There are four different Plugins that, by default, come with the WordPress installation:

  • Popularity Contest: enables ranking of your posts by popularity, using the behavior of your visitors to determine each post’s popularity
  • Sociable: automatically adds links on your posts, pages, and RSS feed to your favorite social bookmarking sites
  • WP-Polls: Adds an AJAX polling system to your blog.
  • WP-PostRatings: adds an AJAX rating system for your blog’s post/page

Activate a Plugin

To activate a Plugin, do the following:

  • From within your Dashboard, click on Plugins. This will automatically open up a list of all installed Plugins.
  • Select the desired Plugin by clicking on its corresponding Activate link.
  • The background on the newly activated Plugin will change to white
  • Depending on the Plugin, a Settings link may also be made available.  Some Plugins may require configuration.  If a Settings link is available, click on it to go into the Settings and make any changes you desire.

Deactivate a Plugin

  • From within your Dashboard, click on Plugins to open your list.
  • Locate the Plugin to be deactivated and click on its corresponding Deactivate link.
  • The background on the newly deactivated Plugin will change to grey
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