How to install a WordPress plugin in 2 ways – demo with Panda Reviews

Hello everyone,

In this tutorial I will show you 2 ways how to install a plugin on your WordPress website.

Let’s see, you want to instal a plugin to your WordPress website.

Metod 1:

In case that this plugin it’s in WordPress Directory, you have to open your WordPress admin panel and go to Plugins. There choose “Add new” and type the name of the plugin. Now go and select “Install”. From version 4.6 it will not redirect you to plugins page so, wait until it’s installed and them click the same button that now shows “Activate”.

If you want to install more plugins and them activate them, first Install all of them and then go to plugins page and select all new installs and bulk activate them.

Method 2:

Download the plugin from WordPress Directory or any market place from where you bought/download and then go to your site on the plugins page.  Here choose “Add New” and “Upload” to select you file from your pc. After this you can activate the plugin or upload another file to install.


You could use FTP to upload your plugin, but is more easy through your website plugins page.

If you want to choose FTP, you need a program for this (I use FileZilla), connect to your server, fiind your “wp-content”directory because there it will be the “plugins” directory. Just copy your directory with the plugin and then return to your plugins page on your admin panel, and “voila” your plugins appears here. You have to select it and click install in order to work.

Here you cand see an example video.

I used in this example the WordPress plugin Panda Reviews & Voting System.
You can download it from here:
It is free.
Be good to your plugins.