If you use WordPress as your blogging platform, you are far from alone. In fact, you are running one of the most popular blog/content management platforms in the world. But what do you do when you want to expand your blog’s functionality?
WordPress is very plug-in friendly, offering scores of plug-ins, or extra applications. Numerous developers offer these plug-ins for free, or a nominal charge. You can find a plug-in to accomplish most any task. There are plug-ins that will compile stats, and there’s a plug-in that will ban naughty users.
To install a plug-in, you can use WordPress’ automated installation feature, or you can manually upload the plug-in to the content directory. Each plug-in typically comes with detailed installation instructions, and they almost always install in less than five minutes. In return, you get a feature-packed plug-in that activates simply by going to the plug-in menu and choosing that option in the plug-in’s section on the menu.
By using plug-ins, you can easily add features to your blog that aren’t included in the basic installation. The neat thing about WordPress’ plug-in feature is that you only install the plug-ins that you want. This way, you’re not stuck with bulky features that you don’t want or need.
Go ahead, visit the site, and try a plug-in. If you haven’t started a blog yet, why not try WordPress, along with a hosting plan from Palladium Hosting? If you just want to try the WordPress program out, you can get a free blog from Hostablog, but we’re confident you’ll soon want to start a standalone blog of your own. When that happens, give us a shot. We support our customers, and offer fast and reliable service.