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

By | 21st July 2017
How to Install a WordPress Plugin for Beginners (Step by Step Guide)

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:

http://www.wpbeginner.com/blueprint/

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

http://www.wpbeginner.com/category/plugins/
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20 thoughts on “How to Install a WordPress Plugin for Beginners (Step by Step Guide)

  1. Fabrizio Schiano

    Nice video thanks. But you should also mention that if you don't have a premium account you won't be able to install plugins. Right?

    Reply
  2. Suzanne Bosch

    The menu changed. The 'Add New' is gone…. when clicking plugins you can only see a tiny few. You can't search any….

    Reply
  3. jose barahona

    I had these options in my acc. but now when i click on 'plugins' i get re directed to the wordpress.com. where i don't have the capability to pick which plugins i want, advice?

    Reply
  4. Kristen Poborsky

    Thank you so much for walking me through this step by step…sooooo easy!

    Reply
  5. Good News Information TV

    hi wpbeginner i am anup mankar from india…i want video about .. how to upload you wordpress website on free web hosting..free domain,,,,

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  6. Eppalapalli Naresh

    i don't see plugins option on it's side bar (multimedia site) please help me..

    Reply
  7. Ashbe WordPress Blog

    Your videos are cool!I've just started my wordpress blog. Mutual likes and subscriptions.

    Reply
  8. Ebi Febriyanto

    Just found ur channel. This is totally helpful for beginners like me.
    Thanks for ur hardwork and making all of these tutorials. Subscribed!

    Reply
  9. Michael Wood

    Here people will get step by step guideline How to Install a WordPress Plugin. Really helpful post for us.

    Reply
  10. Joshua Skidmore

    I want to add a plugin to my site. However, when I go to plugins it shows I am unavailable to add a plugin. This is after I made it into into .org. Do you have to be on a certain plan to make plugins work?

    Reply
  11. DPC Vets

    I have a wordpress.com website but I want to be able to upload custom plugins. Can I host my domain through GoDaddy to install plugins, or do I need to install WordPress from WordPress.org onto a server?

    Reply
  12. yalmaz rabbani

    sir, can we upload videos directly to WordPress website or not? actually i am creating a website for online movies, kindly tell me is WordPress is best for it ?

    Reply

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