HOW TO EASILY INSTALL WORDPRESS THEME AND PLUGINS ?
After installing wordpress to your hosting account, the next step should be to add the theme and plugins.
Read THIS POST to know how to start a self hosted wordpress blog.
Remember, free wordpress.com blogs can not be added plugins. This Post is only for the self hosted wordpress blogs hosted in your own hosting account from a hosting provider.
(A) ADDING A THEME
WordPress theme directory has plenty of free themes to use.
Just go to the dashboard. Click on APPEARANCE. In the choices given, click on SEARCH THEMES.
You will be shown a list of themes to choose that will be suitable for business sites, e-commerce sites, news sites, travel sites, photography sites, etc.
You should review the niche (topic) of your blog and then select a suitable theme.
There will be some themes from AUTOMATTIC, the owner of wordpress. They are mostly shown as twenty fourteen, twenty fifteen, twenty sixteen, twenty seventeen, like that. You can choose latest one or preferred one among them.
First, you can preview the theme and decide whether it is suitable for your blog niche. Once you finalize a theme in preview, then click INSTALL. Your theme will be added.
After adding the theme, you may customize it by adding css. Please CONTACT me if you need my service to install and customize your theme.
(B) ADDING PLUGINS TO YOUR WORDPRESS SITE
(i) ADDING FREE PLUGINS FROM WORDPRESS REPOSITARY:
You will be taken to a page with a variety of featured, popular plugins.
If you are using a free plugin from the wordpress repository, just use the SEARCH BOX to search for the plugins of your choice.
Before adding the plugins, read “THIS POST titled “10 MOST IMPORTANT WORDPRESS FREE PLUGINS YOU ‘MUST’ INSTALL FIRST!”
Search those recommended plugins in the search box one by one. Among the search results shown, find your searched plugin and click on INSTALL. It will get installed automatically within seconds.
After installing all the plugins one by one, click on the INSTALLED PLUGINS at the left side of the screen.
The page will show all the installed plugins.
Then, click ACTIVATE for each plugin one by one. They will start functioning.
(II) ADDING THE PLUGINS BY UPLOADING:
In case you had purchased a premium plugin from outside the wordpress repository, you will have to download the plugin from the website of the plugin author to your computer. Then, you have to click the UPLOAD PLUGIN button in the ADD NEW Page. Now the plugin will be uploaded.
Just activating the plugins is not enough. You need to complete the SETTINGS for each plugin according to your requirement. Right settings will help the plugin to function effectively. Read every option carefully and choose appropriate settings for every plugin that will give optimum results.
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