How to manually install a WordPress plugin via FTP

This tutorial will guide you how to manually install a WordPress plugin ZIP file via FTP.

Step 1: Extract the WordPress plugin ZIP file to a folder on your computer.

Step 2: With your FTP software, upload the extracted Plugin folder to the wp-content/plugins folder in your WordPress directory online.

* When a ZIP file is extracted, some unzip software may add a parent folder outside of the Plugin folder. Please make sure you have uploaded the Plugin folder, not this parent folder.

Step 3: Log into your WordPress backend, left menu, Plugins -> Installed Plugins, find the plugin from the list and click Activate to activate it.