Different ways to install WordPress plugin

In WordPress plugin are the tools that use to extend the functionality of the site. You can either create your own plugin or use the existing one.

There are thousands of free and paid plugins are available for the WordPress.

You can easily manage it from the Admin dashboard.

In this tutorial, I am discussing various ways to install the WordPress plugin and I am assuming that you have successfully installed the WordPress.

Different ways to install WordPress plugin


Contents

  1. Plugin Search
  2. Upload Plugin
  3. From CPanel
  4. Conclusion

 


 

1. Plugin Search

  • Login to WordPress Admin dashboard.
  • Navigate to Plugins -> Add New.
  • Search the plugin using the search box e.g. I searched for smush and it listed the related result.

Different ways to install WordPress plugin

  • You will see the list of suggested plugins according to your searched value.
  • Click on More Details to view details about the Plugin otherwise, click on the Install Now button following with the plugin.
  • After installing you will see Activate button.
  • Click on it.

Different ways to install WordPress plugin

  • You can also manage it from Plugins -> Installed Plugins.

 

2. Upload Plugin

If you created your own plugin or either download it from any third party site and want to use it on your site then you can directly upload it from the dashboard.

  • Navigate to Plugins -> Add New from your Admin dashboard.
  • Click on Upload Plugin button.
  • Upload the zip of the plugin and click on the Install Now button.

Different ways to install WordPress plugin

  • After installing click on the Activate Plugin button.

Different ways to install WordPress plugin


 

3. From CPanel

  • Login to your CPanel account.
  • Navigate to your WordPress site directory.
  • Now upload the plugin zip in wp-contents/plugins/ directory.
  • Unzip the file.
  • Login to your WordPress Admin dashboard and go to Plugins->Installed Plugins.
  • Find your Plugin and click the Activate button.

 

4. Conclusion

After successfully installing the WordPress plugin you need to activate and configure it otherwise you don’t see any changes on your site.

Anytime you can deactivate or delete the plugin using Plugin manager if it is not required.

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