How to Install a WordPress Plugin for Beginners (Step by Step Guide)

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Do you want to install a plugin in WordPress? Well there are 3 ways to install a WordPress plugin. In this video, we will show you how to install a plugin in WordPress by using the search feature, upload feature, and through FTP.

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Summary of this Tutorial:

The best part about WordPress is plugins. It allows you to extend WordPress and create a really powerful websites.

If you wanted to install a plugin, then you must use self-hosted WordPress.org. You CANNOT install plugins on WordPress.com sites.

First we will show you how to install free plugins from the WordPress repository by using the search feature in WordPress admin.

Second we will show you how to install commercial WordPress plugins from your computer by using the upload button in your admin area.

Lastly, we will show you how to install WordPress plugins using an FTP program.

Here are the plugins we’re using on WPBeginner:

WPBeginner’s Blueprint

For other best WordPress plugins, check out our plugins section on the site:

http://www.wpbeginner.com/category/plugins/

Comments

Ellen Crane says:

30secs: admin capabilities on your site? This is my issue, I have a
self-hosted blog and I’m using the wordpress website but don’t have access
to plugins. Does anyone know how to get admin capabilites on your site?

Robert Stromgren says:

you have no idea how much this helped! Thank you so much!!

AMaeTV says:

Great video! Exactly what I needed at this point.. thanks!

wenezz says:

that you very much you told me what i need to know in 55sec 😀 

Wordpress TV says:

Thanks for the update on how to install wordpress plugins

Kevin Johnson says:

ooogabooga there that should scare people from saying first

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