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WordPress 3 Complete by April Hodge Silver

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Adding plugins

Plugins are little packages of code that you can add to WordPress to increase its functionality. Developers all over the world create plugins! Many of them are available for use at no cost; others ask for a donation or a small fee.

The steps for installing a plugin are simple:

  1. Find your plugin.
  2. Install and activate it.
  3. Configure and/or implement it (if necessary).

Finding your plugin

The best place to find plugins is the WordPress Plugin Directory at http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/. There are more plugins every day (as of this writing, there are 12,644) and millions of downloads (143,376,466 and counting). You can search plugins by topic and by tag, as well as see a list of the most popular, newest, and recently updated plugins. ...

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