What is a WordPress Plugin

What is a WordPress Plugin

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What is a WordPress plugin, you ask? If you want to make your WordPress website really sing, you need to use WordPress Plugins. Plugins are how you bring the functionality to your website. Let me explain it like this…

Take the cheeseburger.
WordPress is like a Cheeseburger
An American tradition, the cheeseburger is pretty darn good on it’s own. It tastes good, it fills you up.

However… don’t you want fries with that?

WordPress Plugins are the Fries to Your Cheeseburger

If WordPress is the cheeseburger, plugins are like the fries. The fries make the whole thing a meal.


So if you want your website to be more than just a few pages and a blog, you need to install plugins. Plugins add functionality like online stores, social sharing, contact forms, membership site and so many more things that I can’t list them here. In fact, there are literally thousands upon thousands of plugins in the WordPress.org plugin repository.

That’s why I created WP Plugin Coach. The number one frustration for all of my students and clients is finding and setting up the right plugins for their website. I’m building a library of training that you can use to save hours of time finding and implementing the functionality you want for your website.

Now that you know what a plugin is (and you’re craving fast food), tell me what kind of plugin you’re looking for below in the comments. Oh – and what’s your favorite burger joint?


Cheeseburger photo credit: TheCulinaryGeek via photopin cc

Meal photo credit: ninacoco via photopin cc