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WordPress Theme Design by Tessa Blakeley Silver

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Getting Your Theme Ready for Plug-ins and Widgets

In this chapter, we'll take a look at what needs to be done to prepare your theme for plugins and widgets.

Plug-in Preparations

Most WordPress Plug-ins can be installed and will work just fine with your theme, with no extra effort on your part. You'll generally upload the plug-in into your wp_content/plugins directory and activate it in your Administration Panel. Here are a few quick tips for getting a plug-in displaying well in your theme:

  1. When getting ready to work with a plug-in, read all the documentation provided with the plug-in before installing it and follow the developer's instructions for installing it (don't assume just because you've installed one plug-in, they all get installed ...

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