How to Install/Uninstall WordPress Plugins

Below are the steps required:

- Go to your WordPress admin panel.
- Go to Plugins > Add New.
- Under Search, type in the name of the WordPress plugin or descriptive keyword, author or tag in the search form; or click a tag link below the search form.
- Find the WordPress plugin you wish to install.
- Click Details for more information about the plugin and instructions you may wish to print or save to help set up the plugin.
- Click Install Now to install the plugin. A popup window will ask you to confirm your wish to install the plugin.
- If this is the first time you've installed a WordPress plugin, you may need to enter the FTP login credential information. If you've installed a plugin before, the login information will already be stored. This information is available through your web server host.
- Click Proceed to continue with the installation. The resulting installation screen will list the installation as successful or note any problems during the install.
- If successful, click Activate Plugin to activate it; or Return to Plugin Installer for further actions.
Manually install a plugins using FTP:
- Download your WordPress plugin to your desktop.
- If downloaded as a zip archive, extract the plugin folder to your desktop. This is very important as files must be extracted in order to be uploaded properly to the wp-content/plugins folder.
- Read through the Details readme file thoroughly to ensure you follow the installation instructions.
- With your FTP program, upload the plugin folder to the wp-content/plugins folder in your WordPress directory.
- Go to Plugins and find the newly uploaded plugin in the list.
- Click Activate Plugin to activate it.
Deactivating the plugins without permanently deleting it:
- Go to your WordPress admin panel.
- Go to Plugins.
- Find the plugin you wish to deactivate and uninstall.
- Click Deactivate.
- The plugin will initate the deactivation on its own.
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