Ultimate WordPress User Guide For Beginners

The Ultimate WordPress User Guide For Beginners provides FREE in-depth step-by-step tutorials on how to use WordPress to publish content online quickly and easily.

The Ultimate WordPress User Guide For Beginners

Are you looking for detailed step-by-step tutorials that will show you how to get the most out of using your WordPress website or blog?

The “Ultimate WordPress User Guide For Beginners” below provides links to FREE in-depth tutorials showing you how to easily and quickly use WordPress to publish your content online.

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The Ultimate WordPress User Guide For Beginners

After installing and configuring your WordPress site or blog, the next step is to learn how to use WordPress to create and publish your information online.

In the Ultimate WordPress User Guide For Beginners, we show you how to log in and log out of your WordPress site, how to navigate inside your WordPress Dashboard area, how to create new Pages or Posts, add and format content (text, images, videos, etc.), and so much more … without coding skills!

Practical Tip

We recommend bookmarking this page for future reference or downloading the FREE PDF version at the end of this guide.

WPCompendium.org provides hundreds of FREE WordPress tutorials. To view a list of all of our WordPress tutorials, go here:

Index Of WordPress Tutorials

To access all of our tutorials from your web browser with just one-click, download and install our FREE extension for chrome browsers here:

WordPress Tutorials Free Chrome Extension

To access all of our WordPress tutorials inside your WordPress Dashboard (including hundreds of WordPress video tutorials), download and install the WPTrainMe plugin or visit the page below:

WordPress TrainMe Plugin – Special Offer

How To Log In And Out Of WordPress

If you have followed our WordPress DIY Installation Tutorials or had WordPress installed for you by someone like a website developer, you should have your login details available (login URL, username and password).

WordPress Login Screen

(WordPress Login Screen)

The tutorials below explain how to log in and log out of WordPress and what to do if you experience difficulties accessing your WordPress site’s administration area (called the ‘WordPress Dashboard’):

How To Log Into WordPress

How To Log Out Of WordPress

How To Reset Your WordPress Password

How To Customize Your WordPress Login Screen

How To Change Your WordPress Admin Username

How To Navigate Inside Your WordPress Dashboard

The WordPress Dashboard

(The WordPress Dashboard)

After logging into your WordPress Dashboard, you will be presented with all of the WordPress features and options that allow you to be fully in control of your web presence. The tutorials below explain how to navigate and use the main features of your WordPress Dashboard:

An Overview Of The WordPress Dashboard

How To Update Your WordPress Software

How To Customize Your WordPress Dashboard

How To Customize Your WordPress Dashboard Color Scheme

How To Edit Your WordPress User Profile

How To Configure Useful WordPress Settings

WordPress Settings Menu

(WordPress Settings Menu)

We recommend configuring your WordPress site’s main settings before launching your web presence. There are many times, however, when you may want to change your settings, such as setting a specific page on as your home page, or creating a blog section to display your latest blog posts, etc.

Go through the tutorials below to learn how to configure your WordPress settings:

How To Configure Your WordPress Settings

How To Set Your Home Page In WordPress

How To Create A Blog Page In WordPress

How To Set The Number Of Blog Posts To Display On Your WordPress Blog Page

help To view a list of all tutorials on how to expertly configure WordPress, go here:

redarrow WordPress Configuration Tutorials

How To Create Posts And Pages

WordPress Menu - Posts & Pages

(WordPress Menu – Posts & Pages)

WordPress uses Posts and Pages to create, edit, and publish content to your site. The tutorial sections below explain the differences between using WordPress Posts and Pages, show you how to use Posts and Pages to manage your content online, and cover some of the unique and powerful features of WordPress Posts and Pages:

The Difference Between WordPress Posts vs WordPress Pages

How To Use The WordPress Quick Edit Feature

How To Use WordPress Autosave & Post Revisions

How To Clone A WordPress Post Or Page

How To Find Your WordPress Post Or Page ID

How To Change Post Authors In WordPress

How To Protect Content In Your WordPress Posts And Pages

How To Use WordPress Posts

WordPress Posts Section

(WordPress Posts Section)

Learn how to use WordPress Posts using the tutorials below:

How To Create Posts In WordPress – Part 1

How To Create Posts In WordPress – Part 2

How To Edit And Delete Posts In WordPress – Part 1

How To Edit And Delete Posts In WordPress – Part 2

How To Use WordPress Post Categories

How To Use WordPress Post Tags

How To Use WordPress Post Formats

How To Use WordPress Post Excerpts

How To Schedule WordPress Posts

How To Make WordPress Posts Sticky

How To Use WordPress Pages

WordPress Pages Section

(WordPress Pages Section)

Learn how to use WordPress Pages using the tutorials below:

How To Create Pages In WordPress

How To Edit And Delete Pages In WordPress

How To Add Content To WordPress

Learn how to easily publish all types of content using WordPress!

