Wordpress question (noob alert)

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  1. jetsetter883

    jetsetter883 Registered Member

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    I am wondering if you can add any WP plugin (module) to ANY Wordpress theme (site).. or are only certain ones compatible with certain themes, sites etc?
     
  2. wystr

    wystr Newbie

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    You can add most wp plugin to any wordpress theme. The exception is when you have a old plugin that is not compatible with the new version of the wordpress and vice versa. There's also some case that a plugin is coded specifically to work on a certain theme. But most updated plugins out there will work with most themes you can find.
     
  3. jetsetter883

    jetsetter883 Registered Member

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    Thanks wystr. Even the free themes (despite them not being recommended)?

    Also, this is an even dumber question, but how does a theme "make room" for certain plugins? I've seen themes that look pretty crowded.. how do these themes accommodate say a social media plugin or a floating AdSense plugin, etc etc or anything else that seems rather large and requires a decent amount of space? Does it automatically adjust everything else on the screen to accommodate for it? Like I said.. dumb question.. haha.
     
  4. csguy

    csguy BANNED BANNED

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    Usually the theme is separate from the plugin. Plugins usually extend core functionality of wordpress and will work with any theme.
     
  5. wrovan

    wrovan Newbie

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    Any to Any :)
     
  6. Kruczy

    Kruczy Registered Member

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    Yup, even on free themes. Too many plugins = lagged website. Btw, some plugins need other to work ;)
     
  7. Iwantabilliondollars

    Iwantabilliondollars Newbie

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    well... i think as long as the version fits your wp version, it shouldn't be an issue...
     
  8. The Web Designer

    The Web Designer Regular Member

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    You can add as many plug-ins as you want to a wordpress install, but plug-ins depends on how the theme is coded. It's always good to install just the plug-ins that you need, or useful for your site.

    Some plug-ins may adjust itself automatically, but some many need minor tweak to your theme.

    A good, premium theme usually are able to accommodate any type of plug-ins as long as it's compatible with the current version of wordpress install.
     
  9. .::BlackHat::.

    .::BlackHat::. Registered Member

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    You can "add plug-in" to any WP theme:
    - by inserting php code directly into source
    - by adding custom functions
    - with 'PHP Code Widget' plugin

    BTW, php code also can be inserted directly in a post and executed with 'Exec-PHP' plugin, but that is something completely different...

    hxxp://www.badlydrawntoy.com/2009/10/07/how-to-run-custom-php-code-in-wordpress-the-right-way/
    hxxp://www.binarymoon.co.uk/2007/05/wordpress-tips-and-tricks-functionsphp/
    hxxp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/php-code-widget/
    hxxp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/exec-php/
     
  10. spmazon

    spmazon Junior Member

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    WP Plugins extend core of wordpress so the most of theme will work fine with any plugins.

    From my exp i never found problem about this.