Aren’t you tired of logging into your FTP control panel or using your FTP client to upload your plugin files whenever you want to install a new plugin?
Well, I definitely was getting very tired, so I went ahead and found this really cool solution. Of course, this is another plugin that you have to install using your FTP, but this will be the very last time that you use the FTP. The plugin is called “Plugin Central” and it actually works by allowing you to install other plugins directly through your WordPress dashboard.
After you activate the Plugin Central, you will find an additional panel in your WordPress dashboard that will list some of your already installed plugins, and also giving you an option to update them to the latest versions. Plugin Central lets you update your existing plugins one by one or all at a time.
Another helpful feature that I really like about this plugin is that it lets you install any new plugin by its name or the exact zip URL. This is handy because sometimes you might not remember the website where you got a particular plugin from but just remember its name. If you enter the plugin name (even if its partial) that you want to install, the search will try to locate that specific plugin on the Internet and if available, download it for you in your plugins folder. After this, all you need to do is activate the plugin from the plugins list of your wp-admin.
It also has a multiple plugin install feature that allows you to move your plugins from one blog to another. Concludingly, I would say that Plugin Central does save you some precious time, and of course, makes it easy for the WordPress users to locate any plugin they want. So, why not give it a go…
Download Plugin Central (WP 2.5.1 Ready)
And for all you fun lovers, here is something I found during a stumble spree! 🙂