Installing WordPress plugins can be tricky if you’ve never done it before. We will go through Installing WordPress plugins manually or via the WordPress dashboard in this article.
Only the most essential functions are included by default in WordPress. Plugins, on the other hand, allow you to extend the functionality of your WordPress site far beyond what is provided by the default theme.
How about taking money from your website? Plugins are available to help with it. What if you could transform your website into a social networking site for your users? Plugins are available for that as well.
All WordPress websites require plugins to work, so it is essential that you know how to install a plugin.
Some plugins, on the other hand, require a payment in order to access all of their functionality. Other than that, the majority of plugins are free.
Installing WordPress plugins is as simple as following these steps:
Click on “Plugins” on the left menu in your WordPress admin panel to access the plugins. Click “Add New” at the top of the screen.
2. Search for the plugin of your choice
Enter the name of the plugin in the search plugin’ text box. We’re looking for a plugin called Preferred Languages in this case. As you can see in the screenshot, this activates the plugin.
3. Install and Activate the Plugins
Find the Install Now option and press it to begin the process of putting it in place. The button label will shift from Install Now to Activate when the plugin is installed.
You can view your newly installed plugin from there.
Installing plugin manually
After downloading the plugin, you’ll need to activate it by following these instructions. Go to the Plugins section of your WordPress dashboard, then click the Add New button.
Click Upload Plugin on the “Add Plugins” page.
Select the downloaded plugin by clicking the Choose File button next.
Click Install Now when the option is selected.
The plugin will not be installed right away. When the installation is complete, you will see a button to activate the plugin.
Finally, click on this button to activate your plugin.
Note: If you install a plugin and it crashes your site or throws a HTTP 500 error, a quick fix is to go into your Cpanel/file manager, navigate to the “wp-content” folder, then “plugins”, and either delete or rename the folder of the plugin which caused the crash. This will restore access to the dashboard.