Hello there everyone! I know when I was first using bukkit things were a little odd for me and I would have trouble setting up some plugins because I was a complete n00b. Anyway if any of you people out there are having trouble installing Bukkit plugins into your Bukkit server or do not know how this tutorial will hopefully help you out with your issue and get you on your road to hosting a good and successful Bukkit server with Bukkit plugins.
Step 1. You want to have your Bukkit server folder looking something a little like this.
Step 3. well there isn't really one! just run your server and hop on and write: /ping If it reply's with Pong! then you have correctly installed this pinger plugin. Congratulations you now know how to successfully install plugins onto your Bukkit server.
*Important* - Updating Plugins When updating plugins some people get a little confused and replace the plugins folder. This is wrong what you want to do to update plugins is quite simple. Replace the plugin.jar Step 1: Get your new updated plugin step 2: Lets just say I released pinger 2.0 (I won't be because it purely for tuts) step 3: Replace the old plugin with the new one Notes: Do not delete the plugin's folder unless it says you need to.
I hope this helped some people that were having issues and not knowing how to install Bukkit plugins. I know this was a fairly brief and basic tut though I think I pretty much covered it and if you follow these steps you should be able to install plugins on your Bukkit server.