How to install a plugin – FirePlugins

How to install a plugin

Thank you for choosing our WordPress plugins for your website!

There are two ways to install WordPress plugins.

Install using your WordPress Dashboard

  1. Log in to your WordPress site.
  2. From your Dashboard, click on Plugins > Add New.
  3. In the Search field, type the “plugin name”, i.e. “FireBox”.
  4. Install the plugin by clicking on Install Now.
  5. After the plugin has been installed, click Activate.
  6. You’re done! Your plugin has been activated and is ready to be used!

Install/Update using FTP

You can also install/update a WordPress plugin using File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or preferably the secure version, Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP). If you are not sure how to do this you should contact your host provider to assist you further.

In order to be able to install/update a plugin, you will need to have the following:

  • Your site’s FTP or SFTP login information

This information is essential in order to be able to log into your site and install a plugin. If you do not have this information, you should contact your host provider and get your host (or IP address), Username, Password as well as Port number.

  • An (S)FTP program

After you have obtained your login information, you need a program to be able to log in to your site. Such a program is FileZilla but you may use any other (S)FTP program recommended by your host provider.

After you have logged in to your site using your (S)FTP program, you will need to download the plugin, unzip it, and upload the plugin files. We recommend you back up your site prior to installing the plugin.

Step 1. Download the plugin zip file into your computer.

If you already have the plugin zip file, skip to Step 2.

Go to https://wordpress.org/plugins/firebox, click on Download, and save it on your computer.

Step 2. Extract the downloaded zip file.

Step 3. Upload the extracted files to your plugins folder within your (S)FTP program, navigate to wp-content/plugins and upload the extracted plugin folder(firebox). Ensure you overwrite the existing plugin-files. You do not have to worry about losing data by doing so, this ensures you get the latest version of the plugin.

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