How to Install a WordPress Plugin

WordPress plugins are similar apps for your WordPress website. They enable you to add new features to WordPress like a contact form, page builders, slideshow, Woo Commerce options, shopping cart, and many more. Thousands of free and paid plugins are out there for your WordPress.

These plugins are a huge source of making things easy and straightforward. Installing these plugins from your WordPress Dashboard is pretty simple. Here’s how to do it. In this article, we will walk you through how to install a plugin using WordPress Plugin Search:

The quickest and easiest way to install a plugin is to use the WordPress Plugin Search. First, all you need is to install a WordPress and then log in to the admin panel. Once you do so, then visit the Plugins in the left sidebar of the WordPress Dashboard window.

Next, click Add New page inside your WordPress admin area.







You will be shown a screen like the one in the screenshot below. Find the plugin by searching the plugin name or the functionality you are looking for.

After that, you will see a collection of listings like the example below:

Please select your desired plugin and WordPress will download and install it for you. After this, you’ll see the ‘Install Now’ button will turn into the ‘Activate’ button. WordPress can install a plugin on your site, but it will not work unless you activate it.

So go onward and tick on the activate button to start using that plugin on your WordPress site.








You have now successfully installed your first WordPress plugin.

Muhammad Imran Habib

Imran is a technology evangelist with 8 years of experience working with some of the Industry leading companies. Imran's expertise includes On-Prem/Virtual Infrastructure deployments, IT Solutions for SMEs, End User Computing Support.

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