How To Bulk Install Your Favorite Plugins in WordPress


WordPress offers thousands of free plugins to help optimize your site’s look, performance, and manageability, but individually installing them can be highly time-consuming.

In this short guide, you will learn how to simplify this process, and bulk install your favorite plugins in WordPress, giving you time to focus on what matters — content.

A Bulk Upload and Install Guide for WordPress Plugins with WPCore

Brief Intro: WPCore is a tool that allows you to manage collections of WordPress plugins and then quickly install them on any WordPress site. You can generate your groups at and then import them to your WordPress site by copying and pasting your unique collection key in WordPress.

See full details and download the link here.

WPCore Plugin for Bulk Uploading Plugins


  1. Upload the ZIP file through the \” Plugins > Add New > Upload\” screen in your WordPress dashboard.
  2. Activate the plugin through the \’ Plugins\’ menu in WordPress
  3. Generate a plugin collection
  4. Add some plugins to that collection
  5. Copy the unique collection key
  6. In your WordPress admin panel, visit Settings -> WPCore
  7. Add collection keys
  8. Install the plugins!

How it works

WPCore is a plugin manager allowing users to build “collections.” These collections can then be accessed bulk from any WordPress site simply by installing WPCore and entering the “collection key.”

If you regularly set up new WordPress sites, this step will save you time and stress.

Step 1. Install WPCore

WPCore is available for free on the WordPress Plugin Repository. You must select plugins from the admin sidebar > Add New > Search WPCore > Install Now.

After installing and activating your new plugin, it will appear as an additional option in your site’s admin sidebar.

Free members can create two collections with up to 18 plugins per collection. If you want more, you will need to upgrade to a paid membership that allows users to create up to 200 groups with 100 plugins in each.

Pro membership costs $7/month or $4.17/month when billed annually and can be initiated through your account dashboard.

WPCore Membership Pricing

Step 2. Create Your Plugin Collection

To bulk upload and install WordPress plugins, you must create your plugin “collection.” To do this, you’ll need to create a free WPCore account here.

Once your account is set up, you can start creating plugin collections.

  • Select “New Collection” from the main menu
  • Enter a title and description of your collection (if you plan on creating multiple collections or variations for different site types, then make sure to be specific here for easy identification later on)
  • Decide whether the collection is only available to you (private) or searchable by other users (public)
  • Add WordPress plugins by clicking the add button and searching by name or browsing by type (to add your own custom plugins, you must upgrade to a paid membership)

Create Your Plugin Collection - How To Bulk Install Your Favorite Plugins in WordPress

The plugins you have selected will be displayed within your collection screen, where you will also find the collection key in the top right corner.

Additional Features

WPCore has multiple additional features that users may find helpful. Within your collection, you can turn notifications on/off, change the privacy status, edit plugins and clone the group.

You can also browse collections made by other users and add entire groups or specific plugins from their lists to your account area.

Step 3. Bulk Upload and Install to WordPress

Once you’re happy with your collection, copy the key and head back to your WordPress site. Go to WPCore in your admin sidebar, select “Add a collection key,” paste in your key, and hit “save collections.”

It’s as easy as that. 

You should now see a list of the plugins you’ve just uploaded via your collection. If you want to add another group, then repeat the above process. If not, select “Install Plugins” to load them to your site.

Step 4. Activate WordPress Plugins

Installing plugins via WPCore does not automatically activate them. You’ll need to select “Activate” from the drop-down menu and tick which ones want either individually or via “select all.” Then hit “Apply” and sit back as your WordPress site becomes fully operational.

Is there an alternative solution?

Yes, there is! The solution we are referring to is WP Reset, more specifically, its Plugins & Themes Collections feature. This feature allows you to create (you guessed it) a collection of your favorite plugins & themes. This collection can then be installed with one click after you reset your site with WP Reset while creating a new site from scratch or in any other situation to make bulk plugin/theme installation faster. A collection can have an unlimited number of plugins & themes; plus, you can create as many collections as you want. You can add plugins and themes to a collection from the WP repository and ZIP files. Moreover, your license keys will be saved in the collections, and the collections themselves can be used on any site since they are saved in the cloud!

Bulk Upload Benefits

Uploading and installing WordPress plugins in bulk avoids wasting time manually searching, selecting, and installing every time you create a new site. For developers, this one step can lead to a more efficient process and better allocation of resources.

At Bright Vessel, we understand the importance of a fully functional yet elegant WordPress site. Our team of experts can manage your site for you so you can focus on providing quality products and services. Contact Bright Vessel today to find out how Bright Vessel can help level up your WordPress site today.

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