They are small addons which extend the functionality to the WordPress blog. With WordPress plugin you can do anything in your WordPress blog.
How do add WordPress Plugin to your blog?
Go to “Plugin” and click on “Add New”
Now there are two ways by which you can add plugins to WordPress.
The first way is to search the plugin in the search box and you will get the following result. e.g Facebook like
Select which you want and click on “Install Now” then you will be asked to confirm.
Click on “OK“. Now the plugin will be installed and you will asked to Activate it.
Click on”Activate Plugin” and you can use it. You may find the plug in in the Widget area.
The next method is you download the plugin at first from the WordPress.org site and then upload it to your blog.
Click on “upload” button and then browse the location for the plugin.
After selecting the plugin click on “install now” button.
And the process is same as above.
Some of the popular WordPress plugins are:-
Contact form 7 :- Adds contact form to your website.
All in one SEO pack :- Works for optimizing your WordPress site.
WordPress Importer:- Imports the backed up WordPress files to your blog.
WordPress SEO by Yoast:- Search engine optimization for your blog.
Akismet:- Checks whether the comments are spam or not.
Google XML Sitemaps:- Creates a sitemap for your WordPress blog to submit it to the search engines.