How to Install WordPress Plugin | 4 Ways

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how to install wordpress plugin - 4 ways to install

After successfully installing WordPress theme, now it comes to “How to install WordPress Plugin”. The process is very simple to install a plugin in your WordPress website.

Well, before begin there are 4 ways to install a plugin into your WordPress website. First one is only applicable if you want to install a plugin from your plugin directory and other 3 methods are applicable to upload a custom plugin as well as plugins available in WordPress.

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1.) How to Install WordPress Plugin from Plugin Directory

The process is similar to installing a theme from Theme directory, you just have to click few other options.

Step 1: Login into your WordPress dashboard and click on “Add New” under Plugins options on the left side of your WordPress dashboard

how to install wordpress plugin from plugin directory step 1

Step 2: Search for plugin, whichever you want to install. For this article, I am going to install a plugin named as “Yoast” and than click on “Install”

how to install wordpress plugin from plugin directory step 2

Step 3: Now, the install button will convert into “Active”, click on that.

how to install wordpress plugin from plugin directory step 3

That’s it you successfully installed your WordPress plugin. You can check your all installed plugin in “Installed Plugins” under the “Plugins” option.

how to install wordpress plugin from plugin directory step 4

2.) How to upload and install a custom plugin to WordPress website

Step 1: As usual login into your WordPress dashboard. Click on “Add New” under plugins on the left side menu of your WordPress dashboard.

how to install wordpress plugin from plugin directory step 1

Step 2: Click on “Upload”, now click on “Choose file” and select your zip file from your computer. Now, click on “Install Now”, the process might take 20 to 30 seconds, depends on the zip file size.

how to upload wordpress plugin step 2

Step 3: After upload, you’ll be promoted to a new page where you can active your plugin, than click on “Activate” 

That’s it you successfully upload and installed your plugin!

3.) How to upload and install WordPress plugin through file manager

First of all login into your Cpanel. If you don’t how to then open a new tab and type your-domain.com/cpanel/

Then enter your username & password and click on login.

Step 1: Find “File Manager” and click on that

how to install wordpress theme manually by file manger

Step 2: You can see a lot of files in your file manager, you just have to double click on “wp-content”

how to install wordpress theme manually by file manger step 2

Step 3: You can see a file named as “Plugins”, double click on that.

how to upload wordpress plugin through file manager

Step 4: Now, click on “Upload” on the top (the upload button might be different but you can find that very easily) and upload your “zip file”

how to upload wordpress plugin through file manager 2

Step 4: Now, you can see your plugin zip file in your file manager. Just right click on that and choose extract.

After extraction, You can see your plugin’s folder in cpanel. You can delete the zip file.

Just for checking go to the “installed plugins” under plugin menu in your WordPress dashboard. Just check your plugin is installed or not (if not than feel free ask in comments).

4.) How to upload and WordPress plugin through filezilla

The process of uploading a WordPress Plugin is same as the file manger method. You just have to follow few more steps.

First open ftp server, if you don’t know how to than download filezilla from here and install it.

After installing open filezilla and enter your IP address, ftp username & password and in port section enter 21. And than click on “Quickconnect”. After successfully login, you can see a success message just right after the column (where you enter your IP address). Checkout the below picture.

how to upload and install wordpress theme manually by ftp method

Now, follow the all steps as mentioned in file manager method.

That’s it for this tutorial!

I hope this can help you, if you still facing any difficulty than feel free to ask in comments.

Tadaa..!

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There are 4 ways to install a WordPress plugin. All methods are very easy, First, Install a WordPress plugin from plugin menu. Second, Upload a WordPress plugin through plugin option. Third, Upload and install WordPress plugin through file manager. Fourth and last, upload and install a WordPress plugin through ftp...
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