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What is the best way to install a free WordPress plugin?

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1. In your WordPress dashboard, go to “Plugins”

To begin, log in to your WordPress admin panel at and select “Plugins” from the sidebar menu:

2. Select “Add New” from the drop-down menu

The “Add New” button can be found near the top of the page:

3. Use a search engine to locate your plugin

Following that, you’ll be sent to a page with a short list of featured/recommended plugins and a helpful search area on the right, which we’ll use.

In the search window, type the name of the plugin you wish to install. In this example, I’ll show you how to set up our Revive Old Post plugin:

The best part is that you don’t even have to type in the plugin’s full name. For instance, I’ll simply type “revive” and hit the enter key on my keyboard.

4. Install your plugin

All you have to do now is click the “Install Now” button once you’ve found the plugin you’re looking for on the list. When you do so, WordPress will download the plugin and install it on your site. It’s similar like downloading a new app on your phone.

5. Activate the plugin

There’s one more thing to do. When the installation is finished, go ahead and click the “Activate Plugin” link that appears:

It’s finished! WordPress will inform you that the plugin has been active by placing a brief remark at the top of the page: