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Install and Set the MainWP UpdraftPlus Extension

Installation of the MainWP UpdraftPlus Extension requires two important steps:

  • Installing the Extension itself on your MainWP Dashboard site
  • Installing the UpdraftPlus plugin on Child Sites

Installing the Extension

The MainWP UpdraftPlus Extension needs to be installed only on your MainWP Dashboard site. You can install it as any other MainWP Extension.

Installing the Plugin

For the proper use of the MainWP UpdraftPlus Extension, you need to install the UpdraftPlus Plugin on your child sites.

Install from MainWP Dashboard

  1. Login in to your MainWP Dashboard
  2. Go to the MainWP > Plugins > Install > Upload page
  3. Click the Upload Now button
  4. Upload the UpdraftPlus plugin
  5. Select your child sites
  6. In the Installation Options box, make sure that the Activate after installation option is selected
  7. Click the Button to complete the installation
For additional help with installing WordPress plugins from the MainWP Dashboard, please review this help document.

Install directly on Child Site

  1. Login into your child site
  2. Go to the WP > Plugins > Add New page
  3. Click the Upload Plugin button
  4. Upload the UpdraftPlus plugin
  5. Click the Install button
  6. Click the Activate button
For additional help with installing WordPress plugins, please review this help document.

Important Note

After installing the UpdraftPlus plugin, it is required to Synchronize your sites, so your MainWP Dashboard becomes aware that the plugin has been installed and activated.

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