How To Install A WordPress Plugin For Beginners 2017 | Quick & Easy

How To Install A WordPress Plugin For Beginners 2017 | Quick & Easy
Do you need to know how to install a WordPress plugin? In this video, we will show you how to easily install WordPress plugins 3 different ways. The first two ways are done in the WordPress dashboard and is good for WordPress beginners. The third way is for more advanced WordPress users and is done via FTP.

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Summary of this tutorial:

Installing WordPress Plugins in WordPress – First Example:

Step 1 – From the WordPress dashboard you want to scroll down on the left hand side and click plugins.

Step 2 – On the plugins page you will see plugins at the top and add new. Click the add new button.

Step 3 – On the right hand side you will see a search box. Search for the plugin you are looking for. You will then click the install now button. You will see an activate button once it is done installing. Go ahead and click the activate button to activate the plugin.

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How to Upload WordPress Plugins in WordPress – Second Example:

Step 1 – From the WordPress dashboard you want to scroll down on the left hand side and click plugins.

Step 2 – On the plugins page you will see plugins at the top and add new. Click the add new button. You will then see add plugins and an upload plugin button. Click the upload plugin button.

Step 3 – You will now see where you can upload your plugin file into WordPress. You will want to save the plugin on your computer. You want to upload the zip file of the plugin. Click install now and then once it is completed you will see where you can click activate to activate the plugin.

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How To Install A WordPress Plugin With FTP – Third Example:

For this video I used Filezilla an open source FTP client.
You can download filezilla here: https://filezilla-project.org/

Step 1: Make sure you download Filezilla. Once it is downloaded open it up on your computer. You will log into Filezilla. Once logged in you will see where you can choose files from your computer on the left hand side and on the right hand side you will see your Theme Files, etc.

Step 2: Make sure you are under your Theme in Filezilla. Click on the public html folder and then you will see the plugins folder. Go ahead and click the plugins folder.

Step 3: Find the file on your computer you want to upload on the left hand side in Filezilla. Right click on that folder and you will see upload plugin. Click this to upload the plugin into WordPress. You can also drag over the folder to the right hand side in the plugins folder. Once it is done go into the WordPress dashboard and click the plugins page and you will see the plugin you uploaded via FTP. You want to make sure you activate it as the plugin doesn’t activate automatically when uploading via FTP.

And this is How To Install A WordPress Plugin For Beginners 2017 | Quick & Easy

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Comments

Bryan Peterson says:

This video is very informative. Love that it goes over several ways on installing WordPress plugins.

Dev Cupid says:

I love that you included different ways to install a plugin!

BlazerBreakdown says:

I don't have the option of plugins anywhere? I don't understand…

WP Cupid - WordPress Tutorials says:

We provided the summary of this video with step by step text instructions in the description above. Enjoy!

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