Hello friends, this post guides you to Install WordPress Plugin directly from your dashboard. WordPress is a Fulled of content management system (CMS), and there are a couple of technical things to know about when you start using WordPress. Read more:
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Installing WordPress plugins is most essential part that every self-hosted WordPress blogger should know how to do.
Technically, WordPress offers three ways to install WordPress plugins on your blog:
- Search and install
- Upload and install
In this post we only cover 2 easy methods search and install & upload and install. You can easily search a plugin and activate it using your wordpress dashboard. you can also upload and activate using your dashboard.
Search and Install Plugin From WordPress Dashboard:
Installing a plugin using your WordPress Dashboard is very easy. Simply log into your WordPress dashboard and click on Plugins > Add New. If you know the plugin names, Then type your search term into the search box on the top right.
Suppose i search for ShortPixel Image Optimizer. Here’s a screenshot of result:
You can also click on more details to know more about plugin. Make sure this plugin is compatible to your current version of wordpress.
After this, Click on Install Now. Click on Activate to activate your plugin. After installing any plugin, always be sure to configure the settings.
Install WordPress Plugin Downloaded From 3rd Party Sites ( Upload and Install Plugin):
If you download a WordPress plugin from somewhere, you can upload the .zip file and install it directly from the WordPress dashboard.
Click on “Upload Plugin” and browse your drive to find the .zip file. Then Click on Activate Now.
Note: At this time WordPress only support .zip Format of plugin.
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