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How to install WordPress plugins

July 28, 2021 . 1 min read

Download the Plugin from CodeCanyon

When you purchased the plugin, you can access the download area where you can download a zip file, this file contains several folders inside it.

First, unzip the file and you can see that the zip file includes: documentation, screenshots, license, and another zip file which is named [plugin-name].zip.

Below is the description of each individual folder:

Documentation: 
This folder contains the documentation files that show you 
how to set up the plugin. 

Screenshots: 
This folder contains some screenshots from the plugin's Settings page 
as well as front-end design.

License: 
This folder contains the license information about the plugin

plugin-name.zip: 
This is the main plugin folder which you should upload and install.

Two ways to install the plugin:

You can install the plugin the normal way via the dashboard or using an FTP client.

A. Installing the Plugin Via Dashboard

Simply go to Plugins > Add New

Click on the Upload Plugin button and browse to the folder where you downloaded and extracted the package from CodeCanyon:

and select the zip file where PLUGIN-NAME is the name of the plugin you want to install and then click open and Install Now.

B. Installing the Plugin Via FTP

  • Login to FTP client
  • Extract the plugin-name.zip file on your computer
  • Upload plugin-name folder to wp-content > plugins directory.
  • Go to dashboard > Plugin and activate the plugin.

Note: Ask your hosting provider for FTP credentials

Activating the Plugin

Once you uploaded the zip file and installed the plugin, click Activate Plugin to activate the plugin. You can go to Plugins > Installed Pluings and find the plugin you want to activate. If not activated already, click on the "Activate" button.

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