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How to Install WordPress Plugins and Themes from GitHub ?

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  • Last Updated : 09 Aug, 2022
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In this article, we will see what is WordPress themes and what is WordPress plugins, and how we can install the plugins and themes from GitHub.

WordPress Plugins: Plugins are a piece of software that increases the functionality of the WordPress dashboard. Over 50, 000+ plugins are available in WordPress. However, it is suggested to use 15-20 plugins on a single website. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. They make it easier for users to add features to their website without knowing a single line of code.

WordPress plugins add different functionality to your website and make it more dynamic, you can use the different plugins for the different kinds of work functionality to the WordPress website.

WordPress Themes: In WordPress, a theme is a collection of templates and stylesheets used to define the appearance and display of a WordPress-powered website. It can be also referred to as the skin of the website. They can be changed, managed, and added from the WordPress admin area under Appearance >> Themes.

Now let’s see how we can install the plugin from GitHub to the WordPress website.

How we can install the WordPress Plugin from GitHub: Installing the plugins from GitHub is very simple and just like installing the plugin manually from the local computer-

Step 1: First you have to go to GitHub and download the plugin which you want to install to the WordPress website.


Step 2: Search for the Repository of the plugin which you want to download and install to WordPress.


Step 3: Click on the “Code” button where you will get the “Download Zip” option to Download the zip file of the plugin.


Step 4: After clicking on the download zip the zip file of the plugin will be downloaded to the local computer.


This is how you can download the plugin from the GitHub account to your computer.

Now it’s time to upload the plugin to the WordPress website and install it. login to your WordPress dashboard to install the plugin to the website.

Step 5: To install the plugin first login to the dashboard of the WordPress website and then go to the “Plugin” section and click on the “Add New” button.


Step 6: Then click on the “Upload Button” to upload the plugin from the computer.


Now choose the zip file of the plugin from your computer which you want to upload to the WordPress website.


Step 7: After uploading the plugin to your WordPress website click on the “Install” button to install the plugin to your WordPress website.


Step 8: After installing click on the “Activate” button to activate the plugin to your WordPress website.


Step 9: Now your plugin will ready to Work on your WordPress website and start appearing to your plugin dashboard.


Here the mail chimp plugin start appearing to the WordPress website.

This is how you can install any plugin from the GitHub to your WordPress website by just following this simple steps.

The steps to install any of the theme to your WordPress website is also sample, here you have to just download the theme from the GitHub repository.

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