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  • #22083
    cubicalweb
    Member

    I have WP and theme install on my local machine. How can I manually install the plugins? I do not have an FTP username and password.

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  • #22084
    Jason Bobich
    Keymaster

    Hello,

    Apologies, but I’m not quite sure I’m following what you’re asking. If you’re working on a local install and your computer has access to the Internet, that’s all that’s needed. FTP isn’t involved in the process.

    Checkout the install video and it will show you how to install the plugins through your WP admin (this process is the same whether you’re on a local host or not):

    https://vimeo.com/123874246

    If I’m misunderstanding what you’re asking, feel free to clarify.

    #22088
    cubicalweb
    Member

    I watched the video, but after I click to install the plugins, I get to the following screen where it asks for FTP credentials.
    http://www.screencast.com/t/LFJ7FTo3K4v7

    Since this is my local machine, I do not have FTP.

    #22089
    Jason Bobich
    Keymaster

    What is the operating system on your local machine?

    #22090
    cubicalweb
    Member

    OSX 10.10.3

    #22091
    Jason Bobich
    Keymaster

    Aw, ok, so this is probably an issue just with how you setup your local host. Usually when this happens, it’s because you haven’t set up file permissions correctly in your environment.

    In other words, WordPress is trying to move files through PHP, but the permissions of the directory where your localhost server files are isn’t allowing this. So, as a fall-back WordPress has a method of doing it through FTP.

    Are you using MAMP? If you’re not, I’d suggest using just the free MAMP. I’ve used this for years on my Mac computers and it works great. Generally speaking, if you’ve done a fresh install of MAMP with all default settings in place, the issue you’re having shouldn’t be happening.

    It may be worth doing some research about your problem on Google, specifically to what you’ve setup on your machine.

    http://wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/57166/ftp-credentials-on-localhost

    I’d really suggest getting your environment setup so you can allow PHP to move files around with WordPress in the way its designed to do. Without this, you’re just going to have a difficult WordPress experience. Your issue with not being able to install these plugins is just a first thing on a road to more things, just speaking to the core functionality of WordPress.

    But yeah, sure, if you want to manually download the plugins one-by-one, unzip then, and place them in the /wp-content/plugins directory of your WP install, you can definitely do that.

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/theme-blvd-layout-builder/

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/theme-blvd-shortcodes/

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/theme-blvd-sliders/

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/theme-blvd-widget-pack/

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/theme-blvd-widget-areas/

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