9. How to Install wordpress Plugin

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In this tutorial we will learn How to Install wordpress plugin but first we will understand what is plugin.

What is plugin

Plugins are a way to add additional functionality in wordpress. They provide lot more support to wordpress. for example if you want to show your tweets in sidebar you have two option either work with wordpress core files if you are developer or use plugin of twitter to show tweets if your not programmer. there are lots of features which a plugin can provide.

How to Install wordpress plugin

Plugin can be installed in wordpress from Plugin Sub menu from admin dashboard. it is as simple as installing theme in wordpress. Follow below steps to install plugin

  1.  Login to your Dashboard.
  2. Navigate to Plugins.
  3. Select Add New from sub menu
  4. Search for any plugin as shown in below screenshot.
  5. Click on install button to install plugin.
  6. Click Activate.


Activate the plugin after installing as shown in below screenshot.

activate wordpress plugin

Install plugin manually

You can also install a plugin manually by uploading the plugin by following below steps.

  1. Login to you ftp server
  2. Navigate to Wp-content/plugins folder
  3. upload your theme file downloaded from wordpress plugin repository
  4. Login to your Dashboard.
  5. Navigate to Plugin-> Installed plugins.
  6. Activate your new plugin from Available plugins.

Uninstall wordpress Plugin

A plugin can be uninstalled in wordpress from the Plugins menu section. you can follow below steps to uninstall a plugin.

  1.  Login to your Dashboard.
  2. Navigate to Plugins-> installed plugins.
  3. Click on Deactivate under plugin option shown in below screenshot.


So that’s it, you are done!

Finally, if you need some customization for your plugin, you can contact us for your plugin evelopment. we can edit a existing WP plugin for you or make a completely new custom WordPress plugin.

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