How do I install the WordPress Dashboard?

I am a complete beginner. How do I install the WordPress Dashboard? When I download it all it gives me is a file folder with WPMU-DEV Updates. There seems to no executable file in there...

  • Michael Bissett

    Hey @Bad Breaks Communications, welcome to the WPMU DEV Community, hope you're doing well today! :slight_smile:

    WordPress works in a different fashion, in that there isn't an executable file you would run, but rather, you would install the plugin on your site by either:

    - uploading the plugin folder via FTP
    - uploading the .zip file inside of the WordPress Dashboard by going to Plugins -> Add New -> Upload Plugin

    (we go over this more in our Installing WordPress Plugins guide)

    I would like to ask though, what browser did you use to download the file? If it was Safari, it sounds like it automatically unzipped the file, you can disable that by unchecking "Open "safe" files after downloading" inside of:

    Safari > Preferences > General

    Hope this helps! :slight_smile:

    Kind Regards,
    Michael

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