A plugin is a discreet piece of website code, that adds specific functionality to a WordPress website. Plugins can be coded by your website developer, or obtained from a third party developer, to add certain features to their website above and beyond what WordPress natively offers. WordPress plugins can be free or paid, depending on the functionality and complexity. Some plugins have a free version with limited functionality, with full functions unlocked for a license fee.
With the most recent upgrade of WordPress – to 5.0 and above – you’ll notice some big changes to the way you create pages and content. Newer versions of WordPress have now incorporated block based design, which is very different to the WYSYWIG editor of the previous versions. I wanted to take some time to talk about the differences so you can make an informed choice about which way to go.