How do I activate the Dev Dashboard?

Hi, Just trying to download the dev dashboard, but when I unzip the drive I don’t see the actual application to activate.

  • Adam Czajczyk
    • Support Gorilla

    Hello A.

    I hope you’re well today and welcome to the community!

    There’s no application and no need to unzip the file. WPMU DEV Dashboard is a WordPress plugin that you install the same way as any other WordPress plugin. To do this follow this steps:

    – login to your site as an admin

    – go to the “Plugins -> Add new” page

    – click on “Upload” button

    – click on “Browse” button and select that downloaded zip file

    – click “Upload”

    – once an “Install” button shows up, use it

    – finally click “Activate” (a blue(ish) button that will show up).

    The plugin will be then installed and activated and when you click on “WPMU DEV” menu item in your site’s dashboard you’ll be asked to login. Use the same login and password that you are using to access your account here.

    I hope that helps!

    Best regards,


  • Nastia
    • Support Rock Star

    Hello @a.A. , I trust you are doing well today!

    I guess that you are on a WordPress with a multisite network. In this case, you can't upload a plugin from a subsite. Navigate to Network Admin > Plugins > Add New and upload the plugin from there

    Or you can open add the following slug to access your network admin

    If this is not the case, please send to us your site's credentials to us. You can send that privately through our contact form:

    Select “?*I have a different question*?" for your topic – this and the subject line ensure that it gets assigned to me.

    Send in:

    Subject: "Attn: Nastia"

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  • Nastia
    • Support Rock Star

    Hello A.!

    Thank you for providing credentials to us!

    It looks slike you are on In order to use the WPMU DEV plugins on any plugins, you need to have self-hosted site with WordPress installed on it. is a commercial site where you can host your own site for free, but with some limitations. is where you can grab your own copy of the WordPress platform and install it on your own server, where you ill have a full control over the WordPress software and your site.

    For this you will require:

    – a Web Hosting services. See the one that are suggested by WordPress:

    – and a domain name

    Please see this article:

    Let me know if you have any further questions?



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