install wordpress plugin

How to install WordPress plugins – A beginner guide [with Screen shot]

You know this days WordPress is one of the best content management system(CMS) for website designing among all present CMS in market and when question comes in mind about what make it always best then only one answer “Presence of tons of plugin”. They also help in increasing website functionality .

Plugin add lot of functionalities to WordPress and by using it you can make from simple blog to a big full fledged website.

Installation of plugin in WordPress is very simple step and require only few clicks. Here I am going to show you what all the way and how to install plugin in WordPress blog step by step.

Step by step guide of How to install WordPress plugins

WordPress offer two way to install plugins

  • Search plugin and install
  • Upload plugin and install

Search plugin and install

You can easily search your required plugin in WordPress by just provide name of plugin. In order to do accomplish this task please click on Plugin > Add new as below.

first step of how to install WordPress plugins

Then provide keyword ,author name or tag in Search box related to plugin which you want to install.

plugin search criteria

For example we are going to search plugin for backup WordPress data and in order to do that I just write word ‘backup ‘ in search box and press enter button. Once you press it shows all plugin with word ‘backup’ as you can see in below image.

plugin search

If you want to know more about any particular plugin then you can click on More Details link associate with each plugin.

plugin detail

Now click on Install Now button to get install required plugin.plugin installation process

Once you click then it start downloading and installing plugin. So wait for a while till it get install successfully.

Now click on Activate plugin link to make it activate for working.

activate plugin

So once you activate plugin then please check setting of plugin to configure according to requirement and for that you need to click on plugin > installed plugin.

plugin installed

Click on setting and configure as per requirement of blog or website.

plugin setting

Upload plugin and install

If Plugin which you want to install  not in the WordPress Directory then you need to download plugin from other website and upload in blog. Mainly for premium plugins we do this process.

In order to do this please follow similar step like above click on Plugin in left side bar menu and select Add New. Once you click you again see below screen.wordpress-plugin-add

Unlike in last process we have searched for plugin , in this process we are going to click on Upload plugin.

plugin by upload

Before move ahead do search of required plugin on Google and download on  your machine then upload plugin by clicking Choose file button.

Navigate to your plugin location then upload plugin then click on Install now button as in below image.

plugin upload

Note:- You can upload any plugin only in Zip file format.

So similar to last process it downloaded plugin and installed also. You just need to activate and change configuration in setting.plugin installation done

Done….your plugin get installed completely…Now use wordpress more efficiently.

Hope you like this blog post…its basically for beginner user of wordPress to understand how to install WordPress plugin.

Pankaj Kamariya

An IT engineer by profession and blogger by passion. Very keen to explore new things online and Help people by sharing many legitimate ways of making money online.

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