WordPress blog is a high efficient Content Management System. It provides many functionality. We can easily add new functionality by installing new plugins to every self hosted blogs. So every blogger should know how to Install a plugin.
There are different ways we can Install Wordpress Plugins.
- Search, Install and activate
- Download and Install
- Via FTP
For FTP method you have to install FileZilla or any other FTP software to upload the plugin to your server, then install and activate.
- Search plugin From WordPress Dashboard and Install
It is the easiest way to install WordPress plugin. You can search different plugins within dashboard search option. For this go to dashboard click on
Plugins > Add new. Then type your search term in the search box on the top right. Click on “Install now” button to install pluginand then click on “activate plugin”.
- Download from 3rd Party and Upload, Install in your WordPress
You can download different plugin from third party Website as .zip file. It’s easy to upload that .zip file and install it directly from the WordPress dashboard.
Add new > Upload Plugin.
Choose file from your drive and click on “Install now” button.
- Via FTP Method to Install WordPress Plugin
In this method you need FTP software to upload the plugin file to the server. This technique is useful for those who fails to install via dashboard due to restrictions or server failure.
Download the plugin from WordPress plugin library then unzip it. Upload this files to your WordPress plugin library folder located under wp-content/plugins.
After uploading the file, you can go to the WordPress plugin folder in the dashboard and activate.
Installing via dashboard is very easy and I prefer that. It is very easy to manage plugins via plugin folder in the wp dashboard. There you can easily activate, deactivate and delete them.
How To Install WordPress Plugins – 3 Different Ways is a post from ShoutToWorld - Let's Learn Let's Shout - Helping bloggers and developers.