One of the great things about WordPress is the ability to add functionality and features with plugins. This guide will walk you through how to install and activate a plugin on your WordPress site.
First, you’ll need to decide whether you want to search for and install a plugin from the WordPress Plugin Repository, or if you need to upload a plugin (common for custom or premium plugins) – since the methods vary slightly.
Use the search field in the top right to find plugins. Click the Install Now button on the plugin you want to install.
Once it finishes installing, click the Activate button and you’re on your way!
If you’re bringing your own custom or premium plugin into WordPress (these should come as .zip files), the steps are fairly similar:
Click the Choose File button and browse your computer for the plugin (in .zip format), or drag and drop it onto the button.
Click the Activate Plugin button, and you’re all done!
As always, if you need any help with getting a plugin installed, reach out to our Happiness Engineers!
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