Plugins extend the functionality of WordPress by adding extra software. The functionality can be relatively simple like the plugin used on this site to enable the user to add or remove social media icons in the right hand floating menu bar. Or it can be much more extensive such as adding email marketing tools or a membership database. Some of the most popular plugins provide;

  • Contact forms
  • Search engine optimisation
  • Anti spam filters
  • E-Commerce
  • Limit login attempts
  • Event calendar
  • Intstagram and twitter feeds
  • Photo galleries
  • Language translation
  • Newsletters
  • Social media auto-posters
  • Advertising managers
  • Terms and conditions
  • Slide shows
  • PDF Embedding
  • Google maps
  • Request a call button
  • Customer reviews
  • Powerpoint embedding
  • Spreadsheet embedding

The plugins providing simple functionality are often free but the more complex functionalities incur a fee. For example an advanced form builder may cost you £45 per annum plus any installation or styling work required by your developer.