How to install WordPress plugins
WordPress one of the mostly used CMS in all over the world. In WordPress, They are lot of Plugins available in WordPress.org as free or Paid plugins also available in the marketplaces such as Themeforest etc..,. We will see how to install WordPress plugins. Plugin means additional function which allows us to add several new features to our site such as contact form, gallery, slider etc..,
Plugins can be installed three ways. They are
- Using WordPress Search Option
- Using WordPress Admin Plugin Upload Option
- Manually Install a WordPress Plugin
Using WordPress Search Option
This way very simple for installing the plugin we use the plugin search. The free plugins are available in this search from WordPress plugin directory. In WordPress admin area, Click on Plugins > Add new you can see the below screen just search the plugin in the search box. The plugins are listed below you can install plugin by clicking the install now button. Please choose the best plugin based on review and rating.
After clicking the install now button you can see page like below screenshot. Click the Activate button to activate your plugin.
Now you can see the plugin in your plugin page.
Using WordPress Admin Plugin Upload Option
Paid Plugin are installed using this way. Once you have downloaded your plugin and then you need to go WordPress admin area. In WordPress admin area, Click the Plugins > Add New and then below screen will appear.
Click the Upload Plugin button in the top of the page then below screen will appear.
You can choose your plugin and then click the install now button below screen will appear.
Now you can click the Activate plugin button to activate your plugin. After activate the plugin now you can see your plugin in the plugin page.
In some case, your hosting provider will have restriction for file limit to upload in to the server in that case we can use this method. We can upload the plugin file in the plugin folder in this path /wp-content/plugins/. You can upload your file in this path using either filezilla or using cpanel. After you upload your plugin file you can see the plugin in plugin page like below screen.
Now click the Activate button to activate your plugin. I hope this article will help you to install a WordPress plugin. If you have any query in WordPress please comment us below.
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