WordPress Plugins are a great (and free!) way to enhance the functionality and appearance of your web site, and the installation process is quick and simple!
The first step is finding the WordPress plugin you want to add to your site. The WordPress Plugin Directory offers tons of free plugins to take your web site or blog to the next level (or check out our blog on the best plugins for WordPress). Once you find plugin you want, download it, and save the file to your computer (you don’t need to unzip the file before uploading it to WordPress). Now, just login to your WordPress admin area.
Enter username and password and click “Log In”
Click “Add New”
Click “Browse” to find the .zip file for the plugin, select the file, and click “Install Now”
If you want to activate the plugin now, just click “Activate Plugin”
You should see the new plugin listed under “Currently Active Plugins”
That’s it! You’ve successfully installed a WordPress plugin!