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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To WordPress by Susan Gunelius

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Chapter 18
A WordPress Plug-In for Everything
In This Chapter
• Understanding what WordPress plug-ins can do
• Where to find WordPress plug-ins
• Installing plug-ins
• Managing your plug-ins
WordPress.org is an open source application, so the code behind it is available for anyone to edit. That means developers around the world work with that code to create enhanced functionality and features. That, in turn, enables WordPress.org users to do amazing things with their self-hosted WordPress sites.
 
Plug-ins are just one of the things developers create so WordPress users can get added functionality from their sites. This chapter teaches you what plug-ins are, how they can help you, where you can find them, and what some of the most popular ...

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