How to install WordPress plugins?

Welcome in today we will discuss about how to install WordPress plugins so let’s began.
One of the most basic things you should know at the time of your self-hosted WordPress blog is how to install WordPress plugins. There are many ways to install plugins in WordPress blog, you can quickly install WordPress plugin by selecting one of these three methods:

Searching and installing from the Dashboard

Upload and install .zip folder in WordPress.

Installing via FTP.
I do not advise you to install from FTP unless you have permission to install a plugin from the dashboard and most recommended hosting companies such as Bluehost, Hostgator gives you enough permissions to install the plugin from the dashboard. You can also see the list of plugins for your WordPress blog that Harsh has shared, and then read this tutorial to know the whole process.

How to install plugins from the WordPress Dashboard?

How to install plugins from the WordPress dashboard

If you want to search the plugin from the wordpress plugin repo , simply go to the name of plugin and do a search from the dashboard and install the plugin.

Login to your WordPress dashboard

Plugins>> Add New

If you want to install a plugin, search for it.

Click on Install Now

Activate the plugin and configure its settings.
That’s all, you have installed the plugin. There are many plugins that are outdated and have not been updated for years, but they are very useful. But as you can not install and install such plugins, you can download .zip folder from official repo and then install it. This is a quick guide to install .zip format plugin:

Login to your WordPress dashboard

Click Plugin> Add New> Upload.

Activate and configure settings.

It is very easy and here at the bottom I have added a video tutorial for this, which will give you a better understanding of all the process. And whenever you are downloading the plugin, keep in mind that you download them from credible sources like WordPress plugin repo, Codecanyon or from the official page of plugin developers. Avoid downloading from any non-credible sources such as free file sharing sites or torrents.

In this guide, both process (by installing and installing plugin and installing .zip file) are explained and this will give you a great idea to use the plugins feature in WordPress.

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