How to Add a WordPress Plugin?

WordPress is the most popular website platform for the reason it is open souce and the public can use it. It’s so easy to use and you can learn how to use it in one day.

 

What is a WordPress Plugin?


Plugins are enhancements that you can install on your website and enhance WordPress features. Different plugins exist for different aspects that you can add to a website. For example, the social media icons that you can see in a website which you can use to share a website post on social media, are due to a plugin.

So different plugins have a different purpose. If you ever think of a certain feature which you would like to add to your website, you can search for a plugin which serves that specific purpose.

In the next section I will show you how to add a WordPress plugin to your website. As a premium member on Wealthy Affiliate you can have access to more then 49.000 plugins which you can use to add features to you website. Wealthy Affiliate is the platform from which I have learned everything that I know about internet marketing.

Which plugins to add to your website?

Firstly, I want to say that adding a lot of plugins will slow down your website. The optimal number of plugins for a website to have is 5. But which are the best plugins?

The plugins that I have on this website are:

  • All in One SEO Pack – helps your website get indexed on Google
  • Google XML Sitemaps – helps your website get indexed on Google using sitemaps
  • Social Media Feather – adds the social media icons to each post and allows visitors to share posts to social media directly from the website
  • WP Product Review Lite – adds tables, a rating system and comparison features to reviews. If you use your website for affiliate marketing you revies a lot of products.
  • Exclude Pages from Navigation – excludes pages like for example “The Privacy Policy” page from navigation. A website should not contain material which is copied from somewhere else, it only needs to have original content, otherwise Google will never rank it. But the privacy policy page is copied and you need this plugin to avoid Google thinking that it is copied content.

 

How to Add a WordPress Plugin?


Go to Plugins and click Installed Plugins.

How to Activate a Plugin?

Just after you install a plugin, it a appears a button Activate and that’s how you activate the plugin. However, if for some reason you didn’t activate a plugin when you first installed it I explan it below how to activate a plugin. It’s pretty easy.

In the Dashboard of your website go to Plugins, and click Installed Plugins. This will open a menu with all the installed plugins.

Under a plugin’s name, it’s Activate. Click that and the plugin will be activated.

If you added the All in One SEO Plugin that I suggested above, it needs to be set up.

 

Now, I want to start a discussion in which you can participate by commenting below: What are some features that you would like to add to your website? You can write the features below and I will suggest which plugin is adaptable for that feature. From this discussion you can also get ideas from other people's comments about the features that a website might have.

 

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