Plugins are used to add to wordpress and tools which provide additional functionality to your wordpress platform. How to Install Plugins WordPress Pinguis WordPress Training in Ireland.

To install a plugin you generally just need to put the plugin file into your wp-content/plugins directory.Once a plugin is installed, you may activate it or deactivate it from the Plugins menu in your WP administration.

Generally the Plugin installation is a straight-forward process. In most cases it is enough to upload the plugin under the ‘wp-content/plugins’ directory for the WordPress installation and activate it from the administrator panel.

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WordPress Training Pinguis Activate Plugins

With latest versions of WordPress you can install plugins directly from the admin area. Download the plugin to your computer, then log in to your WP admin area and go to Plugins then Add New. Browse to the plugin on your hard drive and select it.Then click Install Now and the plugin will be installed shortly. Activate it.

Install Plugin Add New Browse and Upload the zip file

How to Install Plugin Add New Browse and Upload the zip file

To remove a plugin from Admin panel. Go to Plugins Installed and browse your installed plugins. If it is Active, De-Active the plugin and Delete.

Or Simply remove the directory for the plugin you would like to uninstall and it will be automatically deactivated.

Still always bear in mind that not all plugins are easy to install, so always refer to their documentation and installation instructions first. If you get a notification at the top of the panel the steps outlined will have to be followed in order for the plugin to function properly.

You may need to read my post about changing file permissions for certain plugins.