I need to download jquery dotodotdot plugin. I downloaded the .zip file and tried uploading it but it gave me the message

Unpacking the package…

Installing the plugin…

The package could not be installed. No valid plugins were found.

Plugin install failed.

Here is the link for the website- http://dotdotdot.frebsite.nl/

How can I install this?

  • when you download the plugin, unzip it first before uploading. sometimes the actual plugin is inside the zip.
    – alexwc_
    Sep 24, 2016 at 15:50

1 Answer 1


I checked out that plugin. It's not a WordPress plugin, so that error is only normal. Rather, it's a jquery plugin. You would include it as part of a (child) theme or plugin. Unzip it and put the files in the src directory it in a subdirectory of your theme/plugin.

Then use wp_enqueue_script to include it in your project in stead of putting it directly in the head of the page, as the site you link to instructs. That link also shows how to use the script in your pages.

UPDATE after comments

In the unzipped folder find the file jquery.dotdotdot.js. Put it in a folder called js in your child theme.

In your child theme's functions.php add:

add_action ('wp_enqueue_scripts','wpse240448_dotdotdot');
function wpse240448_dotdotdot () {
  wp_register_script('dotdotdot', get_template_directory_uri() . '/js/jquery.dotdotdot.js', array('jquery'));
  $script = '$(document).ready(function() {
        //  configuration goes here according to your link
  wp_add_inline_script ('dotdotdot',$script);
  • Alright that clears stuff up, but how would I go on about " Unziping it and putting it in a subdirectory of your theme/plugin?"
    – IncinV2
    Sep 24, 2016 at 16:14
  • Are you developing a theme or a plugin?
    – cjbj
    Sep 24, 2016 at 16:14
  • Im just trying to use the dotdotdot plugin for a page of my website.
    – IncinV2
    Sep 24, 2016 at 16:17
  • Do you have any knowledge of how to create a child theme or plugin? Because that's what you'll need to do to insert a piece of code into your site, since the is no prefab WP plugin that includes dotdotdot for you.
    – cjbj
    Sep 24, 2016 at 16:21
  • I already have a child theme that I am using and no I don't know how to create a plugin.
    – IncinV2
    Sep 24, 2016 at 16:29

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