9. Widgets and Plug-ins

In This Chapter

Widgets vs. Plug-ins: What’s the Difference? 126

Using Widgets 128

Using Plug-ins 133

Upgrading Plug-ins 136

Putting It All Together 138

Want to add some extra functionality to your site? Widgets and plug-ins are the answer. Widgets and plug-ins extend the functionality of WordPress, allowing you to easily add extra features and enhanced customization options, which could be anything from simple contact forms to complex online e-commerce solutions.

Because plug-ins and widgets are installed separately from your theme, you usually won’t need to add any code to your template files to get them to work.

In this chapter, we’ll tell you about the difference between widgets and plug-ins, explain how to manage ...

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