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WordPress 4.0 Site Blueprints - Second Edition by Rachel McCollin

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Installing plugins

Plugins can do just about any job you can think of, but some of the most common are:

  • Widgets to put in your sidebar or footer
  • Shortcodes that let you add code into your page without actually writing the code
  • Image galleries and slideshows
  • Links to external sites, such as social media feeds
  • SEO plugins to help you get found by search engines
  • Forms plugins to help your visitors get in touch with you
  • Performance plugins that will make your site run faster

Let's install a popular SEO plugin called WordPress SEO by Yoast:

  1. Go to Plugins | Add New.
  2. In the Search plugins... box, type WordPress SEO and hit the Enter key.
  3. WordPress will display a list of plugins, meeting your search criteria. Find the plugin called WordPress SEO by Yoast and click ...

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