Managing Wordpress Plugins

A WordPress plugin is a type of third-party software that adds new functionality to WordPress. With WordPress Toolkit, you can install and manage plugins on one or more WordPress installations.

 

Installing Plugins

In WordPress Toolkit, you can install plugins on one or more WordPress installations.

You can search for and install plugins found in the wordpress.org plugins repository. You can also upload custom plugins, which is useful if:

  • You cannot find a suitable plugin in the wordpress.org repository.

  • You need to install your own plugin.

    Note: Any plugins you upload become available for installation by customers.

Note: Any plugins you upload become available for installation by customers.

To install plugins on a particular WordPress installation:

  1. Go to WordPress, go to the “Plugins” tab of an installation card, and then click Install.

  2. Search for plugins, and then click Install next to the plugin you want to install. Installed plugins are activated immediately.

To install plugins on multiple WordPress installations:

  1. Go to  WordPress > the “Plugins” tab, and then click  Install.

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  2. Search for plugins, and then select the plugins you want to install.

    Note: Selecting one or more plugins and then performing a new search without installing the selected plugins resets the selection.

  3. By default, newly installed plugins are activated immediately. You can prevent this by clearing the “Activate after installation” checkbox.

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  4. Click Install on all … websites.

Note: Selecting one or more plugins and then performing a new search without installing the selected plugins resets the selection.

To upload a plugin:

  1. Go to  WordPress > the “Plugins” tab, and then click Upload plugin.

  2. Click Choose File and browse to the location of the ZIP file containing the plugin you want to upload.

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  3. You can add the uploaded plugin to a set. To do so, select the set from the drop-down list. If you do not want to add the uploaded plugin to a set, keep the “None” option. You can read more about sets in Managing Sets .

  4. Click Upload.

At this point, the uploaded plugin has become available for installation by customers. You can also install the uploaded plugin on your own WordPress installations.

To install an uploaded plugin:

  1. Go to  WordPress > the “Plugins” tab.

  2. Click Install next to a plugin you have uploaded.

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  3. Select the WordPress installations on which you want to install the uploaded plugin.

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  4. By default, a newly uploaded plugin is not activated. You can activate it by selecting the “Activate after installation” checkbox.

  5. Click Install.

 

Removing Plugins

You can remove plugins from a particular installation or from all installations hosted on the server.

To remove plugins from a particular installation:

  1. Go to WordPress, and then go to the “Plugins” tab of an installation card.
  2. To remove one plugin, click the icon next to it. To remove several plugins, select them and click Remove.
  3. Click Yes.

To remove plugins from all installations hosted on the server:

  1. Go to WordPress > the “Plugins” tab.
  2. Select the plugins you want to remove, click Uninstall, and then click Yes.

 

Activating and Deactivating Plugins

You can activate or deactivate plugins installed on a particular installation or on all installation hosted on the server.

To activate or deactivate plugins for a particular installation:

  1. Go to WordPress, and then go to the “Plugins” tab of an installation card.
  2. Switch on or switch off a plugin to activate or deactivate it, respectively.

To activate or deactivate plugins for all installations hosted on the server:

  1. Go to  WordPress > the “Plugins” tab.
  2. Select the plugin you want to activate or deactivate.
  3. Click Activate or Deactivate.

 

Updating Plugins

If a plugin needs updating, you will see “Updates” next to the plugin on the “Plugins” tab of an installation card.

You can do the following:

To update plugins on multiple installations:

  1. Go to WordPress > the “Plugins” tab.

  2. Click Update to version … next to the plugin you want to update. To learn more about the update, click “View Details”. This will take you to the plugin’s page on wordpress.org.

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    Note: Before updating the plugin, WordPress Toolkit prompts you to back up your subscription. If you are concerned that the update may break your website, create a backup or use Smart Updates.

  3. Click Yes.

Note: Before updating the plugin, WordPress Toolkit prompts you to back up your subscription. If you are concerned that the update may break your website, create a backup or use Smart Updates .