How to Install a WordPress Plugin

By Prem Tiwari in Freebies, Plugins, WordPress, WordPress Beginners, WordPress Snippets. Updated on


In this post i will explain how to install WordPress plugin. WordPress plugins are tools which provide the additional features to your web application. To install a WordPress plugins are very easy. Today i will explain how to do.

Before start your installation please make sure if you are using wordpress.com’s free website, then you can’t install any plugins.

Install By Search

You can install plugin by search. Login in your WordPress admin panel and navigate to Plugins => Add New. Now search plugins by entering keyword in search box and then click on Install Now button.

search-plugin

Install Plugin By Upload Zip file

Here is another easy way install WordPress plugins. Go to the Plugns => Add New and click on Upload Plugin button. Now select zip file and click on Install Now button.

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Install Plugin By FTP

Download plugin from WordPress directory and extract. Now connect your website’s FTP and navigate to wp-content => plugins folder and upload your plugin. After complete upload go to the WordPress admin panel and click on Plugins menu from left bar. Activate plugin to enable plugin features.

ftp-upload

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Prem Tiwari

An engineer by profession and a passionate blogger by heart. Founder of FreeWebMentor.com (A Programming blog for beginners), Tech Speaker at various forums. A part from this he is an open source enthusiast, WordPress Lover, Blogger, SEO, and Growth Strategic.

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