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WordPress Plugins

PluginWhile WordPress allows you to accomplish a LOT within minutes of the initial download, there really shouldn’t be a limit to the things you can do…and there isn’t. WordPress extends 3rd party plugins that can be developed and shared by anyone.

These plugins are capable of all sorts of things, like introducing eCommerce functionality, integrating Google Analytics, creating dynamic photo galleries, and anything and everything else you can imagine. At the time of this writing, there are 4,245 official plugins for download via the WordPress Plugin Directory.

The first thing you’ll want to do is install the One Click Plugin Updater. This allows you to install other plugins directly from the WordPress admin, which alleviates the need for downloading and FTP’ing files.
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15 Must Have WordPress Plugins

Update:Check out my new release, Peeling Back WordPress, for an in-depth look at WordPress.

WordPress plugins allow you to extend new functionality to your administrative users and website visitors. I’ve listed my favorite WordPress plugins below (alphabetical order).

If you’re interested in developing a WordPress plugin, but just not sure where to get started, the WordPress Codex site has a great beginner’s guide called Writing a Plugin.
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