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How do I install a WordPress plugin?

When you use WordPress you can easily expand the functionality of your website. With plugins you can create a contact form, build a page or even secure your WordPress.

Also read: How do I secure my WordPress website?

Steps to install a WordPress plugin

Step 1: Log in to WordPress.

Step 2: In the left menu, click Plugins and then Add new at the top of the page.

Plugins buttonAdd new button

Step 3: You will see an overview of popular plugins. You can also search for a plugin, such as a contact form plugin.

Add a new plugin example

Step 4: At the plugin you want to install, click More Details for more information about the plugin. Click Install Now to install the plugin instantly.

Step 5: Depending on the plugin, it may take a while to complete the installation. After activating, click Activate to activate the plugin.

Contact form 7 example

Step 6: You have now installed the plugin. Each plugin works differently, it is therefore good practice to look up information about the plugin before installing it.


This knowledgebase article was last updated on: 15 August 2019

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