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WordPress 3.7 Complete Third Edition by Aaron Hodge Silver, Karol Król

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Chapter 5. Plugins and Widgets

The topic of plugins and widgets has grown a lot in recent years. Nowadays, it's hard to imagine any WordPress site that could operate without at least a handful of (essential) plugins or widgets.

In this chapter, we will get to know what plugins are, why to use them, how to use them, where to get them, and how to be up-to-date and take notice of any new useful plugin that gets released into the community. We will also talk about some of the most basic and popular plugins in the WordPress world and why getting them might be a good idea. Finally, we'll learn how to work with widgets to make our sidebars even more functional and reader-friendly. Okay, let's get on with it!

Breaking down plugins – what are they?

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