Sometimes we want to add functionality to our WordPress websites and the very best way to do that is by using a plugin. But installing a plugin on your website also means that you’re introducing the opportunity for your website to be infected with malware. Up to date and cared for plugins are generally fine, but out of date and uncared for plugins are a big problem for WordPress websites.
In this video, I’ll show you how to find plugins that are available, how to make sure they are safe, how to determine if they are orphaned, and how to install and activate them. If you follow the tips in this video, you’ll be able to add functionality to your website with a minimum of risk.