When you’re just getting into WordPress, one of the first questions you’ll stumble upon is how to install or add a WordPress plugin? Today, we give you a beginner-friendly answer.
Plugins indeed are one of the key things that make WordPress awesome, and you certainly shouldn’t avoid new plugins!
However, before you can reap the benefits that some cool plugin brings, you need to have the thing installed. Here’s the easiest way to install a WordPress plugin:
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 WordPress dashboard.
Download the plugin to your computer, then log in to your WordPress dashboard area and go to Plugins > Add New.
Browse to the plugin archive and select it. Then click Install Now and the plugin will be installed shortly.
The removal is also straight-forward in most cases. Simply remove the directory for the plugin you would like to uninstall and it will be automatically deactivated.
Still always bear in mind that not all plugins are easy to install, so always refer to their documentation and installation instructions first.