What do I need to know about adding new plugins?

You may want to install other plugins on your site in the future to add functionality. There are a few places that you can look for plugins:

  • WordPress.org Plugins - WordPress’ official site, where you can filter by tags and popularity.

  • Tidy Repo - An independent site that tests and verifies plugins before recommendation.

  • Code Canyon - A site featuring more than 3,000 custom premium plugins, also filterable.

  • Google - Can’t find what you’re looking for? Google it! There are tons of plugin sites out there.

There are a few things you should look at when considering a new plugin:

  • Number of downloads - A plugin that has lots of downloads is generally going to be better than one that has very few.

  • Plugin ratings - Ratings aren’t everything, but overall good ratings are a positive sign.

  • Plugin reviews - Read through a few reviews of the plugin you’re investigating and see if there are certain complaints that come up again and again.

  • Last updated - The best plugins are regularly updated to keep up with WordPress updates and add new functionality. You should avoid any plugins that haven’t been updated in a long time.

  • Support - Some plugins offer support and others do not.

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