Get More out of WordPress
What is a plugin?
Plugins are modules or extensions that are installed into the WordPress to increase the capabilities of your website. They’re shortcuts to getting your site to do what you want to, without having to build the features from scratch. Plugins add extra functionality, usability, tools and much more to your site that normally doesn’t come with your WordPress Theme. Plugins can also be used for many things, adding photos, obtimizing your website, creating an online store etc.
Installing new Plugin?
Installing plugins, go to "Plugins - Add New" and simply start searching.
Keep in mind that there are over 30,000 different plugins, so you’ve got a LOT to choose from!
Installation is easy – once you find your useful plugin, click "Install".
NB! Before starting to install plugins, please reading following article regarding plugins: 10 Things to know about using WordPress Plugins.
Here you can find a list of the most popular plugins that webmasters find useful:
1 Contact form 7: My website has a contact form on my About Me page. It’s an awesome feature to have, as people (like you!) can fill in the form and send me an email without logging into their own email provider. If you want to do something similar, definitely get this plugin. P.S. Here’s a step-by-step guide for setting it up.
2 Yoast SEO for WordPress: If you want to make your WordPress site even more SEO-friendly, this plugin is a must-have. It’s free, and it’s awesome. You’ll be able to edit your title tags, meta descriptions and more, all from within the page itself – no more fussing with WordPress settings.
3 Google Analytics: Interested in tracking your visitors/traffic and their behaviour? Just install the plugin, connect it with your Google account and you’re ready to go.