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Saturday, November 24, 2012

WordPress is one of the best and most popular platforms for uploading online content. Whether you are an individual, company or group, you can create a blog on WordPress and make it accessible over the Internet. But you may need to install WordPress plugins in order to make your blog creating experience faster and easier. Basically, there are two ways by which you can install plugins for your WordPress from Dashboard. In the first method, you have to search for plugins via your Dashboard, and in the second method, you have to download them on your PC and then upload it via your Dashboard. Here are step by step instructions on the first method in which you have to install plugins from your Dashboard.
How to Install WordPress Plugins from Dashboard

Step by step instructions:
  • First of all, login to your Dashboard on your WordPress blog. On the left hand side, you will be able to see a list of menus. Hover your mouse over the ‘plugins’ menu. An arrow will appear, clicking on which will open a drop down menu.
  • Click on the ‘Add New’ button. The ‘Install Plugins’ page will open.
  • On the screen that appears, you will be able to type a word or phrase for whichever plugin you are looking for. If you know your plugin’s name, you can enter its name in the space provided. But if you are looking for a plugin to do a particular task, you will have to enter the relevant phrase.
  • After that, click on the ‘Search Plugins’ button. A list of plugins available for download will appear. Browse through this list and search for an appropriate WordPress plugin.
  • Once you have found the plugin of your choice, click on the ‘Install Now’ button.
  • Allow the installation process to complete. You will be notified when it will be installed on your PC. It will ask you whether you want to activate the plugin now or not. If you want to do so, just click on ‘Activate now’.
  • You can now see the plugin you have recently installed in your ‘Manage Plugins’ tab. You can change the settings of the plugin from here.
Now, you have learned the easiest way to install a WordPress plugin from Dashboard. A very little technical knowledge is needed to carry out this process. But before you install a plugin for your WordPress, do not forget to check out its requirements, terms and conditions. Another thing you need to keep in mind is that you should never install a plugin from an unauthorized website. As they may come to your computer with a malware, and it will ultimately end up by harming your PC.

You can find a multitude of WordPress plugins on their official site. By choosing the right plugin as per your requirements and preferences, you can make your blogging experience a much better one than before. Just keep checking WordPress site from time to time, and you will definitely find a plugin to ease out your blogging process.

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