How to Install WordPress Plugin: The Informative Guide For Beginners

Are you looking for a way to Install WordPress Plugin to your website? You have definitely come to the right place because we will provide you with detail guide on how to Install WordPress Plugin in this post.

Plugins actually add great functionality to a website. There are tone of WordPress plugins out there which are free and those that are premium.

We use WordPress Plugins for various reasons – to protect our website, to manage our site and also add more functionality to the website. But before you can actually enjoy the benefit that WordPress plugin offers. You definitely need to have it installed.

We provide you with in depth guide on how to install WordPress Plugin using WordPress plugin search, via uploading, using FTP network and also through cPanel’s File Manager.

You can use this quick navigation to move to the appropriate sections:

With out much saying let’s get into it:

How to Install WordPress Plugin

This method of WordPress Plugin Installation is only capped to the free one’s that are in the WordPress Plugin Directory and not the premium plugins that you have purchased from any other source.

We also provide guide for the premium one’s down below.

After WordPress Installation you should have access to your WordPress dashboard which you can find by going to “yoursitename.com/wp-admin/”.

Quickly go to the WordPress “Plugin” Section from your dashboard sidebar.

How to Install WordPress Plugin

You should now see “Add New” from the top of your WordPress Plugin Section.

How to Install WordPress Plugin

Click on it and you will be brought to a page where you can find a list of featured plugins from WordPress.

How to Install WordPress Plugin

Continue by searching for the name of the plugin you wish to install to your website.

How to Install WordPress Plugin

In our case we will like to install “Elementor Addon”. The cool thing about WordPress default search bar is that you can search plugin name or it’s function.

Now put in the name of plugin you want to install and click “Install Now”.

How to Install WordPress Plugin

It’s should start the installation process. After that proceed by clicking “Activate”. The plugin should take less than a minute to activate.

How to Install WordPress Plugin

You are done installing and activating WordPress Plugin.

Let’s move in to the next method.

How to Install WordPress Plugin Via Uploading

If you want to install premium Plugins that you have purchased from site like Evanto or any other site. Then you will definitely upload the plugin to your WordPress Directory that we will show you now.

Once you have login to your WordPress dashboard. Navigate to the plugin section.

How to Install WordPress Plugin

Click “Add New” from the top of the WordPress Plugin Section.

How to Install WordPress Plugin

You can now click on “Upload Plugin” that is visible after clicking on “Add New”.

How to Install WordPress Plugin

Now choose the WordPress plugin you want to installed from the directory you store them in the computer.

How to Install WordPress Plugin

Afterwards, click on “Install Now” to begin the installation.

How to Install WordPress Plugin

Then activate the plugin:

How to Install WordPress Plugin

You should now see a notification from the top of the WordPress Plugin Section.

How to Install WordPress Plugin

That’s it!!! You have successfully uploaded and installed WordPress Plugin…

Let’s move in to the next method.

How To Install WordPress Plugin Using FTP Network

Is also possible to install premium and free plugins using FTP Network. This is least friendly for WordPress beginners but you can.

To do so, learn how to setup FTP Network. Download the plugin you wish to install to your computer.

Afterwards, unizp the plugin which should contain folders you need to upload to your FTP account.

Then proceed by connecting to your FTP account using FileZilla or any other FTP Network you are using and upload the plugin folder from your computer to public_html/wp-content/plugins/ destination.

You should now see the plugin file by going to your WordPress dashboard under the plugin section.

How to Install WordPress Plugin

You can now activate the plugin as illustrate by the image above.

How to Install WordPress Plugin

That’s how to install WordPress Plugin using FTP Network.

Let’s proceed to the next method.

How to Install WordPress Plugin From cPanel File Manager

What I really like about WordPress is that there are various methods of setting things up. Yeah!!! You can install WordPress plugin from your cPanel’s file manager.

First you will need to login to your cpanel account or any other control panel your web host provides.

How to Install WordPress Plugin

Search for “File Manager” from your control panel and click on it.