WordPress is the most popular CMS in the world, yet being open-source, is implemented, coded, and developed for websites in a very wide-ranging manner.
The number of themes, page builders, plugins, and hosting plans makes it easy for a novice to spin up a site pretty quickly.
It also allows for custom theme development, integration and use of custom code, and some pretty sophisticated applications.
Despite the wide range in how it is implemented and deployed, there are some common plugins that serve the novice and experienced WordPress admin or developer well.
Trust is a key factor in an open-source environment when it comes to plugins and codebases that have been developed by others.
I highly recommend trying to limit the number of plugins you use.
The more plugins you have, the more you’ll need to keep them up to date to reduce security risks and to reduce the amount of time testing with each update to make sure things didn’t break.
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