WordPress plugins are apps that allow you to add new features and functionality to your WordPress website. The same way as apps does for your smartphone. There are more than 48,000 free plugins available right now on the WordPress.org plugin directory. Thousands more are available from third-party websites like Github. On top of that, there are also thousands of premium WordPress plugins that are sold by individual developers and companies like ourselves. In 2003, WordPress started as a simple tool to help you start a blog. Over the years, it has evolved into a powerful content management system and application framework, thanks primarily to plugins.