Before getting WordPress plugin first understand, what does plugin means?
In computing terms, a plug-in (or plugin, add-on, or extension) is a software component that adds a specific feature to an existing computer program. When a program supports plug-ins, it enables customization (Wikipedia)
WordPress plugin are written in the PHP programming language and are seamlessly integrated with WordPress. There’s a saying in the WordPress community that goes around:
“There’s a plugin for that.”
They make it easier for users to add features to their website without having to know a single line of code.
As you click over ‘Plugins’ there you see installed plugins, I have two right now but none of them active. You need to activate them before use. Soon I’ll tell you, How to install and activate Plugin?
The official WordPress plugin directory has thousands of WordPress plugins available for download. Aside from free plugins, loads of fantastic commercial ones are available from third-party firms and developers.
You can install / uninstall plugins from the Admin area as a site administrator. You can also download them and install them manually using an FTP client.
Because the vast majority of plugins are free, it is important to remember that they are not generally funded by tech. Of this reason, when selecting which ones you want to install on your web, it is important to be careful.
SELECT PLUGIN WISELY
Although there are plugins that can perform the function you want them to perform, some are of much higher quality than others. You should ask yourself a couple of questions to pick the correct ones.
- How long has it been since it was updated?
- Was that consistent with the new WordPress version?
- Are people getting answers to questions about their support?
- What kind of rating does it have?
HOW TO INSTALL WORDPRESS PLUGIN
Click over any plugins below to learn how to install and active wordpress plugin