Word press plug-in is one of the best features provided by the same. It can be highly effective and provide immense help to its customers. Only when used along with CMS does it turns into a weakness. Now whether to buy the plug-in depends on multiple factors. The first is the source of plug-in. From where does it originate and the next is the decision whether to download plug-in or nit. This is the most likely decision. Being sensible in deciding when to have a plug-in and when not. While dealing with plug-in the driving factor is to know its use. Its basic feature is to provide a solution of be functionally operateable. Whether to have a plug-in or not depends solely on the functions of each plug-in. Every plug-in has different functions. So decide on the basis of each plug-in individually. Here we will provide you tools based on which you could decide whether to have a plug-in or not. Hi, I am Chandan and I have helped hundreds of websites with WordPress development and complex web solutions. I work as a Freelance WordPress Developer in Kolkata, India and write blog about wordpress, Website design and development. Here I am sharing few tips.
IS THERE A NEED?
Many a times it happens that customers download plug-in for functions that could be done without the use of plug-in. One should always ask whether that function is solely dependent on the plug-in and there is no alternative to it. If there is another way out by which the function can be carried out without the use of plug-in then why so do. Downloading an unwanted plug-in could result into the following
1. The plug-in could ditch with your header and also footers and if are not much familiar with it, fixing the trouble could give arise to various problems which would be more tedious than just installing plug-in.
2. Everytime you update your theme you need to copy the code. It would be very time taking and if you forget to do then the entire system stops. It might result in loss of information hard to revert.
3. Tracking or customizing the setting would require pre-knowledge about the exact set of codes to be updated and if you are new or does not have lot of experience then it might turn tricky. Consider above and then answer the questions
a. Do you really require the plug-in
b. Do the plug-in to be installed fulfill all your expectations and functions can be achieved.
CAN YOUR THEME INDULGE WITH THE CODE?
Many have no knowledge but word press themes or framework of themes have the option to edit the header and footer section. Check if this option is available then all you need to do is edit that part of code and your work is done. This method prevents you from editing or bringing changes in the php code. Moreover it takes immense care to ensure that the code is properly installed and working. Remember to change only the subset of the theme framework and not the whole. Reinstalling code is required whenever you update themes. The question might arise for customers requiring customizations. When copy pasting or editing a part of code does not helps it turns necessary to install a plugin.
HOW TO FIND THE APPROPRIATE WORDPRESS PLUGIN
Whenever you decide to have the plug in installed you would search for the same and do not be amazed to find plethora of it. While on the net you would get to see multiples of plug-in with
same feature and the catch lies in finding the best for you.
While finding plug-in that suits your features look for their source. Some developers have range of plug-in with free and premium as well. While some has one or two of them, do a research to find the best for you.
Different developers set different range for the same plug-in. In a way all would deliver same function but some are free while some needs to be laid. So choose according to your budget.
3. No of plug-in used
While looking for the most effective, look for plug-in that have been downloaded multiple times this enhances their usage and in a way guarantees the credibility. Opt for the one have the max number of downloads.
4. Service delivered
Before finalizing a particular plug make sure to have a word with the developer to see how much they interact with you. Are they ready to provide after sale servieces. Could they help in fixing bugs arising at some time later?
Having said all above just answer the following
1. Do you actually require a plug-in?
2. Do the plug-in cater with your needs?
3. Can your theme incorporate the code of plug-in?
Of yes then go ahead and install it right way.