How to Install Wordpress Plugins. This guide will talk you through how to easily install essential Wordpress Plugins. Firstly you will need to install Wordpress following our guide. Wordpress Plugins Wordpress plugins are amazing little plugins you can easily install onto your Wordpress site to make great additions to your page. Wordpress has made it so simple to upload or directly install plugins via the admin control panel. Although plugins are not essential you can find some amazing plugins to really help and enhance your website. Install finding via wp-login.php Wordpress has made it so easy to install and find plugins via your Wordpress login panel. Simply login to your Wordpress admin panel via YOURDOMAIN.com/wp-login.php. Once logged in scroll down the side bar and click > Plugins > Add New > Search You should now be faced with a panel where you can effortlessly browse free plugins via tags or by visiting the plugin directory. Search through the plugins until you find one that you want. Click > Install Now > OK > and then on the next screen click > Activate. Now your new plugin should be installed when you refresh your homepage. Install finding via external site You can also find Wordpress plugins on external sites. Search google and find your free Wordpress plugins and download the .Zip file. Make sure you keep the file as a .Zip and do not extract it. Simply login to your Wordpress admin panel via YOURDOMAIN.com/wp-login.php. Once logged in scroll down the side bar and click > Plugins > Add New > Upload. Select the .Zip file you saved earlier and click > Install Now > Activate. Now your new plugin should be installed when you refresh your homepage.