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Install via URL


“Install via URL” is a plugin which allows it’s users to upload and install themes/plugins only by having URL. This simple feature is sometimes extremely useful. Writing this plugin took me more than 2 days, I had to study WordPress php code to somehow join my code to it. Sorry for my horrible english, but im still learning it 🙂

So far plugin supports only zip extenstion but im currently working on allowing to use rar extension. Also im working on translations

If you find something wrong with the plugin or you want to suggest something to me WRITE:



Copyright 2011-2012 Michal Zagalski

Plugin is completely free


  • Input which you fill with URL

  • Installation


  1. Upload ‘upload-theme-via-url’ directory to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Upload and install themes/plugins via URL
  4. Have fun


Is it easy to install?

Yes it is

What kind of extenstions does it support?

This plugin supports only zip extenstion


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Contributors & Developers

“Install via URL” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • NEW : Feature allowing installing plugins via URL
  • REMOVED : Private $destDir and $fileExt variables
  • CHANGED : Some functions names


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