How to install WordPress plugins
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
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.