How to Manually Install a WordPress Plugin

The automatic installation of a plugin is easy and straightforward. However, you can also install it manually. It will involve manually downloading a plugin, uploading, and activating it.

Make sure you have already downloaded a zip file of the plugin to your desktop.

1. Log in to the WordPress dashboard.

2. From the Dashboard menu, go to Plugins and click on Add New.wp-plugin-add-new-menu

3. Click on Upload Plugin and then on Browse. Choose your plugin’s zip file and click Install Now.wp-plugin-manual-browse-install

4. Click on Activate Plugin.wp-activate-manual-plugin

Note: After activating a plugin, a new menu of that plugin is added to the Dashboard menu.

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