How to install WordPress plugin? This is very easy for experts. But, if you’re a beginner you’ll find it difficult to install for the first time.
I hope you have successfully installed WordPress in your web hosting. Now, you need to learn how to install WordPress Plugins and Theme.
In this post, we will learn about how to install a WordPress plugin, Before installing a plugin, you need to know what is the plugin?
What is the WordPress plugin?
Plugin is a mini software composed of multiple functions that adds one or more features or features to your WordPress dashboard.
For example, if you install the ′′ WP Form ′′ plugin you can create a contact form for your website, You may need different features after creating a similar website. What you can do through plugins. Thus, it is essential to install plugins to customize your WordPress website properly, Know more about WordPress hosting.
This is the easiest way to install plugins. Most people use this method to customize a website.
First of all, login to WordPress admin panel, called WordPress Dashboard.
- click Plugins ′′ Add New from the left.
- now search the plugin in the search box on the right. Spelling correct is very important to find your expected plugin. So watch out for the spelling.
- Finally, click the ′′ Install Now ′′ button to get your expected plugin. Then, it will start installing.
Your expected plugin will be successfully installed after a short time. Now, you get a button called ′′ Active Click here to activate the plugin. You must activate to use that plugin. Remember plugins can’t be used without active.
You can also activate this way if you want – Enter Plagins ′′ Installed Plagins. Now click the ′′ Active ′′ button under the plugin. Immediately the plugin gets activated.
You can disable the plugin by clicking ′′ Deactivate ′′ below the plugin name. But deactivated doesn’t mean plugin deleting. Deactivated means the plugin will remain in your dashboard. But it won’t work. But later you can delete or reactivate if you want.
There are some plugins you can’t install directly. They remain the most premium plugins. Plugins bought with money are premium plugins. You will be given a ′′ zip ′′ file to upload these. Which can be uploaded and installed the plugin.
- Enter Plugins ′′ Add New ′′ like before to upload zip files.
- Then, click the ′′ Upload Plugin ′′ button on the screen.
- Now select your plugin file from your computer and click the ′′ Install Now ′′ button.
- Then click the ′′ Active ′′ button to activate the plugin. Finally you see a notice like below.
Sometimes two methods may not work for a problem. At this time, you can use the manual process. You need to download the plugin (′′ zip ′′ Format) to install the plugin manually. So, go to the official website of WordPress and download the plugin you want to install.
First, log in to your CPANEL and go to File Manager.
Secondly, go to the location where you installed WordPress. And find out wp-content ′′ Plugins folder or path.
Finally, upload the zip file here. But yes don’t edit or delete any files here.
Now, return to your WordPress dashboard and open the plugin window. You can see your expected plugin has been installed.
You can also install plugins using the FTP system. The process will be the same in this case.