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How to setup WordPress Plugins?

by Satish Kumar
GUTANN - How to setup WordPress Plugins

In previous articles, I explain “How to setup WordPress Theme. Today I am going to explain the process for installing new WordPress plugins.

There is two way to install a new plugin for WordPress and for using any process we need to go to the WordPress admin dashboard.

The first way is to choose any plugin from WordPress plugin gallery and install.

To installing the plugin with this way we need to go to the “Plugin” menu.

GUTANN - How to setup WordPress Plugins

In this window, you can see all installed plugin and there is one button in top called “Add New”, you need to click on this button to go to the plugin gallery.

GUTANN - How to setup WordPress Plugins

In this plugin gallery you can see number of plugins like below image:

GUTANN - How to setup WordPress Plugins

If you want to install any plugin from this list you need to click on “Install Now” button which appears in all listed plugins.

GUTANN - How to setup WordPress Plugins

After installing you will get notification like below image:

GUTANN - How to setup WordPress Plugins

When you got the message of successful installation of the plugin you can check newly installed plugin in “Plugins” menu.

GUTANN - How to setup WordPress Plugins

After successful installation of the plugin, you will get the plugin activation, deactivation options at plugins page like bellow image.

GUTANN - How to setup WordPress Plugins

You can get the plugin setting as per the design for the plugin in the admin dashboard, either it will create new menu item as per the below image or it will add in some setting options.

GUTANN - How to setup WordPress Plugins

The second option to install WordPress plugin is to manually install with your custom plugin package files.

You can search plugins for WordPress at “www.wordpress.org/plugins”, this is WordPress plugin gallery from where you can download any plugin to your computer.

GUTANN - How to setup WordPress Plugins

From plugin browser window you can choose any plugin by scrolling and browsing more plugins. You can also search any specific plugin by entering the name of the plugin in the search box.

GUTANN - How to setup WordPress Plugins

If you like any plugin you need to click on it to select the plugin. After selecting the plugin new window will appear where you will get “Download” button to download the plugin.

GUTANN - How to setup WordPress Plugins

After downloading the plugin, you will get plugin package files in zip format at your computer’s download directory like below image:

GUTANN - How to setup WordPress Plugins

Now you need to install this plugin in WordPress with upload method. You need to go “Plugins” menu and go to the plugin gallery by clicking “Add New” button. In the plugin gallery, you will get one button “Upload Plugin” in the top of the window, you need to upload your downloaded plugin files by using this “Upload” button.

GUTANN - How to setup WordPress Plugins

When you click on “Upload” button, the new window will come like below image where you need to click on “choose file” button.

GUTANN - How to setup WordPress Plugins

You will get now file system explorer window, where you need to locate the plugin file. After locating plugin’s zip file, need to select the file and click on “Open” button.

GUTANN - How to setup WordPress Plugins

Then again plugin upload window will appear with the required file names, like below image. You need to click on “Install Now” button to start the plugin installation process.

GUTANN - How to setup WordPress Plugins

After completion of plugin installation, you will get notify for successful WordPress plugin installation like below image.

GUTANN - How to setup WordPress Plugins

Now you can see your newly installed plugins in “Plugins” window.

If you will hover the cursor on the new plugin you will get the link button to “Activate or deactivate” Plugins.

GUTANN - How to setup WordPress Plugins

You can get the plugin setting as per the design for the plugin in the admin dashboard, either it will create new menu item as per the below image or it will add in some setting options.

GUTANN - How to setup WordPress Plugins

 

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