How to Install Plugins for WordPress Website

Summary: A plugin is a software containing a group of functions that can be added to a Wordpress website. This article will show you how to install plugins to extend the functionality of your websites.

Table of Contents:

Create a WordPress Website
Log in to the WordPress Admin Area
Install Plugins

Table of Contents:

1. Create a WordPress Website

Before you add a theme, please make sure you have created your WordPress website on our platform.

2. Log in to the WordPress Admin Area

See how you can get the credentials on the Site & SSL page in the Control Panel and log in to WordPress Admin Panel.

3. Install plugins

There are 2 ways to install WordPress plugins.

3.1 Automatic Plugin Installation

Any plugin available on the WordPress Plugins Directory can be installed via the built-in plugin installer.

  • Navigate to Plugins > Add New.
  • Use the search form in the top-right to search by keyword, author or tag.
  • On the search results that appear, click a plugin’s title to read more about it. This page may contain installation notes, plugin documentation or other useful information.
  • Click the Install Now button to install the plugin.
  • Click Activate to activate the plugin.

3.2 Manual Upload via WordPress Admin

If you have a copy of the plugin as a zip file, you can manually upload it and install it through the Plugins admin screen.

  • Navigate to Plugins > Add New.
  • Click the Upload Plugin button at the top of the screen.
  • Select the zip file from your local filesystem.
  • Click the Install Now button. When installation is complete, you’ll see “Plugin installed successfully.”
  • Click the Activate Plugin button at the bottom of the page.

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