One of the great things about the WordPress community is that developers are always coming up with new add-ons to improve the basic WordPress software. There are thousands of plug-ins that can be freely downloaded and installed on your WP blog to improve its functionality. This week you need to find at least one plug-in to add to your final project blog.
Don’t just pick a plug-in at random to fulfill the assignment. Try to find one that will serve a genuinely useful function on your blog. For example, if you know you’d like to have something like a contact form, see if you can find a plug-in that will let you add one (hint: there are lots of these available). Once you start browsing available plug-ins, there’s a good chance you’ll find more than one that you want.
Google searches are an easy way to find plug-ins, but it might be more efficient to start at the WP plug-in directory. You can trust that these have been thoroughly tested for bugs, and you can search by keyword tags to compare different plug-ins in the same category. More plug-in resources can be found here, and you can read about some popular plug-ins here, here and here.
Once you’ve installed and activated at least one plug-in on your final project blog, write a post on your class blog in which you:
- Identify and link to the download page where you found the plug-in (1 pt)
- Explain how you think this plug-in will improve your blog from either/both the user’s or the author’s perspective (3 pts)
- Pingback to this post (1 pt)
The installed/activated plug-in is also worth 2 points out of 50 total for your final project.