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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To WordPress by Susan Gunelius

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Installing WordPress Plug-Ins

Since WordPress 2.7 was released, the process of installing plug-ins to your blog from the WordPress Plugin Directory is easier than ever. With a few clicks of the mouse in your WordPress dashboard, you can have a new plug-in installed and activated within minutes. However, you must still manually upload plug-ins not available through the WordPress Plugin Directory. But don’t worry—the process is easy.
 
In Chapter 17, you learned how to upload plug-ins via FTP when we covered themes. In this chapter, you learn how to install plug-ins through your WordPress dashboard and how to manually upload plug-ins to your WordPress account without using an FTP service.
 
There are two ways to install plug-ins to your blog ...

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