This tutorial will guide you how to manually install a WordPress plugin ZIP file via FTP. There are 3 steps in this tutorial.
Step 1 - Extract the WordPress plugin ZIP file to a folder on your computer.
First please extract the plugin ZIP file on your local computer. When a ZIP file is extracted, some unzip software may add a parent folder outside of the plugin folder. In the next step, please make sure to upload the plugin folder which directly contains the plugin files, not its parent folder.
Step 2 - Upload the plugin folder to your FTP server
In this step, please use your FTP software to upload the extracted plugin folder to your FTP server, the WordPress folder
If you are upgrading an existing plugin, please make sure to overwrite the existing plugin folder.
Step 3 - Activate the plugin
Log into your WordPress backend, left menu, goto Plugins -> Installed Plugins, find the plugin from the list and click
Activate to activate it.