Install and Activate Plugins/Add-ons

Downloading, Uploading, and Activating

  1. Download plugins by navigating to your Sprout Apps Account Page. This downloads a .zip file to your computer.
    1. Some OSs will automatically unzip the file (i.e. OS X), if this happens option click the folder and “compress” it back to a zip file.
  2. Go toWordPress Admin > Plugins > Add New to upload the new plugin.
  3. Click Upload Plugin at the top.
  4. Click Choose File and select the .zip file you downloaded in step 1. Select Choose.
  5. Click Install Now.
  6. Activate the plugin after upload.

Unable to Upload

Some hosts will limit the file size so low (i.e. ~2mb) that installing plugins/add-ons through the admin is impossible. If you have this issues you have two options:

  1. Talk to your host about increasing your upload limits. Here is an article that may help you update the limits yourself.
  2. Upload the unzipped plugins/add-ons via FTP. Here is an article on how to use FTP to upload WordPress plugins.
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