The following steps take thou through how to install a plugin using FTP, using the Gallery plugin as an example:
1. Go to the plugin page to the WordPress Plugin Directory website.
2. Click this red download button to transfer the plugin Zip file to your computer.
3. Unzip the plugin files.
All plugins downloaded to the Plugin Directory are in the Zip format. Most operating systems (Windows, Mac, and so on) bear built-in tools to open Zip files. then opening the Zip file, extract the directory contained inside the Zip file and put it in a directory on your computer that is easily accessible.
4. Join to your site’s server using FTP.
If thou have any difficulty connecting to your server, contact your hosting provider and ask for assistance in connecting to your server via FTP.
5. Navigate to the wp-content folder in the WordPress installation for your website or blog.
First, navigate because of wp-content. Inside this directory are the plugins and themes directories by with a few others. Navigate to the plugins directory. It is inwardly this directory that all plugins reside.
The plugin folder, named for the plugin (for instance, if you’re uploading the Gallery plugin, the folder is /gallery) contains all the files for that plugin.
Go to the Dashboard Plugins page and you see the new plugin listed. If an error is made, delete all the newly uploaded files and begin again.