WordPress Plugin (2020)

In this WordPress post, I will teach you how you can add a new plugin to your WordPress site.

First of all, what is a WordPress Plugin?

A WordPress plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites.

WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. In the WordPress community, there is a saying that goes around: “there’s a plugin for that”. They make it easier for users to add features to their website without knowing a single line of code.


Now you know what a Plugin is, the next question is how do you add a Plugin? Don’t worry this how-to guide will teach how easy it is to add a Plugin.


You should have an up and running WordPress site.

Adding a new WordPress plugin

Login to your WordPress site. (

On the right side of the screen, you will see the navigation drawer. Select the “Plugins” option.


This is what you should see after clicking the “Plugins” option.

wordpress plugins

Click the “Add New” button located on the top left of your screen.

wordpress add new plugin

This is what you should see after clicking the “Add New” button. Here you can now select your preferred plugin to add.

wordpress plugins list

Click the install button that is located on the upper right corner of the box of the plugin you want to add. And it will now install the plugin.

litespeed cache install

Click the activate button to activate the plugin.

litespeed cache plugin activate

That’s it. Congratulations!, You have successfully added a new plugin into your WordPress site.

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