There is a plugin for everything these days.
For the less technical readers, a plugin is a piece of software that can be added to a WordPress website to add new features or functionality. Basically, if you want your site to do something above and beyond what comes with your theme, you’ll want to find a plug-in to fill your heart’s desire.
Usually, when you are looking for the right plugin to meet your needs, you’ll have to upload it to your site to see if it works, test to make sure it doesn’t conflict with the theme or other plugins. In the WordPresss repository alone there are over 48,117 plugins with 1,503,133,440 total downloads. So as you can imagine, finding the right plugins can be time-consuming if you don’t get it on the first try.
I was planning on sharing with you a post I wrote in 2011 but as so many new plugins have become available and others have gone out of date, we put our heads together and came up with a list of 33 of our favorite plugins that you can count on: [Read more…]