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WordPress All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Lisa Sabin-Wilson

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Chapter 2: Installing and Managing Plugins

In This Chapter

arrow.png Installing WordPress plugins via the Dashboard

arrow.png Manually installing WordPress plugins

arrow.png Updating plugins

arrow.png Activating and deactivating plugins

arrow.png Deleting plugins

With more than 20,000 plugins available, you have a huge number of options for customizing your site. Chapter 1 of this minibook detailed what types of plugins are available and where they can be found. In this chapter, you start putting these plugins to use. This chapter is dedicated to helping you install, activate, deactivate, update, and delete plugins.

Installing Plugins within the WordPress Dashboard

When you’ve found a plugin in the Plugin Directory (see Chapter 1 of this minibook) that you want to install, you can install it directly from the Dashboard. (If you found a plugin that isn’t in the Directory, you have to manually install it. See the later section “Manually Installing Plugins.”)

To install plugins from the Dashboard, follow these steps:

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