Multi Plugin Installer: A Time-Saving Solution for WordPress Developers and Designers
If you are a website developer or designer, you know how time-consuming it can be to set up new WordPress sites. Installing and activating plugins one by one can take hours, especially if you have a list of essential plugins that you use on almost every site. Fortunately, there is a solution that can save you time and effort: Multi Plugin Installer.
Multi Plugin Installer is a free plugin that allows you to install multiple plugins in just a few clicks. With this plugin, you can create a list of your favorite or essential plugins and generate a reusable list of plugins that are installed and activated in bulk. In this article, we will guide you through the process of using Multi Plugin Installer to save time and effort when setting up a new WordPress site.
Overview of Multi Plugin Installer
Multi Plugin Installer is a flexible plugin that covers most of the options for where the plugins you want to add might be located. Its main features include:
– Create a list of plugins to install and activate in bulk
– Include plugins from the WordPress.org directory
– Include plugins hosted on a server or cloud service such as Dropbox
– Bulk upload, install, and activate plugins from your computer
– Save the list and export it for use on other sites
– Create multiple lists for different groups of plugins
Install Multi Plugin Installer
As Multi Plugin Installer is a free plugin, you can install it on your site from within your WordPress admin dashboard. Simply login to your WordPress site and go to Plugins > Add New. Then enter “multi plugin installer” in the search box and click on Install Now and Activate Plugin links. You can then access the plugin from the Multi Plugin Installer menu item.
Creating Your List of Essential WordPress Plugins
From the Multi Plugin Installer control panel, you can create your list of essential WordPress plugins to be bulk installed on your site. The first step is to give your list a name. This will allow you to export the file the plugin uses to create the list and then import it on another site using this plugin. You can give your list any name, but make sure you give it a descriptive name if you create multiple lists for different types of sites.
The next step is to list the plugins you would like to install from the WordPress.org plugin directory. With the Multi Plugin Installer, you can simply enter the name of the plugin or its URL or address. After creating your list of plugins from the WordPress.org repository, you can either hit the Install plugins button or the Install & Activate plugins button.
Installing Non-WordPress.org Hosted Plugins
Multi Plugin Installer also lets you install and activate multiple plugins from your computer, such as premium or custom plugins, all at once, instead of uploading and installing them one by one. To add multiple plugins from your computer to your WordPress site, simply click on the Choose Files button and then select one or more plugins from your computer to upload and activate on your site in bulk.
If you have items on your list of essential plugins to install that aren’t hosted by WordPress.org, you can still add them to your MPI import file of plugins to be installed in one go. To do this, upload the zip files for the plugins you would like to include in the list to a server and then add the full URL to those files to the list, along with those from the WordPress.org plugin directory. If you don’t want to upload the plugins to a server, you can use a cloud storage service such as Dropbox to store the plugins.
Exporting and Importing the Plugin Lists
Each time you create a new list of plugins, a new MPI file is created. These files can be downloaded to your computer and then uploaded into other WordPress sites that have this plugin installed on it. Whenever you start a new WordPress site, you can simply install the Multi Plugin Installer plugin and then import your MPI file containing the names and locations of your essential plugins. The MPI files can be opened in a text editor such as Notepad and edited to remove or add any plugins as your requirements and preferences change.
Multi Plugin Installer is a time-saving solution for WordPress developers and designers. With this plugin, you can create a list of your favorite or essential plugins and generate a reusable list of plugins that are installed and activated in bulk. You can include plugins from the WordPress.org directory, plugins hosted on a server or cloud service, and plugins from your computer. You can also save the list and export it for use on other sites and create multiple lists for different groups of plugins. If you’re interested in more features, check out the Multi Plugin Installer Premium WordPress plugin on CodeCanyon.