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Install a WordPress plugin with FTP

You may need to install a WordPress plugin through FTP. This option is useful for large or custom plugins. You'll need an FTP client to upload the files. We recommend FileZilla.

Note: You should download the plugin .zip file to your local computer before getting started (follow the download instructions provided with your plugin).

  1. Unzip the plugin files on your local computer (Windows or MacOS).
  2. Connect to your hosting with FTP.
  3. In the Remote site section of FileZilla, find the folder with your WordPress site.
  4. Navigate to the /wp-content/plugins folder.
  5. In the Local site section of FileZilla, find the plugin folder on your local computer.
  6. Drag and drop the plugin folder from the Local site section to the Remote site section.
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