WordPress has literally thousands of plug-ins….not hundreds. Thousands. WHAT’S a plug-in, you ask? Well, each plug-in is a unique little set of instructions that add beauty and fun and functionality and music and video and art galleries and OH pretty much whatever you can imagine to your WordPress site. Plug-ins do gorgeous things, as I just mentioned, and they also do very important, code-based maintenance, SEO, updating and blahblahblah BOR-ing stuff, too (important and necessary functions that make WordPress SO freakin’ cool!)
It’s like an ever-changing, constantly updated snowfall of plug-in snowflakes! Well, maybe not quite that lovely, but still…I love them!
The best part about the majority of plug-ins is that they are FREE in most cases. So, you can have a super-duper neato-keen WOW WordPress site with a Slideshow of your amazing photos, a Gallery of your wonderful Art, a Playlist of your Music, a Blog with Videos, an Event Calendar…name it, and G-Friday will embark on a cyber journey of epic proportions to search for, download, upload, activate and set your cool plug-ins on your awesome WordPress site cause THAT’S what G-Friday does!!
Now, just who are we talking about here? Well, let’s start with the WordPress developers themselves. These fall into two main camps: WordPress.org, where you can go and download WP for free and create your website/URL that you host yourself, and WordPress.com, where they will host a WordPress site for you (if you do not have your own URL). (more…)