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Introduction to Plugins in WordPress0:46 with Zac Gordon
In this video we look at how WordPress Plugins can help add additional functionality to a WordPress site.
Try searching for a plugin that can add a contact form to your site. Try activating the plugin and see if you can set it up to add a contact form to your site.
Plugins in WordPress add additional functionality to a site.
This may involve something simple like a twitter plugin that let's you place
a twitter badge in the side bar of your site.
Or it could be something more complex,
like an e-commerce plugin that allows you to sell products.
Unlike themes, plugins do not usually change the overall look of your
entire site, but simply add one specific type of functionality to it.
In the next few videos,
we're going to look at how to find, install, and set up plugins.
We'll then look at some common types of plugins that you're likely to find or
want to use on different sites that you build.
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