(Learn how to easily publish all types of content using WordPress!)

WordPress lets you easily add, edit and publish all kinds of information online. Complete the tutorials below to learn how to publish information online using WordPress:

How To Use The WordPress Media Library

How To Add Text-Based Content To WordPress

How To Add Text To WordPress

A Basic Guide To Using HTML For WordPress Users

How To Use The WordPress Visual Editor

How To Use The WordPress Linking Tool

How To Add Special Characters To WordPress Posts And Pages

How To Add Tables To WordPress Posts And Pages

How To Insert Codes And Scripts To WordPress Posts And Pages

How To Generate Great Headlines For Your WordPress Posts And Pages

How To Enhance Your WordPress Visual Editor

How To Add Posts To WordPress Via Email

How To Add Images To WordPress

How To Add Images To WordPress

Where To Find Free And Royalty-Free Images For Your WordPress Posts And Pages

How To Add And Format Images In WordPress

How To Edit Images In The WordPress Media Library

How To Add An Image Gallery To WordPress Posts And Pages

How To Add Featured Images To WordPress Posts And Pages

How To Add Charts And Graphs To WordPress Posts And Pages

How To Use WordPress Gravatars

How To Add A Favicon To Your WordPress Site

How To Add Videos To WordPress

How To Add Videos To WordPress

How To Add Videos To WordPress Posts And Pages

WordPress Video Player Plugins

How To Add Other Media Types To WordPress

How To Add Other Media To WordPress

How To Add Audios To WordPress Posts And Pages

How To Add Testimonials To WordPress

How To Add QR Codes To WordPress

How To Use Main WordPress Features

WordPress puts you in complete control of your web presence!

(WordPress puts you in complete control of your web presence!)

WordPress provides many powerful and unique features that allow you to expand, enhance, and customize your website’s functionality, web design, page layout, and improve your site users’ experience.

To learn more about the benefits and advantages of using WordPress and its powerful and unique features, see the tutorials below:

 Why Use WordPress?

Benefits Of Using The WordPress CMS

Why Is WordPress FREE? WordPress Costs Explained

Why Is WordPress FREE? Uncovering Hidden Catches

50 Reasons To Choose WordPress

Go through the tutorials below to learn how to use the main features of WordPress:

WordPress Plugins

WordPress Plugins Section

(WordPress Plugins Section)

Complete the tutorials below to learn how to add all types of functionality to your WordPress site or blog using plugins:

What Are WordPress Plugins?

How To Update And Delete WordPress Plugins

To view our complete list of WordPress plugin tutorials, go here:

WordPress Plugin Tutorials

WordPress Themes

WordPress Themes Section

(WordPress Themes Section)

Complete the tutorials below to learn how to use WordPress themes to create a flexible web presence with completely customizable web design:

What Are WordPress Themes?

How To Update WordPress Themes

Where To Find Great WordPress Themes

WordPress Themes For e-Commerce

WordPress Widgets

WordPress Widgets Section

(WordPress Widgets Section)

Complete the tutorials below to learn how to use WordPress widgets to enhance your web presence with configurable layouts and functionality:

What Are WordPress Widgets?

How To Use WordPress Widgets – Part 1

How To Use WordPress Widgets – Part 2

How To Use WordPress Widgets – Part 3

How To Use WordPress Widgets – Part 4

WordPress Menus

WordPress Menus Section

(WordPress Menus Section)

Complete the tutorials below to learn how to use WordPress custom menus to improve the ease of navigation on your site for visitors:

How To Use WordPress Custom Menus

Other WordPress Features

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

(WordPress Mobile App)

Go through the tutorials below to learn how to use additional features of WordPress:

How To Use WordPress RSS

How To Use The WordPress Mobile App

How To Use The WordPress Press This Tool

How To Use The WordPress Tools Section

How To Enhance Your WordPress Site

How To Enhance Your WordPress Site

As you become a more confident and competent WordPress user, you will discover that with WordPress, almost anything you need to do or can imagine doing with your site is possible.

