What is WordPress Plugin?

What is WordPress Plugin?


WordPress plugin are the software package that adds the core functionality for a website. Plugins can boost your website performance and make it even better.

WordPress websites mostly work with plugins. Coding is not necessary while working with the WordPress plugin. Any non-programmer can build website using WordPress. Themes and plugins plays an important role in building websites. Plugins are written in PHP programming. When you want a simple contact option on your website, you can use plugin for that.

Plugins does everything in WordPress. There are various different plugins for different sectors. Such as the Online store use Woo Commerce plugin, Job portal uses job manager plugin, coupon website uses Retainment plugin and many more. You can install and uninstall the plugin according to your choice. There are more than 58,000 plugins available in WordPress plugin repository.

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How to install Plugin?

There are various ways of installing the plugin. Some guidelines are provided below.

  • Log in to your admin screen.
  • Go to plugins – Add new.
  • You will see a large gallery of plugins in the store.
  • Search the preferred plugin.
  • Install and activate.

Another method of installing the plugin is provided below.

  • Download the ZIP file of a plugin from a WordPress source. 
  • Go to Plugins – Add New.
  • Select Upload Plugin.
  • Select the downloaded zip file or drag the zip file.
  • Click the Install and activate

Free and Premium WordPress plugin

Unlike WordPress themes, plugins are also available in free and premium versions. The word premium requires some cost. Free plugin works fine and has basic features. But premium features include more advance features than free version.

 The premium version plugin can be customized according to the user preference. The free version must be used as it is, you cannot customize it. Free versions plugin also works fine. You can do almost all the stuff using free version plugins.

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