WPForms Documentation

Documentation, Reference Materials and Tutorials for WPForms

How to Install the WPForms Plugin

Are you ready to install the WPForms plugin? After purchasing a license, the next step is to install our plugin so you can start building forms.

In this step by step guide, we will walk you through how to install WPForms on your WordPress site.

This tutorial is intended for brand new installs of WPForms. If you are upgrading from WPForms Lite, please see our tutorial on how to upgrade to our paid plugin version.

To get started, log into your WPForms Account. Once inside, click on the Downloads tab, or the View Downloads link.

WPForms account page

Next, click on the Download link to save a zipped file of WPForms plugin to your computer.

Download WPForms plugin

WPForms Zip File

Note: In some cases, this file may unzip as you download it, and instead appear as a regular folder. However, the folder must be zipped to use the WordPress plugin uploader.

For instructions, please check out these instructions for Windows or Mac operating systems.

For now, you don’t have to download the addons because you can easily install and activate addons from inside your WordPress dashboard later.

Once you have the zip file, navigate to the site where you want to install WPForms. Inside the admin dashboard, you’ll need to go to Plugins » Add New.
On the next screen, click the Upload Plugin button.

Upload plugin

You will see the option to upload the plugin. Click on the Choose File button and select your WPForms zip file.

Upload a WordPress Plugin

After your file is uploaded, click on the Install Now button.

WordPress will install the plugin for you. Once the plugin is installed, you’ll need to click on the Activate Plugin button to activate the plugin.

After activating the plugin, you’ll need to verify your WPForms license key to get new updates and plugin support.

Adding the license key will also allow you to easily install and activate WPForms addons from inside your WordPress dashboard.

That’s it! Now that you’ve installed and activated WPForms, you might want to check out our guide on how to create your first form in WPForms.