Installing plugins via FTP

If you are having trouble installing a plugin, you can upload it manually using FTP software by following the instructions below.

If you’ve already installed the plugin inside WordPress there is no need to do this.

  • Extract the plugin zip file, you will end up with a single folder containing all of the plugin files
  • Inside your FTP software, connect to your server and browse to the wp-content/plugins/ directory
  • Upload the folder you just extracted into this directory
  • Inside WordPress go to Plugins → Installed Plugins
  • In the list of plugins find the plugin you just uploaded and hover over it then click Activate
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