Installing a plugin on WordPress is a simple process that can be done in just a few steps.
Here’s how to do it:
Step 1: Choose your plugin
The first step is to choose the plugin that you want to install. You can browse the WordPress plugin directory from within your WordPress dashboard, or you can search for plugins on other websites.
If you're using a plugin from one of our favorite theme providers, Themify.me, then you will begin by installing the Themify Updater plugin. Once this is installed, you will log into your WordPress dashboard and under the Dashboard menu group on the left, you will see Themify License. Here you can install any of their themes & plugins. And you can skip the next steps 2-5.
Step 2: Log in to your WordPress dashboard
Once you have chosen your plugin, log in to your WordPress dashboard. You can do this by going to your website’s URL followed by “/wp-admin” (e.g. www.yoursite.com/wp-admin). Enter your login credentials to access the dashboard.
Step 3: Navigate to the Plugins page
Once you’re logged in, navigate to the Plugins page. You can find this page by clicking on “Plugins” in the left-hand menu.
Step 4: Install the plugin
On the Plugins page, click the “Add New” button at the top of the page. Then search for the plugin that you want to install. Once you find it, click the “Install Now” button. WordPress will then download and install the plugin on your website.
Step 5: Activate the plugin
After the plugin has been installed, you will be taken to a page that confirms your plugin has been installed. Click the “Activate” button to activate the plugin. Once you do this, your new plugin will be active on your website!
Step 6: Configure the plugin (optional)
If the plugin you installed requires configuration, you can do so by clicking on “Settings” or “Configure” next to the plugin on the Plugins page. This will take you to the plugin’s settings page, where you can configure the plugin to your desired settings.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed a new plugin on your WordPress website.