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WordPress for Web Developers: An Introduction for Web Professionals by Stephanie Leary

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CHAPTER 6

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Working with Plugins

Most of the time, working with plugins is straightforward. The plugin developer has written a readme file with comprehensive description of the plugin’s features, good installation instructions, and a FAQ. The installation goes smoothly and what you see matches the plugin’s screenshots.

Sometimes it’s not that easy.

In this chapter, you’ll learn where to look for plugins’ settings and data, how to evaluate plugins, how to test their performance, and what to do when a plugin breaks your site.

There are many places to find WordPress plugins, but beware: because WordPress offers a lot of flexibility to plugin developers, ...

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