Wordpress is a very good and suitable CMS for beginners. I have already used Wordpress and have a very good experience. But i've stopped that blog, because i am a student and i don't have good amount of money to Buy hosting. So started this blog. And got a good result with 100 visits daily. But everyday i dream to build a wordpress blog. Because i love it and world also love it. 12% of blogs around the world are powered by Wordpress. Wordpress comes with 1000's of plugins which helps bloggers in many things. So today i am going to show you how to add a plugin to Wordpress
How to add a plugin to Wordpress
Installing through plugins tab
Wordpress offers a plugin tab which helps you in checking the installed plugins and also helps you in activating and uninstalling plugins from your blog. We all know that wordpress store have more than 1 lakh plugins but half of them are dumb and buggy. So only install a plugin with high popularity.
Search a plugin or browse the recommended plugins. Don't install worst plugins which has many bugs. Because bugs are the vulnerabilities which helps hackers to hack you wordpress blog. I recommend you to only install a plugin which has more downloads. It is better to install a plugin with 10,000 downloads than 100 downloads plugin. Here is a list of must have plugins for wordpress plugins.
Then go to plugins tab and click on plugins
Installing through Uploading
This method is very good for adding 3rd party plugins in your blog. There are many plugins which aren't available in wordpress store, To add those plugins, you need to use this method. Even you are a beginner, you can use this method because it is not involved in FTP ( file transfer protocol ).
Go to Wp dashboard
Click on plugins
Then select add new
To upload a plugin, download a desired plugin from wordpress store in your browser. It comes with a zip format, never uncompress it. Select the zip file you downloaded and click on upload.
Then go to plugins tab and click on activate
Installing through FTP
This is also a very good way to install plugins in WP. But it is very hard for beginners, because it needs a FTP Username and Password and some knowledge.
Many web hosts provide storage and they also gives you a free FTP account which helps you in uploading a theme or plugin or a file directly from your computer. To use this method, you need a FTP application, i recommend you to use FileZilla which is a free software and supports Windows and Mac OS. At the same time, you need to get your FTP login credentials. To get FTP details, go to your hosting and click on FTP accounts and get your login credits.
Download and Install FTP software.
Login with your credits
Go to Wp-content/plugins
To upload a plugin, you need to download the plugin in .zip format and extract the plugin. You will get an extracted folder of plugin and you need the folder.
Upload the extracted plugin folder.
Go to your wordpress blog plugins tab
And activate the installed plugin
These are the 3 ways to add a plugin to wordpress. All the three methods are best. But i recommend you to try the first two methods. Because they were easy methods, but if you are advanved go on with the third method. If you like this article with your friends.