How to Add a Plugin to your Website?
WordPress has been around for almost 20 years. Because of this, there are countless plugins that have been written for the system. A plugin is essentially a package of code that is made to connect to your website seamlessly. WordPress was designed to allow these packages to connect together and add more functionality to your website. It really is as easy as clicking a button.
Step 1: Find a Plugin
The first thing you need to do is find a plugin that you want to add to your website. You can do this by Googling the type of plugin you want to install. It could be "Statistics Plugin", or "Coming Soon Page". Any search you make, include the words "Wordpress" and "plugin", and you should be able to find something. Once you have found the plugin, write down its name, and we will added it to your website in the next step.
Step 2: Find the Plugin in WordPress
You will need to be logged into WordPress in order to install a plugin. You can learn how to log in to your website with this tutorial. Once logged in, click on the menu link, "Plugins" from the bar on the left side of the screen.
Once you click on the "Plugins" tab, it will bring you to a page with a list of plugins that are already installed on your website. At the top of the page, there is a button titled "Add New". Click on that button, and it will bring you to a page shown below.
Using the search bar at the top righthand side of the page, you can search for the name of the plugin that we found in step 1. Once you find the plugin you want, you can click on the "Install Now" button.
Step 3: Activate the Plugin
As of now, your plugin has been installed on your website, but it has not been turned on. In order to do that, we must "Activate" the plugin. Go back to the plugin page, by clicking "Plugins" on the left sidebar. Once you see the list of installed plugin, scroll down to find the plugin you just installed, and click on the "Activate" link.
Congratulations, you have now successfully installed a plugin on your website. Its functionality can now be used on your website. If you need more information on how to use the plugin, you can use the plugin's documentation to help.