Have you wondered that you can manage your WordPress Plugins and Themes without even having to log in to the WordPress admin panel? Yes, you heard it right, through WordPress Manager by Softaculous you can easily manage your WordPress Plugins and Themes.
Why Manage Plugins and Themes from Softaculous ?
There might be times where you’ll not able to access your WordPress Admin panel, due to some plugins/themes conflict with updates.
Certain plugins and themes are not so happy together. The code of the plugin and/or theme might be not supported with each other or with certain PHP versions, which might prevent WordPress itself from working, leading to a There has been a critical error on your website error.
No worries, Softaculous is here for your rescue. You can easily deactivate the plugins and themes that could be causing the error, through WordPress Manager in Softaculous and regain access to your WordPress admin panel.
Not only during such error but WordPress Manager enhances your WordPress Management experience from the Softaculous panel itself.
Below are the simple steps to manage your WordPress Plugins
Activate/Deactivate WordPress Plugins
Step 1: Log in to your Control Panel (e.g. cPanel)
Step 2: From the Software section, click on WordPress Manager by Softaculous.
Step 3: Look for your website in the below list in which you want to activate/deactivate the Plugin and click on the down arrow icon at the end of the line, this will expand the installation with more details.
Step 4: Click on the Manage Plugins button. It will list all the installed plugins on your WordPress site.
Step 5: Activate/Deactivate the plugin by swiping the switch button.
Voila! you have successfully activated/deactivated a WordPress Plugin.
Add Plugins from WordPress.org using Softaculous
Step 1: Click on the Manage Plugins button and navigate to the second tab i.e. Add Plugins tab.
Step 2: Enter the name of the plugin that you want to install in the search field, Once you see the plugin you’re looking for on the list, all you need to do is click on the “Install” button.
Wait for few seconds, Softaculous will fetch the Plugin from WordPress.org, install it on your WordPress site, activate it, and will display a success message.
That’s it! The Plugin has been successfully installed and activated on your WordPress site.
Upload and Install your Custom Plugin
Step 1: Click on the Manage Plugins button and navigate to the last tab i.e. Upload Plugin
Step 2: Click on the Upload icon and select your desired Plugin which you want to upload. Choose if you would like the uploaded plugin to be activated after installation.
Step 3: Click on the Upload button, to upload the Plugin to your WordPress site.
Wait for few seconds for Softaculous to upload the Plugins and you’ll receive a success message after the plugin is installed on your WordPress site.
All the above options are available for WordPress Themes as well and can be managed in a similar manner from WordPress Manager by Softaculous.