Back in Awash in articles: WordPress, Internet, Mac and more I mentioned a new series of articles for Informit. Number 2 was published recently over on the Peachpit Web Design Reference Guide: Customizing WordPress: Using Plugins:
Plugins extend the capabilities of WordPress enormously. While some start work the moment you activate them, others need to be configured, and some even make you get your hands dirty editing the theme files that control the layout and look of your blog. …In this article, I’ll describe the three types of WordPress plugins and show you some examples of the must-have plugins that no blog should be without.
Coming soon are articles on Widgets, Pages, Integration with other Applications, and Customising a Theme.