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Did you know that there are over 50,000 WordPress plugins for you to download? That’s a lot of plugins to choose from. But do you know how to install a WordPress plugin?
To make the most of your WordPress website, you will want to use some of the many plugins that are available to you. Keep reading for a step-by-step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin in 2020.
1. Create Your WordPress Website
Before you can install a plugin to WordPress you will need to create your website. WordPress makes this process easy and free. If you’d like a specific domain you can even purchase it through WordPress during your website set-up.
Your new website will be a blank slate when it comes to plugins. You will be able to add any plugins you desire once your site is up and running. So how to install a WordPress plugin?
2. Navigate to the Plugin Tab
In order to find the plugins, you will need to navigate to the plugin tab. This is located on the lefthand side menu in the WordPress dashboard. If this is your first time navigating the backend of a website just take your time.
Once you’ve found the plugins tab in the menu click on it to navigate to the plugin section of WordPress. This is where you will be able to browse, search, and select your desired plugin.
3. Select Your WordPress Plugin
Now it’s time to find the best WordPress plugins for your website. You should consider plugins that will be useful to serve your website’s main purpose.
Are you looking to improve your SEO, email marketing, or collect leads? These overall goals matter when searching for the best plugin for your website. Try searching the most popular plugins to see which ones stand out to you.
4. Active the WordPress Plugin
Once you’re found the perfect plugin for your website it is time to install and active it. Each plugin has an “Install Now” button next to its icon and title. Once you’ve chosen your plugin click on this button to add it to your website.
Once the plugin is installed you will need to click the “Activate” button that appears where the “Install Now” button used to be. After you’ve selected it to activate it will be ready for use on your website!
5. Start Using Your New WordPress Plugin
Now that you’ve selected and activated your plugin it is time to start using it. To find more information about your plugin you can navigate to the lefthand side menu to read more about it. The plugin might even have a tab of its own on this same menu.
Follow the instructions for the plugin’s use and start using it to enhance your site.
Now You Know How to Install a WordPress Plugin
Congratulations! Now you know how to install a WordPress plugin to your website. Installing and activating WordPress plugins is a great way to take your website up a level.
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