How to Activate a WordPress Plugin from cPanel Using WordPress Manager?

Usually, you turn on a WordPress plugin from the WordPress dashboard. But sometimes, you might need to do it through cPanel, especially if you can’t get into your WordPress admin area. Softaculous, a handy tool in cPanel, has a WordPress Manager that makes it easy to handle your WordPress stuff, including plugins. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to turn on a WordPress plugin from cPanel using the WordPress Manager by Softaculous.

Step 1: Get Into cPanel

Log in to your cPanel account. Use the login details your hosting provider gave you to get into your cPanel dashboard.

Find the Softaculous App Installer. Scroll down to the “Softaculous Apps Installer” section. It’s usually under “Software” or “Applications.”

Step 2: Open WordPress Manager by Softaculous

Launch WordPress Manager. Click the “WordPress Manager” icon in the Softaculous Apps Installer section. This opens up the WordPress Manager interface, showing all your WordPress sites.

Pick your WordPress site. Find the WordPress site where you want to turn on the plugin and click it to manage it.

Step 3: Handle Plugins

Go to the Plugins tab. After picking your WordPress site, look for the “Plugins” tab in the WordPress Manager interface.

Find the plugin you want. Look through the list of installed plugins to find the one you want to turn on. If it’s not installed yet, you can upload it first using the “Upload Plugin” feature.

Step 4: Turn On the Plugin

Turn on the plugin. Once you find the plugin, click the “Activate” button next to it. This will turn on the plugin for your WordPress site.

Check if it’s on. It’s smart to make sure the plugin is turned on by logging into your WordPress dashboard. Go to the “Plugins” section to see if it’s listed as active.

Troubleshooting Tips

Can’t find WordPress Manager? If the WordPress Manager option isn’t in Softaculous, your hosting provider might not have enabled it. In that case, you can turn on the plugin by editing the wp-config.php file or using phpMyAdmin to update the plugin’s status.

Problems turning on the plugin? If the plugin doesn’t turn on, check if it’s compatible with your WordPress version and make sure all required files are uploaded correctly.

Using the WordPress Manager by Softaculous in cPanel makes handling your WordPress plugins easy, especially if you can’t get into your WordPress dashboard. Follow these steps, and you’ll be able to turn on a WordPress plugin and keep your site running smoothly. This method is also great for troubleshooting and managing multiple WordPress sites from one place.

You’ve got this!