Install a WordPress Plugin Manually via FTP

Manual installation of a WordPress plugin requires FTP familiarity and the awareness that you may put your site at risk if you install a WordPress plugin that is incompatible with the current version or from an unreliable source.

STEP-1:
Download your WordPress plugin to your desktop.

STEP-2:
If downloaded as a zip archive, extract the plugin folder to your desktop. This is very important as files must be extracted in order to be uploaded properly to the wp-content/plugins folder.

STEP-3:
Read through the Details readme file thoroughly to ensure you follow the installation instructions.

STEP-4:
With your FTP program, upload the plugin folder to the wp-content/plugins folder in your WordPress directory.

STEP-5:
Go to Plugins and find the newly uploaded plugin in the list.

STEP-6:
Click Activate Plugin to activate it.

As always, be sure to check the readme file for customization instructions and further information.
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