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How to install Figma plugins

How to install Figma plugins

In this article we'll learn how to find and install Figma plugins.

Pierluigi Giglio
September 25, 2023

If you are wondering how to find and install Figma plugins, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we will show you a step-by-step tutorial on how to install and run Figma plugins as of 2023.

How do I find Figma plugins?

To install any official Figma plugins, you will want to go to the Figma community website. This site offers many Figma services, but for this time we will focus on plugins.

Now, if you have a specific plugin in mind, you can simply search it on the search bar and it will show up. But if you want to look at a list of plugins, then you will scroll down a bit on the website to the Products section. 

Click on All Resources, and select Plugins from the dropdown list.

You can now see a list of all the Figma plugins currently available. 

Feel free to click on the Plugins and read their descriptions, to find exactly what you are looking for.

How do I install Figma plugins?

The process of installing a Figma plugin is fairly simple. 

First, you’re going to find your desired plugin. Then, you need to go to its official page on the Figma Community Plugins website.

We will be taking the Wireframe Designer plugin as an example, but the process is the same for all plugins.

On the top right, you can see the Try it out button. Click on it.

In this case, the plugin is available for both Figma and FigJam. Click on Figma, and if necessary log in to your Figma account.

You will be redirected to a blank Figma canvas (which will be saved into your drafts), where the tab of the plugin will show up.

You’ll want to click Run, and also save the plugin at the bookmark symbol right next to the Run button. Typically, the process of installing a Figma plugin doesn’t take too long.

This small notification will appear at the bottom of the screen, telling you that the plugin has been saved.

Once it’s done, the plugin will usually activate itself. You can now use the plugin as you want and create your designs.

How do I find my saved plugins in Figma?

There are two methods on how to use your installed plugins in Figma. 

  1. Click on Resources (Shift + I) on top of the tab. Then switch to the Plugins section, and there you will see your saved plugins and use them in your designs.

  1. Right-click at any point in your canvas. Click Plugins from the tab that shows up, and choose the Plugin you’d like to use from your saved plugins.

And that’s it! You have installed your plugins and now can use them as you want.

We hope that this article has aided you and answered your questions about the process of installing & using Figma plugins.

If you are interested in learning more about Figma, please feel free to visit our other resources.

Pierluigi Giglio

Sr. UI/UX Designer and Consultant with over 10+ years of experience working with Fortune 500, large enterprises and funded startups. Having worked on hundreds upon hundreds of design projects, collaborated with 40+ clients from all around the world and taught design to thousands of students I am very grateful that I have the opportunity to give back to the design community and help other become better designers.

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