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 What is a Wordpress Plugin?

What is a Wordpress Plugin?

A plug-in is a small program, or combination of programs, that sits on top of your WordPress installation and increases the functionality of your website in some way. (Translation: Plug-ins allow your website to have more features and to do more than it could when you first installed it.)

Plug-ins integrate seamlessly with WordPress so there is no messing with any programming code. That is another great thing about plug-ins. They do not actually affect your original WordPress install. They reside separately and interact with WordPress.

Examples of Plugins are to add a contact form, or create fancy a fancy gallery for you photos. There are over 14,000 plugins available, you can see examples of Wordpress Plugins via http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/

To install a plugin could not be simpler. It is all done inside the online control panel. Search on the plugin and then click to install. That's all! No download files or anything technical. See our signup page for Wordpress Hosting

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Created On: 12 May 2011 11:07 AM

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