WordPress is the most used website creating and management system (CMS) on the internet. Because of its ease of usage people prefer using WordPress. But WordPress without Plugins is just like a sky without clouds.
To work properly on WordPress, users need some of those plugins that are available in WordPress plugin search which makes the management of a website user-friendly. You have to install and activate these plugins. Some of the plugins only need activation, some need to be verified with specific codes or keys. Thus WordPress theme plugin installation can sometimes be tricky enough for new bloggers. That’s why a step by step guide for beginners is necessary. So that they don’t face any trouble making up their WordPress user-friendly. In this post, I will show you how to install WordPress plugins.
Types of WordPress Plugins
There are two types of plugins on WordPress.
- Those which require being activated by keys or code.
- Those which Don’t require any codes or keys to be activated.
There is a huge diversity in WordPress plugins. There are thousands of plugins which require a code to install and also thousands of plugins which don’t. To guide you through the process for key activation plugins I’ll show the installation process of AKISMET. And for non-key activation plugins installation guide I choose HELLO DOLLY.
How to Install WordPress Plugins -With Activation Code
On the WordPress dashboard, you can see a widget named Plugins. If you place the mouse there a sub menu will show and you have to click on Add New. Then a page will appear where you have to write the desired plugin name and make the search.
When you have finished searching, the search results will show your desired plugin, suppose I have searched for AKISMET so it will show me the result for my desired plugin. Then click the install now button and wait till it installs.
After doing the installation you will have to activate the plugin from the installed plugin list. As this plugin requires an API KEY to be verified there are some more steps to do to activate it.
To get the API KEY, sign up to AKISMET. once you’re signed in, another page will show up with some paying options. Yes! AKISMET is a PAID plugin. But here’s a surprise, I’ll tell you how to get the API KEY for FREE!!!!!
Click on the boxed option of the photo and there will be a page where you’ll get to choose your subscription offer. The default offer would be 36 months 120$, change it to 0 months subscription. you will receive an API KEY and once you Insert the key your AKISMET will activate for 0 months. So whats the benefit? You can use the plugin without a subscription charge.
How to Install WordPress Plugins (Without Activation Key)
Again you’ll have to reach the dashboard and click on plugin then add new and search for Hello Dolly on the search bar.
Once you find your plugin, click the install now button and activate the plugin from plugin list. And you finished WordPress plugin installation steps.
And finally, you are done with your WordPress installation process. I hope this post will help you to install plugins for WordPress. If you have any questions or suggestions about how to install WordPress plugins then simply comment here or email us directly.