What Are The Different Ways To Install Plugins In WordPress?
November 25th, 2016 | by Ravi Chahar || 8 Comments |
WordPress repository is full of plugins. Most of the users are dependent on these plugins. You can install WordPress plugins within a minute.
But what are the different ways to install plugins in your WordPress website? You should always know about the alternatives.
Are you the person who knows only about the classic plugin installation using the plugins’ section? Do you know any other method?
In this tutorial, you will learn all the possible ways to install plugins in WordPress.
#1 Install Plugins From The WordPress Admin Panel.
This is the most common method to install any WordPres plugin. As you know, there is a plugin section in the WordPress admin panel.
Just go to plugins>>add new and search for the plugin to want to install. I don’t think, this should be explained to anyone of you.
#2.Install Any Third party Plugin.
What would you do if you won’t find the plugin in the WordPress repository? Well, this is something you should learn.
As you all know when you go to plugins>>add new, you would see an option to upload any external plugin. Just click on that “UPLOAD” option and choose the plugin from your local storage.
#3. Install Plugin Using cPanel.
What would you do if you won’t able to login to your WordPress admin panel? Well, during such situations, you can install a plugin from the cPanel.
- Login to your cPanel and open the file manager.
- Search for the wp-content.php file and open it.
- Open the “plugins” folder and upload the plugin file.
You have successfully uploaded a new plugin in your WordPress directory. You can check it after logging in to your WordPress admin panel.
#4. Install Plugin using FTP.
If you’re aware of FTP then you won’t face any problem. You just have to create a new FTP account and then connect it with a software like Filezilla to open the WordPress directory. Do you know how to connect to Filezilla server with the FTP server?
Just like you did in the previous method, you have to find.
- wp-content.php folder.
- plugins folder.
- upload the plugin file.
Save it and you are done.
The above-mentioned are the different ways to install plugins in WordPress. You can use anyone of them. In most of the cases, people like to use the simplest method from the admin panel.
But sometimes, you may in need to go with the cPanel or the FTP.
From All The Ways To Install Plugins, Which Method Is Your Favorite?
No doubt that people like to use the first method. But when you buy any premium plugin then the second method is considered as the most favorable one.
But as I have mentioned earlier, if you are locked away from the admin panel then you have to use the cPanel of the FTP.
Make sure that you follow the right steps because if you add the plugin file in any other folder then it won’t work. It can even break your website. So be careful and enjoy blogging.