how to add new plugins in self hosted wordpress site

Here are the step-by-step instructions for adding new plugins to your self-hosted WordPress site:

  1. Log in to your WordPress dashboard using your administrator credentials.
  2. On the left-hand side of the dashboard, click on the “Plugins” menu.
  3. From the dropdown menu, select “Add New”.
  4. You will see a search bar at the top of the page. Type the name of the plugin you want to install and click “Search”.
  5. Once you find the plugin you want to install, click the “Install Now” button.
  6. WordPress will download and install the plugin for you automatically. Once the installation is complete, you’ll see a button labeled “Activate Plugin”. Click on it to activate the plugin.
  7. Some plugins may require additional configuration. If this is the case, you’ll see a notice on the plugin page with instructions on what you need to do.

That’s it! You’ve successfully added a new plugin to your self-hosted WordPress site. Note that not all plugins are created equal and some may require additional steps or configurations, so it’s always a good idea to check the documentation provided by the plugin developer.

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March 5, 2023

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