Go through the tutorials below to learn just some of the many things you can do to enhance your WordPress website or blog:

How To Add A Contact Form To WordPress

How To Add Maps To WordPress

How To Add A Staff Directory To WordPress

How To Add Opt-In Forms To WordPress

How To Add To-Do Lists To WordPress

How To Add Related Posts To WordPress

How To Add A Visitor Site Map To WordPress

How To Translate Your WordPress Site Into Other Languages

Additional WordPress Tutorials

Additional WordPress Tutorials

After mastering the basics of using WordPress, the next step is to learn how to manage and promote your site.

Complete the tutorial sections below to learn more about managing and promoting your WordPress site:

How To Manage Your WordPress Site

How To Manage Your WordPress Site

All websites require management and regular maintenance. The tutorials below cover a number of areas related to managing and maintaining your WordPress site:

The WordPress Maintenance Process

How To Protect Your WordPress Site From Brute-Force Attacks

How To Manage WordPress User Comments

How To Backup WordPress

How To Find And Fix Broken Links In WordPress

How To Do A Global Search And Replace In WordPress

How To Redirect Links In WordPress

How To Manage Multiple WordPress Sites

Overview Of WordPress Security For Beginners

WordPress Troubleshooting Guide

To view our complete list of tutorials on managing your WordPress site, go here:

WordPress Management Tutorials

How To Promote Your WordPress Site

How To Promote Your WordPress Site

The tutorials below cover some of the many ways you can promote your WordPress site to increase your visibility online, generate traffic, improve your sales and conversions and more:

How To Improve Your WordPress SEO

Content Marketing With WordPress

How To Use Social Media With WordPress – Part 1

How To Use Social Media With WordPress – Part 2

How To Add Social Media Sharing Plugins To WordPress

WordPress Traffic Automation Blueprint

How To Sell Products Online With WordPress

How To Create A Membership Site With WordPress

To view our complete list of tutorials on growing your business online with WordPress, go here:

Online Business Tutorials

Free Content Creation Course

Your business needs web content. You need content for your website, blog, social media pages, newsletters, etc. Great content drives traffic to your sites, educates visitors about your products and services, converts prospects into new sales and subscribers, trains clients, and so much more!

At WPCompendium.org, we not only show you step-by-step how to build, manage, and grow your own digital presence with hundreds of detailed WordPress step-by-step tutorials, we have also created a detailed and in-depth content creation course that you can use to create great content for your website or blog … 100% FREE!

Infinite Web Content Creation Email Training Series

(Learn How To Never Run Out Of Fresh Content Ideas For Your Website Or Blog!)

Infinite Web Content Creation teaches you a systematic approach to content creation and helps you grow your business. This in-depth course will show you how to create all the content you will ever need to market and promote your business online.

Areas Covered In The “Infinite Web Content Creation” Course

  • Why Create Content?
  • Content Writing Tips
  • Copywriting Principles
  • Guidelines For Writing Effective Blog Posts
  • Content Writing Action Plan: The 5-Step Formula
  • The Simplest Way To Get Started With Content
  • What To Write About – How To Never Run Out Of New Content Ideas
  • Developing An Effective Content Plan And Content Marketing Strategy
  • Outsourcing Your Content Writing … The Right Way!
  • & Other Time-Saving Content Strategies

You will learn easy methods for generating endless new content ideas to keep your readers interested, engaged, and coming back to your site. In addition to providing lots of great content ideas, this course also shows you how to write high-quality content, how to develop an effective content plan and content marketing strategy, and how to outsource content writing for great results.

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Hopefully, the above tutorials will help you master using WordPress and build a successful web presence for your business or personal use.

To view the complete list of WordPress tutorials on WPCompendium.org, go here:

Index Of WordPress Tutorials

For additional/advanced user resources not covered in our tutorials, go here:

WordPress Resources For Advanced Beginners

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How To Use The WordPress Tools Menu

This tutorial explains how to use the WordPress Tools menu.

WordPress Tools MenuThe WordPress Tools menu contains a number of useful built-in functions for better managing your WordPress website or blog.

