How To Install A WordPress Plugin

There are two ways to add a plugin to your WordPress site. The first thing you’ll need to do is log in, then on the left-hand side in your dashboard, click on the plugins option. Up top you’ll see plugins, add new, click on the button.

The next thing you can do is, you can actually do a search for a specific plugin. If I wanted to add Buddy Press, as an example, I would just click install now. The other option would be to actually upload a plugin directly from your website. In this case, I don’t want to install this one so I’m going to return to the plugin installer without activating, but the next step would be to activate the plugin. The second option would be to upload a plugin.

This is going to come directly off of your computer. All you need to do is choose the file, choose the plugin that you’ve already downloaded, and click install. Again, once it’s installed, you will need to activate, which I’m not going to do in this case. But that’s how you add a plugin to your WordPress website.


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Ryan Perry is the founder and CEO of Simple Biz Support, Inc. Ryan started video blogging in 2009 as an alternative to written blogs to create visibility and credibility online. During the workweek, he enjoys helping small business owners harness the power of video to grow their companies. On the weekends, he enjoys hiking and searching out waterfalls throughout the state of California.

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