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WordPress® All-in-One For Dummies® by Michael Torbert, Andrea Rennick, Kevin Palmer, Cory Miller, Lisa Sabin-Wilson

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Chapter 2: Installing and Activating Plugins

In This Chapter

  • Installing WordPress plugins via the Dashboard
  • Manually installing WordPress plugins
  • Upgrading plugins
  • Activating and deactivating plugins
  • Uninstalling plugins

WordPress is an extremely versatile Web publishing solution. However, plugins can extend the WordPress features to do almost anything you want, except perhaps write your Web content. But how can you make use of the nearly 10,000 plugins found in the WordPress Plugin Directory? How do you remove plugins you no longer find useful? Fortunately, WordPress makes these tasks easy. In this chapter, we explore how to install, activate, deactivate, and uninstall plugins.

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