Small Business Help And Training

How To Install A WordPress Plugin

There are two ways to install plugins. One is manually and one is automatically.

For every WordPress blog, however, you have to install the first plugin manually. And that one should be the One Click Plugin Updater.

All WordPress Plugins manually install the same way.

  1. Download the latest version of the WordPress Plugin to your computer and unzip it.
  2. With an FTP program, access your site’s server.
  3. Upload (copy) the Plugin file(s) or folder to the /wp-content/plugins folder.
  4. In your WordPress Administration Panels, click on Plugins from the menu at the top.
  5. You should see your new Plugin listed. If not, with your FTP program, check the folder to see if it is installed. If it isn’t, upload the file(s) again. If it is, delete the files and upload them again.
  6. To turn the WordPress Plugin on, click Activate on the far right side of the list.
  7. Check your Administration Panels or WordPress blog to see if the Plugin is working.

Here is a video showing the process.


After you install the One Click Plugin Updater, go to this page to learn how to use it. One Click Plugin Updater