Plugins are useful tools that can expand the capabilities of WordPress. These plugins are created by a community of developers and are shared on the Wordpress.org website for anyone to use. Note: Some of these plugins are from reputable partners of WordPress some are not.
It is important that before any plugin is downloaded and activated that you create a backup of your website in the event the plugin has malicious code or is incompatible with your website.
When Small Screen Producer built your site we use plugins to assist in the development of your site. In some instances we actually edit the coding of the plugin to work slightly different. When a plugin is updated it is deleted from your server, and a new copy is downloaded and then activated. It is because of this reason it is important for you to not update your plugins unless a representative of Small Screen Producer advises you to do so.