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WordPress 2.7 Complete by Hasin Hayder, April Hodge Silver

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Adding plugins

Plugins are little packages of code that you can add to WordPress to increase its functionality. Developers all over the world create plugins, some of which you can use for free, whereas some others are available for purchase.

The steps for installing a plugin are simple:

  1. Find your plugin.
  2. Download it.
  3. Upload and activate it.
  4. Configure and/or implement it (if necessary).

Finding your plugin

The best place to find plugins is the WordPress Plugin Directory at http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/. There are more plugins every day (as of this writing, there are nearly 4,245) and millions of downloads (22,152,788 and counting). You can search plugins by topic and by tag, as well as see a list of the most popular, newest, and recently updated ...

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