WordPress is the biggest product in the blogging industry. Most of the bloggers use WordPress for their blog because of its unlimited design, customization, and features. The main and important tools of WordPress is Plugins for website customization. I will show you how to install WordPress Plugins easily.
WordPress offers three ways to install WordPress plugins on your blog:
- Search and install
- Upload and install
Search and Install WordPress Plugins:
First of all, I will show you the easiest process for installing a WordPress Plugin. Simply, go to Plugins > Add New and then search for your perfect plugin which you want. Thereafter, install the plugin and next active this to use it.
In this case, I searched for Forum Plugins and I got the following results:
Now simply install any plugin as your choice and next active the plugin to ready it for use. Thereafter you can easily use the plugin.
Upload and Install WordPress Plugins:
In this case, you can upload any plugin (.zip file) to use for your blog or website. You need to go to Plugins > Add New and then click on Upload to upload any plugin as a .zip file. Then install the plugin and active for use this.
Click on Upload and browse your device to find .zip file to install.
FTP Method To Install WordPress Plugin:
This is another method that is very useful when you can’t install any WordPress plugin using the WordPress dashboard.
Download the plugin from the WordPress plugin library, unzip it, and upload it to your WordPress plugin library using your FTP software. Normally, the plugin upload folder is located under wp-content/plugins.
After uploading the file, you can simply go to the WordPress plugins folder in the WordPress dashboard and activate the plugin. This is a very useful method for those who don’t have access to installing plugins or themes from the dashboard due to any kind of server restriction.
Here are there strategies to install a WP Plugin for your blog or website. In conclusion, I would suggest you two tools to safe and secure your hard work.
- Always keep maintaining to install any WP Plugin from WP dashboard.
- If you need to use any plugin which is not in WP dashboard then download the plugin from any secure website to avoid any hacking.
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