Download a Plugin or Theme from the WordPress Admin Dashboard

How to Download a Plugin or Theme from the WordPress Admin Dashboard

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 a free plugin called Advanced Code Editor.

  1. Log in to the WordPress admin for the site where the plugin/theme you want is installed.
  2. Go to Plugins > Add New. Search for and install the Advanced Code Editor plugin.
  3. Go to Plugins > Installed Plugins and activate it.
  4. Go to Plugins > Editor if you want to download a plugin, or Appearance > Editor if you want to download a theme.
  5. Select the plugin/theme from the drop-down menu and click select
  6. Click the far-right button to download it.

 

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