progress bar in your wordpress theme. You can embed Progress bar via shortcode in everywhere you want, even in theme files.

Nice Animation Progress Bar
Nice Animation Progress Bar

8. Awesome Progress Bar

Awesome Progress bar is an awesome, super lightweight plugin for your wordpress website. This plugin will enable progress bar in your wordpress theme. You can embed progress bar via shortcode in everywhere you want, even in theme files.

Awesome Progress Bar
Awesome Progress Bar

9. Custom Progress Bar

Progress bar plugin will enable awesome progress bar with various styles. you can change your progress bar with various styles with custom width, color, animation styles.

Custom Progress Bar
Custom Progress Bar

10. WP Pace

Create an automatic page load progress bar. Based on Pace – Automatic page load progress bar. Javascript by Zack Bloom CSS by Adam Schwartz. Decide whether you want to have the progress bar on every page or use the shortcode to add it to just a few specific pages/posts. The shortcode allows you to have different colored progress bars with varying themes on a page to page basis.

WP Pace
WP Pace