Installing Plugins

Video Transcription

Hi, this is Brad with Firstsiteguide.com, and in this video, we will be talking about WordPress plugins. Plugins are bundled pieces of code which affect the way your blog looks and feels. They can add new functions and features, extend your theme’s capabilities or simply customize your blog as a whole or in part. Specifically in this video, I’m going to show you how to install a Contact Phone plugin and then add it to a “Contact Us” page.

So, we’re going to start by hovering over the “Plugin” section and then click on “Add new.” And then here in the search box, we’re going to type in Contact Form 7 and then click “Search plugins”. Okay, great. Here it is at the top, and all we have to do is click on “Install now” and then click “OK.” So now WordPress has installed our contact form plugin, and all we have to do is click on “Activate plugin” right here.

So you see once we’ve activated our contact form plugin, there’s a section that appears here on the left hand side bar, that’s its contact. So, from here, we’re going to click on “Contact forms.” And what our Contact Form plugin is going to offer us is a short code that we can add to a page. So here is a short code here. I’m going to select it and I’m going to copy it and then head over to the “Pages” section and click “Add new.” And since this is going to be a Contact Us page, for the title, I’m going to put Contact Us.

And then below I’m going to add a click through paragraph with some instructions, Please fill in your information below to contact us. And then I’m going to paste in that short code from the plugin. All we have to do is go over to the left now and click “Publish.” And then if we right click on “View page” and open up our Contact Us page in a new tab, we’ll see that WordPress has put in our Contact Us page, the paragraph and the plugin that we just installed. So someone can enter in their name, their email subject, their message, and then click send to get in contact with you.

I hope you found this quick demo useful. For more videos and how-to guides, please visit us at Firstsiteguide.com. Take care.

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