Tutorial: How to install a WordPress Plugin

WordPress is a CMS, used for developing websites. It is widely used and quite popular. WordPress consists of themes, plugins and widgets.  Plugin is a software, that enhances the functionality of a website.

A lot of plugins are available and some of them are quite reliable and popular. It enhances the features of a website, for example, “WP-Smush” plugin automatically compresses the images on your website.

Here, we will learn two ways to install a WordPress Plugin. You can also refer step-by-step instruction, by following the tutorial given below,

Two methods are explained here for beginners,

  1. Search and Install a plugin
  2. Upload the zip file of a plugin and install

Let’s move ahead with the first method,

Search and Install a Plugin

Follow the step by step instructions below through the screenshots, to search and install a plugin.

Go to “Plugins”, then click “Add New“,

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Figure 1: Search SEO Plugin

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Figure 2- Click Install Now

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Figure 3-Plugin Installing

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Figure 4- Activate Plugins

Upload the zip file of a plugin and install

Follow the step by step instructions below through the screenshots, to upload the zip file of a plugin and install.

Go to Plugins, click “Upload Plugins“,

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Figure 5- Click Upload Plugin

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Figure 6- Download plugin zip from official plugin page

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Figure 7- Browser and upload the downloaded zip file

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Figure 8-After uploading, click “Install Now”

We saw how to install a WordPress Plugin easily. Let us know, if you face any trouble in installing a WordPress Plugin.

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