WordPress as we know , it is worlds most popular and secure CMS ( Content Management System ) , WordPress is used by many people around the globe , mainly because it is flexible and extendable using themes and plugins also there are many free and premium themes and plugins that can help you get the job done in a few clicks. Installing a plugin in WordPress is so easy and can be done in a few clicks. This is a beginners guide and now let’s see How To Properly Install A Plugin In WordPress

 

How To Properly Install A Plugin In WordPress ?

Install from WordPress Repository.

WordPress has its own repository with thousands of plugins and themes that you can search and install in just a click.

Follow the steps below to install a plugin from WordPress repository :

  • Login to your WordPress admin dashboard
  • Navigate to Plugins>Add new

 

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  • Now you can see a list of many featured plugins from WordPress repository
  • Now you can use the search bar to search for the plugin
  • Once you found the plugin you want to install just click install button near to it.

 

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Install a third party  plugin.

Third party WordPress plugins are common now  , there many companies or freelancers offering premium WordPress plugins .  WordPress allows users to upload custom plugins.

Follow the steps below to upload a custom (third-party) plugin.

  • Login to your WordPress admin dashboard
  • Navigate to Plugins>Add new

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  • On the of the pages there is an Upload Plugin button, click that.

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  • Now you can see a page with upload feature

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  • Browse the plugin .zip file that you want to upload by clicking on ‘Choose File’ button and then click the ‘Install Now’ button
  • Now the plugin has been install and you will be redirected to a page with the activating option, the installed plugin should be activated to make it functional.
  • Just Click on ‘Activate Plugin’ to activate it or if you want to activate it later just navigate to other pages or click ‘Return to Plugins page’ where you can see all the installed plugins on you WordPress site.

Also, see How to Properly install a theme in WordPress

So that’s how you can install a plugin in WordPress. If you enjoyed this guide then be sure to share it and comment if you have any doubts .

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