Install plugins

The recommended way to install plugins on the Bitnami WordPress Production-Ready Stack solution is with the WP-CLI command-line tool. To install a plugin using WP-CLI, follow the steps below:

  • Log in via SSH to your WordPress instance section.

  • Search for the plugin you wish to install using the command below. This example assumes you wish to install the WP Maintenance Mode plugin.

      $ sudo -u daemon wp plugin search "WP Maintenance Mode"

    The result is a table like the one below:

      Success: Showing 10 of 350 plugins.
      | name                                    | slug                                      | rating |
      | WP Maintenance Mode                     | wp-maintenance-mode                       | 84     |
      | ...                                     | ...                                       | ...    |
  • Once you know the plugin slug, install it using the command below:

      $ sudo -u daemon wp plugin install wp-maintenance-mode

As an alternative, you can also install any plugin or theme from the WordPress administration panel. Follow these steps:

  • Browse to the “Plugins” menu page and then click the “Add New” button to search for plugins.

    WordPress plugin installation

  • Once you find a plugin, click the “Install Now” button to download and install it.

    WordPress plugin installation

  • Once the plugin is installed, activate it from the “Install Plugins” page. You can also deactivate it later if you wish.

    WordPress plugin installation

For more information about installing and managing plugins, such as Full API Access, refer to the WordPress documentation. If you run into issues related to server or application permissions, refer to our troubleshooting guide for permission errors.

Last modification July 30, 2020