How to upload a WordPress Plugin from admin dashboard

Why do you need to upload a WordPress plugin? However, Thousands of WordPress plugins out there which are free and paid plugins. The free plugins are easy to install using the WordPress plugin directory. When comes to paid plugins, you’re purchased from outside of the directory such as Yoast SEO premium plugin, page builder plugins, galleries, backup plugins and more.

The plugin directory contains only free plugins and some may have to insert a license code. While you purchased a plugin from Envato or any other developers you may need to install/upload these plugins.

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While you’re ready to install your paid plugin or it’s downloaded from other developers. you should upload plugin into your WordPress site.

How to upload a WordPress Plugin

Uploading a WordPress plugin very easy to do by following these step by step instructions.

Log on to your WordPress dashboard and then choose Plugins » Add New » Upload Plugin. if you had the plugin file then insert there and then click on Install Now button.

Remember, The plugin file compressed in .zip format. Here you’ll see I’m uploading my backup plugin “UpdraftPlus.zip“.

How to upload a WordPress Plugin

Once the installation completed, On the next screen it will ask you Activate Plugin or “Return to Plugin Installer” select activate button for activating the plugin.

How to upload a WordPress Plugin

Once the plugin is activated, you may need to set up the plugin it’s different from every plugin. Therefore i can’ post you on this. Also, all activated plugins are under categorized into  Plugins » Installed Plugins.

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