Join Carrie Dils for an in-depth discussion in this video Finding plugins that meet your needs, part of WordPress and Genesis DIY: Freelance/Independent Website.
- Let's talk a bit about finding and selecting plugins.…So far, we've focused on our content…and the site design,…now it's time to look at extending…the functionality we already have…to help us achieve our site goals.…Just like themes, there's a lot of…plugins out there to choose from.…For instance, the WordPress.org…plugin repository is home to over 35,000 plugins.…To make this even more overwhelming,…a lot of these have overlapping functionality.…Another place to search for plugins…is at managewp.org.…
This is still a search of the WordPress…plugin repository, but it has some additional…search features and comparison tools…that can come in handy for narrowing things down.…Of course you can always turn to Google…for your plugin search, too.…There you'll turn up even more free…or even paid plugins.…A lot of plugin authors choose not to…post their plugins on WordPress.org,…but will sell them on their own websites,…or maybe even give them away…on a repository like GitHub.…So, all these places to look for plugins.…
This means that as a WordPress user,…
Find more courses in this series in our WordPress DIY playlist.
- Understanding your site goals
- Making a content inventory
- Choosing a theme and plugins
- Configuring theme settings
- Finding and installing plugins
- Adding custom styles
- Securing your site and managing spam
Skill Level Beginner
1. Preparing to Build a Freelance Website
2. Picking and Configuring a Theme
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3. Extending Functionality with Plugins
4. Going Live
Going Further with WordPress
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