Maybe you always wanted a feature that hasn’t been available in the latest release of WordPress. What you can do is either install a 3rd party plugin or write your own custom code to extend the features of WordPress. WordPress plugins are programming code that enhance the features of a standard installation of WordPress. A well written plugin will be basically “drag and drop” without modifying the core code of WordPress. As WordPress has been designed in a modular way, plugins allow you to customize your site to your specific needs without modifying the core of WordPress. Ever since Wordress version 1.2 plugins have been available. WordPress plugins can be categorized according to the feature it provides. Here a list of various features that you can implement for your web site through WordPress plugins.Administration: Install WordPress plugins to customize features like Admin Tools, Anti-spam, Comments, Meta, Restriction, Statistics, Syntax Highlighting, Syndication, Tweaking, etc.
Design, Layout and Styles: Change the look and feel of your blog by implementing plugins that modify Archive, Calendar – Event, Navigation, Randomness, Styles.
Graphics, Video, and Sound: Add plugins that create Audio – Mood and Images for your blog.
Posts: Implement plugins for Editing Posts, Formatting Posts, and other Miscellaneous Post related issues.Links: Setup WordPress plugins that change the default behavior of linking.
Miscellaneous: You can install miscellaneous plugins that