How To Install a WordPress Plugin

What is a Plugin?

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A WordPress plugin is a piece of software that adds to the functionality and capabilities of a WordPress website. It allows users to extend the features and functionality of their WordPress website without having to write custom code.

WordPress has thousands of plugins with many categories, such as LMS plugins, E-Commerce plugins, Page builders, Forms plugins, and so on.

Types of Plugins

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In WordPress, there have two types of plugin

  1. Free
  2. Paid

Here are some popular WordPress plugins, themes, hosting, and more.

How to Install and activate a Free Plugin

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You can install the plugin from your dashboard if you want to use the free version. To install and activate a free plugin, follow the below steps:

Step 1: Navigate to your WordPress Dashboard > Plugin > Add New > Now In the search box, type your favorite plugin.

Search for Plugin

Step 2: Now click on Install Now > and then Activate.

Now, Your plugin is installed successfully.

How to Install and activate a Paid Plugin

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If you’ve purchased a premium plugin, the company will provide you with a zip file you can download from their website and upload to your WordPress website.

To install and activate your paid plugin, follow the below steps:

Step 1. Navigate to the Dashboard > Plugins > Add New > Upload plugin.

Note: You may have to upload the free version of your paid plugin first.

Upload Plugin

Step 2: Now, choose your downloaded zip file and click on Install > And then Activate.

Choose Plugin

You can Install any free and paid plugin to follow these steps.

Congratulations, Now your plugin has been successfully installed. You are ready for your next step.

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