Step 6: Installing the essential WordPress plugins

It is estimated that there are tens of thousands of plugins for WordPress. As well as niche-specific plugins, there are some sorts of plugins that almost every blogger requires.

It is possible to install a lot more plugins, but these will ensure that you have all the essential plugins loaded on your site. Having completed all the procedures, your blog should be up and running.

How Do You Install A WorPress Plugin?

To install WordPress plugins:

  • Go to PluginsAdd New in your WordPress dashboard
  • For free plugins you found at, search for the plugin by name and click Install Now
  • For premium plugins, click Upload Plugin and upload the ZIP file.

Once you install a plugin, make sure to Activate it. Then, you can read the plugin’s instructions for how to actually use the plugin on your site.

Now comes the phase where you should be adding fresh material over time.