How to install a wordpress plugin

How to install a WordPress plugin using “WordPress Admin”

First, download the plugin from the source (zip file) Check out our WordPress plugins for many premium plugins that you can choose from. Next, you need to go to WordPress admin area and visit Plugins » Add New page.

After that, click on the Upload Plugin button on top of the page.


Then click on “choose file” button and select the plugin file you downloaded earlier to your computer.


After you have selected the file, click on the “install now” button.

Now, WordPress will upload the plugin file from your computer and install it for you. You will see a success message like this after the installation is finished.

After installed, you need to click on “Activate Plugin” link to start using the plugin.


How to install a WordPress plugin using “FTP”

After download the plugin’s source file, you need to extract the zip file on your computer.

Extracting the plugin zip file will create a new folder with the same name. This is the folder that you need to manually upload to your website via FTP.

You would need to access your host through the FTP manager using username and password. Once connected, you need to access the path /wp-content/plugins/

Next, upload the folder you extracted to the /wp-content/plugins/ folder on your web server.


After uploading, you need to login to WordPress admin area and click on the Plugins menu. You will see your plugin successfully installed on the plugins page.

Now, Click on “Activate” link below the plugin. Upon activating, you may need to configure the plugin settings.



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