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Today I’m going to show you how to install themes and plugins in WordPress. Ok so just before we start installing our different plugins and themes.
I do just want to quickly mention that this is only going to work if you’re using your self-hosted version of WordPress so that’s WordPress.org.
If you’re using the free wordpress.com version this isn’t going to work to set up your self-hosted version of WordPress.
Install Theme And Plugins In WordPress.
If you are using the self-hosted version of WordPress from your dashboard on the left-hand side.
We just click over plugins, I’m going to cover how to install WordPress plugins so when you click Plugins on the left-hand side.
You’re going to be brought to a page that is going to show you a list of all the different plugins.
You have installed on your site from this list you can activate and deactivate each of the plugins in the list by clicking either deactivate or activate.
Then to add a new plug-in we will click up at the top where it says Add new and here we can search through the different featured popular recommended or favorite WordPress plugins.
If you knew the name of the plug-in you’re going to search for you can just type that into the search bar in the top-right search box.
For example, I wanted to install the Akismet plug-in here I will just click on it where it says install and WordPress is going to install the plug-in automatically.
We just need to click over where it says activate plug-in that’s going to be the plug-in activated.
And then we can click in the plugins list where it shows settings in the plug-in name and then we can set up some of the plug-in settings, not all plugins are going to have this Settings button in the list.
And also they’re under Appearance and sometimes really you’re just going to have to search each one of them inside Appearance. So, unfortunately, I can’t tell you where it’s going to be.
Install Plugins From Other Sites.
To do that first of all we have to download that plugin from other site WordPress or you can search on Google.
After that just click up at the top where it says add new then instead of searching we just click upload plug–in.
Now we’re going to click Choose file in the middle and then we’re going to search for the plug-in file on our computer whenever you download a plug-in from an external source.
It should be in a zipped file and when you find the zipped file just click on it and click open then you’ll see the theme name appear and we just need to click install now.
Once again just like before WordPress going to do this automatically and we just need to click activate plug-in as you can see the plugins now activated.
And now we can see we have just installed and some of the plug-in doesn’t have the settings option as the first one did so on the left-hand side.
If we just go through the different options we see that it’s here under appearance so here where it says theme. Check that’s the new plug-in that we just installed so that’s how to install plugins on WordPress.
How to install themes.
And now we are going to show you how to install themes which are basically exactly the same only instead of plugins on the left-hand side we click Appearance and that brings us to the themes page.
Here we’re going to see all the different themes we have already installed on our WordPress site.
To add a new one we will click up at the top where it says add new and there we can search through the featured popular or latest themes.
If we knew the title of the theme we can type it into the search bar in the top right. For example, I wanted to install any theme we just need to hover our mouse over it and click install.
Then just like the plugins, WordPress is going to download the theme automatically, and then we just need to click where it says activate.
To activate the theme, or alternatively we can click where it says live preview to see how the theme is going to look.
Then if we’re happy with everything we can click activate it or else click the X in the top left to go back to the screen before.
So I’m just going to activate it for now and then if we click up at the top where it says visit page will see that the new theme is live on our site.
Install themes from an external source.
To install the theme first of all we have to download that theme from other sites or you can search on Google or WordPress Theme any other place.
Again we can install themes from an external source and to do that we just need to click appearance on the left-hand side then add new up at the top.
And then upload theme again up at the top now I just click Choose file in the middle then find the zipped theme file once again the theme files are going to be zipped just find the zipped file.
And then click open you’re going to see the theme name appear and then you just want to click install. It’s going to install automatically and we just need to click where it says activates.
And now when we visit our site will see that the new theme is live so that’s how you install plugins and themes in WordPress.
I hope you find this blog useful and if you have please give the blog a comment and feel free to share with my blog where I post WordPress solutions like this one.
So friends I would like to say finally that you can install themes and plugins in WordPress Dashboard and also from the external site but I recommend you download any plugins, theme, or widget just do it from WordPress only not from an external site. It’s my point of you otherwise you can use external sources also.
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