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WordPress in a Weekend by Jesse Friedman

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Plugins

WordPress was built to be extremely extensible. The core code that makes up WordPress is very powerful but is rarely enough for any site administrator. For example, WordPress by itself will allow you to upload content and put a site live, but users won’t see anything without a theme. (In spite of what others think, there is no core theme built into WordPress.) Very simple plugins let you add functionality much in the same way you added theme files.

Six Must-Have Plugins

Below is a list of my six favorite plugins. Every one of my clients gets these plugins, because they are so vital to the needs of a well-built website, and they’re all free. There are literally tens of thousands of plugins out there. What you should take away from this ...

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