How to install wordpress plugins for new blog

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Step 6: How to install wordpress plugins for new blog 

Like themes, There are thousands of WordPress plugins are out there. 

The plugin will make yours and your visitors live very easy. You can still your WordPress blog without a single plugin but Plugins will make your life way easier. As a new blog owner, you should learn how to properly install the plugin for your blog.

Installing plugin isn’t hard it’s as easy as you just installed WordPress for your blog. WordPress developer makes it very easy as any average joe can easily install.

To install the plugin simply go to the left side of your admin panel then click plugin→ Add New

You don’t have to leave the WordPress dashboard to install a new plugin. You can simply search for it. WordPress developer makes it very easy for the average joe.

In the above Gif Image. You will notice that at the top of the page. There are several tabs that will let you switch the available plugins list.

  • Featured: In this tab, WordPress will recommend you a few plugins. And on the bottom of the page, you can use tags to search Plugins. 
  • Most Popular: It will show you all popular plugins list from top to bottom.
  • Recommended: It will suggest you plugins based on your previous Installation.
  • Favorite Plugins: It will show you plugins which marked by you as a favorite.
  • Search: It’s simple just type plugin you want and it will appear.

Install a Plugin

As shown above, by switching tabs you will have different types of plugins available for installation. For example, If you search for “free under construction page” Plugin. It’s a plugin to create a beautiful under construction maintenance page for your blog. If you click on the name or click on more details link, Then a popup will open with additional information about the plugin.

You can also see who is developer. Plugin rating. And how many active installations (people having plugins running on their site). Last update timing and compatibility with your WordPress version, etc.

  1. Go to plugins tab -> Add New
  2. Find a plugin of your desired with search function
  3. See more details about a plugin before installing it
  4. Then click on “install button”
  5. After plugin Installed Click on “Active” button

Remember its important to click on the “Activate” button after plugin gets Installed. Once you activate the plugin. WordPress will redirect you to a list of activate plugins. Once you reach this page. You can activate, deactivate any plugin you want. 

Now you successfully installed Plugin and activated it. To start using the plugin, you should go to its setting page & set it up. Every plugin is different with different functionality and features. You will get used to it after installing 4 to 5 plugins by yourself.


I will recommend below plugins that every blogger must have from start.

Here is the list plugin which you should have

  • Yoast SEO
  • ShortPixels
  • WP Super Cache
  • Jetpack
  • MonsterInsight
  • Everest Forms
  • User registration
  • Akismet
  • wpDiscuz
  • UpdraftPlus
  • NextGEN Gallery
  • Easy Social Sharing
  • Maintenance Page

You can also find the best premium plugins from these below places.

  1. CodeCanyon
  2. PickPlugins
  3. Mojo Marketplace

If you followed all steps then I am sure your new blog is up & ready.

In The Next chapter we will discuss about how to write new content for your blog.



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