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Installing by FTP

There are a few cases when manually installing wpDiscuz plugin is appropriate.

  • If you wish to control the placement and the process of installing wpDiscuz.
  • If your server does not permit automatic installation of a WordPress Plugin.

Installation of a wpDiscuz manually requires FTP familiarity and the awareness that you may put your site at risk if you install a wpDiscuz  incompatible with the current version or from an unreliable source.

To install wpDiscuz manually:

  1. Download wpDiscuz Plugin to your desktop.
  2. If downloaded as a zip archive, extract the Plugin folder to your desktop.
  3. With your FTP program, upload the /wpdiscuz/ folder to the wp-content/plugins folder in your WordPress directory online.
  4. Go to Plugins screen and find wpDiscuz in the list.
  5. Click [Activate] button to activate it.


After installation and activation you’ll find wpDiscuz plugin menus under the regular WordPress “Comments” menu on Dashboard left sidebar. The wpDiscuz Settings menu:

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