As at 4:14am today there are 7,388 WordPress plugins which have been downloaded more than 63,080,132 times.
A plugin which are also have other names like addin, add-in, addon, add-on, snap-in or snapin, is a mini-program or application easily installed into a WordPress website of blog to provide a very specific function.
Simple As Plug’n Play?
The great thing is there is not additional code to write, you don’t need to know any html, css, php programming languages, nor pay an expensive web developer to design the feature for you. Often it is a 10 second click to download, click active, occasionally there are some simple settings to configure, but more often than not it is a plugin-and-go.
The hardest part is searching out the right plugin for you among the myriad that are available that will perform the same function. Fortunately there is a directory of some of the plugins available at WordPress.org which you can search for. There are a whole lot more you can find through the search engine.
If you want me to review a specific WordPress plugin or want to know if there is a plugin for a specific function or application, leave a comment below and I’ll do some research, put some examples up so you can see exactly what they do.