There are thousands of WordPress plugins. The choice is very big. But, how do you know what the right choice is? How do you choose out of the thousands of plugins, and find the perfect ones for you? It’s easier than what you might think. You just need to keep a few things in mind, and that’s pretty much it.
The first thing you should obviously be doing is determining why you need a plugin in the first place. What do you want to achieve with it? What is it that you are looking for in a plugin? There are many different types of plugins in WordPress, and they do all kinds of things. If you don’t know what you’re looking for, how do you think you will find it?
After you have determined what the thing you are looking for is, it is time to actually start looking for it. The first place many people look in is the WordPress plugin directory. There are many plugins within it, and with a little time, you can probably find the thing you were looking for. You can also try just looking by popularity. Chances are, if a plugin is in the top 10 or 20 most popular plugins on WordPress, it does a good job. But, does it do the right job for you? That’s up to you to decide.
When you have found a few plugins for a certain function that you want to download, it’s time to decide between them, and that is not always an easy choice. Luckily, there are multiple factors to compare, so that will help you make the best decision. What do the specific plugins do, and how do they differ in function from each other? Is it easy to use? Some plugins are incredibly simply to use, but some are rather difficult. Ask yourself these, and other questions, and find what is best for you.
Possibly the best thing you could to decide on a plugin is to see what other people have said about it. If you look around, you will see plugins ratings and reviews, which can really help you in making the right choice. If a plugin has a good star rating, then chances are, it works well. People wouldn’t give it a good rating if it didn’t help them in achieving what they were looking for. If you want a more detailed view about what people have to say about a certain plugin, you can always check the reviews. If you find a lot of comments of people saying that a certain plugin works well and that they didn’t find anything wrong with it, and that it helped their website, you can be certain that that, when paired with a good rating, is a sure indicator that a plugin is trustworthy, and that you won’t be mistaked downloading it. When you find a few plugins that have such a great rating, well, you’re only left with a tough choice, but it is up to you to decide!