Have you recently built, or are you in the process of building your WordPress site and wondering how to find the best plugins to add the functionality that you need?
The following article provides a few tips and tricks on finding the best plugins to add functionality to your WordPress website. Keep reading to learn more.
Choose Your Functionality
WordPress has made a name for itself as being the world’s most popular content management system by providing flexibility and versatility in building and maintaining millions of professional websites. In order to maintain this flexibility, WordPress operates using some basic features which may not include all of the features that your individual website needs.
The answer to this is WordPress plugins that provide specific functionality to individual websites so that users are able to customize their websites to meet their individual or business needs.
In order to choose the best WordPress plugins for your website, here are a few tips:
Identify what functions that you want your website to have such as, social media marketing, email management, CRM functionality and more. WordPress has millions of plugins available to choose from in their plugin directory so there is bound to be a plugin that meets your need.
Once you’ve determined what functionality you want to add to your website, locate and compare the best WordPress plugins that offer those functions. You can research WordPress plugins on Google or make comparisons via the WordPress plugin page that features user satisfaction reviews, plugin support, and plugin documentation.
After you’ve made your comparisons and decided on which plugin that you will use, follow the steps below to download, install, and configure your new plugin.
Tips For Installing Multiple Plugins
Once, be sure to install and test each plugin individually before moving on to the next, to save time should an issue arise with the configuration of the plugin such as conflicts with other installed plugins or conflicting configurations with your installed theme.
How to Install New WordPress Plugins
Once you’ve created your new WordPress website and customized your new theme, the next step is to add plugins to increase the functionality of your site.
Follow the Instructions Below To Install New WordPress Plugins:
- Select Plugins from your WordPress sidebar or Dashboard.
- Search for the plugin that you’re looking for by typing in the name of the plugin in the search bar located on the upper right-hand side of the Plugins page.
- Once you’ve located your desired plugin, click “Install.”
- Upon installation, many WordPress plugins will prompt you to complete a configuration wizard. For those that don’t automatically populate this prompt, locate your newly installed plugin via the Plugins page or locate the plugin by name on the WordPress sidebar.
- Active the plugin.
- Follow all configurations steps necessary to customize the plugin for your use.
- Enjoy your new plugin!
Maintaining Your WordPress Plugin
Be sure to maintain your WordPress plugin by installing and allowing all required plugin updates. Failure to maintain active plugin updates can result in your plugin or entire WordPress site having major issues.
If you ever need to uninstall WordPress plugins due to lack of use, troubleshooting website issues or replacing with updated plugins follow the same instructions for installing a plugin and select deactivate or uninstall to remove or deactivate unwanted plugins.
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