In this tutorial, we provide a brief overview of the WordPress Tools menu and how to use the main features in this section.

WordPress Tools

The WordPress tools section contains a number of useful functions that let you add content to your site using your web browser and tools that let you easily transfer content from one WordPress site to another by exporting and importing posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, tags, authors, media files and more …

WordPress Tools menu

(WordPress Tools menu)

Available Tools

This section contains the Press This tool that lets you quickly post and publish content to your site as you browse other sites online, and additional information about other tools WordPress makes available.

To access this section, log into your WordPress admin and select Tools > Available Tools from your main menu …

Tools > Available Tools menu

(Tools > Available Tools menu)

This brings you to the ‘Tools’ screen …

Tools screen

(Tools screen)

This section contains information about the following tools:

Press This

Press This lets you grab snippets and clips of text, images, and videos from any web page and add them to your WordPress site using a bookmarklet that installs on your web browser.

We have created a detailed step-by-step tutorial on how to use the Press This tool here:

How To Use The Press This Tool

Categories and Tags Converter

This handy function lets you convert post categories into post tags and vice versa. The tool itself is installed from the ‘Import’ section (see below).

Import

To import content into WordPress, log into your WordPress admin and select Tools > Import from your main menu …

Tools > Import menu

(Tools > Import menu)

This brings up the Import screen …

WordPress Tools > Import screen

(WordPress Tools > Import screen)

The Import section lists various functions that let you import content created in other systems and other WordPress sites into your existing WordPress website.

We have created a detailed step-by-step tutorial on how to import WordPress content here:

How To Import WordPress Content

Export

To export content from WordPress, log into your WordPress admin and select Tools > Export from your main menu …

Tools > Export menu

(Tools > Export menu)

This brings you to the ‘Export’ screen …

WordPress Tools > Export screen

(WordPress Tools > Export screen)

The ‘Export’ screen lets you export all or some of your content to an export file, which can then act as a backup, or be used to move content from one WordPress site to another.

We have created a detailed step-by-step tutorial on how to export WordPress content here:

How To Export WordPress Content

Additional Tools

If you install plugins on your site and can’t find the settings section for your newly installed plugin, try looking in the Tools menu. WordPress often assigns plugin settings to this section …

WordPress Tools - Additional menu items

(WordPress Tools – Additional menu items)

We hope that you have found the above information useful for helping you better manage your WordPress website or blog.

How To Export And Import WordPress Content

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How To Install WordPress Plugins Via The WordPress Dashboard

Learn how to install and active plugins on your WordPress site via the WordPress dashboard.

How To Install WordPress PluginsBecause WordPress is distributed as free Open Source software, its code can be extensively modified and customized by software developers to create an almost unlimited number of functional applications, add-ons, and enhancements to the software.

These applications are called plugins. Plugins provide additional functionality for your WordPress site and most work seamlessly and natively with the WordPress platform. Thousands of free or low-cost WordPress plugins are available to help expand the functionality of your WordPress site. Best of all, most plugins will instantly extend, enhance, and add new capabilities to your WordPress site with only a couple of clicks and no technical skills required to configure or use these.

If there’s something you want your WordPress site to do, the chances are that someone has probably already created a plugin that will do this for you.

help To learn more about WordPress Plugins, see the tutorial below:

redarrow WordPress Plugins Explained

help To learn about many useful and essential WordPress Plugins, see the training module below:

redarrow WordPress Plugin Tutorials

In this tutorial, you will learn how to install and activate WordPress plugins from the WordPress dashboard using various plugin installation options.

How To Install WordPress Plugins

As you will see shortly in the section below, there are several options for uploading and installing free plugins automatically in WordPress, whereas installing paid plugins is normally done by manually downloading the plugin from the vendor’s site to your hard drive first, and then uploading and installing it on your site using the Upload method described below.

