WordPress is regarded to be a popular open source, full-fledged software. There are several technical know-how’s as to one should involve when starting making use of it. Trying to have WP plug-ins installed is a thing that each and every self hosted WP blogger is to know. Installation of plugins can be performed in two different ways. However, it is possible to use the easy and common way for carrying out plugin installations.
Technically, two different ways are offered by WP for installing plugins onto the blog:
• FTP: This method of installing WP plugins is useful, if the person is not able to install the plugins by making use of WP dashboard. Simply the WP plugins are to be downloaded from the WP plugin library, have it unzipped and then upload them to the WP plugin library, by using cPanel or FTP software. Generally, the plugin upload folder is located right under wp-content/plugins. After the file is uploaded in unzipped format, WP plugins folder is to be visited under WP dashboard. Then the plugins are to be activated. Those not finding access for installing themes or plugins from the dashboard because of server restriction can find it to be useful.
• Upload & install – Installing plugins that are downloaded from third party sites: If premium WP plugin has been downloaded, then the .zip file can be uploaded and installed from WP dashboard. Add new plugin is to be clicked upon and an option is present for the purpose of uploading. It is to be clicked and then the plugin folder uploaded. At this moment, only .zip format is accepted at this point of time for uploading WP themes and plugins.
• Search & install from WP dashboard: WP dashboard is considered to be an easy way towards searching, finding and installing WP plugins. In case, the plugin name is known, then one can search directly from the dashboard and get it installed. The blog dashboard is to be logged-in and Plugins>Add New clicked on. If the user is searching for any new type of plugin, then the details are to be clicked for viewing more information with regards to the specific plugin. It is necessary to view the compatibility score along with the plugin version. If the person is aware about the plugin, then he can simply click to install the same and activate it. If the blog already has the desired plugin installed, then a result would be shown in front of plugin of already been installed. The next step would be to visit the plugin’s setting panel for making the necessary changes. Most of the bloggers are known to make mistakes when trying to install the plugins. They seem to not configure the plugin properly that needs to be done with great care. The tip here is whenever there is a desire to get a new WordPress plugin to be installed, one should make sure that the documentation is gone through carefully.
In case, the person is new to WordPress or has been planning to begin with WP, then it becomes essential to check out the WP guide that is easily available on the web.