How to Install WordPress Plugins Tutorial [Step by Step Images]

wordpress plugin installation guide

WordPress plugins are one of the base of the WordPress website which helps to add more features and functions to it. Earlier, we talked about How to install WP theme and in this post you are going to learn how to install WordPress plugins in WordPress dashboard.

WordPress Plugin is a software and written in PHP program language which integrate with your WP website without any problem. It helps to add and enables new features such as social share bar, apply SEO, image optimization, caching, improve site loading speed and other features. It makes beginners to use it without knowing PHP script coding.

You need:-

  • Required WordPress Plugin setup (in.zip format)

Here, I am showing an example WordPress tutorial for beginners to install Pretty Links WP plugin. This plugin is normally used to cloak the nasty affiliate links to pleasing one. You can link any outside website links to starts with your WordPress website or blog domain (http://mywebsite.com/……). click her to download plugin.

Let us see how to add plugin to WordPress step by step tutorial with images.

How to Install WordPress Plugins using Dashboard

select add new plugin from plugins tab of wordpress dashboard

First you have to login to WP dashboard using the username and password. From dashboard, you have move the mouse pointer to Plugins tab on sidebar. Click on Add New option from the appearing side dropdown menu.

click on upload plugin sbutton in add plugins page how to install wp plugin

It will take you to Add Plugins page. You have to click on Upload Plugin option from it.

You can also see the search bar in right side of this page. Enter the Keyword, Author or Tag inside search bar and you can see the related plugins as result. WordPress has plenty of plugins library which contains both free and premium WordPress plugins.

click on browse button in upload plugin pgae wordpress plugin intsallation tutorial

Now, you can see the Browse and Install Now options. You have to click on Browse option to search for the WP plugin setup in your computer.

browse wp plugin in computer for installing on wordpress

Select the plugin setup (in .zip format) and open it.

install wordpress plugin by uploading from computer how to add plugin to wordpress

Next step is click on Install now and WordPress plugin installation starts and wait till successful message to come.

installed plugin from uploaded file page how to install wordpress plugin

You have to click on Activate button to do activation of WordPress plugin. It will direct you to WP plugin installer page and you can see the plugins already installed which is shown below.

installed plugins manager page how to install wordpress plugins

By following the same steps you can install WordPress plugins to website or blog. Adding new plugins will helps you to enable the new abilities to website.

I hope you could understand how to install WordPress plugins by upload it into WP dashboard. Share your comments and thoughts through the comment or contact box. Next, you will have WordPress tutorial to set up WordPress blog for first time.

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