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How to Install a Plugin from zip file in WordPress

Here is a guide how to install a plugin in WordPress from its ZIP file:

As a very first thing you need to have your plugin ZIP saved on your computer. In this tutorial, we’ll our Tish Social plugin as example:

Tish Social plugin zip file

Next step is to login to your Admin Panel and navigate to Left Menu -> Plugins -> Add New and click on ‘Upload Plugin’ button:

plugins add new

Then click on ‘Browse’ button:

plugins browse button

Then select plugin zip file from your computer and click ‘Open’ button

plugin select zip file

Then click on ‘Install Now’ button

plugins install now

If the plugin is installed successfully, you should see the following screen.

Please note, the plugin is Not activated. It can be done by clicking on ‘Activate Plugin’ button:

plugins activated plugin

Then you should see a successful message and your plugin listed into activated plugins list:

plugin installed successfully

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