Download WordPress Themes or Plugins from Dashboard without FTP

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Usually, when you need to download a plugin or a theme from your WordPress website, you need to connect to your website server via FTP or SSH to be able to transfer the files to your computer. But sometimes you don’t have the FTP/SSH credentials or something wrong with your FTP client or anything else and you just have your WordPress admin credentials. In this guide, I will show you how to get the theme/plugin files directly from your WordPress admin panel.

Download WordPress Themes

To download any theme files from your WordPress dashboard, you’ll need to install a plugin called Download Theme (If the link isn’t working, you can download it from github)

To install it, go to your WordPress dashboard -> Plugins -> Add New and search for Download Theme and then click Install Now then Activate.

Download Theme Plugin

Once the plugin is activated, go to your themes page by clicking Appearance -> Themes. Hover over any theme and you’ll find a Download button added to each theme.

Download Theme Button

Download WordPress Plugins

Similarly, there is another plugin called Download Plugin and it will allow you to download any plugin from your WordPress dashboard.
Once the plugin is installed and activated, go to your WordPress plugins page and you will find a download button added to each plugin.

Download Plugin

I hope you find this a useful guide to download any WordPress theme or plugin from your WordPress dashboard without FTP or SSH. If you have any questions, please use the comments section below.

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