Thursday, 08 November 2018 14:10

WordPress Beginner Tutorial #18: Introducing WordPress Plugins

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In this video, we'll look at WordPress plugins, which add extra features to your site. There are over 45,000 WordPress plugins available!

https://wordpress.org/plugins/ is the place to start finding plugins.
Featured plugins include bbPress, BuddyPress, Jetpack, Akismet, Theme Check and WP Super Cache.

Popular plugins include Google Analytics, All-in-One SEO, Yoast SEO, WooCommerce, Contact Form 7 and many more.

Inside your WordPress site, go to "Plugins", then "Installed Plugins" to see the plugins on your site.

You can install plugins from inside your WordPress site, using exactly the same directory you saw at WordPress.org. You can also record your favorites for easy access.

You'll see how to install a plugin, using Simple Page Ordering as an example: https://wordpress.org/plugins/simple-.... This allows you to easily reorder the pages on your site.

The main "Plugin" page allows you to activate, deactivate and delete plugins.

The plugin directory has lots of information about each plugin. You can see if the plugin has been tested with your version of WordPress. Topher demonstrates using this plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins/two-fac...

It's wise to delete any plugins that are not active. They are a security issue if you don't update them.

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