Note: The WordPress Toolkit extension is free with our Tera plans, and the Web Pro and the Web Host Plesk editions on a dedicated server or could VM. It is available for a fee for the Web Admin edition.
To install a new WordPress instance, go to WordPress and click Install. The following installation options are available:
- For an express installation, click Install (Quick). The latest version of WordPress will be installed, and the default settings will be used.
- If you want to change the default installation settings, click Install (Custom). This enables you to set up the administrator user, select the desired WordPress version, specify the database name, select auto-update settings, and more.
Note: To install WordPress, WordPress Toolkit retrieves data from
wordpress.org. By default, if WordPress Toolkit cannot establish connection in 15 seconds,
wordpress.org is considered to be unavailable. If you experience connectivity issues (for example, due to the poor quality of the Internet connection), consider increasing the timeout value. To do so, go to WordPress, go to the "Global Settings" tab, specify the desired value in the “HTTP timeout for retrieving data from wordpress.org (in seconds)” field, and then click OK.
The installation path of the installed WordPress site has the https prefix by default.
To view a list of all installations attached to the WordPress Toolkit, go to Websites & Domains > WordPress.
Adding existing WordPress Installations to WordPress Toolkit
All WordPress installations added using the WordPress Toolkit or through the Applications page appear in the WordPress Toolkit automatically; those installed manually need to be attached to the WordPress Toolkit. If you have upgraded from an earlier version of Plesk and you used WordPress, we recommend that you attach all existing WordPress installations to the WordPress Toolkit. To attach WordPress installations to the WordPress Toolkit, go to Websites & Domains > WordPress and click Scan. Note that if you install new copies of WordPress manually after the scan, these WordPress installations will not be attached to the WordPress Toolkit.
To detach a WordPress installation from the WordPress Toolkit, go to Websites & Domains > WordPress, click the WordPress installation name, and then click Detach. Note that a detached WordPress installation will be attached to the WordPress Toolkit again after you perform a new scan for WordPress installations.
You can completely remove any installation, no matter how it was installed: using the WordPress Toolkit, through the Applications page, or manually. To remove a WordPress installation from the WordPress Toolkit, go to Websites & Domains > WordPress, click the WordPress installation name, and then click Remove.
Importing WordPress Installations
You can use the "Web Site Migration" feature to migrate WordPress websites owned by you but hosted elsewhere to Plesk. When you migrate a WordPress website, Plesk copies all its files and the database to your server. Once a website has been migrated, you can manage it using WordPress Toolkit.
To migrate an existing WordPress website, go to Websites & Domains > WordPress, click Import
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