How to Install WordPress Plugin-Step by Step for Newbies
Before we get started,I need to clarify something here.If you are using WordPress.com,you cannot be able to install plugins in your blog.You should migrate your blog to a paid Web Hosting.
How to Install WordPress Plugin
There are two main ways of Installing WordPress Plugin.
Installing Plugin using WordPress Plugin Search
Easy way to install WordPress plugin is to use plugin search.Downside of this option is that only plugins that are free can be found in plugin directory.
Login to WordPress admin area.Click Plugins Tab then Add New.Below Window will pop up.
Typing Plugin name or functionality on the screenshot above ,a Bunch of plugin listings like one below will appear.
From the list you can easily pick the plugin that is suitable for you.In my case am looking for Floating Social Bar.
I will go ahead and Click Install Now Button.
WordPress will now download the plugin and install it.After installing,Activation Link will appear as shown in screen below.
That all.You will have successfully installed WordPress Plugin.Some plugins will require configuration of settings.Se how to Configure Yoast SEO Plugin.
Installing Plugin using Admin Plugin Upload
Plugins that are premium cannot be Installed using search method because they are not in the plugin directory.
WordPress has the upload option for plugins that are not Free.
Click Plugins Tab>>Add New >>Upload Plugin.
Clicking Upload Plugin Button will bring you to below window.
Here you are required to browse downloaded plugin,Select and then Click Install Button.After successfull Installation,activation Link will Appear.
After Plugin Activation,you need to configure.Different plugins have different configuration settings.