1. 1. How Free Trials Work
    1. 1.1 Free Trial Guidelines and Regulations
  2. 2. Installing the WPMU DEV Dashboard Plugin
    1. 2.1 Installation Instructions
  3. 3. Installing WPMU DEV Plugins & Themes
    1. 3.1 Install WPMU DEV Plugins
    2. 3.2 Download WPMU DEV Themes
    3. 3.3 Download Previous Versions of WPMU DEV Plugins and Themes
    4. 3.4 Retired Plugins
  4. 4. Getting Support
    1. 4.1 The Good Support Ticket
    2. 4.2 Initial Troubleshooting
    3. 4.3 Opening a Support Ticket
    4. 4.4 Enabling Support Access
    5. 4.5 Using the Contact Form
    6. 4.6 Using Live Chat
    7. 4.7 Finding a Pro
    8. 4.8 Additional Support & Community Tips
  5. 5. WPMU DEV Translations
    1. 5.1 The Interface
    2. 5.2 Importing Translations
    3. 5.3 Exporting Translations
    4. 5.4 Using Translations
    5. 5.5 Configuring WordPress for your Language
    6. 5.6 Reward and be Rewarded
  6. 6. Installing WPMU DEV Plugins via Composer
    1. 6.1 Composer Integration Examples
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2. Installing the WPMU DEV Dashboard Plugin

Written by Keisha Lee | Last updated: January 25, 2017

Giving your site SuperPowers is as easy as installing the WPMU DEV Dashboard Plugin. Access one-click theme and plugin installation and updates, 24/7 WordPress support, performance monitoring, enhanced security features, a free 10GB of cloud backups and enhanced SEO from the comfort of your own site.

Find out more about the WPMU DEV Dashboard here.

2.1 Installation Instructions

Link to chapter 1


Visit the plugin page: https://premium.wpmudev.org/project/wpmu-dev-dashboard/
Click the green “Download” button and the WPMU DEV Dashboard plugin will download to your computer.

 WPMU DEV Dashboard download button



Upload and install the .zip archive you downloaded using the built-in WordPress plugin installer (go to Plugins > Add New > Upload from your WP admin menu), or manually install the unzipped plugin folder to your wp-content/plugins/ directory via FTP.

New to WordPress? Our Installing WordPress Plugins manual will guide you step-by-step through using the plugin installer and manual plugin installation.


If you use automatic installation, you will be given the option to activate the plugin when the upload is complete. Select “Activate Plugin” when prompted (“Network Activate” if on Multisite) and you’re ready to login.

For manual installation, after the WPMU DEV Dashboard plugin is installed, go to “Plugins > Installed Plugins”, locate WPMU DEV Dashboard and click “Activate”. If installed on a Multisite network, Network Activate the plugin.

Activate Dashboard



Click the new “WPMU DEV” menu item which will take you to a login screen. To enable all the awesomeness the WPMU DEV Dashboard plugin has to offer, simply login with the same username and password you use to login here at WPMU DEV. That’s it! Our API will take care of the rest.

Once you have logged in, the screen will refresh and you’ll be able to access a whole bunch of information relative to your account here.

Now you have full access to all the same premium features you have here at WPMU DEV, right from your site’s admin!