How to Install a WordPress Plugin – Step by Step Guide for Beginners

how to install a wordpress plugin

In this guide i will show you how to install a wordpress plugin. After Installing WordPress, The next step is installing a plugin in your blog. Plugins allow you to add new features to WordPress such as add a contact-form, slideshow, etc. There are thousands of free & paid plugin available in wordpress plugin directory.

The first thing you do is logging in your wordpress dashboard & click on Plugins > Add New

 

Search for a plugin which you want to install. In this case i searched for social icons & got these results. Click on Install Now Button, Wordpress will now download and install the plugin. After install the plugin you will activate the plugin by clicking on Activate button

install a wordpress plugin

After clicking on Activate button, you will got a message Plugin Activated.

 install a wordpress plugin

You can also upload a 3rd party plugins. For uploading a 3rd party plugin go to WordPress dashboard & click on Plugins > Add New, Click on Upload Plugin

install a wordpress plugin

Click on choose file

install a wordpress plugin

After choose the file, you need to click on the Install Now button. WordPress will upload the plugin file from your computer and installing it.

install a wordpress plugin

You will see a success message like this after installation is finished. See in screenshot below,

install a wordpress plugin

Click on Activate Plugin.

 install a wordpress plugin

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