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WordPress Complete - Sixth Edition by Karol Król

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Auto-installation

If the plugin you want to install is available in the official plugin directory at https://wordpress.org/plugins/ and your server configuration meets the requirements for auto-installation (your web host has to grant you the read/write/modify directory and file permissions; usually the case with the majority of serious hosting companies), then you can search for and install a new plugin from within the wp-admin. Just navigate to Plugins | Add New. It just so happens that the plugin I'm using here as the example--Jetpack--is one of the most popular plugins in the directory at the moment. Therefore, you will actually see it on the main screen in the Plugins | Add New section. If the plugin you want to install is not in this ...

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