adding WordPress Plugins
Similar to themes, there are a lot of developers ‘out there’ who have coded specific functionality for WordPress, and they put that code functionality together in what is known in the WordPress world as a Plugin.
There are plugins for just about everything you can think of, for the functionality on the Front Office, such as SEO and OSCommerce plugins, to Back Office or Dashboard plugins to assist in the maintenance of your WordPress site.
The last time I looked there were over 11,000 free plugins available from the WordPress website. The only downside to this, is that there is so much choice… where do you start?
Well, generally you would have a particular functionality in mind, and in this case, you would simply go to the Plugins menu in the Dashbord and click the “Add New” option. This allows you various search options to find what you’re after.
Usually, you will find quite a few choices of what you’re after, so it’s a matter of reading the descriptions of the plugins that appear to offer what you want, and then, for those that look like they fit, you install them and try them out.
One of the real beauties of WordPress, is the very easy ability to install/activate/deactivate/delete plugins and/or themes!
If you don’t like the way it works, then deactivate (and delete) it! What could be simpler?
And, if you find a plugin that almost does what you want… contact me, and I’m sure we could make it do exactly what you do want! Free basics, then a small cost for full customisation.
There is functionality for which no plugins (currently) exist. I have occasionally searched, and not found any results that suited.
Fortunately for me, I simply developed it!
So, if you find yourself in the same position, then contact me and we can discuss the possibility of building you a specialised plugin?