Install a new plugin in WordPress

Now I will show you how to install a new plugin in WordPress. First download the plugin from the WordPress plugin repository . For example here I will install Contact form 7 plugin. You can download the plugin from here  . Now unzip the folder and copy the folder ‘contact-form-7’ to the ‘wordpress\wp-content\plugins’ folder. If you don’t know how to install WordPress on WampServer then  read this post.After copying the folder login to the dashboard of WordPress and click the plugins->installed plugins link on the left side menu.

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In the plugins screen, you will be able to see the Contact Form 7 plugin listed. Now click on the activate link to activate the plugin.

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Now you will be able to see the  Contact Form 7 settings menu on the left side bar.

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Click on the ‘Contact Forms’ link and you will see a default contact form is created by the plugin. You can edit the contact form by clicking on it or add new contact form by clicking on the add new button. On the created contact form you will see a  short code which you can paste in a page or post to display the contact form.

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For example go to Posts->All Posts on the left menu, you will see the default post which is ‘Hello World’. Click to edit and paste the short code into it then update the post by clicking the update button. If you visit the site side then you will be able to see the  contact form in the ‘Hello World’ post.

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Usually contact form will be on a static page. To insert contact form in a page go to Pages->AllPages and you will see a  default page ‘Sample Page’ which was created on WordPress installation. Click to edit the page and insert the contact form 7 short code and update the page by clicking the update button. If you visit the site then you will be able to see the contact form on the sample page.