For years WordPress has been updating its features to facilitate all its users to enhance their blogs or web pages. Different types of features are added every day, by number of independent programmers which can be downloaded from the online library of WordPress. A WordPress plugin refers to individual or specific kind of functionality features a WordPress user can add to their website. Their plugins can be designed or coded by anyone who holds the right amount of programming knowledge. There are plugins which are added by official WordPress professionals. However, an individual WordPress user holds the right to add their self designed plug-ins to their specific websites.
In the official library of WordPress plug-ins, there is a range of plugins which one can find, suiting individual needs of their blog. To use WordPress blog plugins, a user has to first activate or install the plugin facility on their blog. Clear instructions are provided by WordPress on how to install these plugins.
Types of WordPress Blogs
- Multimedia Plugins
Multimedia Plugins are designed to give a listening or visual aid to the WordPress blog. In case a user wants to add a sound, music or any other kind of hearing aid, multimedia plugins are used for this specific purpose. Similarly, to add visual aids such a videos, tutorials or any other type of video material related to the content of the blog, can be added with the help of WordPress multimedia Plugins.
- Management Plugins
Management Plugins are designed to facilitate a user to easily sort and format the content of the blog. This includes editing how content is displayed on a WordPress blog i.e. its order etc. Different management plugins have separate purposes. Many individual programmers have been able to add numerous management plugins to suit the needs of different WordPress users.
- Security Plugins
Judging by the name, security plugins allow a specific WordPress user to increase the level of security of their blog. This includes preventing a specific viewer to hack a certain user’s blog, prevent spamming and also many other security measures which are required to run a safe blog. Separate features of different plugins provide a different type of security functionally to the WordPress blogs, depending on its type.
- Social Networking Plugins
In order to spread knowledge about WordPress blogs, many WordPress users add social networking plugins. Since blogs are very closely related to the social networking area of the internet, these plugins provide an efficient way of linking social networking websites with WordPress Blogs. A user is able to perform different social networking website operations on the blog whose blog post they are currently reading. For instance, some Facebook oriented social networking plugins will allow blog viewers to share a specific blog post of the WordPress blog with users on their Facebook friends list. Some plugins also enable blog viewers to text chat with other blog viewers reading same blog post.
- Other Plugins
As there are so many plugins which are developed by programmers around the world, a range of plugins which offer a different type of functionality for WordPress Blogs. For instance, there are some plugins which allow users to place an online shopping facility on their blogs for viewers. These are suitable for people who own blog pages which promoting a personal business services or products.
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