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How to Manually Install a Plugin in WordPress?

Automatic installation of a plugin is easy and you can also install on manually. It will involve manually downloading a plugin, uploading and activating it.

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

1. log in to your WordPress admin dashboard.

2. Under the dashboard menu, hover your mouse over “Plugins” and click on “Add New“.
Manually Install a Plugin in WordPress

3. Click on “Upload Plugin” and then on “Browse“. Chose your plugin”s zip file and then click on “Install Now“.
Manually Install a Plugin in WordPress

4. Click on “Activate Plugin“.
Manually Install a Plugin in WordPress

Note: The newly activated plugin will show in the sidebar menu. If a setup of the plugin is required, it will show an option to complete it.

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