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How to Install WordPress Plugin

Installing a WordPress plugin is a very simple kind of job. It’s like installing an app on your smartphone. Basically, there are two methods can be used to install WordPress plugin from admin panel. We can define the first method as Automatic and the second one is as Manual.

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Installing a WordPress Plugin

Suppose, we need to install Yoast SEO plugin for our WordPress blog. So what we will do to install this plugin. We will follow the first method Automatic. Both methods require us to login to website’s WordPress admin panel.

M1 – Automatic

After login into admin panel we will navigate through Plugins > Add New. A new page will be open like the following screenshot.

Type plugin name on the search box and hit enter. Within moments a new page will appear with Yoast SEO and other related plugins. Click on the Install Now button. It will start downloading the plugin package, unpackaging the package, and installing the plugin.

Click on the button Active Plugin. Boom! Plugin installing done.

M2 – Manual

We are now going to install another plugin called Switch CTA Box. To do that, we need to download the plugin file from plugin page on site. 

Clicking on the Download button, a ZIP file will be downloaded. Again, you will need to navigate add new plugin option. On that page, you’ll find a button called Upload Plugin. You can upload the downloaded plugin ZIP file selecting choose file option.

After selecting the file, click on Install Now button and rest of the things will happen same like method one if everything work perfectly.


We hope you get now how to install a WordPress plugin. There are pretty different ways to upload plugin file to a website directory. When file successfully uploaded that means plugin installation done. And the last thing is active the plugin while it will be needed to use.

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