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WEBFI-WordPress-How to Install a WordPress Plugin for Beginners (Step by Step Guide)



Do you want to install a plugin in WordPress? Well there are 3 ways to install a WordPress plugin. In this video, we will show you how to install a plugin in WordPress by using the search feature, upload feature, and through FTP.

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Text version of this tutorial:
http://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/step-by-step-guide-to-install-a-wordpress-plugin-for-beginners/

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Summary of this Tutorial:

The best part about WordPress is plugins. It allows you to extend WordPress and create a really powerful websites.

If you wanted to install a plugin, then you must use self-hosted WordPress.org. You CANNOT install plugins on WordPress.com sites.

First we will show you how to install free plugins from the WordPress repository by using the search feature in WordPress admin.

Second we will show you how to install commercial WordPress plugins from your computer by using the upload button in your admin area.

Lastly, we will show you how to install WordPress plugins using an FTP program.

Here are the plugins we’re using on WPBeginner:

http://www.wpbeginner.com/blueprint/

For other best WordPress plugins, check out our plugins section on the site:

http://www.wpbeginner.com/category/plugins/ #WordPress #WordPressTutorial #WordPressTips

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28 Comments

  • Brett Rudy on March 5, 2016

    The "Add New" button is not appearing for me in the header. I am logged in as an Admin. Ideas?

  • Tom McKee on March 15, 2016

    Wait – so you have way more options of wordpress functionality if you DONT have a wordpress site than if you DO have one? that doesnt make sense. Why wouldn't wordpress allow these to be on their own sites?

  • Anuja Deshmukh on April 21, 2016

    can you please recommend any pugin for youtube video download thats for free?

  • shagana baneesh on May 1, 2016

    cant find plugin option in mine

  • Painted Finch on May 1, 2016

    how do I get the plugins onto my website?

  • DPC Vets on June 26, 2016

    I have a wordpress.com website but I want to be able to upload custom plugins. Can I host my domain through GoDaddy to install plugins, or do I need to install WordPress from WordPress.org onto a server?

  • ADIL A. on August 4, 2016

    hi, No tabs plugin…

  • Joshua Skidmore on August 8, 2016

    I want to add a plugin to my site. However, when I go to plugins it shows I am unavailable to add a plugin. This is after I made it into into .org. Do you have to be on a certain plan to make plugins work?

  • Michael Wood on August 10, 2016

    Here people will get step by step guideline How to Install a WordPress Plugin. Really helpful post for us.

  • Ebi Febriyanto on August 25, 2016

    Just found ur channel. This is totally helpful for beginners like me.
    Thanks for ur hardwork and making all of these tutorials. Subscribed!

  • brigitusz on September 6, 2016

    Hi, I have a live blog on wordpress.com. How can I invert it over wordpress.org? Thank you for the support! 🙂

  • Ashbe WordPress Blog on September 8, 2016

    Your videos are cool!I've just started my wordpress blog. Mutual likes and subscriptions.

  • JCKM on October 14, 2016

    Your voice is soothing, what do you think about Wix?

  • peoples Mind on January 22, 2017

    i don't see plugins option on it's side bar (multimedia site) please help me..

  • Kristen Poborsky on March 9, 2017

    Thank you so much for walking me through this step by step…sooooo easy!

  • jose barahona on March 10, 2017

    I had these options in my acc. but now when i click on 'plugins' i get re directed to the wordpress.com. where i don't have the capability to pick which plugins i want, advice?

  • Suzanne Bosch on March 23, 2017

    The menu changed. The 'Add New' is gone…. when clicking plugins you can only see a tiny few. You can't search any….

  • Manisha Agrawal on May 24, 2017

    We can't install plugins in a primary site?

  • Fabrizio Schiano on May 30, 2017

    Nice video thanks. But you should also mention that if you don't have a premium account you won't be able to install plugins. Right?

  • Tivan Timo TV on September 24, 2017

    hi, sorry, i get this probel, what u mean about " make sure you are not on wordpress.com site

  • Tivan Timo TV on September 24, 2017

    oh yah, i also buy plugin from ali express, the service said i can install their plugin to wordpress without upgrade my wordpress account to bussines, but when i try even not on wordpress.com site, wordpress said i must upgrade to bussiness to install own plugin, could u help me to solve this problem? thx

  • Dragos Girboan on October 4, 2017

    Using some methods found here finally i've succeeded making money online. And i'm very happy and want to share with yout. I'm using Adsense and i was doing around 500$ / mounth since last 5 mounths. Now i make around 1200$ and going big. I have found an intresting plugin that doubled my income and want to share with this community that helped me to raise in online marketing. But be careful and use this plugin in a smart way, because you cand make from 0 to 1000$ in firt month, but it's not ok and you can be banned. But if you have a good plan, a good and original website(you can buy an old website with traffic on it) and start slowly you cand go big, very big.
    So i've found a plugin for WordPress that help you to incrase Ad$ense revenue. It can be found here : http://spamco.pro . This guys are professionals. Didn't have any small problem with them and respond quite fast.
    I have 3 website's now. One of them make automatically 500$/mounth, on another website was making 700$/mounth clean and now i make 1200$ with this plugin and i have anther website that make 250$ with this plugin and it's in 3rd mounth.
    Start smart, slow and be patient and you will make hundreds.
    Cheers ! 🙂

  • M R P M on February 9, 2018

    what to do when add new button is not there

  • Tommy Olsson on August 18, 2018

    Thanks for sharing this good video

  • Tharuneshwar V on November 17, 2018

    How can i add pages created by wordpress to existing domain?

  • Mohit Varma on November 29, 2018

    Can we install plugins if we have a domain name and a hosting but no business plan of WordPress?

  • DIAJO LLC on July 3, 2019

    What she doesn't tell you is that you have to be on a business plan $25 dollars a month and higher

  • Gary Fordham on January 6, 2021

    It is helpful, thanks! Although I literally can’t find any tutorial on once you have the plugin you want………how to get it onto the website. It’s probably so simple but I’ve spent all day just trying to do something which is staring me in the face, I guess.

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