80% of Bloggers Don’t Know this Method. Do you?

How to Install Multiple Plugins in One Go


I’m repeating again – 80% of the bloggers don’t know this method.

This is true and have to believe on it.

Just read the post and decide whether you were one among those 80%. If you were then I’m sure at the end of the post you will find yourself in 20% bloggers those use this method every time.

My open confession – I was also one who didn’t know about it.

I just come to know when I started offering Blogging Services like Complete Blog Installation, Content Writing, Link Building and Blog Migration to my clients. 

All these services take lots of time and not a passive income source but still they give me satisfaction due to their relation with the blogging.

One day I was installing plugins on my client’s blog. Plugins installation is a boring task. I don’t like it. If we calculate the time in installing one plugin and total plugins to be installed are 10, then total installation time can go high.

Let’s calculate the exact time…

Time Spent Installing 10 plugins

Suppose 1 plugin takes 30 seconds in the install and activation. If someone installs 10 plugins then 30*10= 300 seconds which equals to 5 minutes.

I have seen people using 30 plugins at a time. If they migrate their blog, then reinstalling can be a nightmare for them.

People, who are running hundreds of blog would surely feel like hell doing all such repetitive work again n again.

There is solution for them.

In 30 seconds, you can install more than 20 plugins on your wordpress blog.

IT’s really time-saving and effective way.

I think- you are excited to know about this method.

This method made plugins installation dead easy.

I can’t express my happiness by knowing this amazing way because I’m damn LAZY. I can’t do boring stuff for longer time. I found this method under the influence of my this bad habit. 🙂

So let start this tutorial and learn how install multiple plugins in one shot.

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How to Install Multiple Plugins in One Shot?

WE will complete this process into following steps:

  • Install and activate a plugin name Multi Plugin Installer.
  • The Plugin’s icon begins appearing at the left hand side in the wordpress.

Multi Plugin Installer

  • Click on it and its dashboard appears on the screen.
  • You get 4 options to install plugins in bulk.


If you only know the names of the plugins then fill them in the box like below screenshot shows and click on “Install Plugins” or “Active & Install Plugins”.

install plugins by their names


Another option is using plugin urls for the installation like I did in the below screenshot. After placing urls,

For installation only – hit ‘Install plugins

For Activation & Installation both – hit ‘install & activate plugins’.

plugins installation by the urls


You might have stored plugins in your pc downloaded from sources other than WordPress.org. You can also install all those plugins with just one click.

install plugins from local machine

Choose the plugins and click on install & Activate plugins. You will see plugins installing very quickly.

This method can take some time because plugins first needs to be uploaded on your web server. However, it’s quite effective because you aren’t uploading plugins one by one. It’s a big time savior.


Bulk installation through plugin backup is the fourth way that can be used here to install plugins simultaneously.

In this method, you just restore the backup of your plugins. However, you need to create a backup file to process this sequence.

First we learn how to create backup of installed plugins.

In the plugin dashboard, look for the tab ‘Take Whole Plugins Backup’ and hit ‘Click here to take whole Plugins Backup’ option. A dialog box appear to download the plugin backup. Just download the package for further restoring.

Take Whole Plugins Backup

Now the task comes to restore this backup. Go to the next option to perform restore.

upload downloaded backup file to install plugins

Select the backup file from your pc and hit Install plugins. You can activate them in bulk via plugins area in your wordpress dashboard. One more great thing is that you can also use this plugin backup in any other blog. Simply install the Multi Plugin Installer and use this backup for quick plugin installation.

Sum up

It seems me the best way of installing & activating multiple plugins in bulk. If you know any better way, let me know through your comment. I would consider including into this post. This method is really handy for the wordpress users.

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Hey Reader,Welcome to MyQuickIdea. I am Nikhil Saini, author of this blog from Jaipur, India.I started MyquickIdea as a passion and now it's empowering newbies and helping them to learn basics of blogging with their blogs.Here at MyQuickIdea I write about WordPress, Social-media, SEO and link-building.You can read more about me at About page.

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