WordPress Plugins and Widgets
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WordPress Plugins and Widgets

Guide to using WordPress How Plugins and Widgets work and which ones are most commonly used.
4.3 (32 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
8,943 students enrolled
Created by Laurence Svekis
Last updated 9/2016
English [Auto-generated]
Current price: Free Original price: $40 Discount: 100% off
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • be able to add plugins
  • be able to add and customize widgets
  • manage a WordPress website
  • update WordPress with addons
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  • WordPress access
  • internet access
  • desire to learn about WordPress

Once you get your WordPress website setup and running you can then look at all the 40000 plus options that are available to improve your WordPress.

Plugins and Widgets allow you to customize and add more power to your WordPress website.


Plugins are super powerful and provide your WordPress websites with some really nice upgrades. They can be uploaded and installed directly within the WordPress dashboard.  Plugins can be easily added to your website without having to do any coding.   You can activate plugins as needed within your website dashboard.  Once you add a plugin you will have different custom functions that are available from within your function.  There are over 40000 plugin available. You can achieve a lot with plugins, and usually whatever you need on your website can be added via a plugin.  The hard part is choosing the best suited plugin for your needs. Just like with themes plugins have a lot to offer and at times can be overkill for what you need.

This course is designed around helping you navigate and save time by helping you make selections of the best and most useful plugins.  Don't overcrowd your WordPress install use key plugins that are needed improvements for your WordPress site.


Widgets let you add different pieces of content into you theme in the sidebars and footer areas.  Each section in the sidebar is known as a widget, and you can move widget around and also add and remove them as needed.  Themes may have parts of the layout that can be customized and allow you to add in widgets as needed.  To add a widget you can drag and drop them within the theme.  Once you have added a widget you can then update the various options that are available within it.  Some themes may include custom widgets

I'm here to help you learn more about WordPress and ready to answer any questions you may have.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to learn more about WordPress
  • web developers
  • content editors
  • content manager
  • WordPress users
Curriculum For This Course
How to Customize WordPress with Plugins and Widgets
1 Lecture 03:52
WordPress Plugins
8 Lectures 40:08
Introduction to Plugins in WordPress

Plugins Premium vs Free

Popular SEO plugins Wordpress

Setting up a contact Form

Website Speed Cache your content plugin

Top Plugins Wordpress

WordPress Plugin Resources
3 Lectures 11:59
widgets in Wordpress

Customizing Wordpress with Widgets

Widget Resources
About the Instructor
Laurence Svekis
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