The 3 ways beginners guide to Install WordPress plugin for your website

How to install wordpress plugin ?

Before installing the plugins for your wordpress based website. You must now, what is a plugin?

Basically the plugins are the software for the website which help in increasing the seo rank and visitors on the website. There are different kinds of plugins available for the wordpress based website. Some of the plugins are free of cost where as some have some cost included. They are available for the wordpress in the plugins sections. You can download any of the wordpress plugins, based on the requirement for your website.

Some of the plugins are necessary for the site performance whereas some just improves the look of the website.

There are three different method/ways of installing the best wordpress plugins in your website. But before we start this tutorial, you must login into your wordpress account and after login into your account follow these three different methods to install wordpress plugin.

Method 1. Install WordPress Plugin directly.

Step 1 : Go to Plugins

Click on “Plugins” in the left section of the wordpress. At the top there is an option which says “Add new”, Click on it.

Add new wordpress plugin

Step 2 : Search and Add new wordpress Plugin

After clicking “Add new” Select the plugin you want to install. And then click on “Install”.

Install wordpress plugin

Step 3 : Activate WordPress Plugin

After installation is completed. Click “Activate”, to activate the plugin.

Activate installed plugin

When the activation of that particular plugin is done then you have to configure the plugin to increase its performance. Because without configuration there is no use of installing that particular plugin. Most of the people forgot to configure after installation as I did in the beginning. Most of the plugins are configurable, but remember not every plugin is configurable. Some of them acquire the setting by itself.

Method 2 :- Install WordPress plugins after downloading it from some other website and upload it into the WordPress.

Step 1 : Go to Plugins

If you download the plugins from a website rather than from wordpress, You can also upload them to your wordpress website and use them to increase the ranking. To do so, you just need to login into the wordpress of your website. After login, click on “Plugins” in the left section of the wordpress. At the top there is an option which says “Add new”, click on it.

Add new wordpress plugin

Step 2 : Upload to add new wordpress Plugin

After clicking “Add new”, click on “Upload plugin”.

Upload plugin to install

When you click on “Upload plugin” then you have to click on “Choose file”.

Choose File to install wordpress plugin

After that you have to select that particular plugin file you downloaded from the other website. And then click on “Open”.

Then click on “Install”, to install that plugin.

Step 3 : Activate the new uploaded wordpress plugin

After installation is completed. Click “Activate”, to activate the plugin.

Activate installed plugin

When the activation of that particular plugin is done then you have to configure the plugin to increase its performance as told earlier in method 1.

Method 3 : Installing wordpress Plugin using FTP

If you’re feeling adventurous and want take it to the next level, then you can learn about installing WordPress plugin using FTP. Remember, this is not for true beginners because it is a little bit more advanced.

The first thing require is that you must know how to use FTP. Now that you know how to use your FTP program. The steps are as follow :

  1. Connect to your host using FTP.
  2. You would need to go to the path (/wp-content/plugins/).
  3. Once you’re there, simply upload your plugin’s folder there. (Remember you must unzip the folders before you upload a plugin using FTP.)
  4. Once you have uploaded the plugin, you would need to go to your admin area and click on Plugins » Installed Plugins.
  5. You should see the plugin that you uploaded is listed there.
  6. Bring your mouse on top of that plugin and click on the activate button.

When the activation of that particular plugin is done then you have to configure the plugin to increase its performance as told earlier in method 1.

We hope this step by step guide helped you install a WordPress plugin on your site. This article was created using the screenshots of WordPress account of beggartorich.com. Since WordPress is constantly evolving, we will try our best to keep this guide up to date. If you notice that there is something missing, then feel free to let us know.

Beside depending on the SEO wordpress plugins you have to do some SEO (Search Engine Optimization) by yourself to increase the visitors and ranking for your websites. To know more then click here.

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