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Adding plugins or widgets to your blog

Plugins also known as widgets add functionality to your blog site. If widgets are available to be used, you can access them by clicking on Appearance then Widgets from your dashboard menu. You would simply drag the widget to the sidebar in order to use it. Once on the sidebar, you can further customize it.

On the WordPress.com site, you are restricted to the widgets you can use.

On the University of Wyoming Extension WordPress, you can extend the capabilities your your site by installing widgets and plugins. Here are the procedures for installing a plugin:

1. Log in as an administrator for your site, and go to the dashboard.

2. Click on Plugins and then Add New from the left hand menu.

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3. Search for a plugin or widget.

4. Click on the Install Now link next to the plugin that you want to install

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Important: Please do extensive research on the plugin before installing so that you do not damage your site.


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