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WordPress: Plugins

WordPress, version 5.7. The instructions in this guide apply to sites built with the PLU Digital Humanities Lab version of WordPress and may not translate to sites built with or other versions.

Plugins add additional features and functionality to WordPress sites. Some are free while others cost money to load or to access premium features. For a plugin to operate, it must first be installed and activated. When working with Plugins, read carefully what the plugin does and how it may change the current settings within WordPress.

To access plugins, click Plugins from the Side Menu to the left.

To search for plugins, navigate to Plugins > Add New. Use the tabs to the top of the page to browse available plugins. The plugins description will show functionality, the last update, and if its compatible with the current version of WordPress.

To deactivate a plugin, navigate to Plugins > Installed Plugins and click Deactivate below the item.

To uninstall a plugin, navigate to Plugins > Installed Plugins and click Delete below the item.

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Keywordsword press, website, blogging, site, add-ons   Doc ID97716
OwnerJanelle B.GroupPacific Lutheran Univ
Created2020-02-06 12:41:08Updated2023-08-04 16:29:48
SitesPacific Lutheran University
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