Plugins: When the Time Is Right
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If you’ve ever used WordPress before (and probably even if you haven’t), you should be aware of WordPress plugins. Plugins are tools that allow users to extend the functionality of WordPress in a variety of ways, from adding SEO management features to managing spam commenters, and even turning WordPress into a fully capable e-commerce store. The plugin API was introduced way back in version 1.2 (Mingus), just 1 year into the development of WordPress in 2004. Since then, more than 25,000 plugins have been uploaded to the plugin directory at http://wordpress.org/plugins/ (see Figure 9-1) with more than 450 million downloads.