In this article, we will study what are themes and plugins in WordPress and some of the commonly used themes and plugins.
Before moving ahead in WordPress themes and plugins, we should know about what is WordPress! WordPress is a free and open-source Content Management System(CMS) framework. It is the most widely used CMS framework of recent times.
WordPress themes: In WordPress, a theme is a collection of templates and stylesheets used to define the appearance and display of a WordPress powered website. It can be also referred to as the skin of the website. They can be changed, managed, and added from the WordPress admin area under Appearance » Themes. Then search the theme of your choice and the Install and activate the theme.
The main thing to remember is there are plenty of themes available in WordPress according to the demand of the user. Each one comes with a different design, layout, and features. A user needs to choose the one that suits their taste and requirements for their website. If you are a beginner in WordPress, then start with the themes that are much flexible to use. Certain options may appear or disappear because of the selection of themes. There are other themes also available such as e-commerce, blogs, etc.
Mostly used themes:
- Twenty Nineteen
- Twenty Seventeen
There are many themes available on the WordPress website but the most used themes are Astra Theme, Divi By ElegantThemes, Ultra, Spencer, and many more.
WordPress plugins: Plugins are a piece of software that increases the functionality of the WordPress dashboard. Over 50, 000+ plugins are available in WordPress. However, it is suggested to use 15-20 plugins on a single website. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. They make it easier for users to add features to their website without knowing a single line of code. Although there are plugins that can do the task you want them to do, some are much higher quality than others. In order to choose the perfect ones, you should ask yourself a couple of questions. The most used plugin is Elementor. It’s actually a page builder plugin.