WordPress Plugins

Plugins extend the functionality of WordPress. Plugins comprise PHP code, plus (optionally) XHTML, CSS, JavaScript.

To use a plugin:

  • Download the plugin file(s), and save the file(s) in folder wp-content/plugins
  • Customize the plugin code (if needed, see plugin instructions)
  • Upload plugin file(s) to web server
  • Log in to Admin account, go to Plugins page, and Active the plugin

A plugin includes a minimum of one PHP page, plus (optionally) other resources as needed. If a plugin consists of two or more files, the files are commonly grouped in a single folder.

The plugin file (or folder) goes in the wp-content/plugins folder.

You may need to customize a plugin. See the instructions for the plugin.

Many plugins are available for free download: