What is wordpress plugins ?
Plugins are ways to extend and add to the functionality that already exists in WordPress. The core of WordPress is designed to be lean and lightweight, to maximize flexibility and minimize code bloat. Plugins then offer custom functions and features so that each user can tailor their site to their specific needs.
Currently, the number of wordpress plugins is countless. Only in wordpress.org library, we have more than one hundred thousand different plugins. Other paid plugins are on another website like Codecanyon .
How to find a plugin ?
The most simplest way to find a plugin is looking in the wordpress.org library .
Otherwise, you can find the plugins through google with key word: <ability> wordpress plugin.
One feature will have a lot of plugins support, you should check the plugins with high rating, supports the latest version of wordpress and read carefully the plugin description before choosing the plugin.
Checking wordpress plugins
With high ratings.
Plugins support the latest version of wordpress. If it’s not, the plugins should behind 2 version.
If one plugin has a lot of features, you should read the description carefully.
And finally, open the screenshot tab to preview some plugin’s images.
How to install plugin
We have two way to install a wordpress plugin.
Install plugin via wordpress dashboard (recommend)
Go to Plugins -> Add New
Find the plugin which you want to install and hit Enter
It lists all the plugins which related with keyword “facebook comments”
Use the checking method which I mentioned earlier to choose the suitable plugin for you and hit Install Now.
Some hosting require you to input the FTP information before install plugin. If it happens, you open the
Install plugin via FTP
First, you need to download the plugin as zip file to you computer
Extract the downloaded file, you got a plugin name folder contains all the plugin’s files inside.
Open FileZilla and upload this folder to
How to use plugins
Plugin has two types
- Running automatically after activate without config
- We must config in the Settings , Plugins
Now, your website has some special features thanks to the plugins.