How to Install Plugin On WordPress? | After installing WordPress, you need to learn how to install WordPress plugin properly. Plugin allows you to add new features to make your blog more function as you need. But, not all plugin you need to install. You must choose which one the best as you need. There are thousand free and paid plugins you can do that.

In this tutorial, I want to show you how to install plugins in four ways. Many ways will help you to solve your problem if one of them not working for you.

  1. Install Plugin By Using WordPress Plugin Search
  2. Install Plugin By Upload Direct From Dashboard
  3. Install Plugin By Upload On cPanel
  4. Install Plugin By Using FTP

How to Install Plugin On WordPress – Step by Step Guide

So here it is.

Method #1: Install Plugin By Using WordPress Plugin Search

Step 1: Login to your WordPress admin panel. Ex: www.yourweb.com/wp-admin

Step 2: Go to menu Plugin >>> Add New

Step 3: Type keyword of plugin you need

Step 4: Click on button “Install Now”

Step 5: Finally click activate plugin link to activate it.

Method #2: Install Plugin By Upload Direct From Dashboard

Step 1: Login to your WordPress admin panel. Ex: www.yourweb.com/wp-admin

Step 2: Go to menu Plugin >>> Add New

Step 3: Upload your plugin from your local computer

Step 4: Finally click activate plugin link to activate it.

Method #3: Install Plugin By Upload On cPanel

Step 1: Login to your cPanel. Ex: www.yourweb.com/cpanel

Step 2: Click File Manager, and you need to access the path /wp-content/plugins/. Example: public_html/yourdomain.com/wp-content/plugins

Step 3: Then, click on upload t0 upload plugin

You can upload it in .zip or unzip format. If you upload in .zip format, please extract it after upload.

Step 4: Activate your plugin manually on the plugin page. Go to menu Plugin >>> Installed Plugin. Find your plugin and activate it.

 

Method #4: Install Plugin By Using FTP

The best free FTP are WinSCP and Filezilla. But for me, WinSCP is the best FTP because of it more user-friendly. If you want to learn how to use FTP as detail, learn more here.

Step 1: Open the FTP client on your computer and connect to your website using the login credentials.

  • Hostname: vm929.fcomet.com
  • Username: cPanel Username
  • Password: cPanel Password
  • Port: 21

Step 2: Once connected, you need to access the path /wp-content/plugins/. Example: public_html/yourdomain.com/wp-content/plugins

Step 3: I assume you use WinSCP. Click on the right click, and you will see Upload link to upload it. You can upload in format .zip or unzip file. If you upload in format .zip file, please extract it after that.

Step 4: Activate your plugin manually on the plugin page. Go to menu Plugin >>> Installed Plugin. Find your plugin and activate it.

Conclusion

On this article, you have learned how to install a plugin on WordPress correctly. Choose the best method which one you more easy to use it.

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