How to install a plugin?

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What is Plugin

A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a website.

Plugins allow you to add new features to website such as add a gallery, slideshow, etc. There are thousands of free and paid plugins available for you to choice. In this step by step guide, we will show you how to install a plugin.

As a site administrator, you can install/uninstall plugins from the admin area.

Install a Plugin using Plugin Search

The easiest way of installing a plugin is to use the plugin search. The only downside of this option is that a plugin must be in the plugin directory which is limited to only free plugins.

First thing you need to do is go to your website admin area and click on

Plugins » Add New.

You will see a screen like the one in the screenshot above. Find the plugin by typing the plugin name or the functionality you are looking for, like we did. After that, you will see a bunch of listings like the example below:

You can pick the plugin that is best for you. Since in our search, we were looking for Ninja Form which happens to be the first plugin, we will click the ‘Activate’ button. That’s all, you have successfully installed your first plugin.

The next step is to configure the plugin settings. These settings will vary for each plugin, therefore, we will not be covering that in this post.