Maybe you always wanted a feature that wasn’t available in the latest version of WordPress. What you can do is install a third-party plugin or write your own custom code to extend the features of WordPress.
WordPress plugins are programming code that enhance the features of a standard
WordPress installation. A well-written plugin will basically be “drag and drop”
without modifying the core WordPress code. As WordPress has been designed in
modularly, plugins allow you to customize your site to your specific needs
without modifying the WordPress core.
Since Wordress version 1.2, plugins are available. WordPress plugins can
be classified according to the characteristic it provides. Here is a list of various features.
which you can implement for your website via WordPress plugins.
Administration – Install WordPress plugins to customize features like administration tools,
Antispam, Comments, Meta, Restriction, Statistics, Syntax highlighting,
Syndication, Tweaking, etc.
Layout, Layout, and Styles – Change the look and feel of your blog by implementing
plugins that modify File, Calendar – Event, Navigation, Randomness, Styles.
Graphics, Video and Sound – Add plugins that create audio – mood and images for
Posts – Implement plugins for editing posts, formatting posts and others
Miscellaneous Post related issues.
Links – Configure WordPress plugins that change the default behavior of links.
Miscellaneous – You can install various plugins that display the weather
information or other external information from external websites.
Installing a plugin for WordPress is not difficult. Here is the list of steps you
you need to take to install most plugins. Some plugins may require additional steps.
1. Upload your plugin to wp-content/plugins folder
2. Go to your WordPress site using a browser and login
3. Click on the Plugins link from the main menu at the top
4. Scroll down the list of available plugins to find the plugin you just uploaded
5. Click “Activate” to activate your plugin
WordPress Plugin Sites
We found the following sites with a complete list of WordPress plugins:
WordPress Wiki – Plugins: http://wiki.wordpress.org/?pagename=Plugin
WordPress Plugin Repository: http://dev.wp-plugins.org/
WP-Plugins download interface: http://redalt.com/external/plugins.php
WordPress Plugins Database: http://www.wp-plugins.net/