Add New

There is an enormous amount of Plugins to choose from.  To add a Plugin in WordPress you have to select “Add New” under Plugins menu or next to Plugins as shown in this image

Add_New-Plugins

Once “Add New” is selected “Install Plugins” is displayed as shown in the image below. Here you can search and upload Plugins.

Search

Enter the name of a Plugin, select “Search Plugins”, or by popular tags as shown in the image below.

Plugins-Add_New-Search

After you have done your way of searching you will see a list of Plugins similar to the image below.

Plugins-Search

 

 

 

When you see the desired Plugin you can install it by select “Install Now” as shown in the image below.

Plugins-Install

 

The image shown be will be display telling you the Plugin has been installed and gives you the change to Active it now.

 

Plugins-Activation

 

Upload

This is where you can upload a Plugin .zip file you download from searching the internet.  Here is a good site to use when searching for plugins https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or you could Google the Plugin you want.

In the image below you can choose the .zip file to install into WordPress located on your computer and select “Install Now” to install it.

Plugins-Add_New-Upload

 

The image shown be will be display telling you the Plugin has been installed and gives you the change to Active it now.

   Plugins-Activation

 

Note: The image above is the same used in Search, this is because you see the same “Installing Plugin” window when the Plugin is being installed into WordPress.