Widgets and Plugins are essential small programs or pieces of code that you can add to your WordPress blog or website to add additional functionality. There are currently over 46,000 Widgets and Plugins written for the WordPress platform. These Widgets and plugins provide a variety of features, from increasing security and backing up your site, to adding calendars, maps, and YouTube videos. To view a complete list of Widgets and Plugins available for WordPress, visit the WordPress Plugin Directory.
To use an available Widget, please follow these steps:
Access your WordPress Dashboard. Start by logging into your Internic account and click Hosting Manager then click the green button that reads Control Panel. This will open the Hosting OS in a new tab. Select WordPress from the left hand menu then click the Login button.
In your WordPress Dashboard, select Appearance from the left hand menu, and select Widgets from the menu options that appear.
Click the titles of the Available Widgets to view details and options.
Click the button to Add Widget.
If you have downloaded a plugin you wish to use on your WordPress blog or website please follow the installation instructions below:
Access your WordPress Dashboard. Start by logging into your Internic.ca account and click Hosting Manager then click the green button that reads Control Panel. This will open the Hosting OS in a new tab. Select WordPress from the left hand menu then click the Login button.
In your WordPress Dashboard, select Plugins from the left hand menu.
Click the button to Add New.
Use the "Search Plugins" feature to find your plugin, or use the Popular, Recommended, or Favorites headers to browse.
Click the Install Now button to begin the installation.
Once your plugin is installed it must be activated before you can use it. There will be an activation option at the end of the installation. You may also activate, edit, deactivate, or delete plugins from the Installed Plugins option in the Plugin menu. These options, when applicable, are available beneath the name of each plugin respectively.