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How to install themes and plug-ins on wordpress

how to install themes and plugins on wordpress
how to install themes and plugins on wordpress

I had already covered how to install themes and plug-ins in the previous post Getting started with wordpress. But if you missed it, you can learn how to install themes and plug-ins on wordpress from the guidelines below. I thought that creating a dedicated post on the topic would make it easier for users who are searching answers to this topic specifically. So here we go ūüôā

Themes are ready made designs you can use to create beautiful websites by simply installing it. Plug-ins are ready made wordpress apps you can use to add lots of functionalities to your website. You can find lots of free wordpress themes and plug-ins at wordpress. You can also find lots of premium themes at elegant themes,  studiopress and thesis.

Now let’s see how to install themes and plug-ins on wordpress.

How to install wordpress themes

You may install any one theme – free or paid.

There are two methods to install wordpress themes.

1. Login to¬†wordpress dashboard by going to yoursite.com/wp-admin. Go to ‘appearance’, ‘themes’ and then ‘add

new’. Search for a theme and then click install. WordPress will ask for a confirmation to install. Click OK and

wordpress will install the theme automatically for you. Finally activate the theme.

Or

2. Download a theme from wordpress.org to your desktop. Now login to your wordpress dashboard by going to

yoursite.com/wp-admin. Go to appearance, themes, add new, upload theme. Upload the theme you downloaded

to your desktop by selecting the file on your computer. Once uploaed, click install. WordPress will install the

theme for you automatically. Finally activate the theme.

Once you have a theme and have activated it, you can customize it’s style and appearance. To do that, in your dashboard, go to appearance and then customize. You can change the logo, site title, colors, images, etc. Do not forget to click save when you are done.

For more advanced users who know some css there is an editor. Go to appearance and then css. If you don’t know css, do not mess around with this.

How to install wordpress plugins

The methods to install wordpress plugins are the similar to installing wordpress themes.

1. Login to¬†wordpress dashboard by going to yoursite.com/wp-admin. Go to ‘plugins’, ¬†and then ‘add new’.

Search for a plugin and then click install. WordPress will ask for a confirmation to install. Click OK and

wordpress will install the plugin automatically for you. Finally activate the plugin.

Or

2. Download a plugin from wordpress.org to your desktop. Now login to your wordpress dashboard by going to

yoursite.com/wp-admin. Go to plugins,  add new, upload plugin. Upload the plugin you downloaded

to your desktop by selecting the file on your computer. Once uploaed, click install. WordPress will install the

plugin for you automatically. Finally activate the plugin.

That’s it. It’s simple as that ūüôā

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