3 Easy Ways For Beginners To Install A WordPress Plugin

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This infographics will be helpful to beginners who have just started using the CMS. There are three ways to add a plugin. Let’s take a look at each one of them.

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BEST WORDPRESS WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT COMPNAY San Francisco, CA 3 Easy Ways For Beginners To Install A WordPress Plugin

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We will start by showing you how to find and install a plugin in the easiest possible manner. WordPress plugin development has ensured that you can find at least one tool for almost every possible functionality. Most of these solutions are available for free and the method we are going to discuss is ideal for installing an open-source plugin. 1. Find And Install A Plugin Through The Search Feature

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First, log in to the admin dashboard of your website’s installation. Then locate the Plugins option in the menu on the left-hand side and hover your cursor over it. You must now click on the Add New option. You will see a search box on the screen which now opens. In case, you are finding it difficult to locate the field, use the image given here as a reference. You can locate a tool by typing its name or by entering its functionality in the box. Once you press enter, you will be presented with a list of search results. Locate a product which suits your purpose and move to the next step. i. Use Search to Find A Plugin

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You can locate a tool by typing its name or by entering its functionality in the box. Once you press enter, you will be presented with a list of search results. Locate a product which suits your purpose and move to the next step. Use Search to Find A Plugin (cont..)

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The Install Now link is visible with all the plugins displayed in the search results. Hit the link against the tool which you want to install. As soon as the installation of the file is complete, the link will change to Activate. Hit the button to activate the tool and its functionality to your interface. ii. Install And Activate The Plugin

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Many professional developers and agencies create plugins that are available for specified fees. These products are not displayed in the official plugin directory and can be purchased through the websites of the developers. In case, you want to upload such a tool on your interface, then you must use the following process. i. Download A Plugin From Another Source The first step is to download the plugin’s files to your system. As mentioned before, these products are available on third-party websites and once you pay the subscription fee, you will be able to download the software in a compressed format on to your system. 2. Upload A Plugin Through The Dashboard

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Now log in to your admin dashboard. Just as we did in the previous method click on the Add New option after hovering the cursor over Plugins. However, this time, instead of using the search box, press the Upload Plugin link on top of the screen. ii. Upload The Plugin Through The Relevant Link

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You will now be directed to another page where you will need to upload your plugin’s file. You can do this by clicking the Choose file link and then selecting the file you downloaded in Step 1. The tool will now be installed on your website and a success message will be displayed. ii. Upload The Plugin Through The Relevant Link (cont..)

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This method to manually install a WordPress plugin must be avoided by beginners at first because of its technical nature. It is being provided only for enhancing your knowledge. In case, you want to try it out do so with the help of an expert. i. Download The Plugin Files First of all, you will need to download the files of a plugin to your system. This can be done by using the process explained in the previous method. You will download a compressed ZIP file to your computer. ii. Extract The Compressed File In the previous method, we uploaded the ZIP file on to our website. However, here we will need to extract the compressed file before uploading it. Extract the compressed file to your system before proceeding to the next step. 3. Use FTP to Manually Install A Plugin

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This method to manually install a WordPress plugin must be avoided by beginners at first because of its technical nature. It is being provided only for enhancing your knowledge. In case, you want to try it out do so with the help of an expert. i. Download The Plugin Files First of all, you will need to download the files of a plugin to your system. This can be done by using the process explained in the previous method. You will download a compressed ZIP file to your computer. ii. Extract The Compressed File In the previous method, we uploaded the ZIP file on to our website. However, here we will need to extract the compressed file before uploading it. Extract the compressed file to your system before proceeding to the next step. 3. Use FTP to Manually Install A Plugin (cont..)

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Now you will need to connect to your website through FTP. This can be done by using your FTP username and password which would have been provided by your hosting service. Use the information to log in to your website through an FTP client. Now you must use the following path to access the relevant folder: /wp-content/plugins/ The file that was extracted just now will need to be uploaded to the wp-content/plugins folder. Save the folder after uploading. When you visit your admin dashboard, you will now see the tool listed in the Plugins section. iii. Connect To Your Website Through FTP

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