Install plugins

Before running the commands shown on this page, you should load the Bitnami stack environment by executing the installdir/use_APPNAME script (Linux and MacOS) or by clicking the shortcut in the Start Menu under “Start -> Bitnami APPNAME Stack -> Application console” (Windows). On OS X VMs, the installation directory is /opt/bitnami and OS X VM users can click the “Open Terminal” button to run commands. Learn more about the Bitnami stack environment and about OS X VMs.

Using WP-CLI

To install a plugin using WP-CLI, follow the steps below:

  • Load the Bitnami console (Windows, Linux or macOS installers) or log in to the virtual machine console (OS X VM).

  • 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 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 wp plugin install wp-maintenance-mode

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.

Using the WordPress administration panel

You can 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

NOTE: When using the native installer, it is necessary to install a FTP server and specify your FTP credentials.

WordPress FTP Credentials

Last modification September 7, 2021