How to Install a WordPress Website Builder Plugin?
You can either spend hours copying and pasting code or use a WordPress website builder to create a beautiful, fully-functional blog or eCommerce store in no time.
No matter what you’re looking for, the team at WPBeginner has you covered. We’ll teach you how to install a WordPress Website Builder plugin so you can get to work right away.
Step one: Install WordPress.
You may already have WordPress installed on your computer if you’re reading this article. If not, you can download it from wordpress.org.
Once installed, you’ll see a welcome message from WordPress notifying you that a Network Adminstration plugin has been installed on your site. This plugin will allow you to manage all of the sites on your network, so make sure you have a login credentials for the account.
Step two: Activate Network Adminstration.
Go to your WordPress dashboard and click the Network Adminstration icon, located in the left-hand column. You’ll see a screen similar to this.
If you have more than one site in your network, click the site name that you wish to work with, then click the Activate link under Site Activity to activate the network. You’ll see a message stating that the site has been activated and is ready to use.
Step three: Configure the network settings.
The settings for your network will determine how the sites in your network behave. To begin, click the Settings icon in the left-hand column, then click the Reading tab to view the Reading Settings
Make sure that the Automatically load posts from my Social Networks setting is set to yes, then click Save Changes.
You’ll now be able to see your social media networks, whether or not they’re connected to your WordPress site, when you click the Reading Settings tab. If you don’t see your social media accounts, you can add them by clicking the Add accounts button at the top of the page.
Step four: Connect your social media accounts.
If you see your social media accounts listed in your Reading Settings, click the Connect button next to the LinkedIn account. You’ll see a pop-up appear with your LinkedIn profile information. Make sure the information displayed is correct and click Connect.
After connecting your LinkedIn account, you can click the Settings button to the left of your profile photo and view Your Twitter information. You can do the same for Facebook.
Step five: Install the WordPress Website Builder plugin.
To install the WordPress Website Builder plugin, navigate to the Plugin directory in your WordPress dashboard. Here, you’ll see a list of plugins available for download. Scroll down the page until you see the WordPress Website Builder icon, then click on it to download the plugin to your computer.
Once the plugin is downloaded, click the Dashboard link in the upper-left corner of your browser to launch the WordPress dashboard. From here, you can click the plugin icon to launch the WordPress Website Builder plugin.
You’ll see a screen similar to this one. At this point, you can click the plus icon to add a new site or click the drop-down menu to select an existing site. Alternatively, you can navigate to your WordPress dashboard’s search bar and type in the name of a site you wish to work with, then click the Go button.
A pop-up will appear with a list of sites that match your search term. Click on the Edit button next to the site you want to work with and click the Check button to the right of the site’s name.
You’ll now be presented with the site’s Dashboard, in which you can click the Add New button to add a new blog post or click the icon to the right of a blog post to edit it. For e-commerce stores, click the 3 dots next to the Buy Now button to access the store’s options. You can also click the Account button to the right of the header of your store’s front page to access your account settings.
From here, you can click the gear icon to the left of the Accounts header to view your account’s details or click the Settings gear icon to the right of Accounts to change your password or view your credit card details.
Step six: Finish up.
Now that you have a WordPress website, you can install WordPress Website Builder to take the work out of creating a new blog or e-commerce store for your company or brand. The plugin will create a gorgeous, fully-functioning blog or eCommerce store for you, without requiring any code from you.
If you have any questions or wish to continue any further, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at wordpress.com.