How to upload a WordPress plugin from your WordPress admin dashboard ?

upload a wordpress plugin

Some WordPress plugins must be uploaded to your WordPress website. Typically the plugins not hosted on belong to this category.

This quick documentation explains the required steps to upload a plugin from your  WordPress admin dashboard.

Pre-requisites for this documentation : you know  what is WordPress, you have installed WordPress on your domain name server, you know what is a WordPress Plugin.

  1. Login to your WordPress Dashboard.
  2. In your WordPress Admin Menu, go to Plugins > Add New.
  3. Click on Upload Plugin button found on top left corner of page.

  4. Click on Browse (1), Select the .zip file of your plugin in your computer, and click Install Now (2) button.

  5. At this point, the plugin is installed. You can click on Activate Plugin link to work with it.

Well done, you have managed to install and activate your WordPress plugin !