How to Install a WordPress Plugin

Installation of a WordPress Plugin is very easy. You can install a WordPress plugin in two different ways.

1) Install a WordPress Plugin using WordPress Admin Panel

2) Install a WordPress Plugin using FTP Manager

Plugin installation by using WordPress Admin Panel is the easiest way. The step by step tutorial is as follows:

Step 1: Go to your WordPress admin panel.

Step 2: Click on Plugins:

Wordpress plugins

Now it will show the existing installed plugins.

[If you visit this page for the first time and you have just installed WordPress, don’t be confused by existing plugins; WordPress has some default plugins, which you will see on your first look at this section.]

So you will see a page like this:

wordpress default plugins

Step 3: click  Add New

add new plugins on wordpress

Next you should see a page similar to what appears below:

wordpress plugins add new

Now type the WordPress Plugin name that you want to install. For example, let’s say you want to install WordPress Importer for the sake of the rest of the example.

Step 4: Now type WordPress Importer in the search box and then click on the Search Plugins. Now you will see a page like this one:

Search WordPress Importer plugin

Click on Install Now 

Install WordPress Importer plugin

Here a popup window will appear, like this image below:

Install WordPress Importer plugin confirm

Step 5: Click OK.

You should see this:

WordPress Importer plugin activation

Final step: Click on Activate Plugin

Your Plugin is now installed!

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How to Install a WordPress Plugin

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