PlugIns, Widgets, Add Ons

In order to have a great, interactive website you need to use plug-ins and widgets.The easiest way to use these add-ons is to search your CMS’s website. There are hundreds of widgets in each of the following categories that can enhance your website.

When looking at plugins consider ease of install, features, support, and interoperability (example: your map widget might interfere with a commenting plugin). Check out the website for the plugin before you install it and see if it requires you to pay for it, or has advice on installation. Often you’ll have to play around with several plugins before you find the one that does exactly what you want it to.

Some kinds of plugins useful for a news website might be:

Commenting
Forums
Maps
Video galleries
Photo galleries

 

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