I’m receiving letters from my readers about different question and i will try to answer all of them in detail. Some of my reader asked same questions like how to install WordPress plugins?, wordpress plugin installation manually, via ftp or using cpanel. So, now today we will discuss here all the possible methods in detail.
There are three possible ways to install a plugin in wordpress
1 – Automatically or through wp admin panel
2 – Plugin installation via FTP
3 – Installation of wordpress plugin Maunally or via cPanel
What is a WordPress Plugins?
For any blog or WordPress website, an integral part of the various plugins that extend the functionality of the project.
It is worth mentioning that the plugin is a self-contained, serving yourself a small functional unit and is usually an easy program that connects to WordPress, and is used to extend the functionality.
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For WordPress created thousands of these Plugins, each of which has its own functionality, quite a field of application. And, of course, you should need to know how to install them, despite all the simplicity of the process.
Installing and activating of WordPress plugins
Installation of any plugin in the WP database happens surprisingly simple. In short, the process can be described as follows: you must download the correct plugin, install it and then activate it. This process can be done automatically from start to finish.
One thing should must be kept in mind, do not download plugins from unknown websites that you don’t trust, or you may pick up a virus or even what this. Because it could create problem for you in form of wordpress errors like Fatal Error – Undefined Function, If you stuck in it, read it to solve the issue.
Automatic installation of Wp Plugin or How to install plugin using wordpress admin panel
In the Admin Panel go to “plugins” → “Add new”
After click on it page look like this
On the search bar search plugin name by full or partial name.
Here you can select the plugin from the list in one of the categories: featured, Popular, featured, Favorite.
If the extension is already downloaded onto the hard drive of your personal computer, then simply click “upload plugin”. On the page that opens, specify the path to the downloaded plugin, compressed in zip format.
Install the plugin the final action of all three methods available for unattended installations, you will click on “install”. Further, the system will do everything itself, you will only need to monitor the process.
Click on Activate Plugin. Congratulations your plugin has been installed. You can also optimize wordpress images for better loading speed.
Installation of WordPress plugin via ftp
Manual mode involves the use of ftp, the standard protocol for transferring files.
So, download the plugin to your computer that you want to install. Next, connect to your ftp server (who do not yet know how to do this, read access to the site via ftp), navigate to the directory with the installed plug-ins on the server at the address/public_html/wp-content/plugins/and upload there downloaded plugin and unzipped the plugin.
Now you only activate the plugin. To do this, navigate to your “plugins” Admin Panel → “Inactive”, locate the installed application in the list and activate it by clicking on the link “activate”. If you have installed Contact Form 7 Plugin, you can also add Captcha for human verification at contact form check How to put reCaptcha on your website.
Activate the plugin
As you can see, the process for installing WordPress plugins is not big deal. In conclusion, I suggest to check out my list of plugins for WordPress blog (site), running on a platform of WP.
WordPress Plugin Manual installation or via cPanel
1- Login to your cpanel account
2- Find out File Manager and click on it
3- It will proceed to next page, now click public html
4- Find out the folder with the name “Plugins”
5- Click on it and now upload your downloaded plugin here
after uploading unzip the plugin and now the same process for activation that we have done in ftp installation. Navigate to your “plugins” Admin Panel → “Inactive”, locate the installed application in the list and activate it by clicking on the link “activate”.