How to install WordPress plugin

Installing plugins on your WordPress site is very easy. There is 3 easy way to install a WordPress plugin on a WordPress site.

1. Automatic Install via WordPress Admin.
2. Zip file upload via WordPress Admin
3. FTP upload and active it by WordPress Admin

1. Automatic Install via WordPress Admin.

  1. Go to Plugins > Add New.
  2. Under Search, type in the name of the WordPress Plugin or descriptive keyword, author, or tag in the search form or click a tag link below the search form.
  3. Find the WordPress Plugin you wish to install.
    1. Click Details for more information about the Plugin and instructions you may wish to print or save to help set up the Plugin.
    2. Click Install Now to install the WordPress Plugin.
  4. A popup window will ask you to confirm your wish to install the Plugin.
  5. If this is the first time you’ve installed a WordPress Plugin, you may need to enter the FTP login credential information. If you’ve installed a Plugin before, it will still have the login information. This information is available through your web server host.
  6. Click Proceed to continue with the installation. The resulting installation screen will list the installation as successful or note any problems during the install.
  7. If successful, click Activate Plugin to activate it or Return to Plugin Installer for further actions.


2. Zip file upload via WordPress Admin


  1. Go to Plugins > Add New in your admin area
  2. Click Upload
  3. Choose the zip file you just uploaded and click Install Now
  4. Add your FTP details if required, install
  5. Activate it from the installation page or your Plugins page


3. FTP upload and active it by WordPress Admin


  1. Download your WordPress Plugin to your desktop.
  2. If downloaded as a zip archive, extract the Plugin folder to your desktop.
  3. Read through the “readme” file thoroughly to ensure you follow the installation instructions.
  4. With your FTP program, upload the Plugin folder to the wp-content/plugins folder in your WordPress directory online.
  5. Go to Plugins screen and find the newly uploaded Plugin in the list.
  6. Click Activate Plugin to activate it.

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