When you first get your WordPress website installed, it will come with a standard set of features. But when you add WordPress plugins, then your website becomes unique to you, and gives your site the ‘bells and whistles’ to make it really sing.
So what is a ‘Plugin’? A WordPress plugin is extra software code that you can easily add to your website from within your admin area that give you extra functionality, such as extra Search Engine Optimization, or a fancy way to print out your web pages. Many plugins are free, in fact most of the one’s I use are free. But sometimes you may want to pay for a premium plugin that is more advanced and complex than some simple free ones. My favorite premium plugin is a fantastic one called WishList Member. Wishlist member is a plugin that will turn your website into a membership site. It’s the system I’m using for my Spring Website Creation Workshop Program.
“Plugins are tools to extend the functionality of WordPress. This article contains a list of plugins by category, and links to other plugin repositories. The core of WordPress is designed to be lean, to maximize flexibility and minimize code bloat. Plugins offer custom functions and features so that each user can tailor their site to their specific needs. WordPress Plugins are available from several sources. The “official” sources for WordPress Plugins are: Official WordPress Plugins Repository”
Here are just a few of the Plugins I love:
WishList Member : http://christinasresources.com/wishlist (my link for it)
BackupBuddy: http://www.thebackupplugin.com (my link for it)
Duplicate Post by Lopo: https://wordpress.org/plugins/duplicate-post/
TinyMCE Advanced by Andrew Oz: https://wordpress.org/plugins/tinymce-advanced/
Quick Page/Posts Redirect by Don Fisher: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/quick-pagepost-redirect-plugin/
Foo Gallery by Bradvin and FooPlugins : https://wordpress.org/plugins/foogallery/
If you find a plugin that is free, that you really love, then click on their donate button and help support these wonderful plugin authors who give their time to contribute to the world of WordPress. Print This Post