How to Install, upgrade or downgrade a WordPress Plugin from a .zip File

In WordPress 5.5 the feature that was requested 11 years earlier was finally implemented: The ability to update plugins from a .zip file. If you use an earlier WP version you need to delete the plugin you want to upload before you install another version.

And this is how you install a new plugin or new plugin version from .zip. You can also watch this video howto .

  1. Go to your WordPress Admin AreaPluginsAdd New.
  2. Click on Upload Plugin at the top, choose the .zip file you downloaded earlier and install it, after install click activate.

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