I have a plugin I modified and I want to download a copy of it because it is different than the original version available for download from the plugin store. Is there a way I can do that?

  • You could use cPanel if you have it - go to the file manager, open wp-content/plugins and ZIP/compress the plugin folder, then just download the file. Alternatively, use an FTP client like FileZilla to manually download the whole folder to your computer.
    – Sally CJ
    Jan 20, 2019 at 6:34

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You can use FTP to get these files. Plugins are stored in 'wp-content/plugins' directory. All you have to know is the name of its directory/file.

PS. You should never modify original plugins. You will loose ability to update such plugin and updates are crucial for security.

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