WordPress is the most popular CMS to build websites and blogs. WordPress Plugins are a crucial part of WordPress. Basically, it enhances the WordPress functionality.
There are 3 ways to install the WordPress plugins. The first one is the simplest, the second one is a bit complicated and the last one is for advanced users. So let's know those three ways.
On the Dashboard of WordPress, a section will be found on the left side by the name of Plugins and you have to click on that and you will see a link of “Add New”. Simply click on that.
On the page of Add New Plugins, you will see a search box. From here you can search for your desired plugin which is available on wordpress.org. After searching WordPress Plugin, click on the “Install Now” button given below that plugin.
Open the “Add Plugins” page as we show you in the first method. Here above you will see the “Upload Plugin” button. Click there. You will see a message, If you have a plugin in a .zip format, you may install it by uploading it here.
This means that if you have any plugin in .zip then you can upload it here. Select your plugin by clicking on “Choose file”, then click on the “Install Now” button. Your plugin will be installed on your server.
If you have cPanel hosting, then login into your cPanel. You will see many folders and files there. You have to go to wp-content >> plugins folder. Upload the zip file of your plugin there and extract it. Your plugin installation is completed.