Chapter 16

Enhancing Your Website with Plugins

In This Chapter

arrow Installing plugins on your WordPress website

arrow Exploring e-commerce options for WordPress

arrow Creating photo galleries and portfolios

arrow Providing web forms on your website

arrow Building networking and social communities

arrow Including popular social networks

In the chapters leading up to this one, I demonstrate the features and functions that are built into the WordPress platform that you can use to create WordPress themes to provide an appealing visual layout and look for your WordPress website. However, several add-ons, or plugins, for WordPress provide solutions for specific needs, such as e-commerce (selling products), photo galleries and portfolios, web forms, social networking, and more.

Plugins exist for WordPress to provide solutions for needs that the majority of WordPress users don’t have, so the good people at WordPress create ...

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