WordPress Plugin

How to Install WordPress Plugins

Here are the 3 EASY ways to install a WordPress plugin:

1. via WordPress Dashboard

  • Log in to the Dashboard
  • Go to Plugins > Add New
  • Search then click on Install, then Activate

If you have the zip file in your local computer:

2. via FTP

  • Use your FTP software (I use Cyberduck)
  • Go to /wp-content/plugins/ folder
  • Upload the plugin there

If you uploaded a zip file, unzip the file using your FTP software (if it can do that), if not, login to your server’s control panel, go to File Manager and unzip it there.

3. via File Manager

  • Login to your server’s control panel
  • Go to File Manager (the name depends on which kind of server you’re using)
  • Then go to the wp-content/plugins/ folder
  • Upload the plugin there
  • Unzip the plugin

Once you’ve uploaded via FTP or File Manager, go to your WordPress Dashboard > Plugins > Installed Plugins and Activate it.