A Guide to Plugins

What is a Plugin?

  • A plugin is a piece of software that can be added to a website.
  • It contains a groups of functions that improve your website in different ways.
  • Some can extend functionality, while others can add new features to a website.
  • In WordPress, plugins make it easy to add new features to a website without knowing a single line of code.
  • Plugins enable customization when building a website.
  • The purpose of plugins is to allow third party users to extend the functionality of an application.


Examples of Plugins

  • Specific type of slideshow or gallery
  • A different type of drop down menu
  • A slider
  • A new navigation bar
  • Adding audio or optional audio for the user
  • Many plugins extend and improve the template or overall design of a website