Ultimate guide to Install WordPress Plugin

Ultimate guide to Install WordPress Plugin

Ultimate guide to Install WordPress Plugin-: One of the best thing about WordPress is Plugin which makes it very easy to handle complex task. A WordPress plugin is nothing but a piece of software containing a group of function that can be added to your WordPress website. Plugin is easy to use you can install and uninstall anytime when not in use. It is strongly recommended that use few but best plugin because more the plugin you use more the database size will be if you are using shared hosting that may affect your website loading time.

Please Note-: This post guide is for self-hosted WordPress user not for WordPress.com user. A WordPress.com user can not install plugin until and unless upgrade to Business Plan.

What is the WordPress Plugin & Why They are Important?

self-hosted WordPress provides full control to your website you can do anything with your WordPress Functionality. WordPress Plugin are a set of code that you can integrate with your WordPress website rather than creating your own Code to use that functionality. There are around ten thousand plugins in the WordPress Plugin Directory. Plugins can make everything from small tweaks to massive changes to your site. For example, some plugins can even turn your WordPress site into a fully functioning eCommerce store, social network, or forum.

Important Points to Consider Before Using a WordPress Plugin-:

1. WordPress Plugins are easy to all you have to do is install the plugin and activate it. As said WordPress Plugin is nothing but a set of code that gets added to your WordPress Website. Using too many plugins is not recommended because it will increase the database size of your website and increase the loading time of your website, which will ultimately downgrade
your website SEO ranking.

2. Use a plugin from officially WordPress Plugin Directory or Official page of that plugin developer.

3. Read Review of a Plugin before using it.

4. Analysis your website so that you came to know Which Plugin is consuming maximum of server resource if on shared Hosting.

Some of the Recommended WordPress Plugins are as Follow.
1. Yeost SEO
2. WP Super Cache
3. Contact Form 7
4. Wordfence
5. Jetpack
6. Akismet

Method-:1-: Install Plugin from Official Plugin Directory.

Ultimate guide to Install WordPress Plugin

In this method, we will learn how to install a WordPress plugin from official plugin directory. WordPress plugin directory is a collection of free plugin all you have to do search a plugin and install it, after installation you have to activate the plugin. once you activated the plugin you can customize it as per your requirement.

The only downside is you will not be able to install Premium version of any plugin. To use Premium version you have to install a plugin from the official page of that plugin and add that plugin to your hosting cPanel plugin directory.

Method-:2-: Install Plugin Using FTP

In this method, we will learn how to install a WordPress plugin using FTP. For More info on using FTP with your Hosting cPanel Read my Post How to Use FileZilla FTP Client with your WordPress Hosting all you have to do is upload the plugin, you have downloaded on your local system to the plugin folder of your Hosting cPanel.
Ultimate guide to Install WordPress Plugin

Method.3-: Install Plugin Using WordPress Admin Plugin Upload

Ultimate guide to Install WordPress Plugin

In this method, we will learn how to use the WordPress Admin plugin upload to install a plugin. all you have to do is upload new plugin page, you will get option to upload a plugin from your local folder.

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