Learn how to install, activate, and manage plugins from the WordPress plugin directory.
- [Instructor] Plugins are small programs…that are installed and activated into WordPress,…and you can get them for free from the official…WordPress Plugin Directory you see here…and for free or for pay from other third-party vendors.…The plugins on this plugin directory are also available…directly from within WordPress admin.…Plugins are managed from the admin panel…under the Plugins setting.…And when you open plugins, you immediately see…the currently installed and activated plugins in your site.…Out of the box, WordPress installs two plugins,…Akismet Anti-Spam, a common spam moderation tool,…and the plugin called Hello Dolly,…a historical relic with no purpose.…
Just for background, this is the original proof…of concept plugin, and all it does is show a line…from the song Hello Dolly in the admin panel…when activated so you're absolutely free…to leave this not activated and delete it if you want to.…The reason why you're seeing several other plugins here…in my installation is because I've installed a set…
- Adjusting settings
- Changing discussion and privacy settings
- Using the Customizer to adjust site identity and visuals
- Creating and customizing menus
- Installing and activating themes
- Extending WordPress with plugins
- Adding and managing users
- Managing comments and spam
- WordPress security and maintenance
Skill Level Beginner
How WordPress works1m 47s
2. Configuration with the Customizer
3. Extending WordPress with Plugins
5. Security and Maintenance
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