Today I am discussing WordPress Plugins in detail. If you are planning to use WordPress CMS for your Blog or Website, then the word “plugins” will be very common to you.
What is a WordPress plugin?
If you’re new to WordPress, then there is a 100% possibly end up questioning, “what is a WordPress plugin?”
A plugin is a piece of software containing a bunch of code that can be ‘plugs in’ to a WordPress website or blog. They can extend the functionality of your WordPress websites and blog. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language.
How do WordPress plugins work?
You’ll learn all of this in additional detail later. But generally, to start using WordPress plugins on your site, you’ll need to:
- Find a WordPress plugin that you need
- Install that plugin on your WordPress site
- Configure the plugin inside your WordPress dashboard
WordPress is open source platform so it is written during a means so different developers will add their own code into it. The WordPress plugin API offers a strong set of hooks and filters which permit developers to switch existing WordPress functionality or add new functionality.
WordPress also allows developers to store data in the WordPress database. Plugins can utilize WordPress content types, taxonomies, and custom fields, which allow users to store different types of content not just post and pages.
Each WordPress plugin installed on your site is registered in your WordPress database. You can activate and deactivate them at any time you wish.
Why you need this?
They make it easy for users to add features to their website without knowing one line of code. There are thousands of plugins available for free and paid to download at the official WordPress plugin directory.
At BloggerLiving, we write about all the best WordPress plugins.
As a website administrator, you can install/uninstall plugins from the admin area. You can also download and manually install them using an FTP client.
How to choose which plugin to install on your site?
Because of the overwhelming majority of plugins are free, it is important to note that they usually do not come with tech support. For this reason, it is important to be careful when choosing which ones, you want to install on your site. Although there are plugins that can do nearly something, some are much higher quality than others. In order to choose the right ones, you should ask yourself a couple of questions.
- How long has it been since it was updated?
- Is it compatible with the newest version of WordPress?
- Are people getting answers to their support questions?
- What type of rating does it have?
There is a myth that WordPress plugins slow down your site. It is not true. Only the number of bad ones will slow down your site.
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