Day 41-45

When you have completed this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Identify the importance of Plugins within WordPress.
  • Adjust the Plugins within WordPress.

Assignment 6.5

  1. Read this tutorial, which explains the different plugin options within WordPress.
  2. Make a copy of this document, rename it WPSG11-(your initials), and move it into your Lesson 6 folder.
  3. As you read through the tutorial, answer the questions in the document.

Assignment 6.6

  1. Selecting plugins to use on your website are a means to help save you time, expertise in all areas, and they’ll allow you to perform functions not capable on a standard WordPress setting.  With that being said, there are thousands of different options for plugins to use on a WordPress site.  Therefore, it is important to understand what functions you will want your site to be able to perform to help identify what plugins you will choose to use.
  2. To get an idea of the plugin options available, complete the following steps:
    • Use the internet to research 15 to 20 different plugins that you might consider as a valuable addition to a website.  Make sure you understand all the capable functions it has, the customer reviews provided, and the strength of the company that built it.
    • Using your research write a one to two-page report detailing your findings.  Name the document Effective Plugins-(your initials) and move it into your Lesson 6 folder.

Assignment 6.7

  1. Click on Plugins and search for the following installed plugins:
    • Google Forms by Mike Walsh
    • TablePress by Tobias Bathge
    • Simple Signup Form by Pantherius
    • YouTube by EmbedPlus Team
    • Photo Gallery by WD – Responsive Photo Gallery by Photo Gallery Team
  2. Activate the plugins.