So what makes this system so spectacular and your website so functional?
The main reason is because of plugins. Plugins add functionality, convenience, and much more to your site. While they are usually created by several different individuals and companies, they all have ratings and feedback that you can find on wordpress.org to help you determine if it’s right for you.
The types of plugins you will be interested in depend on the purpose of your site.
If you have a personal blog, you might be interested in the following plugin:
Floating Social Media Icon — This plugin will allow your social media pages to be linked to your blog in an easy and stylish way.
Creating a review site? This may be the plugin for you:
Mingle Forum — This plugin allows a continuous conversation from visitors on your site. You can receive different opinions and views on products you review on your site.
Maybe you’re ready to start selling products online. If so, you may want to check out this plugin:
Ready! Ecommerce Shopping Cart — This plugin will allow visitors to purchase products from the site directly.
While these plugins have high ratings, that doesn’t necessarily mean they are the best fit for you or your site. There are a lot of plugins similar to the ones mentioned above, and plenty that are completely different, but will give you the same functionality.
Because these plugins are created by numerous developers, they might not all be compatible with each other. Like any other product, you want to make sure it is compatible with your theme, other plugins, and coding, if you have any. I encourage you to test different plugins to see what works best for you, but try not to get overwhelmed—you may be surprised when you see just how many there are to choose from!
No matter what type of site you have, there’s sure to be a plugin (or twenty) that will help you to make the most of it. These little add-ons are just one of the many things that make WordPress such an excellent platform for sites of all sorts.