How do I find and install WordPress plugins?

Plugins are PHP scripts that extend the functionality of WordPress. For example, PHP scripts can enable you to perform plagiarism checks, optimize SEO, and format text. Elementor itself is a WordPress plugin (one of the most popular). No matter what you want to do in WordPress, you’ll be sure to find a plugin to cater to your needs. 

So, where can you find plugins? Let’s go over that.

Finding a plugin 

You can browse and install plugins in the official WordPress plugin directory

Here’s how you can find plugins: 

  1. Log into your WordPress account.
  2. Go to your website
  3. Click the Plugins tab located on the left pane.
  4. Click the Add New sub-tab. 

Here, you can browse plugins in different panes like Featured, Popular, Recommended, and Favorites

How to find a plugin
Plugins are organized by Featured, Popular, Recommended and Favorites

Alternatively, you can use the Search tab to find a plugin by name.

The plugins search box lets you search by the plugins name
Searching for a plugin by name

Installing a plugin

To install any plugin, click the Install Now button and wait for it to download and install.

The install button installs the plugin
The final step in installing the plugin

After a few seconds, you’ll be all set to use or configure the plugin.

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