Working With plugins in WordPress

Working With plugins in WordPress, this is simple article for basic users on how to install modules and how to activate modules. Here i will takes you through different possible methods to install plugins in WordPress and plugin activation. Before proceeding with WordPress plugin installation, you need to have a working WordPress installation. Then continue these steps

Working with plugins in WordPress

  • Installing plugins
  • Activating plugins

Installing & activating plugins in WordPress

Here we can install plugins in WordPress three different methods.

  1. Install plugin form WordPress Admin Dashboard.
  2. Install plugin by uploading file in WordPress Admin Dashboard.
  3. Upload plugin into WordPress files into wp-content/plugins.
1

Install plugin form WordPress Admin Dashboard

    • First login to WordPress Admin Dashboard.
    • Navigate to Plugins => Add New
    • Search for the plugin.
    • From the search results page, click on Install Now button.
    • From the popup message click on OK button.
    • Then it will installs the plugin.
    • After that click on Activate Plugin button.
Install plugin form WordPress Admin Dashboard

Install plugin form WordPress Admin Dashboard

2

Install plugin by uploading file in WordPress Admin Dashboard

In this process, i’m going to install a plugin by uploading plugin archive (zip) file through WordPress Admin Dashboard. Before proceeding download plugin zip file.

    • First login to WordPress Admin Dashboard.
    • Navigate to Plugins => Add New
    • Click on Upload button.
    • Then select the plugin archive(zip) file.
    • Click on Install Now button.
    • Then from the next screen, you can activate WordPress plugin. For activating click on activate button.
Install plugin by uploading file in WordPress Admin Dashboard

Install plugin by uploading file in WordPress Admin Dashboard

3

Upload plugin into WordPress files into wp-content/plugins and then activate

Download the plugin file and extract it on your local computer. Upload the file to live web server to wp-content/plugins folder or directory.
Then login to admin panel and navigate to Plugins, from installed plugins find for the plugin that is installed and then click on activate button. Now the plugin will be activated.

These are the methods for installing a plugins in WordPress, if you know any other method let us know by commenting below.

Vivek Vengala
 

Vivek Vengala is a Online Entrepreneur, Web Developer from Hyderabad India.

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