Install, activate or update a plugin in WordPress

There are a multitude of free and commercial plugins available that extend and expand the functionality of WordPress.


To install, activate or update a plugin in WordPress yourself, use the tables below to find the scenario that's applicable and follow those instructions.

Install plugin


To do it yourself, see one of these stepsDifficulty
Install a plugin in WordPressBasic
Install a WordPress plugin with FTPMedium

Activate plugin


To do it yourself, seeDifficulty
Activate a plugin in WordPressBasic

Update plugin


To do it yourself, see one of these stepsDifficulty
Update a plugin in WordPressBasic
Update a WordPress plugin with FTPMedium