wpForo v1 Documentation

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Installing By FTP

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

  • If you wish to control the placement and the process of installing wpForo.
  • If your server does not permit automatic installation of a WordPress Plugin.
  • The wpForo is not in the WordPress Plugins Directory.

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

To install wpForo manually:

  1. Download wpForo 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 /wpforo/ folder to the wp-content/plugins folder in your WordPress directory online.
  4. Go to Plugins screen and find Forum – wpForo in the list.
  5. Click [Activate] button to activate it.

After installation and activation you’ll see “Forums” menu on Dashboard left sidebar. This is wpForo Settings menu.


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