How to Install WordPress Plugins

If you have successfully created a blog with the WordPress CMS , then the next tutorial is How to Install a WordPress Plugin.

What are WordPress Plugins

A WordPress plugin is an additional component that can be installed on a WordPress site that aims to provide additional features or functionality to the site.

Plugins can be created by anyone and can be downloaded for free or for a fee from the WordPress plugin directory or other websites.

Plugins can help extend the basic functionality of a WordPress site, such as adding e-commerce features or enhancing site security.

How to Install WordPress Plugins

In order to install a WordPress plugin, you first need to login to your WordPress dashboard. Then follow these steps:

  1. Go to the “Plugins” menu in your WordPress dashboard and click on the “Add New” button.
  2. Search for the plugin you want to install by using the search field or selecting one of the available plugin categories.
  3. After finding the plugin you are looking for, click the “Install Now” button to install the plugin.
  4. After the installation process is complete, click the “Activate” button to activate the installed plugin.
  5. Done. The plugin that you have installed will be available and ready to use on your WordPress site.

Note that if you downloaded a plugin from a source other than the WordPress plugin directory, you will need to upload the plugin file into your WordPress plugin directory and follow the steps above to install the plugin.

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