A plugin in WordPress is a software that consists of a set of functions that extend the capabilities of your WordPress site. By adding a plugin, one can easily add on more features, for instance, if you want to play a video or sound on your site then all you need to do is add a plugin which is designed to add that functionality. With the help of plugins, you can make your site function at its peak performance.
There are plenty of plugins available, some are free of cost and some are paid. With the help of a plugin, one can easily extend the site’s capabilities without having a thorough knowledge of codes. The site administrator can easily integrate the plugin in WordPress by manually installing the plugin from the admin area. However, it is essential to know all the details regarding the plugin before integrating it with the site as there is no technical support provided with them. One also needs to consider the compatibility of the plugin with their version of the WordPress site. Installing bad plugins can arise problematic issues in your site. One needs to avoid using plenty of plugins on their site otherwise it can result in slowing down the site’s speed.
The plugin’s developer tends to offer an updated version of their plugin to add more functionality or to fix any bug so the site administrator must update all the installed plugins regularly to boost up the performance level of the site. When you don’t want to use any installed plugin then you can simply remove it by uninstalling it entirely from the website.
The site administrator should ensure to install a plugin which can serve a specific purpose, if that plugin is not enhancing or adding any functionality to your site then you should consider uninstalling it. Also, to make the plugin run smoothly, it is essential to install it only from trusted sources as they will surely provide you regular updates and will also address all your issues.