Install Plugins in WordPress
In this tutorial I will tell you a couple of ways you can install WordPress plugins on your website, plugins are a great way to increase the functionality of your website.
So – now how can you do this, you will get to know which plugin should you search for on the website and which to install on your WordPress website.
You need to be an admin of the WordPress website to see the plugin panel, if you are an admin of the WordPress website then you can see the plugin panel in the dashboard.
If you put the mouse on a plugin in the WordPress dashboard panel, you will get three options Installed Plugins, Add new, and Editor. All their option is used all of them are related to WordPress plugins but with different functionality.
If your WordPress site is already having Plugins then you can manage WordPress plugins from the Installed Plugin Option. If you are not satisfied with any plugin and want to delete the WordPress plugin then you can use the Installed Plugin option.
Where if you mouse hover on any specific plugin Delete option will come below the particular plugin.
If you are searching for “How do I install a plugin on WordPress” then this option will end your search, add new is used for adding a new plugin for your WordPress website.
When you click on add new then in the search box you have to search for WordPress plugins.
The result will give you different plugins related to your search and too with reviews and ratings which can help you to select the suitable plugin for your WordPress website.
Below every plugin, in the search result for a plugin, you can find whether that plugin is suitable for your WordPress version or not, so before installing a WordPress plugin check that plugin is suitable for your website’s WordPress version.
If you are not handy with coding and beginner in WordPress valley then my advice will be to stay away from the editor option. Using this option, you can edit code.
If you don’t have much time to read this whole article then read the below line to know how to install the WordPress plugin directly from the admin panel.
DOWNLOAD THE PLUGIN TO YOUR COMPUTER, THEN LOG IN TO YOUR WP ADMIN AREA AND GO TO PLUGINS > ADD NEW. BROWSE TO THE PLUGIN ARCHIVE AND SELECT IT. THEN CLICK INSTALL NOW AND THE PLUGIN WILL BE INSTALLED SHORTLY.
Once installed, you need to click on the Activate Plugin link to start using the plugin.
What if you don’t find your desired WordPress plugin in the search result but have the downloaded plugin from any other source then what will you do, for that read our next article Manually Install a WordPress Plugin using FTP.
How to install plugins in WordPress – Brief Beginner Guide
- Research the plugin. …
- Log in to your WordPress dashboard. …
- Click “Add New” at the top of the page.
- Find or upload the plugin. …
- Click “Install Now.” …
- Activate the plugin. …
- If applicable, insert your API key.
- If needed, configure the settings.
- Check the front end of your site.
Note: If you are on WordPress.com, unless you have a business plan you will be unable to install plugins, our tutorials are for hosted/WordPress.org sites.
In this How-to tutorial, we learn the basic method to install the plugin, you can call this method ” Install a Plugin using WordPress Plugin Search “. Below are 2 other methods which you can learn to install WordPress plugins.
- Install a Plugin using the WordPress Admin Plugin Upload.
- Manually Install a WordPress Plugin using FTP
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That’s it for how to Install Plugins in WordPress! I hope this has been helpful! If you have any questions, feel free to submit them in the comments below.