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When to use a plugin vs a theme

When to use a plugin vs a theme: WordPress: Understanding Custom Plugins with PHP
When to use a plugin vs a theme: WordPress: Understanding Custom Plugins with PHP

The primary function of a theme is to provide a presentation layer for your website. Plugins, on the other hand, are used to extend the core functionality of WordPress. Carrie cautions against including functionality in a theme that is better suited for a plugin and offers a simple rule of thumb you can use to know what's best in your situation.

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CMS Developer Web Web Development PHP WordPress

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