5 ways to assess the quality of a WordPress plugin
One of the best things about WordPress is its expandability. With a vast network of developers and users, WordPress boasts a huge number of free and paid add ons called “plugins.” These are small self-contained programs that add new features, connect WordPress to to other systems and further extend the usefulness of this CMS. It’s not all daisies and roses in the world of WordPress plugins, however.
Because WordPress is an open platform, anyone can create a plugin and offer it for download regardless of its quality, features or compatibility with the CMS. Before you download and install a shiny new plugin for your site, review our guidelines for assessing the quality of WordPress plugins.
Although there are some challenges with selecting and using WordPress plugins, don’t let that stop you from exploring the world of plugins.