How To Install WordPress Plugins On Your Site Via The WordPress Dashboard: Tutorial

Log into your WordPress admin section, then scroll down your WordPress admin menu and click on Plugins > Add New

WordPress Plugins Menu - Add New

(WordPress Plugins Menu – Add New)

You will be taken to the ‘Add Plugins’ section …

Add Plugins screen

(Add Plugins screen)

You can also access the ‘Add Plugins’ section by clicking on Plugins > Installed Plugins …

WordPress Plugins Menu - Installed Plugins

(Plugins Menu – Installed Plugins)

And clicking on Plugins > Add New …

Plugins - Add New

(Plugins – Add New)

There are several ways you can install WordPress plugins automatically on your site:

  • Upload method
  • Search method
  • Featured method
  • Popular method
  • Recommended method
  • Favorites method

Add Plugins section options

(Add Plugins screen options)

Let’s go through each of the plugin installation options available on this screen.

How To Install WordPress Plugins – Upload Method

If using the Upload method, make sure that you have downloaded a zipped version of the WordPress plugin you are planning to install on your site. This can either be a free WordPress plugin from the WordPress Plugin Directory or a premium plugin that you have purchased from a plugin vendor online …

Make sure that you have the plugin you plan to upload to WordPress ready

(Make sure that you have the plugin you plan to upload to WordPress ready)

help If you need a file compression and extraction utility (to create and extract zip files), go here:

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After downloading the WordPress plugin file to your hard drive, you can upload and install it on your site using the built-in Upload feature in WordPress.

Go to the ‘Add Plugins’ area and click on Upload Plugin in the top menu section …

Add Plugins - Upload Plugin

(Add Plugins – Upload Plugin)

Click on ‘Choose File’ …

Add Plugins - File Uploader

(Add Plugins – Uploader)

Locate and select the file you want to upload to your WordPress site and click Open

Use the file uploader to locate your plugin file

(Use the file uploader to locate your plugin file)

After your file has been uploaded to WordPress, click Install Now

Add Plugins - Install Now

(Add Plugins – Install Now)

If your upload is successful, you will see a ‘Plugin installed successfully” message …

Your plugin has installed successfully!

(Your plugin has installed successfully!)

Important

If the plugin file already exists in your WordPress plugins folder, you will get a “Plugin install failed” message …

Plugin Installation Failed

(Plugin Installation Failed)

The plugin file may already exist in your WordPress plugins folder because:

  • It was previously installed, and
  • The plugin may have been deactivated, but its files have not been removed.

help To learn how to delete a plugin, see the tutorial below:

redarrow How To Delete WordPress Plugins

Once your plugin has been successfully installed, click on the Activate Plugin link to enable it …

Activate Plugin

(Activate Plugin)

Your plugin is now active …

Plugin Activated

(Plugin Activated)

You can also activate a plugin by going into the ‘Plugin’ section and clicking on the Activate link in the menu displayed below the plugin name …

Activate Plugin

(Activate Plugin)

How To Install WordPress Plugins – Search Method

You can search free WordPress plugins listed in the WordPress Plugin Directory and install them into your WordPress site using the Search method. It helps if you know what plugin you are looking for, otherwise just type in a general search phrase or keyword.

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If you search for plugins in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory, you can narrow down your search further using filters (Keyword, Author, Tag) …

WordPress.org - Filtered Plugin Search

(WordPress.org – Filtered Plugin Search)

If searching for plugins inside the WordPress dashboard, go to the ‘Add Plugins’ area. The Search Plugins option is located next to all of the other installation options …

Add Plugins - Search Feature

(Add Plugins – Search Feature)

Type a search term into the Search field and hit Enter …

Enter your search term to find a plugin

(Enter your search term to find a plugin)

Find the plugin you would like to install from the ‘Search Results’ list and click on the Install Now button to install the plugin into your WordPress site …

Add Plugins - Search Results

(Add Plugins – Search Results)

The plugin will begin installing. After your plugin has installed successfully, click on Activate Plugin to enable the plugin …

Install and activate your plugin

(Install and activate your plugin)

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Finding and installing WordPress plugins using the Featured, Popular, Recommended, and Favorites methods all follow the same process.

Let’s take a look at these plugin installation methods …

How To Install A WordPress Plugin – Featured Method

You can install plugins on your WordPress site using the Featured option. The Featured option is selected by default when you arrive on the Add Plugins section …

Add Plugins - Featured Plugins

(Add Plugins – Featured Plugins)

A list of featured plugins from the WordPress Plugin Directory is returned in your screen. Select the plugin you want to install and click on the Install Now button to install the plugin on your WordPress site. Follow the process described earlier to activate your plugin.

