Plugins are small software files which add different functions to your WordPress installation.
Think of plugins as like a software addon or extension as they extend WordPress by adding custom functions to your site.
You can choose from a huge range of over 20,000 free plugins or install a premium plugins developed by WordPress programmers.
You’ll find a huge range of different articles on this site showing you whats possible after installing different plugins.
Here’s 3 of the best posts to discover some of the best plugins:
- 7+ Must Have Plugins For New WordPress Bloggers
- Most Popular WordPress Plugins
- Top 50 Best WordPress Plugins
- How to Install a Plugin
Note: Plugins are developed by different developers from all over the world. Some are well written and others aren’t tested properly.
Installing too many plugins or installing a plugin which hasn’t been tested properly, can result in your site breaking.
If this happens, you’ll need to follow these instructions on how to fix errors in WordPress caused by faulty plugins.
Lets now check out some really useful WordPress tools which may come in handy at some stage.