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Install a WordPress plugin from a .zip file

WordPress plugins add and extend functionalities of your site. If you purchased a premium plugin or downloaded a free one, here's how to install the plugin to your WordPress site.

Note: Download the plugin .zip file to your local computer before following the steps below.

  1. Sign in to WordPress.
  2. In the left-hand menu, select Plugins > Add New.
  3. Select Upload Plugin.
  4. Select Choose File.
  5. Locate and select the plugin .zip file on your local computer and then select Open.
  6. Select Install Now.
  7. Optional: Select Activate Plugin if you want the plugin to be active after the installation. If not, you can always activate it later.

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