Plugins are tools that expand what you can do with your WordPress site without having to know how to write or edit code. There is virtually no limit to what you can do with plugins – but just because you can do something with a plugin doesn’t mean you should. These 11 things you need to know about WordPress Plugins will help you sift through the choices and decisions you have to make around using plugins, and create a lean, secure, yet creative and functional WordPress site.
Kristen has been writing tutorials to help WordPress users since 2011. You can usually find her working on new articles for the iThemes blog or developing resources for #WPprosper. Outside of work, Kristen enjoys journaling (she’s written two books!), hiking and camping, cooking, and daily adventures with her family, hoping to live a more present life.