How to Install a WordPress Plugin

How to Install a WordPress Plugin

One of the basic building blocks of WordPress is its plugins. They add new functionalities to the platform.

There are two ways to install a plugin:

  1. From the WordPress Plugin repository.
  2. By uploading the zip file.

In this post, we will take a look at how we can install a WordPress plugin from the plugin repository.

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Time needed: 5 minutes.

Steps to install a Plugin from the Repository

  1. Go to the Plugins page in your WordPress dashboard

    Select Plugins from the left hand menu in your WordPress dashboard.Plugins

  2. Click on Add New

    Click on the Add New button at the top.Add New Plugin

  3. Search for the plugin

    Find your required plugin via the search barPlugin Search

  4. Install and activate the plugin

    Click on Install Now to download and install the plugin and then Activate the plugin.Plugin Activated

Congratulations! You have installed a plugin via the WordPress plugin repository successfully! If you have any queries or suggestions, then please let me know in the comments down below.

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