How to use WordPress plugins

You can add new features to your site by adding plugins. Navigate to plugins in your dashboard to see your plugins page.

This is where you can see all of your currently installed plugins inactive plugins can be activated simply by clicking activate.

Once activated, you will then have the option to deactivate them.

It’s good to keep only the plugins you need active to ensure that your site does not get bogged down some plugins will have a Settings option, which will take you to a page where you can configure the plugin to install a new plugin, navigate to plugins, and select Add New.

If you don’t have this option, you should contact your site or network administrator.

From this page you can search for new plugins, using the name or descriptive words of what you want the plugin to do, or you can look through the featured popular and favorites, using the filters at the top.

Once you find the plugin that you would like to install, simply click install now. If you have a plug in on your computer that you want to install.

Click Upload plugin. Use the file browser to find the zipped plugin file and click install now.

From here you can directly activate the plugin, or return to the plugin page. If you have any problems configuring and setting up your plugins, be sure to contact your administrator or the plugin developer.

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