If your website is running on wordpress or you are using wordpress as your Content management system, then how to install a wordpres plugin is what you need to know how to do.
What is wordpress.
WordPress is a Content management system software that is used to create a website as well as maintain the Website file, Content, media as well,with a Content system such as wordpress you spend less or no time wrtting code and more time on your wordpress website.
What is a Wordpres plugin
A wordpress plugin is a software or piece of code that is added or install on your wordpress website so as to add a functionality or extend an always functionality on your wordpress website.
How to install a wordpress plugin
Installing a wordpress plugin should not be a stressful task if you don’t know how to install a wordpress plugin on your wordpress website I will be showing you how to do that, in the following steps
Login into your wp admin dashboard
login into your wordpres admin dashboard area, well just Incase you forgotten how to login into your admin area, the login formats remains the same use www.domain/wp admin to login that is www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin a perfect example is honesweb.com/wp-admin for you.
Wordpress plugin Installation.
After Logining into your wordpress admin dashboard on the left hand side look for plugin and click on it, and it
gives an options as drop down were you will get to see all installed plugin you have installed on worpdress but since you don’t have any plugin click on Add new to add a new plugin.
Adding a new wordpres plugin
Noe after clicking on Add you look at the top right hand corner side of your wordpress admin dashboard you will see a search bar, Now type into the search bar the name of the plugin you want to install on your wordpress website. So let say you want to install a wordpress security plugin like wordfence you will have to type in the keyword wordfence into the search bar and hit the search bar.
Now if the wordpress Plugin is available for install it will show up on the returned result, so wordfence is available for installation, so to start the Installation process click on install and wait for about 3-5 seconds for the plugin to be installed on your wordpress website.
After it have be installed click on active to active the plugin on your wordpres website, note activing a wordpress plugin will give make the plugin function fully and completely on your wordpress website.
Now you have successfully installed a wordpress plugin all by yourself by following all the step in this guide titled How to install a wordpress plugin
How do I manually install a WordPress plugin?
There are sometimes when you try to install a wordpress plugin but you can’t find the plugin in wordpress plugin directory let alone installing it on your wordpres website,
that don’t mean the plugin cant be installed you just have to install it using a manually process, after downloading the wordpress plugin from the plugins website or from
www.wordpress.org/plugin after you have downloaded the plugin you have to upload the downloaded file. To do login into your wordpres dashboard and click on plugin and clikc on Add new, you will have to click on upload to upload the Plugin file you have downloaded.
How do I install a WordPress theme and plugin?
To install a wordpress Plugin login into your wordpres admin dashboard click on plugin and click on Add new
Installing a wordpres theme and plugin takes the same step as you have followed above, the only difference is you are to search name of the wordpress plugin you want to install.
How do I install free plugins on WordPress?
While there are many or most wordpress plugin that are paid for there are still hundred if not thousand of wordpress plugin that are free and also free to
install to install a free wordpress plugin you have to login into your wordpress admin areas and click on plugin and click on Add new on the search bar
search for the plugin you want to install all Plugin in the wordpress plugin directory as free, some do have a paid plan but you can install them for free and make use of the free plan.
why can’t I add a plugin to wordpress.
There are so many cases where by you can’t add a plugin or install a WordPress Plugin on your wordpress website, then there is a solution for you to be able to install such plugin you want or you are
looking for is to know the right name of the WordPress Plugin or use the Right keyword to find the plugin you want to install.
Where are WordPress plugins stored?
Whenever you install and active a wordpres plugin they get stored at the /wp-content/plugins/ folder