16. Introduction to WordPress plugins

Working with WOrdPress plugins - WP video tutorial

Video Transcript

 

Hi and welcome back to this WordPress course by Bizanosa.com . In this video we’ll take a look at WordPress plugins.

So, let’s get started by going to the plugins page and see which WP plugins we already have. Here we have Hello Dolly and Akismet . Akismet is a free WordPress plugin for fighting spam. When you take your website online, make sure you activate this. Hello Dolly, this is just a sample plugin by Matt , the creator of WordPress.

So, if you want to delete a plugin, let’s say you don’t need this. I will just click there to delete the plugin. Then, I will confirm by saying yes delete. If you are not sure about this, you can also return to the plugin list and the plugin will not be deleted. So, I will delete the plugin. You can see now we only have one plugin.

We have an option, you can come here, click on that, it will take you to the same page to Add a New plugin. Or, if you weren’t on the plugins page, you would come to this side of the WordPress Menu, then under plugins , click on Add New.

Here on the WordPress Add plugins page , these are featured plugins. Then we also have popular plugins. You can take a look at popular plugins.

So, what exactly are plugins? We’ve gone to the plugins page , you ‘ve seen that we have plugins there. And we have deleted one plugin. But what exactly are plugins?

Plugins are a way to extend functionality to WordPress. So if you want some features that are not already available in WordPress, these functionalities can be plugged in just by adding a new plugin.

So let’s go to WordPress.org and see the plugins page. We are on the WordPress plugins page. Just go to WordPress.org then you will click on plugins.

So plugins extend and expand functionality of WordPress websites. So you can see we have over 40K of plugins. Plugins will add functionality to your website. If you want a contact form you can add a contact form functionality by adding a contact form plugin. So let’s take a look at these featured plugins.

So, Jetpack . Jetpack has lots of different features that come with it. And this is one of the plugins that you would need to install for your WordPress website. Because it comes with lots of different functionality.

Then Akismet, I have already told you Akismet is for fighting spam.

Then we have BuddyPress. BuddyPress is for social Networks. So if you want to create a social network you can try out BuddyPress .

We have Theme Check. This is mostly for developers.

BbPress, this is for a forum. If you want to add a forum to WordPress you can use bbPress.

WP Super Cache, as the name suggests is a cache plugin.

So if you wanted any plugin you would come here search for it and may be download it. And then install it on your website.

See you in the next video where we’ll continue to install WordPress plugins.

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