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How to Activate/Deactivate Plugins in WordPress

For internet users with little to no technical skills, a plugin saves the day. Plugins allow users to add features and extend functionality to a website without using a single code. There are tons of free and paid plugin available on WordPress. You’ll learn how to activate or deactivate them in this guide.

How to Activate Plugin

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

Step 1. From your browser, type in the URL box your domainname/wp-admin and hit Enter key from your keyboard.
Step 2. On the left-hand corner, click Plugins.
WordPress plugins option
Step 3. Click the Add New the option, or click the Add New buton at the top of the page.
WordPress plugins buttons
Step 4. You will be redirected to the plugin upload page. Find the plugin you need, then click Install Now.
WordPress Install Now plugin button
Step 5. After the installation, click Activate to enable plugins.
WordPress Activate Now plugin button

How to Deactivate Plugin

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

Step 1. Access your WordPress admin dashboard by following the first step above.
Step 2. Go to your Plugins settings.
Step 3. Search for the plugin you want to deactivate, and click Deactivate.
WordPress Deactivate plugin option

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.

Step 4. Click the Apply button.

Activating or deactivating a plugin in WordPress is easy, even for beginners using the platform. If you have any questions or need assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact our technical support team.

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