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Plug-in Not Extracting to Archive? (5 posts)

  1. razzledazzledealscom
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi----I created a new self-hosted wordpress blog, and am in the process of adding various plug-ins, but keep getting error message, that reads, "files could not be extracted".

    Please advise.

  2. MichaelH
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Maybe you are not getting the files downloaded properly or something is wrong with the program that is handling the 'unzip' process.


  3. razzledazzledealscom
    Posted 7 years ago #


    Thanxs for your reply. I have downloaded plug-ins before, for another blog i have, and never a problem. I use Dreamhost as my host and Net2Ftp, the web-based ftp client.

    I usually upload the plugins in the plug-in directory, decompress the zip files, and then they get transferred to server.

    Is there something i can check to see if i missed something on the blog install? I have no idea why this is happening.

  4. MichaelH
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Don't know about 'decompressing' zip files at dreamhost. But if you decompress on your local machine, then FTP the plugin file (or folder) up to your wp-content/plugins folder, does that work?

  5. razzledazzledealscom
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm not very techy, so i use the web-based FTP that comes with my host. That is what i use for everything: blog installs, themes uploads, plugins, etc.

    Like i said before, i use it regularly and never have a problem with it. But on this new blog, the plug-ins are not going through for me.

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