How to manage Plugins via WordPress Toolkit?

A WordPress plugin is a type of third-party software that adds new functionality to WordPress. With WordPress Toolkit, you can install and manage plugins on one or more WordPress installations.

How to Access the Wordpress Toolkit

Simply go to the top right corner and click on the Quick Links menu

Installing Plugins

In WordPress Toolkit, you can install plugins on one or all WordPress installations of the subscription. You can:

  • Search for and install plugins found in the wordpress.org plugins repository.
  • Install plugins uploaded by the Plesk administrator.
  • Upload custom plugins, which is useful if you cannot not find a suitable plugin in the wordpress.org repository or if you need to install your own plugin.

To install plugins on a particular WordPress installation:

  • Go to WordPress, go to the “Plugins” tab of an installation card, and then click Install.
  • Search for plugins, and then click Install next to the plugin you want to install. Installed plugins are activated immediately.

To install plugins on all WordPress installations of the subscription:

  • Select the desired subscription.
  • Go to WordPress > the “Plugins” tab, and then click Install.
  • Search for plugins, select the plugins you want to install, and then click Select websites. Note: Selecting one or more plugins and then performing a new search without installing the selected plugins resets the selection.
  • By default, newly installed plugins are activated immediately. You can prevent this by clearing the “Activate after installation” checkbox.
  • Select websites on which you want to install plugins and then click Install.

To install plugins uploaded by the Plesk administrator:

  • Go to WordPress > the “Plugins” tab.
  • Click Install next to a plugin marked with the arrow down icon. If you see no such icons, it means that the Plesk administrator has not uploaded any plugins.
  • Select the WordPress installations on which you want to install the plugin.
  • By default, installed plugins uploaded by the Plesk administrator are activated immediately. You can prevent this by clearing the “Activate after installation” checkbox.
  • Click Install.

To upload a plugin:

  • Select the desired subscription.
  • Go to WordPress > the “Plugins” tab, and then click Upload plugin.
  • Click Browse... and browse to the location of the ZIP file containing the plugin you want to upload.
  • Select the WordPress installations on which you want to install the plugin. By default, a newly uploaded plugin is not activated. You can activate it by selecting the “Activate after installation” checkbox.
  • Click OK.

Removing Plugins

You can remove plugins from a particular installation or from all installations belonging to a subscription at once.

To remove plugins from a particular installation:

  • Go to WordPress, and then go to the “Plugins” tab of an installation card.
  • To remove one plugin, click the bin icon next to it. To remove several plugins, select them and click Remove.
  • Click Yes.

To remove plugins from all installations of the subscription:

  • Select the desired subscription.
  • Go to WordPress > the “Plugins” tab. Select the plugins you want to remove, click Uninstall, and then click Yes.

Activating and Deactivating Plugins

You can activate or deactivate plugins installed on a particular installation or on all installations belonging to a subscription at once.

To activate or deactivate plugins for a particular installation:

Go to WordPress, and then go to the “Plugins” tab of an installation card. Turn on or turn off a plugin to activate or deactivate it, respectively.

To activate or deactivate plugins for all installations of the subscription:

  • Select the desired subscription.
  • Go to WordPress > the “Plugins” tab.
  • Select the plugin you want to activate or deactivate.
  • Click Activate or Deactivate.

Updating Plugins

If a plugin needs updating, you will see “Updates” next to the plugin on the “Plugins” tab of an installation card. You can update not only free plugins but also paid ones if they can be updated in the usual way in the WordPress admin dashboard.

Note: WordPress Toolkit can update paid plugins that require a license if the license is present. WordPress Toolkit cannot update paid plugins that use non-standard update methods.

You can do the following:

  • Update plugins for one particular installation.
  • Update plugins installed on all installations of the subscription.
  • Configure automatic updates for plugins.

To update plugins on all installations of the subscription:

    • Select the desired subscription.
    • Go to WordPress > the “Plugins” tab.
    • Click Update to version... next to the plugin you want to update. To learn more about theupdate, click View Details. This will take you to the plugin’s page on wordpress.org.

Note: Before updating the plugin, WordPress Toolkit prompts you to back up your subscription. If you are concerned that the update may break your website, create a backup.

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