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How to Activate/Deactivate Plugins in WordPress

“There’s a plugin for that,” a saying that goes around the WordPress community. For internet users with little to no technical skills, a plugin saves the day. It allows users to add features and extend functionality to a website without using a single code. There are tons of free and paid plugins available on WordPress. In a few clicks, you can activate or deactivate them.

How to Activate Plugin

To add features and functions to your WordPress site, follow the steps below.

  1. Open a browser.
  2. Enter YourWordpessDomainName/wp-admin on your browser.

    Important Note: Replace YourWordPressDomainName with your actual website.

  3. Enter username and password, and click Log In.
  4. On the left-hand corner, click Plugins.
  5. Select Add New.
  6. You will be redirected to the plugin upload page. Find the plugin you need, then click Install Now.
  7. After the installation, click Activate to enable plugins.

Congratulations! You just activated a plugin in WordPress.

How to Deactivate Plugin

You can deactivate a WordPress plugin to fix plugin issues or troubleshoot WordPress. To disable plugins, follow the steps below.

  1. Open a browser.
  2. Enter YourWordpessDomainName/wp-admin on your browser.

    Important Note: Replace YourWordPressDomainName with your actual website.

  3. Enter username and password, and click Log In.
  4. On the left-hand corner, click Plugins.
  5. Search for the plugin you want to deactivate, and click Deactivate.
    If you wish to disable multiple plugins, tick the box assigned for each plugin, then from the Bulk Action menu at the top of the page, select Deactivate.
  6. Click Apply.

Congratulations! You just deactivated a plugin in WordPress.

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