Are you a beginner to using WordPress and want to learn how to install WordPress plugins? In short, Plugins are software that provides new features and functionality for WordPress.
After learning how to install WordPress themes to design your website, the plugin must be very important to extend the functionality of the site, then only your site will look great and complete.
In this article, we will show you how to install WordPress plugins with simple and easy steps.
How to install the free WordPress plugin from the WordPress directory?
More than 54,000 free WordPress plugins are available in WordPress.org, you can add new features on your site and make it more flexible with featured functionality.
Follow the simple steps to install WordPress theme from the control panel.
Log into your WordPress dashboard and go to Plugins.
Click the Add New button
There are many options to find plugins.
If you know which plugin you want to install then you can search for it in the search box.
If you don't know, you can see right below the various options such as Highlights, Popularity, Recommendations, and Favorites. Just go through it and install the plugin as you like.
For example: We search for SEO Yoast in the search box. When the plugin appears, Click the Install now button.
Click on the Activate Button.
Now, you have successfully installed.
How to install paid / paid WordPress plugin from WordPress Directory?
Codecanyon is one of the popular platforms to find the best premium plugins on the web. There are over 2300 premium plugin types available.
Installing the premium WordPress plugins is quite the same as above but when you buy premium plugins, you will get its zip file. Just upload that zip file and install the plugin.
Log into the WordPress Dashboard and go to the Plugin.
Then you scroll to the plugin page, Click Add New.
Next, you can see the button Add Plugin. Click the button Upload Plugin.
On the next page, you must add the zip file of the downloaded plugin and click the button Install Now.
After completing the installation, click the Activate button. Finally, the plugin was successfully installed.
Manually install WordPress Plugin using FTP
As I have instructed on how to download FTP from the previous lesson, if you forgot or did not know, you can review it in the previous article
You will need to access your server via the FTP manager. If you do not have an FTP username and password, contact your WordPress hosting provider and ask them.
Usually when you buy hosting, the FTP account is in the email you signed up for. Attention
Open the FTP client on your computer and connect to your website using the login credentials provided by your web server. After connecting, you need to access the link / wp-content / plugin /
Next, upload the folder you extracted from the zip file into the folder / wp-content / plugins / on your web server.
We hope this helped you learn how to install WordPress plugins.
To put it all together, here are the beginners guide to installing WordPress plugins. If you find this article helpful, don't hesitate to share it.
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