In the beginning I didn’t know how to install WordPress plugin, themes, NOTHING! But lucky for you I am a fast learner and I’m willing to past my knowledge with you for free.
Dashboard Search Feature
The fastest and easiest way to install WordPress plugins is through your dashboard. If you know the name of the plugin, all you have to do is type it in the search field and WordPress will do the rest. Here how:
This, I believe, is the fastest way for a WordPress beginner to install plugins. I’m going to show some other ways so you could have some understanding on how WordPress works.
Downloading Your Plugin
I’m not a developer so when I get stuck on something, I’ll check to see if there’s a plugin I could use. I either go to Google and search for the solution I’m having issues on, or I go to WordPress.org and see if there’s a plugin I could use. Once I find the plugin I want to use I’ll download it and go to my dashboard and then upload the plugin. This is the way I did it.
Now you know how to install it up via the upload function. WordPress makes it very simple and easy to use so the novice wont get discourage.
Installing Through FTP Like Filezilla
This is a more direct process to install WordPress plugins. If you never used a FTP application the best one I’ve been using is called FileZilla. You could always search on Google for a quick tutorial on how to use it. Is pretty much straight forward. You just need the FTP login credentials, you could ask your web host for some guidance. Once you have your login information, you would need to connect to your server.
Now you’re ready to drag your plugin folder from your desktop to your website’s server. When you downloaded the plugin it came as a zip file. You’ll need to extract the content folder in order for this to work.
Now you’re able to install plugins in WordPress, how does it feel being a true blogger? If you enjoyed and learned from this tutorial please comment below I would love to hear from you.
And always if you’re having issues, like your plugin failed to install or any other problems you need a second pair of eyes. Don’t hesitate to ask for my help.