To use a plugin:
- Download the plugin file(s), and save the file(s) in folder wp-content/plugins
- Customize the plugin code (if needed, see plugin instructions)
- Upload plugin file(s) to web server
- Log in to Admin account, go to Plugins page, and Active the plugin
A plugin includes a minimum of one PHP page, plus (optionally) other resources as needed. If a plugin consists of two or more files, the files are commonly grouped in a single folder.
The plugin file (or folder) goes in the wp-content/plugins folder.
You may need to customize a plugin. See the instructions for the plugin.
Many plugins are available for free download: