So what are plugins and widgets and how do I use them in my website? Plugins A plugin is a program (a collection of files) that is completely separate from your website. All plugins perform a specific activity or offer a specific feature.
There is a relatively new stealth method hackers can use to corrupt, not only your WordPress website, but entire computers! The type of program is called RANSOMWARE. This is a horrifying method of messing up WordPress websites and corrupting computers. It literally holds an entire computer ransom until actual cash is paid to remove the corruption.