How To Install A WordPress Plugin – Popular Method

You can install plugins on your WordPress site using the Popular option. Go to the ‘Add Plugins’ area and click on Popular from the options menu …

Add Plugins - Popular Plugins

(Add Plugins – Popular Plugins)

A list of plugins voted by users as being the most popular on the WordPress Plugin Directory is returned in your screen. Select the plugin you want to install and click on the Install Now button to install the plugin on your WordPress site. Follow the process described earlier to activate your plugin.

How To Install WordPress Plugins – Recommended Method

You can install plugins on your WordPress site using the Recommended option. Go to the ‘Add Plugins’ section and click on Recommended from the options menu

Add Plugins - Recommended Plugins

(Add Plugins – Recommended Plugins)

A list of suggested plugins that other WordPress users have installed on their sites is returned in your screen. Select the plugin you want to install and click on the Install Now button to install the plugin on your WordPress site. Follow the process described earlier to activate your plugin.

How To Install A WordPress Plugin – Favorites Method

You can install “Favorite” plugins into your WordPress site using this option. The Favorites method allows WordPress users to share their favorite free WordPress plugins with other users …

Add Plugins - Favorites

(Add Plugins – Favorites)

Practical Tip

The Favorites feature is useful if you perform multiple WordPress installations, as it allows you to access all of the plugins you would normally add to each new WordPress installation you perform.

To access this feature, you must have an account set up with WordPress.

help To set up a Free WordPress account, go here:

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Once you have set up your WordPress account, you will be able to log into the WordPress.org site …

(Set up a free account at WordPress.org)

Once you’re logged into your WordPress.org account, click on My Favorites

WordPress.org - My Favorites

(WordPress.org – My Favorites)

This will take you to your Profile area …

WordPress.org - Your Profile area

(WordPress.org – Your Profile area)

While you are logged into the WordPress.org site, you will see a ‘Favorited’ link displayed below the download buttons of all plugins listed in the WordPress Plugins directory …

Installing WordPress Plugins

Click on the ‘Favorited’ links of the plugins (and themes) you like …

Favorite any plugins you like

(Favorite any plugins you like)

This adds the plugin to the ‘Favorites’ section in your WordPress.org profile …

Your Favorite Plugins

(Your Favorited Plugins)

As you add more favorited plugins, these will get added to your profile …

Your Favorites

(Your Favorites)

Once you have favorited plugins in your WordPress.org account, you (and anyone else) can access these plugin, by going to Add Plugins > Favorites, entering your (or another user’s) WordPress.org username, and clicking the ‘Get Favorites’ button …

Add Plugins - Get Favorites

(Add Plugins – Get Favorites)

This returns a list of all plugins that you or someone else has marked as a “Favorite” in the WordPress Plugin Directory …

Favorite WordPress Plugins

(Favorite WordPress Plugins)

Locate the plugin you want to install and click on the Install Now button to install the plugin on your WordPress site. Follow the process described earlier to activate your plugin.

Tip

For a list of our favorite free WordPress plugins, log into your WordPress dashboard, go to Add Plugins > Favorites and enter username wptrainme into the username field.

Activating Multiple Plugins

If you have installed several plugins in a row but have not activated these yet, you can activate these all at once.

To activate multiple plugins simultaneously, go to Plugins > Installed Plugins …

Plugins Menu - Installed Plugins

(WordPress Plugins Menu – Installed Plugins)

Click on the ‘Inactive’ link on the menu at the top of your screen …

Plugins - Inactive

(Plugins – Inactive)

Click on the main checkbox next to the ‘Plugin’ column header to select all plugins at once (deselect individual plugins that you do not want to activate), or individually select plugins that you would like to activate …

Select All Plugins

(Select All Plugins)

In the Bulk Actions drop-down menu, select Activate (1) and then click Apply (2) …

Bulk Actions Menu - Activate and Apply

(Bulk Actions Menu – Activate and Apply)

Your selected plugins will be activated …

Selected plugins activated

(Selected plugins activated)

Congratulations! Now that you know how to install and activate plugins using your WordPress dashboard, there is no limit to how far you can extend and enhance the functionality of your WordPress site.

help Discover great plugins that will help to extend the functionality of your WordPress site and learn how to install, configure, and use essential WordPress plugins in this training module:

redarrow Extend Your WordPress Site With Plugins

How To Install WordPress Plugins

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