Managing Plugins with InMotion Central

Learn How to Manage Plugins With InMotion Central

InMotion Central makes it easy to manage plugins for your WordPress site without having to access the dashboard. Typically, it would take multiple steps to install a plugin and you would need to do it all directly in the WordPress Dashboard.

For example, you would need to login, then install, and activate the plugin. But now you can accomplish all this right from InMotion Central with just a couple of clicks. This guide will show you how to manage your WordPress plugins with InMotion Central.

Install a Plugin

  1. Login to InMotion Central.
  2. Roll your mouse over the project you want to install a plugin within and click The Bridge button.
    Accessing The Bridge
  3. If you have multiple playground environments, you may have to click the Environment link and select the one you want to install the theme on. For more information see our full guide on Using Playground Environments With InMotion Central.
    Selecting Project Environment
  4. Click Plugins & Themes then Plugins in the navigation menu. You will then see your Active, Recommended, and Inactive plugins listed.
    Accessing the Plugins & Themes Section
  5. To install a recommended plugin simply click the Activate button.
    Enable Recommended WordPress Plugin from InMotion Central
  6. To install an inactive plugin click the action button next to it, then choose Activate.
    Install Inactive Plugin
  7. To install a new plugin click the Add New Plugin tab.
    Opening the Add New Plugin Tab
  8. You can then search for plugins or view Featured, Popular, and Recommended ones. Then click the Install button on the one you want to use and the plugin will immediately be installed and activated. You are finished when you see a message stating “Installed Successfully!
    Intalling a New Plugin With InMotion Central

Uninstall a Plugin

Before you can completely remove a plugin it must first be deactivated. This section will explain the steps for deactivating and uninstalling a WordPress plugin using InMotion Central.

  1. Login to InMotion Central.
  2. Select The Bridge for the project you want to work with.
  3. If you have multiple environments click the Environments link and select the one you want to work with.
  4. Click Plugins & Themes then Plugins in the navigation menu.
  5. If the plugin is in the Active section click the action button next to it then click Deactivate. This plugin will then be disabled.
    Deactivating a Plugin
  6. To completely remove the plugin, scroll down to the Inactive section, click the action button next to it, then choose the Delete option. You are finished when you see a “Deleted Successfully!”
    Deleting a Plugin

Update a Plugin

  1. Login to InMotion Central.
  2. Click The Bridge for the project you want to work with.
  3. Click Environment and select the one you want to work with.
  4. Click Plugins & Themes then Plugins.
  5. Click the Update Available button next to the one you want to update. You will then be logged into the WordPress Updates page of your Dashboard.
    Click Available Plugin Update
  6. Scroll down to the Plugins section and check the box next to the plugin you are updating.
  7. Click the Update Plugins button. You are finished when you see a message stating “updated successfully.”
    Updating a WordPress Plugin

Congratulations! Now you know how to manage your WordPress plugins with InMotion Central, check out our next guide on Managing Themes.

JB
John-Paul Briones Content Writer II

John-Paul is an Electronics Engineer that spent most of his career in IT. He has been a Technical Writer for InMotion since 2013.

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