How to install free plugins?

Installation Using Built in Plugin Installer

You can download a plugin directly from your blog by using the Add New option in the Plugins sub-menu.

  • Log in to the WordPress Administration Panel
  • Go to “Appearance => Themes =>Add New”
  • Type in the name of the WordPress Plugin or descriptive keyword, author, or tag in Search Plugins box or click a tag link below the screen.
  • Click on “Install Now” and then “Activate” to install the Plugin

Installation Plugin manually

Here are the steps for manual installation of a plugin.

  • Download the WordPress Plugin to your desktop
  • If downloaded as a zip archive, extract the Plugin folder to your desktop
  • With your FTP program, upload the Plugin folder to the wp-content/plugins folder in your WordPress directory online.
  • Go to Plugins section from your dashboard and find the newly uploaded Plugin in the list.
  • Click “Activate” button to activate it.



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