Selecting and Installing Plugins1. To access the “Plugins” Management area, simply click the Plugins menu on your Main Navigation Menu.
2. By default, you will be redirected to the “Installed Plugins” sub-panel. From here, you can choose from pre-installed plugins, if there are any. Simply click the “Activate” link to enable the plugin you want to use.
A new installation of WordPress has only one useful pre-installed plugin which is the Akismet plugin, as you can see from the figure above. Akismet is the best plugin to protect your blog from the very rampant comment spamming. Hello Dolly is not a plugin. 3. To add new plugins, simply click the “Add New” link. You will be redirected to the “Install Plugins” sub-panel. From here you can search and install specific plug-ins from the WordPress Plugin Directory.