How to Export Installed WordPress Themes & Plugins Externally

WordPress continues to be the best CMS to build your websites and blogs because of its uniques designs and adaptability.

For your WordPress site to run effectively, one needs to have some plugins and a good theme. Most hire a developer to set up their WordPress site and at such the used themes and plugins won’t be handed to them directly. Some want to share these used themes and plugins with friends but can’t and the reason being that the theme and plugins aren’t with them. But the good news is that in this blog post, I’ll show you how to successfully export the used theme or plugin from your site without suffering yourself. There are two ways of doing these and I’ll happily show you these two ways, then you choose the more convenient one for you.

How To Export Installed Themes & Plugins on Your WordPress Site

Step One: Through your Wp Dashboard

Exporting used themes and plugins directly from your Wp dashboard sounds strange huh? Yeah it does but here are your walkthroughs to it.
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• Log in to your WordPress dashboard and navigate to plugins section

• Search for Wp file manager, Install and Activate.

• After Installation, click on the file manager icon on your Wp Dashboard, sign up with our email and open.

• When the file manager opens, look for a folder named Public_html and click on it.

• Then look for a folder named Wp contents and select on it

• Once your wp contents folder opens, we’ll get to meet two folders which are Wp themes and Wp Plugins respectively. You can decide to go for any folder depending on what you really need to export.

But we’ll be using that of Wp Plugins for our tutorial here.

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• Select any folder of your choice (Wp Themes and Wp Plugins). Navigate to the actual file you are looking for, tick the box close to the file and click on download above or hold the file you need for a short time, options will pop out for you to select any. Then click on download and your file will be downloaded in your device in its original format (.zip).

Now you can share it with friends to use.


For those who can’t make use of the first walkthrough above, can try this second one here although the steps are almost the same but this would be done via your Cpanel.

• Navigate to your site Cpanel and click on a folder named File Manger (All cpanel comes along with a File Manager, so no stress downloading it).

Then carry out the same steps as that of the one above.

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