Have you used the Plugin Browser Installer feature built into the latest version of WordPress (I don’t know how long this has been around but it is in the latest version 2.7.1)
I tripped over this thing today. I love it. The link is down at the bottom of the plugins page. You got here and you can:
- Search for plugins
- Read about plugins
- Install plugins right from the page
- Activate those plugins
- No need to download, unzip, ftp, install
This is one very nice and speedy way to find, read about, install and activite new plugins. I just did it for a new site I’m building for a friend. The theme I chose to start the project didn’t have an RSS Subscribe icon or button. I went the the Plugin Browser Installer, did a search for RSS Subscribe Widget. Found In that looked interesting clicked on install and it installed and activated.
I went to the widget panel under “Appearance” and moved the widget over to the top of the right sidebar and saved. That was all there was to it. Found, and active on the site in less than 2 minutes.
I won’t be crusing, downloading, unziping, FTPing, going to the plugin page, activating anymore.
From now on it is the Plugin Browser Installer for this Dial-up Geek.
There is a lot more functionality to the Plugin Browser, but I won’t spoil it for you. Try it, You’ll Like It.