How to install a plugin in WordPress

Installing a plugin in WordPress is easy. There are two ways to do that:

  • Using WordPress built-in installer

From the Administration Panels, click on the Plugins tab. Go to Add New->Upload. Choose the plugin’s .zip file from your computer and click Install Now. Then click activate to activate the plugin.

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  • Traditional manual installation

Extract zip archive of your plugin. Upload to your server in the wp-content/plugins folder of your WordPress installation. Access the Plugin Panel in your Administration Panels. Scroll down through the list of Plugins to find the newly installed Plugin. Click on the Activate link to turn the Plugin on.