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How to install a plugin in WordPress

This is a step by step guide to installing a WordPress plugin.  Plugins are used to add functionality to your website and could be anything from blocking content spam to creating website forms.

  1. Go to the Admin menu and select “Plugins” -> “Add New”

    Add New Plugin

  2. If you have downloaded a plugin from somewhere select “upload”. If you are going to find the plugin on search for it in the search field.

    Upload or Search WordPress Plugins

  3. If you upload select the file from your computer and click “Install”. If you search Select the file from the list and click “Install Now” (alternatively you can look at the details and description of the plugin to make sure it is what you want.)

  4. The Plugin will install and then (hopefully) say it was successful.  It will then give you the option to “Activate” it. If you go to the Plugins menu you should now see it listed there and if you activated it should say “Active” otherwise it will say “Inactive” and you can activate it from there. (If you ever want to delete it you will first have to “Deactivate” it and then “Delete” will show up.





3 responses to “How to install a plugin in WordPress”

  1. Jared Avatar

    Hey I love your site so much I just gave everyone in my class your URL so they can get help with your tutorials for their WordPress sites,

    1. Chris Avatar

      Hey thanks. I really appreciate it. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help with your sites.

  2. Hanut Thakur Avatar
    Hanut Thakur

    Actually i am new to wordpress…….after reading your post now i am able to install the wordpress plugins. wonderful work, thanx alot.

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