How to Install a WordPress Plugin as a Beginner

To install a WordPress plugin is super simple to install. They are available through the official WordPress website and once you find a plugin you like, all you have to do is follow the installation instructions and then add it to your site. If you prefer more detailed explanations, read on.

So what is a plugin? A plugin is a piece of software that plugs onto your website.

Plugins can add new functionality or extend an existing one on your site. It allows you to create any website, be it e-commerce or a portfolio site.

How to Install a WordPress Plugin from the Plugins Menu

  1. Go to the WordPress directory to Add a new plugin.

2. Go to plugins, and click “add new.”

3. Depending on the plugin you want, you can search for it over here.

How to Install a WordPress Plugin as a Beginner

It can go from themes to font plugins. If you want to add a contact form or a social media button. The list is endless. 

4. All you need to do is click install and activate.

How to Install a WordPress Plugin as a Beginner

Installing a Plugin Downloaded from Other Sources

  1. If you’ve downloaded a plugin elsewhere and want to add it to your WordPress site, click plugins.

2. Click Add new plugins.

2. If you upload a plugin, then you’ll see the option where it says “Upload Plugin”.

3. Once you’ve chosen the file, you click on it and select the plugin you want, and then once you’ve uploaded the file, you click install now and activate.

4. Now, if you want to see your plugin where it is, you just click on plugins.

5. Under installed, You’ll see that your plugin should be somewhere over here.

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Thulisa Sigwabe
Thulisa Sigwabe

Thulisa is our Content Marketer and Creator here at WPHub. She creates WordPress tutorials and reviews popular plugins and tools to help you build and monetize your website faster.

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