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How to install a WordPress plugin in cPanel

Here are the steps to install a WordPress plugin in cPanel on
Log into your cPanel account.
In the "Files" section, click on "File Manager".
Navigate to the /public_html/wp-content/plugins directory of your WordPress installation.
Click "Upload" at the top of the File Manager.
Click "Browse" and select the plugin ZIP file from your local computer.
Once the file has uploaded, click "Go Back to /public_html/wp-content/plugins".
Right-click on the plugin's ZIP file and select "Extract".
Log into your WordPress admin dashboard at
Go to Plugins > Installed Plugins.
Find the plugin you just uploaded and installed, and click "Activate".
Alternatively, you can install plugins directly from your WordPress admin area:
Log into your WordPress admin dashboard.
Go to Plugins > Add New.
Search for the plugin you want to install.
Click "Install Now" on the plugin listing.
Once installed, click "Activate Plugin". provides a user-friendly cPanel that makes installing WordPress plugins a straightforward process. Following these steps will allow you to extend your website's functionality with new plugins easily.

Updated on: 08/05/2024

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