Installing Plugins in WordPress Blogs

As a WordPress user everyone knows the significance of Plugins. The performance of blogs depends on many factors in which the key point includes the blog maintenance. The effective usage of plugins helps the blog to withstand among the busy blogging world.

Let me instruct the way of installing plugins in WordPress directory.

Manual Installation

  • Download the plugin zip file to your local machine.
  • Unzip the file
  • Upload plugin folder to the “/wp-content/plugins/” directory
  • Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu option in WordPress

Also Read: Top SEO Plugins for WordPress Blogs

Automatic Installation

  • Navigate to Plugins tab and select Add New

  • Type the required Plugin name and hit on Search Plugins

  • In search results read the description & change log and confirm whether the plugin to be installed is correct or not. Then click on Install.

  • Once again confirm the same and click install


Now you can check the installed plugin from Installed Tab. Let me know any problems while installing plugins in comments section & moreover keep visiting for more WordPress Tutorials and Technology News.

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  1. Rohit Sane

    Plugins can be used using FTP softwares also..Just by uploading them to your server!
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    • NavaPavan

      @Rohit Sane
      Yes, but most of them prefers the direct way to get installed.

  2. blinkky

    I usually use manual installation =)

  3. Ankit

    Me too prefers to install via FTP only. 🙂
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  4. infopediaonlinehere

    It is an interesting information…Let me try with automatic installation
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  5. Anish K.S

    Nava Pavan and Pavan Somu are same, hehe

    Its a good post, keep it up man.
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    • NavaPavan

      haha yup! dude.. Great discovery.. hehe cool.. keep visiting

  6. siddharth4u

    Nice share . When I first used wordpress , I just forgot this point and created a big mess!
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  7. Hami

    Nice tutorial man.. but you should come up with some more exciting WP tutorials aside from the basics..

    p.s. thanks for coming on my blog and for the comment.. do come often 🙂

  8. Techie

    It’s a wonderful post for beginners.
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  9. TechChunks

    I usually prefer manual installation as it offers me with better customization options!
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  10. Sarpras @ Articles Blog

    I use automatic installation and upgrade, very easy and save time.
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  11. Simran

    I always use automatic method to install the plugins
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  12. Hami

    There are many ways to install it.. but the method you have mentioned here is the easiest one as long as the permissions are on in your directories.. 🙂

  13. Siddhu

    Nice info… Hope this helps new bloggers….
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  14. Dinesh Raja

    It is really easy to understand this ….so hope fully that it would be helpful indeed to which it is needed.

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