How to: Install a WordPress Plugin? – Two Ways to Make it Happen!

Installing a WordPress plugin into WordPress blog is quite easy yet there are two ways to install it. One in which we directly look up a WordPress plugin from WP dashboard and the other we download a plugin from WP official plugin repository and upload it through FTP client-server. In this article we shall take a look on both of the ways to install a WordPress plugin. So, start right by now.

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How to Install a WordPress Plugin?

As we know that there are two ways to install a WordPress plugin described below:

First Way: Installing WordPress Plugin from WP Dashboard

We will be able to install a plugin by going to:

  1. Login to your WordPress blog
  2. Plugins > Add New
  3. Search for the plugin name which you want to install or upload .zip file by clicking Upload link

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4. When successfully searched, click the link install now, next click activate link… 

Second Way: Installing WordPress Plugin Through FTP

Just login to FTP client area using FileZilla or any other. Go to the main WordPress core installations directory and follow the steps below:

1. Exact the .zip file of the plugin
2. Go to /wp-content/plugins/
3. Upload the extracted file there
4. Login to WordPress blog click on Plugins and activate the plugin that you have just uploaded via FTP.

That’s it.. 🙂

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