How we can install a plugin in WordPress ?

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Are you desirous to use WordPress plugins? But not getting where to start from? Relax! Below is the guide that will help you to a great extent. With the help of plugins, activities like customization along with modification and enhancing of posts will seem to be a small piece of cake. Also, it will become easy to enhance the functionality of the website.

What are the Steps to Add Plugins in WordPress?

It is a special type of software that is inclusive of astonishing features and services, thus making your activities easier. For adding plugins, the following steps must be followed:

Step 1 – Once done with opening WordPress, you will come across the plugin option on the left side of the window. The cursor must be placed there followed by clicking. It will help in checking if the plugin is installed or not.


Step (2) − If plugins are already installed, then you will come across the names



In this portion, you will find plugins name which is already installed

Step (3) − To add a new plugin, the “add new” option must be clicked.



Step (4) − After clicking the “Add new” option, you will come across the names of all WordPress plugins. It is easy to install variable plugins easily without undergoing any hassle.


Once you click on the upload plugin, you will find here following page

Clicking on the “upload plugin” option, you will come across the “choose file” option that will permit you to select your file from the system. Alternatively, you may select the desired plugin and click on the “install now” option.


Clicking on the “Install” button will permit the easy installation of the respective plugin. Afterwards, clicking on the “activate” button will help in activating the same.

After the plugin gets activated, a message will be there from WordPress that speaks “Plugin Activated”. For satisfaction, checking the list will be a good idea. If it is in the list, then it is active. Else, it needs to be re-installed.


Additional options that you will come across include inactive, active, all and update. Clicking on the “Inactive” option will display the plugins that are already available but are not in an active state. They can be activated by placing your clicks on the “Activate” button


When we click the Inactive button, the plugins which are available but not activated get displayed. You can also activate this plugin by clicking on Activate.


On the screen, you will come across an option “Button Bulk”. With numerous options including activate, deactivate, update and delete; you may choose the desired option.


Going through the option of the installed plugin, you will come across all the necessary plugin details. In the list, you will come across the plugins that are already installed.



Step (5) − For editing all your plugins, the Edit Plugin option must be chosen.



Few options that you can easily check here include the following:

  • Choosing the desired plugin to edit – It will give you the chance to select the required plugin from the dropdown list followed by carrying on with the task of editing in detail.
  • Required documentation – This menu will permit you to choose the desired tools that help edit the plugins.
  • Plugin files – It will let you choose all files from the list so that you may edit as per your convenience.

After you are done with the editing of the plugin, it can be updated by selecting the “Update” option.


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