How do I install a plugin?

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In this tutorial we will be installing a plugin in WordPress. This is the way to extend the functionality of your blog.

In this tutorial we will be installing a plugin in WordPress. This is the way to extend the functionality of your blog.

To begin click the Plugins link.

To begin click the Plugins link.

This page is an overview of your already installed plugins. We want to go to the Plugin Browser/Installer.

This page is an overview of your already installed plugins. We want to go to the Plugin Browser/Installer.

If you have a .zip file for your plugin you can browse for it and install it now.
WordPress now has an online installer. You can search for your plugin you want to install.

If you have a .zip file for your plugin you can browse for it and install it now.
WordPress now has an online installer. You can search for your plugin you want to install.

We've found the plugin we want to install. All we need to do is click the Install link.

We've found the plugin we want to install. All we need to do is click the Install link.

When you're ready to complete the install click the Install Now link.

When you're ready to complete the install click the Install Now link.

The plugin has been installed. The last step to making it active on our site is to click the Activate Plugin link. If you skip this step it won't have any effect on the site.

The plugin has been installed. The last step to making it active on our site is to click the Activate Plugin link. If you skip this step it won't have any effect on the site.

The plugin has been installed and activated.

The plugin has been installed and activated.

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