Introduction to plugins ALTHOUGH WORDPRESS STARTED off as primarily a blogging tool, its open source nature soon led to it being used for a wider variety of sites. Now you can not only find your basic online diaries, fan sites and personal promotion pages but artist’s galleries, sites for businesses and high-profile individuals all using the software. Part of the reason for this diversity is the plug-in system. While the default WordPress installation has plenty .
One of the greatest strengths of WordPress is its ability to be installed and hosted in your own webspace at your own domain, giving you complete control over how the site functions. Yet managing a site completely is a big step for beginners. At wordpress.com you can set up a new blog, with a name of your choice, and have the hosting and management taken care of for you, all for free. You don’t .