Plugins are used to extend your WordPress site functionality and take it to the next level. There are 3 ways of installing WordPress plugins. We will cover all 3 of them in this post, so lets begin.

Plugin Search:

  1.  Login to your WordPress admin panel.
  2. Navigate to Plugins > Add New.
  3. Type the name of plugin in search bar and click Install Now.
  4. Click Activate after the plugin has been installed.

Note: This way you can only install free plugins from WordPress Plugins Directory.

Plugin Upload:

  1.  Login to your WordPress admin panel.
  2. Navigate to Plugins > Add New and click Upload Plugin.
  3. Choose your plugin .zip file from your pc and click Install Now.
  4. Click Activate once the plugin is installed.

Note: Using this method you can also install premium plugins that are not available at WordPress Plugins Directory.

Plugin FTP Upload:

  1. Extract the plugin from zip.
  2. Upload it via FTP to wp-content > plugins folder. You can check out our post on how to upload files via FTP.

Note: Using FTP upload you can also install premium plugins that are not available at WordPress Plugins Directory.

Muhammad Zohaib

Hello, I am a Web Developer who loves building, editing and extending WordPress themes and plugins ;-)

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