Plugins allow you to easily add extra functionality to your website. There are many plugins available both free and paid – have a look at WordPress Plugin Directory which is an amazing resource. It has over 26,000 plugins listed – as well as support, reviews and instructions.
To see your current plugins:
From your WordPress dashboard, go to PLUGINS > INSTALLED PLUGINS – here you will be able to see all the plugins that you currently have installed on your site, which are active plus which ones need to be updated.
To install a plugin:
- From your WordPress dashboard, go to PLUGINS
- Click ADD NEW
- Click SEARCH to search the WordPress Plugin Directory or upload a plugin from your computer
- Once installed – click ACTIVATE
If your site stops functioning as expected you may need to deactivate or remove the plugin.