O'Reilly logo

WordPress: Visual QuickStart Guide by Matt Beck, Jessica Neuman Beck

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

9. Widgets and Plug-ins

Want to add some extra functionality to your site? Widgets and plug-ins are the answer! Widgets and plug-ins extend the functionality of WordPress, allowing you to easily add extra features such as improved menu ordering tools and enhanced customization options, which could be anything from simple contact forms to complex online shopping solutions.

Since plug-ins and widgets are installed separately from your theme, you usually won’t need to add any code to your template files to get them to work.

In this chapter, we’ll tell you about the difference between widgets and plug-ins, explain how to manage them and use them on your site, and give you an overview of some popular plug-ins.

Widgets vs. Plug-ins: What’s the Difference? ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required