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The Ultimate Guide to WordPress Plugin Settings

Hello dear readers! Welcome back to another edition of our tutorial on WordPress. In this tutorial post, we will be dropping you a step by step guide on how to install and update Plugins.

Plugins allows us to customize, modify or to enhance WordPress blog or post. WordPress plugin is a software that can be uploaded to the site to expand the functionality of the website. They add services or features to WordPress blog. The WordPress plugins are also used in making your work easier.

Following below are the steps that can be used to add plugins to your WordPress -

Step 1 - On the left side bar, Click on Plugins → Installed Plugins.

Step 2 - The following page will be displayed.

In this section, you can now view installed plugins.

Step 3 - Click on Plugins → Add New menu as it is shown below.

Step 4 - A list of plugins is going to be displayed. Here you can directly install any plugin of your choice from the available list or you can upload it into your site by clicking on Upload Plugin.

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When you click on upload Plugin, you will get the the following Page as shown in screenshot below.

Click on Browse, it takes you to the page where you can select plugins from WordPress site. And if you click on Choose File, you can add the files directly from your system. Otherwise, you can directly choose the plugin that you need and then click on the Install now as shown in the screenshot.

When you click on the Install Now, the package starts to download and gets installed. Then after the installation, click on the Activate plugin to activate the plugin that is to be used in WordPress as shown in the below screenshot.

After clicking on Activate plugin, you will then receive a message as "Plugin actived" and you can also find the installed plugin in the list.

Below the activated message, you can as well view some few options such as All, Active, Inactive and Update available.

When you click on Active, then the following page will get displayed. Here in this page, you can view all the activated plugins.


When you click on the Inactive, it will display all the plugins currently available but not activated. You can activate these plugins easily by clicking on Activate.

When you click on the Update available, you are going to get a list of plugins that needs update. Click on Update and you will get a message as updated.

Click on Bulk action to select any of the options. Click on the Apply button to update, delete, activate or deactivate each of the plugins by clicking on the checkboxes.

In Search Installed Plugins, you can just type in your plugin name that is already installed in the text box and click on Search Installed Plugins button.


When you click on the Search Installed Plugins button, you will get the following page with your respective plugins as shown in the screenshot below.

Step 5 - Click on Plugins → Editor from the side bar.

Step 6 - The following page gets displayed.

This page allows you to edit your plugins. A few of the options are explained below -

  • Select plugin to edit - It lets you to select the available plugin from the dropdown and edit.
  • Documentation - It lets you to select the tool from the dropdown to edit the plugin.
  • Plugin files - Allows you to select files from the list and edit accordingly.

Finally, after editing the plugin files, click on Update file button.

Alright guys! This is where we are rounding up for this tutorial. In our next tutorial post, we are going to be discussing about how you can add Categories in WordPress.

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