Plugins are utilities which provide additional functionality to your application. To install a plugin you just need to put the plugin files into the WP-content/plugins directory. Once a plugin is installed, you may activate it or deactivate it from the Plugins menu in your WP administration.
After installing Word Press, the first thing every beginner needs to learn is how to install a Word Press plugin. Plugins allow you to add new features to Word Press such as add a gallery, slideshow, etc. There are thousands of free and paid plugins available for Word Press. In this step by step guide, we will show you how to install a Word Press plugin.
Step by step tutorial on how to install a Word Press plugin:-
First thing you need to do is go to your Word Press admin area and click on
» Add New.
You will see a screen like the one in the screenshot above. Find the plugin by typing the plugin name or the functionality you are looking for, like we did. After that, you will see a bunch of listings like the example below:
You can pick the plugin that is best for you. Since in our search, we were looking for Yoast SEO which happens to be the first plugin, we will click the ‘Install Now’ button.
Word Press will now download and install the plugin for you. After this, you will see the success message with a link to activate the plugin or return to plugin installer.
A Word Press plugin can be installed on your site, but it will not work unless you activate it. So go ahead and click on the activate plugin link to activate the plugin on your Word Press site.
That’s all, you have successfully installed your first Word Press plugin.
The next step is to configure the plugin settings. These settings will vary for each plugin therefore we will not be covering that in this post.