I'm trying VersionPress for the first time. I downloaded the project from the VersionPress GitHub page, then went to Plugins>Add New in my dashboard and uploaded the zip file "versionpress-master.zip" and click the install button. Then, when the project starts loading, it takes me to a screen that reads:

Installing Plugin from uploaded file: versionpress-master.zip Unpacking the package…

Installing the plugin…

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

Plugin installation failed.

Am I doing something wrong? I'm doing this on the version of my site that lives on my shared server, not on my local installation.


It looks like the file you downloaded, versionpress-master.zip, isn't structured like a WordPress plugin. When I unzip versionpress-master.zip, the plugin looks like it's in the directory plugins/versionpress. You'll need to copy that directory and all its contents to your site's plugin directory (usually wp-content/plugins).

Edited to add: The official site's installation instructions indicate that you should download the plugin zip file from their site, not from GitHub.

Edited again to add: The plugin is no longer being developed and does not support WordPress 5.x/Gutenberg.


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