Chapter 7

Making the Most of WordPress Plugins

In This Chapter

arrow Plugging in to plugins

arrow Finding, downloading, and unpacking plugin files

arrow Using the plugins that come with WordPress

arrow Uploading and installing plugins

arrow Activating and managing plugins

arrow Uninstalling plugins

arrow Exploring open source plugins

Half the fun of running a WordPress-powered website is playing with the hundreds of plugins that you can install to extend your site’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 ...

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