Install a Plugin

Installing a plugin is very simple. There are two ways you can install a plugin, Admin Panel Installation and FTP Installation. Here is how:

  1. Login to your WordPress site
  2. We start at Plugins > Installed plugins page. Click Add New button

    Plugins Page
    Plugins Page
  3. Upload Plugin

    Click Upload Plugin
    Click Upload Plugin
  4. Click the Browse button, navigate to your plugin .zip file and click Open. Or just drag and drop the file to the field right next to the Browse button.
  5. Click Install Now.

    Upload and Install the Plugin
    Upload and Install the Plugin
  6. Your plugin will be uploaded and installed

    Plugin Installed
    Plugin Installed
  7. That’s it, your plugin is installed. It will be displayed on the Installed Plugins page. All you need to do now is Activate it.
    Plugin is Installed. Activate it.
    Plugin is Installed. Activate it.

     

 

  1. Login to your WordPress site
  2. We start at the Plugins > Installed Plugins page.

    Installed plugins
    Installed plugins
  3. Now open your favorite FTP, in our case it is FileZilla.
  4. Connect to your server and navigate to your site folder > wp-content > plugins.

    Navigate to the Plugins folder
    Navigate to the Plugins folder
  5. If you have the plugin as a .zip file. Extract the folder to your computer.
  6. Upload the plugin folder to the server. Just right click > upload.

    Upload the plugin
    Upload the plugin
  7. You will see the plugin folder on the server side, on the right.

    Plugin Uploaded
    Plugin Uploaded
  8. Now that the plugin folder is uploaded you will also see it in the Plugins > Installed Plugins page.

    Plugin is Installed. Activate it.
    Plugin is Installed. Activate it.