WordPress powers 30% of the top 10 million websites. It controls more than 60% of the of the CMS platform market share.
Needless to say, it’s a popular solution for running a website. WordPress itself is great; but it’s limited in terms of its built-in functionality.
That’s why plugins exist.
What exactly is a WordPress plugin?
It’s essentially an app for your website.
I love how WordPress is designed to be lean out of the box. This prevents code bloat — your website isn’t dragged down by bulky code for things you don’t need or use. The core of WordPress is simple. You can customize it with plugins.
The core of WordPress is designed to be lean and lightweight, to maximize flexibility and minimize code bloat. Plugins then offer custom functions and features so that each user can tailor their site to their specific needs.— WordPress Codex
Installing a plugin to your WordPress site provides you with advanced features that aren’t available with the bare bones version of WordPress.
Where can you get a plugin? There are a number of places, but the primary source is the Official WordPress Plugins Repository.
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