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3 ways to install WordPress plugins

Unlike themes, plugins you may not need premium plugins because the free plugin library available is very good, so here I will focus on finding and install WordPress plugins through the available library.

The way to install WordPress plugin is very similar to how to install WordPress theme, that is, you can install it through 3 ways such as installing directly from the library on the Dashboard, uploading the .zip file of the plugin or uploading the plugin to the /wp-content/plugins directory. on localhost/host.

Find the right WordPress plugin

To find plugins, you go to Dashboard -> Plugins -> Add New

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When you go there, you can also find the plugin by name by entering the name in the Search Plugins box on the right and then Enter, or view the list of plugins through filters such as Featured, Popular, Recommended. If you are new, you should switch to the Popular section and install the plugins in it.

Do not rush to click on the Install Now button, click on the plugin name to see detailed information such as description (to know what the plugin does), Screenshot and Installation.

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Information for a plugin, please read before installing

To know if that plugin is good or not, look at the number of Downloaded and Average Rating, if you see a high score, download a lot, install the plugin because it is trusted by many people because there are no plugins installed. is also workable. But with popular plugins, there is almost no error, if something goes wrong, it’s just that your host cannot respond.

Install WordPress plugin

After you are sure you want to install this WordPress plugin, press the Install Now button to begin the installation and click the Activate button to activate.

Or if you have a plugin under your computer, go to Dashboard -> Plugins -> Add New -> Upload Plugin and upload the .zip file of the plugin.

To find a richer plugin, you should visit https://wordpress.org/plugins/ and find the plugin by name, tag, … and if you like, go to Dashboard and copy the plugin name and find out. Right because the plugin library in it is taken from here.


I temporarily end the tutorial to install WordPress plugin here because what I said in the post is more than enough. In the next part of the plugin tutorial, I will guide you on how to use a typical plugin so that you will have a platform that uses other more complex plugins, because when the plugin is installed we have to. Set up parameters for it to work properly. There are many plugins that have a great degree of complexity, so how to use a plugin sometimes has to be learned.

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