How to install plugins

Plugins add functionality to your website. Let’s say you want a short bio about yourself at the bottom of all your blog posts (see the gray box that says “Highmark Designs” below).

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First, you need to find a plugin that does what you want.

Go to “Plugins —> Add New”
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In the window, write a few words describing the function you like to add:
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Click “Search Plugins” and browse the results that come up. Is this what you had in mind? If not, change your search term(s) and try again.

These are the results our search gave:
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You can get an idea of the plugin’s functions by clicking “Details” and view the information about it and screen shots showing what it looks like.
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When you have found the plugin you would like to install, simply click the “Install Now” link below it’s name or in the “Details” box.

Follow the prompts you get during the installation. Last step is to “Activate” the plugin.

After activation, you can go to the plugin’s homepage for information and instructions how to set up the plugin. It isn’t always easy so only install plugins that give you good installation and setup instructions (you can see these while you view the Details about the plugin before installing).

If a plugin doesn’t work as you expect, it’s easy to click “Deactivate” and then “Delete” the plugin so it doesn’t interfere with other plugins you might want to install instead. Just go to “Plugins —> Installed Plugins” and find your plugin in the list.

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Please contact us if you want help with finding and install a plugin to add functionality to your website.

Please note that we do not provide support on  plugins that you install yourself. It is up to you to setup and manage your plugins.

About HighmarkDesigns

Hanna Bernard – Graphic Designer: After almost ten successful years in Sweden, Hanna moved to the Bay Area/Silicon Valley and took her company with her. In the Bay Area, she had the pleasure to work on several projects for some of the biggest, most well-known high-tech players in the Silicon Valley such as Sun Microsystems, Cisco Systems, Siemens, Baan, UC Berkeley, and Netscape, among others.
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