Understanding WordPress plugins


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Understanding WordPress plugins

Although WordPress is very powerful right out of the box, there is a rich landscape of plug-ins that extends its capabilities tremendously. A WordPress plug-in is very similar to a Dreamweaver extension except you don't use the Extension Manager as you do in Dreamweaver, we use the Dashboard. So let's switch over to WordPress and go to the category on the left called Plugins. Let's open that up so we can see all the Plugins that are currently installed. WordPress comes with two extensions or Plugins preinstalled: Hello Dolly, which is just kind of a fun thing that you can implement on your own WordPress site if you like, and Akismet.

Now Akismet is a very powerful plug-in that performs a totally necessary service. A lot of times with blogs, you'll get comments that include a ton of spam. Akismet can greatly reduce that spam for you. So let's activate Akismet. I'll click Activate here, and I want to point out that once you activate any plug-in the options change below its na...

Understanding WordPress plugins
Video duration: 6m 20s 5h 44m Intermediate Updated Oct 23, 2012

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Understanding WordPress plugins provides you with in-depth training on Web. Taught by Joseph Lowery as part of the Dreamweaver and WordPress: Core Concepts

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