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What is a WordPress "plugin"?
or modification to your WordPress site.
These are links about using plugins on your WordPress, where to find them,
and how to choose what is right for your site.
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1a. Using plugins
1b. Using plugins - advanced
2. Lists of good ones
10 Image and Gallery Lightbox Solutions for WordPress – Plugins
WordPress has a gallery feature which is simple to use. For galleries with more features, here are some good popular plugins.
: March 2009
11 Ways to Create a Mobile Friendly WordPress Site
"Every other user is now viewing your website from their iPhone or other smart phones. It is essential that you create a mobile friendly version of your WordPress site" Mostly plug-ins.
: September 2010
15 helpful WordPress plugins for the savvy user
A good collection. This page is a little old, but most of the plugins are so good that they are still being used. "What's a savvy user? ... " -- He tells us :)
Jacon Gube - SixRevisions
: April 2008
15 most popular WordPress plugins
Generally popular — it's up to you to see what's best for your site
: Feb 2009
20 must-have WordPress plugins for every website
They are "must-have" for this writer. Doesnt mean the are "must-have" for your site! A good place to start though. "Some of these make the user experience better, but a lot of these work in the backend to help the actual functionality of the site."
Amber Weinberg - Carsonfied
35 Stylish And Modern Wordpress Plugins Using jQuery UI
Galleries and lighboxes, form results preview, google translation, star rating, more and more!
Dainis Graveris - 1st Web Designer
: September 2009
50 must-have WordPress plugins
"In this post, we have summed up 50 of the most useful WordPress 2.7 Compatible Plugins for newbie as well as experienced bloggers." Useful - good plugins, arranged by category.
Blogging with Success
: March 2009
About WordPress plugins
Explains what they are, where to get them.
WordPress plugins at WordPress
This is where you go to find plugins and download them.
plugins - admin
plugins - search
Google Custom Search
"Harness the power of Google to create a customized search experience for your own website." Use adsense, let people contribute, auto-completions, ... But -- I'm seeing that their plugin does a lot of stuff that you may not really need. So i would only use it if those features are necessary for you. Otherwise, i like to stay away from Google, just don't trust them at all, they are eating all your info and doing god knows what with it. (As you know i am a total luddite, it's a wonder i use computers at all!)
Increases the ability of the default Wordpress Search - can search meta data, tags, custom fields, and more. This one is the winner in terms of thousands of downloads. Has good docs, support, forums.
: May 2010
enable you to search on custom fields (which WordPress search itself won't do. Many search options, can expand shortcodes in content. Searches data "as seen by browser" ... "after processing by plugins. This last point is a key feature of Search Unleashed." Localised, many languages, so could use in Tibetan admin. Has good docs, support, forums.
: January 2010
To find more WordPress search plugins:
Find more good current info: Search Google safely through Scroogle
WordPress plugins for [specialty] search
Lists many plugins, including those that do speciality searches such as Twitter, NextGen Gallery, blogrolls, etc.
: October 2009
More plugins info on this site