Plugins found in the WordPress Plugin Directory, which is located at http:// wordpress.org/extend/plugins/, can quite easily be added to WordPress on the Install Plugins screen. To reach this screen, click Plugins | Add New. On this page, you can search for plugins by keyword, author, or tag. In addition, you can also click the Featured, Popular, Newest, and Recently Updated links to browse though the plugins found there.
Once you've located a plugin that you would like to add to your site, click Install Now. When the pop-up box appears to ask you if you're sure that you want to install the plugin, click OK. WordPress will then work to install the plugin on your site. Once it's finished, you will be presented with an installation results page. On this page, click Activate Plugin.
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