How do I install a WordPress plugin with FTP?

This article will explain how you can install premium or custom WordPress plugins using FTP.

Step 1 of 3

Start by connecting to your hosting using an FTP client such as FileZilla. For details on how to do this, please read our Support article: How do I upload files using SFTP?


Step 2 of 3

Once you’re connected, navigate to the /wp-content/plugins directory and upload your desired plugin there.

Navigate to directory


Step 3 of 3

Your plugin should now display on the Plugins page within your WordPress Dashboard.

Please note: If you do not have a way to unzip the file on the server, you will have to unzip the file locally and then upload the unzipped directory of files.