The other day, I’m cruising along the highway, feeling sassy, and I noticed an average four-banger sedan that comes up alongside me. I do a double-take because I can’t see through its side windows. The driver is leaning into the wheel, and I realize his seat is pulled all the way forward. Is that thing filled from floorboard to ceiling? Uh, ok, Beverly Hillbillies here we come.
A pull-behind or U-Haul may have been the better, safer option, but ok. Wondering how on earth they got it all in, I imagined they took the car apart, placed all of these items on the ground and then rebuilt the car around it.
In truth, these Tetris-loving folks must have known some secret for getting more in that car than the average person ever could. So let’s get down to it…
How to Install a Large WordPress Plugin Using cPanel
In this post, I will show you a work-around solution for installing a WordPress plugin that is TOO BIG to go through the normal installation process. Some days we all need a ninja Tetris secret for how to get that super-sized plugin installed.
Step 1: Log in to hosting cPanel.
Step 2: Click on File Manager.
Step 3: Select Web Root (public_html/www).
Step 4: Check “Show Hidden Files”.
Step 5: Click on Go.
The WordPress plugins folder is installed inside the wp-content folder.
Step 6: Click on wp-content.
Step 7: Click on plugins.
Step 8: Click on Upload.
Step 9: Click on Choose File.
Step 10: Find your file on your hard drive.
Step 11: You should see a notification that the upload is complete.
Step 12: Click on Back to /home.
Now that you have installed the plugin, you will need to extract it.
Step 13: Select on the plugin that you just installed.
Step 14: Click on Extract.
Step 15: Click on Extract File(s).
Step 16: Click on Close.
Step 17: Log into the WordPress Dashboard
Step 18: Click on Appearance.
Step 19: Click on Plugins.
Step 20: Find the plugin that you just installed.
Step 21: Click on Activate.
Since we are talking about plugins, you may want to check out my post where I list out a few of my favorite plugins. The plugin that I was installing in this demo is BackupBuddy. Any questions?
That’s a awesome tutorial Renee! Very detailed and easy to follow.
Infact its so good I have added it to my post about 34 essential WordPress Plugins. I’m sure my readers will love going through this tutorial when installing plugins on their blog.
Hope you dont mind the addition. Here’s a link to my post for your reference – http://www.shashankgupta.net/plugins-your-blog-needs/
Thank you, this has helped.