We have already talked about WordPress and directed you to a resource where you can find WordPress themes. This time around we will be discussing plug-ins because while they are not as visibly effective as themes, plug-ins are very useful and can save you a lot of time as well make life a whole lot easier for you.
There are also plug-ins of the technical sort which will allow you to develop your blog or help make it more popular.
When I first started using computers, the first time I encountered plug-ins was in Windows Media Player. Regardless of what program or application they are for, the purpose of plug-ins is the same: to extend the capabilities of that software, this might be done by providing additional options, assimilating more data, etc.
WordPress plug-ins have the same function too and can be used to say block spam comments or perhaps show your latest tweet. There are over six thousand plug-ins for WordPress on the WordPress site at the moment and they have a variety of uses.
Amongst the most popular WordPress plug-ins are plug-ins that allow you to create blogs, to manage comments made on your blog, display statistics of your blog on the front page, etc.
Other popular plug-ins are also available which help to improve your site’s popularity. This can be done with WordPress plug-ins that help you simplify the SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) process or plug-ins that allow you to share your blog posts on social networking sites such as Facebook, Orkut, Hi5, etc or on bookmarking sites such as Delicious or social news websites such as Digg or Reddit or even plug-ins that make sitemaps for your blog automatically.