A WordPress plugin is like adding a new feature or tool to your toolbox. Imagine you have a basic set of tools like a hammer, screwdriver, and pliers, which represent your basic WordPress website.
Now, let’s say you want to measure something, but you don’t have a tape measure. Instead of buying a whole new toolbox, you can add a tape measure as an extension to your existing toolbox. This tape measure is like a WordPress plugin. It’s an extra tool that you plug into your existing website (toolbox) to add a specific function or feature.
So, a WordPress plugin is like an add-on tool that expands the capabilities of your website without changing the core structure. You can install plugins to add things like contact forms, social media sharing buttons, e-commerce functionality, and more to your WordPress site, just like you can add a tape measure or any other tool to your physical toolbox for a specific job.
Also, in business level, lets take for instance when you have a blog site where you give updates on a Nitch and later on you have a business idea like VTU which originally requires you to either create a subdomain or buy a new domain to install the script on, same system goes to when you have another business idea such as having an ecommerce website and so on. You still have to create a new domain or subdomain, install the corresponding script on it and have it running.
BUT WITH WORDPRESS, you can have them ALL on one DOMAIN.
One Domain – One Workspace – One Dashboard – Numerous Business.
The tool which you use to include those businesses on one wordpress website IS A PLUGIN.
To name just few we have different plugin which serve different purposes such as:
Page builder – Elementor , Weabeaker, …. (customizing tool/editor)
E-commerce – Woocommerce, EDD and so on (to build an e-commerce space)
They are all plugins serving different purpose!