Installing WordPress Plugins

September 28, 2011 by: Sudheer

How to install the plugins in your WordPress blog?

Follow the steps given below to install the plugins:
1. Log in to the WordPress Administration Panel.
2. Click on Appearance Panel and them click on ‘plugins’.
3. Click on ‘Plugins’ and click on ‘Add new’.
4. Use the sub-menu or the Search options to locate a plugin you would like to use.
5. Click on ‘Install Now’.
6. If you have the zip format of the plugin in your local computer, click on ‘Upload’, browse the zip file and click on ‘Install Now’.
7. You will get the message ‘Successfully installed the plugin: plugin name’.
8. Click on ‘Activate Plugin’ to activate the plugin. Refer the plugin documents to learn about the plugin workings and settings.

If the size of the plugin is larger than the php upload limit, then you cannot install such plugins through WordPress dashboard. You need to use FTP to install such plugins. Follow the procedure given below to install the plugin through FTP:
1. Unzip the plugin in your local computer. Identify the folder where the plugins files are located.
2. Upload the plugin folder to the location: wp-content/plugins
3. Go to your WordPress Administration Panel, click on Appearance Panel and them click on ‘plugins’.
4. Search for the newly installed plugin and activate it.

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