Install a plugin in WordPress
You can use plugins to add different functionalities to your WordPress site. There are thousands of free plugins listed in the WordPress repository that you can install directly from your site's dashboard. Follow the steps below to install a plugin in WordPress.
Note: If you want to use a plugin that is not listed in the WordPress repository, install it by uploading the .zip file.
- Sign in to WordPress.
- On the left-side menu, select Plugins and then Add New.
- In the Search plugins bar, enter the name of the plugin you want to install. If you don't know the name of the plugin, you can enter a relevant keyword. For example, to find a security plugin, enter "Security" and then browse through the results to find the one that suits your needs.
- Once you've found the right plugin, select Install Now.
- (Optional) If you want the plugin to be active after the installation, select Activate. If not, you can always activate it later.
Congratulations, you've successfully installed a plugin on your WordPress site!