Step 7:Install Useful Plugins

Add basic functionalities in your website

Why & What

WordPress Plugins extend the functionality of WordPress by extending and adding specific functionality. You can install plugins for every conceivable functionality by choosing out of thousands of free and paid plugins.

Some themes require specific plugins. For example, Fruitful theme requires Fruitful Shortcodes plugin.

Steps to Follow

For our example, we will install the following plugins:

  • Fruitful Shortcodes (required by the Fruitful theme)
  • Yoast SEO (improves a website’s SEO on all needed aspects)
  • Contact Form 7 (manages contact forms)

At the Dashboard, go to Plugins > Add New.

The Add Plugins page appears listing available plugins:


Search for Fruitful Shortcodes.


Click Install Now button for the Fruitful Shortcodes plugin.

Once the plugin is installed, activate it from the Installation Status page:


The Plugins page shows the Fruitful Shortcodes plugin:
Similarly, install other plugins.

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No. Step Duration
1. Choose a Domain Name – Is the domain name of your choice available for purchase? Let’s check 20 mins
2. Register & Host Your Domain Name – Time to commit 20 mins
3. Plan the Webpages – Decide the information you want to add on website 20 mins
4. Collect or Create Basic Website Content – Time to write all the content for the website 3 hrs
5. Install WordPress on Your Website – Let’s start creating website now 20 mins
6. Install a WordPress Theme – Start customizing your Website 20 mins
7. Install Useful Plugins- Add basic functionalities in your website 15 mins
8. Import Media Files – Add all the images & Videos 10 mins
9. Customize Your Website (Part 1) – Customize the Title, Tagline & Icon Image 10 mins
10. Customize the Selected Theme (Part 2) – Set Footer, Logo and other basic elements of your theme 20 mins
11. Create Website Pages and their Navigation System – Create Dummy Home page & other pages and set the website Menu 30 mins
12. Update the Webpages with Planned Content – Write the final copy of all WebPages 60 mins
13. Add a Call-To-Action to the Home Page – Prepare your website to generate leads 20 mins
14. Set the SEO parameters for the webpages – Make your website SEO Friendly 20 mins
15. Activate Google Analytics – Set your website to measure all critical metrics 15 mins