You are here it means you own WordPress site. And it is important for all who own WordPress to install WordPress plugin.
WordPress plugin is used to extend the features and capabilities of the site. By default, your theme might lacks the features like, contact form, monitoring features, subscription option and many more. But with the right plugin, you can extend the features in your site.
I’m going to show you the three ways to install WordPress plugin. Installing directly through WordPress plugin search, WordPress plugin upload and from cPanel.
Installing Plugin from Plugin Search
This is the most easiest way to install WordPress plugin from its default plugin search option. There are more than 58,000 of WordPress plugins in WordPress plugin store. You can simply search the plugin you want in the plugin search field and can install it.
First of all login to your WordPress site and you will see your WordPress dashboard. On the bottom left sidebar, you can see Plugins >> Add New.
You have to click add new, and now you’ll see WordPress Plugin Store. Here you can search any plugin that you want to install. Enter the plugin name in the search field.
At this point you need to be careful and choose the exact plugin you want. It is because tons of other plugins will also get displayed, so be careful and click install.
After clicking install, you need to activate the plugin by simply clicking the activate button.
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Now you can see the available features of the plugin either from settings or tool or from the plugin’s settings itself.
Uploading Plugin From WordPress Dashboard
This part is little bit tricky than directly installing plugin from WordPress store.
For this you need to visit WordPress plugin repository. And again you need to search your plugin name. But here you need to download the plugin. Click the plugin you search and download it.
After you download plugin successfully, you need to upload the plugin to the WordPress. You can do it from the WordPress dashboard itself. For this, you need to navigate to WordPress>>Add New. But this time, instead of search, you have to click on Upload Plugin.
Now click on Browser and select the downloaded .zip file and click install. After successfully getting installed. Again it need to be activated. So, now click on activate to activate the plugin.
Uploading Plugin Directly From cPanel
For this you must have access to your cPanel account. Login to your cPanel account and click on File Manager and navigate to your WordPress directory. Then follow wp_content>>plugins. Now on click upload button, it will appear on the top of the page.
Now, upload the .zip file you downloaded here. Now, come back to the plugins folder again. Now you will see the zip file of plugin. Click on that file and extract it. A new plugin folder will created and that’s it, the plugin is installed.
You can now delete that zip file if wanted. The plugin is installed but not activated yet. Go to WordPress dashboard and click plugins and search see the installed plugins, you will find your one and click activate. That’s it…!!
The Sum Up
We can install WordPress plugin from any of the above three methods. But sometime we may not find the required plugin in WordPress plugin store. So we need to manually download the plugin from other third-party site and upload either from dashboard or from cPanel.
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Keep learning…!! See you in the next WordPress tutorials.