What are WordPress Plugins?

Posted OnOct 22, 2013     CategoryPlugins     CommentsNo comment

In this article, we will talk about what a WordPress plugin is and how it can help you build a more feature rich site.

A WordPress plugin is code that gets added on top of the WordPress base code. This allows extra features to be easily added to your site that can help you in a number of ways. Below we will outline the primary plugin types that you may find and how they can help you.

Security

Security plugins add extra security features to your WordPress site. For example, one of our favorite plugins is the Google Authenticator plugin. It allows you to use the 2-factor authentication system that Google uses to help secure your WordPress accounts.

There are many other security plugins available from the WordPress plugin directory. You can find a lot of them by clicking here.

Features

Another big plugin category is features. Features can be anything from image light boxes to better search engines. There are literally thousands of plugins that can help make your site more feature rich.

You can find all sorts of plugins by clicking here.

Admin Plugins

There are a lot of plugins built just for administrators of WordPress sites. For example, there are plugins that change the admin interface making it easier to use and there is also plugins available to help you manage SEO aspects of your site. These are only a few examples of the many plugins designed to help administrators.

For more Admin plugins, please click here.

Conclusion

Plugins are a powerful way to make your site, user experience and administration tasks easier and more enjoyable.

If you have a plugin that you use and love, let us know by leaving a comment below!

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