Making the Most of WordPress Plugins
In This Chapter
Plugging in to plugins
Finding, downloading, and unpacking plugin files
Using the plugins that come with WordPress
Uploading and installing plugins
Activating and managing plugins
Exploring open source plugins
Half the fun of running a WordPress-powered blog is playing with the hundreds of plugins that you can install to extend your blog’s functions and options. WordPress plugins are like those really cool custom rims you put on your car: Although they don’t come with the car, they’re awesome accessories that make your car better than all the rest.
By itself, WordPress is a very powerful program for web publishing, but by customizing WordPress with plugins — add-on programs that give WordPress almost limitless ways to handle web content — you can make it even more powerful. You can choose any plugins you need to expand ...