Forgive my newbie question but I’ve searched forums and wiki and couldn’t find an answer, and I really want to get my site together asap…
If I buy a WordPress CMS style theme can I add other plugins to it as I would normally? (such as social bookmarking plugins to give links to share at the bottom of each blog post, and the all in one SEO pack…)
Of course I have to add the disclaimer that it depends on the template, but in 99% of cases, plugins should work normally, regardless of the template. Most plugins make use of Wordpress’s hook system, so when the plugin needs to add something to the “Head” of a page, it gets added when get_head() is called, or to add something to the bottom of each post, it gets added when get_post() is called. Template designers typically include these functions, so your plugin is pretty much guaranteed to work.