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How to install Melapress premium and free WordPress plugins

At Melapress, we develop several free and premium WordPress security and admin plugins. The premium plugins should be downloaded from a personalized link we send you when you buy a plugin.

You can download and install the free plugins on your site from the official WordPress plugins repository.

How to install a Melapress premium plugin

Premium plugins need to be downloaded from Freemius – our licensing service provider. Upon completing the purchase of a premium plugin, you’ll receive an email (sent to the email address used during purchase) with a download link and your license key. If you do not find the email in your inbox, kindly check your Junk/Spam folder.

Alternatively, you can log in to your My Account page, where you’ll find your license keys and download links.

Step 1: Download the plugin .ZIP file to your computer and take note of your license key.
Step 2: Log in to your WordPress dashboard, then navigate to Plugins > Add New
Step 3: Click on Upload Plugin, then click on Choose File
Step 4: In the Open window, select the .ZIP file, then click on Open
Step 5: With the ZIP file selected, click on Install Now

Installing a plugin

Once the plugin is installed, WordPress will ask you to activate the plugin. Click on Activate to activate the plugin.

Once the plugin is activated, it will ask you for your license key. Enter the license key noted down in Step 1 and click on Activate License.

Activate license key

Your Melapress premium plugin is now ready to boost your WordPress management and security game.

How to install a Melapress free plugin

The easiest way to install a free Melapress plugin is through the WordPress repository directly from your WordPress website.

Step 1: Log in to your WordPress dashboard
Step 2: Click Plugins and the Add New button
Step 3: In the search box, type ‘Melapress’ to find all of our plugins or the name of the plugin to search for a particular plugin (e.g. WP 2FA)
Step 4: Click the Install Now button to install the plugin
Step 5: When the plugin is installed, click Activate to activate the plugin

Install a free plugin

To ensure that you’re installing the correct plugin, look out for the ‘By Melapress’ text as highlighted in the screenshot above.

Your Melapress free plugin is now ready to boost your WordPress management and security game.

Manual plugin installation

It is also possible to manually install a plugin. This method works for both free and premium plugins. This is the least popular method because everything is done manually. Only use this method if you cannot use the other two methods.

You will need to pre-download the plugin .ZIP file to your local machine. Once you have the .ZIP file, follow the following steps:

Step 1: Connect to your WordPress site via FTP or SSH
Step 2: Navigate to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
Step 3: Extract the downloaded plugin .ZIP file on your computer
Step 4: Upload the extracted plugin folder and files to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
Step 5: When the upload is ready, log in to your WordPress dashboard
Step 6: Click Plugins, and the installed plugin should be shown as installed
Step 7: Click Activate to activate the plugin.

Now that you have successfully installed the plugin learn how to get started with configuring it

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