How To Install WordPress Plugins

This article is only for the WordPress beginners who have no idea about how to install WordPress Plugins. Experts out there can ignore this. In WordPress, Plugins are tools which provide additional functionality to the application. To install a plugin we just need to put the plugin file into your wp-content/plugins directory. Once a plugin is installed, you may activate it or deactivate it from the Plugins menu in the WP Admin panel.

Steps to Install Plugins:

  1. Download the zip file to your Computer.
  2. Unzip the file and upload the zip folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  3. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in your Admin Dashboard.

Or Either use the automatic plugin installer. Click Add New button in the Plugin menu.


Search the WordPress Plugin.


You will get a list of many Plugins, select whichever you like according to rating or description then click Install Now button as shown in the image.


Now time to activate it and you are done with installing a plugin.


If you have any Questions do drop in your comments.

Published by Huzaifa Darbar

I am a Web Designer, CSS expert and love WordPress

4 replies on “How To Install WordPress Plugins”

  1. I use the bueno theme for my blog. I do not see the option on my tool menu to add a plugin manually. Can you tell me how to find it. I have looked under all of the tabs…

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