How to download and install a WordPress plugin manually from GitHub.com

GitHub holds a wealth of WordPress and WooCommerce plugins. Each of the can be downloaded and used like any other WordPress / WooCommerce plugin.

It requires one additional step of preparation though: When downloading a plugin from GitHub you need to rename the root folder of the plugin and then recompress the folder again without the “master” in the filename for upload.

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You can now upload the file manually. Here is an article on how to do so.

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