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Improved Plugin Installation

Description

This plugin is an improvement to the current WordPress plugin installation methods. It allows you to install one or more plugins simply by typing their names or download URLs in a textarea.

This means you can install all your favorite wordpress plugins in one go!

Furthermore, a bookmarklet is included which lets you install plugins directly from an external plugin download page. (See screenshots tab)

Example

The installation form will happily accept any of these inputs:

  • WP DB Backup
  • https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-db-backup/
  • https://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/wp-db-backup.2.2.2.zip

Plugins don’t need to be hosted at WordPress.org. As long as you use the direct download URL, third party plugins will install without a hitch:

  • http://www.feedburner.com/fb/products/feedburner_feedsmith_plugin_2.3.zip

More info

Links

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Screenshots

  • A new form is added to the "Add plugin page" which allows you to install multiple plugins at once.
  • The bookmarklet allows you to install plugins directly from wordpress.org or other third party sites.

Installation

  1. Download the plugin.
  2. Unzip the plugin and upload the directory to wp-content/plugins.
  3. Activate the plugin.
  4. Go to “Plugins » Add new” to use.

Installing the bookmarklet

  1. Go to “Plugins » Add new” and look for a green notice. Under that notice you will find a link titled “Install plugin”.
  2. If you’re using Firefox, Safari or Google Chrome, simply drag the link to your bookmars toolbar. If you’re using Internet Explorer, right click and choose “Add to favorites » Create in: Links”.
  3. Now, whenever you’re on a third party website that hosts a plugin, simply click the bookmarklet to bring up the installation window.

FAQ

How do I install the bookmarklet?

See the installation tab.

Contributors & Developers

“Improved Plugin Installation” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors