WordPress Beginner Part10 — Install themes and plugins

The power of WordPress is, to a large extent, due to its good extension and numerous themes and plug-in support. Today, Meng Meng will briefly introduce WordPress installation theme and plug-in methods.

WordPress installation theme

WordPress can be installed via 3 common installation methods

Method One: Online Search Installation

Access Background – Appearance – Themes – Install Themes, Enter Subject Keywords, Search

Browse search results for installation

Note: The topics that are searched here are the themes that the theme author submitted to the WordPress theme library. Experience tells us that for domestic users, it is difficult to quickly find the theme we want here, so it is generally not recommended unless you want to The theme has already been submitted to the theme library.

Method two: upload the theme file to install online

This is a more versatile method, provided that the theme package must be packaged in .zip format. In the background – Appearance – Themes – Install Topics – Upload, select the theme package, then install

Successful installation is as follows

Method 3: Upload Topics via FTP

If you can’t install the theme by the above method, you can connect to the host space via FTP, then go to the /wp-content/theme directory of the website and upload the locally unzipped theme file here.

Enable and manage topics

After installing the theme, visit the background – Appearance – theme, you can see the theme just installed, you can view the “Details”, “Preview” or “Enabled” theme. If you want to change the theme, you can also enable new topics here.

After you enable the theme, you may need to further set the theme. Different topics require different settings, so this is not demonstrated here.

WordPress Install Plugin

Installing plug-ins is similar to installing themes, but there are also 3 commonly used methods:

Method One: Online Search Installation

Access background – plugins – install plugins, enter keyword search

Browse search results for installation

Note: It is generally recommended to install plug-ins that have been submitted to the WordPress plug-in library, and it has been recently updated (it is recommended not to install plug-ins that have not been updated for more than 2 years)

Method two: Upload and install plugins online

Access Background – Plugins – Install Plugins – Upload, select the plugin package in native .zip format

Method 3: Upload and Install Through FTP

If there is no way to install through the above method, you can connect to the host space via FTP, extract the created package, and upload it to the /wp-content/plugins directory:

Enable and manage plugins

After the plug-in is installed, access the background – plug-ins – installed plug-ins, you can enable the plug-in

You can also disable disabled plugins here

Note: Some plug-ins need to be set up after the relevant settings, each plug-in settings options are not the same, this is not demonstrated.

Well, the above is the basic operation of installing WordPress themes and plug-ins. Have you learned?


Read other articles in this series:

WordPress Beginner Part1 — what is wordpress?

WordPress Beginner Part2 — What are the conditions for building a WordPress site?

WordPress Beginner Part3 — How to install WordPress

WordPress Beginner Part4 — WordPress basic settings

WordPress Beginner Part5 — Create and manage article categories

WordPress Beginner Part6 — Little-known background “small private”

WordPress Beginner Part7 — publishing new articles and article management

WordPress Beginner Part8 — New page and management page

WordPress Beginner Part9 — Set up the navigation menu

WordPress Beginner Part10 — Install themes and plugins