Tuesday, August 19, 2014

How to install wordpress plugin in wordpress website or blog – for learners

Posted by jaysukh Patel
WordPress is best platform for CMS. You can get actual use, using WordPress plugins. This day you can get hundreds of very useful plugins on WordPress official site. after searching best plugins you have questions on "How to install WordPress plugins", “install WordPress plugin without ftp”, “install WordPress plugin using ftp”,” install WordPress plugin from dashboard”. In this tutorial I will try to define easiest way to explain using step by step guide.

What is WordPress plugin? And Basic role of WordPress plugin

WordPress plugin is small software that must be available in zip file format. You can extend functionality of your WordPress website after installing it. You want to install plugin from dashboard without extract else using FTP, you must have to extract it.
Ex: basic WordPress plugins are available for SEO, Spell checker, XML, Comment, image and many more.

Ways of install WordPress plugins

1. Using WordPress dashboard (Recommended it first, personally)
2. FTP

Install WordPress plugins – Using WordPress dashboard

Step 1
Open your WordPress dashboard with your username and password. After logged, you can manage your WordPress blog functionality and customization. One of them is install WordPress plugins.

Step 2
From the left side of your screen select plugins. Under the plugins option you can see sub options.

1 Open plugins screen to add new plugin
1 Open plugins screen to add new plugin
1. Installed plugins: Already installed plugins can be view there; from there you can uninstall or change plugins settings easily.
2. Add New: in this option you can add or install new plugins directly in WordPress website.
But there are many ways to find appropriate plugins as of your decision.

From their most popular search options are,
• Search in text box with plugin name and keyword
• Direct search from cloud label at bottom of the page
• Find with most popular, Upload, Featured, Favorites, newest link at top of the page
Here I am finding WordPress plugin for SEO, after click on search Plugins your result should be given in below.

2 Search With name of plugin
2 Search With name of plugin
3 Search result of wordpress plugin
3 Search result of wordpress plugin

To install selected plugin, click on install now link given there,
After click on install now link, you can see the message for verification.

4 verification message before install wordpress plugins
4 verification message before install wordpress plugins
Click on activate button

5 Activate plugins screen
5 Activate plugins screen
Wait for till installation done, after completing plugin installation installed plugin shown under “Installed plugins” screen

6 Recently Installed Plugins Screen in your dashboard
6 Recently Installed Plugins Screen in your dashboard
Now your job is done.
From installed plugins screen, you can uninstall or deactivate to remove plugins from your WordPress website.

Install WordPress plugins – Using FTP

For technical person WordPress plugin install using FTP is very easy job. For that you have to simply download plugin file (zip file format).
Step 1
Extract this ZIP file and convert it into folder.
Step 2
Upload whole folder under /wp-content/plugins/ using FTP.

7 Install plugin using FTP - Wordpress
7 Install plugin using FTP - Wordpress
Step 3

8 Installed plugin using FTP - Wordpress
8 Installed plugin using FTP - Wordpress
After uploading folder files using FTP, go under installed plugins tab you can see recently installed plugin. See in below image
Now simply activate it.


9 Activate plugin after uploaded through FTP
9 Activate plugin after uploaded through FTP
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