How to manage plugins using the cPanel WordPress Toolkit

Last modified: Thursday November 24th, 2022


This article describes how to quickly and easily manage your WordPress plugins using the WordPress Toolkit in cPanel.

The WordPress Toolkit provides a user-friendly and easy-to-use interface directly within cPanel that you can use to install, configure, and manage WordPress websites.

To install WordPress, please see this article.

Installing WordPress plugins

To install plugins for your WordPress site using the WordPress Toolkit, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to cPanel.
  2. In the DOMAINS section of the cPanel home screen, find and click WordPress Toolkit::
    • For the Jupiter theme:                                                                                                       How to manage plugins using the cPanel WordPress Toolkit wordpress toolkit jupiter
    • For the Paper Lantern theme:                                                                                       How to manage plugins using the cPanel WordPress Toolkit wordpress toolkit paper tantern
  3. When the WordPress Toolkit page appears, you will see a list of installed WordPress sites. In a site list entry, click the Plugins tab: How to manage plugins using the cPanel WordPress Toolkit wordpress toolkit plugins
  4. A list of installed plugins for the site appears:                                How to manage plugins using the cPanel WordPress Toolkit plugins list wordpress toolkit
  5. To install a new plugin on the site, click Install. A list of plugins appears: How to manage plugins using the cPanel WordPress Toolkit wordpress toolkit install plugins
  6. Select a plugin, and then click Install.
    You can use the search box and Filter sidebar options to refine the list and search for a specific plugin.
  7. At the top right corner of the Plugins and Themes dialog box, click the X icon. To manage your installed plugins, see the following procedure.

Managing WordPress plugins

To manage plugins that you have installed using the WordPress Toolkit, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to cPanel.
  2. In the DOMAINS section of the cPanel home screen, find and click WordPress Toolkit::
    • For the Jupiter theme:                                                                                                       How to manage plugins using the cPanel WordPress Toolkit wordpress toolkit jupiter
    • For the Paper Lantern theme:                                                                                       How to manage plugins using the cPanel WordPress Toolkit wordpress toolkit paper tantern
  3. When the WordPress Toolkit page appears, you will see a list of installed WordPress sites. In a site list entry, click the Plugins tab: How to manage plugins using the cPanel WordPress Toolkit wordpress toolkit plugins 1
  4. In the list of plugins that appears, will be several options:              How to manage plugins using the cPanel WordPress Toolkit plugins list wordpress toolkit
    • Manage. To manage installed plugins from the WordPress dashboard.
    • State column slider. To enable or disable a plugin.
    • Updates. This option will be available if there are updates available for a plugin, click Update to update it.
    • Remove. To remove (uninstall) a plugin, click the trash can icon. Alternatively, you can remove multiple plugins.

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