This is the step by step process for WordPress beginners to add plugins in the WordPress blog. This is a simple process with 3 methods to add plugins to WordPress.
Before starting the process, I want to know you that always make your all plugins updated. And don’t use any kind of cracked or nulled plugins ever.
Today, I’ll show you how to install plugins in WordPress as well as how to use them. Also, I would share the most useful plugins for WordPress blog from the beginning.
So, let’s get started from finding WordPress plugins –
How to Find WordPress plugins
There are 3 methods to find WordPress plugins. There is a method which is paid by third-party sites and remaining methods by WordPress itself for free.
Method 1: Find plugins from your WordPress blog dashboard in the plugin section. You have to go plugins and search your plugin by name.
Method 2: Go to the WordPress plugins site and find your plugins by name and download it. These are free plugins by WordPress for their users. You can download it and use their plugins anytime.
Method 3: Go to any third-party site which sells the plugins as paid. The process is the same as the 2nd method. Just download the plugin and install it.
You can download paid plugins from other sites like MyThemeShop as well as upgrade your free plugins by WordPress.
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How to Add Plugins in WordPress Blog for Free
There are 3 main methods to add plugins in the WordPress blog. These methods are free to add plugins and install them.
1. Add Plugins in WordPress from Plugin Section in Dashboard
This is the main and simple method from the dashboard. You just need to go plugins section and search your plugin, install and activate.
- Go to the WordPress dashboard
- Then go to the plugins section showing in above image
- Search your plugin
- Install it and activate to use it
2. Install Plugins in WordPress Manually
This is also the same process as above. You have to go to the dashboard and plugins sections.
Simple click on upload plugin as showing in the image above. And choose plugin by browsing your pc and select the downloaded plugin.
Then click on install now a plugin that you have already downloaded by third-party sites or WordPress plugins site.
After installing the plugin, simply activate it and use it.
3. Add Plugins Using FTP
You have to download plugin or FileZilla client software and run it.
To install plugins by FileZilla client, you have to your site’s IP and password to access your web hosting database.
You can get it from your web hosting account. This is a 4-step process to access your WordPress database.
- Add your website or WordPress blog in a FileZilla Client
- Enter your host which is like “ftp.yoursite.com” (use FTP in a small letter instead www)
- Enter your username and password given by your web hosting to access your database
- Last step to connect it and done!
These are the main 3 methods to add plugins in WordPress blog for free. Last FTP method is useful when you have trouble to access your dashboard to delete or install plugins.
Instead, you can use the file manager plugin if you can access your dashboard. Many times we can’t access the dashboard because of corrupted plugins installed.
So, that time you can use FTP FileZilla Client to access your WordPress blog from outside.
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How to Use Plugins in WordPress
to use your installed plugins, you have to activate it and use it. If you have any plugin for SEO, the plugin will work automatically when you need it.
When you write any post, the plugin start works automatically and show you some results.
The use of plugins is automatic. Some plugins do not work automatically, you have to go to the dashboard and locate them.
After locating them, change its setting and add something like want as per their features.
it totally depends on you to use WordPress plugins.
In the conclusion, I would say to add plugins in WordPress from any trusted sites. Or you simply install from dashboard or WordPress plugin site.
Don’t add any crack or nulled themes. use original and updated plugins.
If you have trouble to access the dashboard to the admin page, you can use FTP FileZilla client. It’s most useful and best software for uploading and changing database files.
Hope you understand the simple step by step process to add plugins in WordPress blog for free. if you have any kind of difficulty to install or add plugins, you can comments below.
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