You are welcome to our blog, on this post we will be teaching you how to perfectly download wordPress plugin on your wordPress dashboard. A lot of newbie or new bloggers get terrifies on how to perfectly download a WordPress plugin without much stress. Without wasting much of your time let’s delve in.
Typically, if I need to download a plugin or theme that’s running on a remote server, I connect to that server via FTP or SSH and transfer the files to my local machine. However, sometimes I don’t have access to the server for one reason or another, but I DO have the username and password to the WordPress admin dashboard. Below, I’ll outline how I download a plugin or theme from the WordPress admin dashboard using the help of a free plugin.
The Advanced Code Editor plugin mentioned in the section below is no longer available on the wordpress.org Plugin Directory. I now recommend using this one instead: https://wordpress.org/plugins/download-plugins-dashboard/
Log in to the WordPress admin for the site where the plugin/theme you want is installed.
Go to Plugins > Add New. Search for and install the [Advanced Code Editor]https://wordpress.org/plugins/advanced-code-editor/) plugin.
Go to Plugins > Installed Plugins and activate it.
Go to Plugins > Editor if you want to download a plugin, or Appearance > Editor if you want to download a theme.
Select the plugin/theme from the dropdown menu and click select
Click the far-right button to download.