How to Install a WordPress plugin from Dashboard and ZIP file?

Install a WordPress plugin from Dashboard and ZIP file

In this post, you will learn how to install a WordPress plugin from the dashboard and we will also see how you can install it manually from a zip file.

Install Plugin From the Dashboard

1. First, log in to your WordPress dashboard, then go to the Plugins > Add New section.

Add New Plugin

2. Search the Plugin you want to install.

Search WordPress Plugin

3. Click Install to install the Plugin.

Install WordPress Plugin

4. Click Activate to activate the plugin.

Activate WP Plugin

Install WordPress Plugin Manually From ZIP

1. Download the Plugin ZIP file

First, download the plugin ZIP file from WordPress.org or any other third-party sites. But, I highly recommend you not to use pirated plugins, because this can cause your site to be hacked.

Search plugin on WordPress.org
download plugin zip file

2. Upload and install the Plugin ZIP file

Now go to the Plugins > Add New section –

Add New Plugin

Click on the Upload Plugin

Upload the plugin button

Select the Plugin ZIP file and click Install Now

Upload and install the Plugin ZIP file

After Installing the plugin ZIP file click activate to activate tht plugin –

activate plugin