Are you seeing a destination folder
already exists error in your WordPress website? Well keep watching in this video
I’ll walk you through how you can remove that error so you can install the theme
or plugin that you’re working on. There are two typical reasons why this happens.
One is you’ve try to remove the plugin or the theme before but it didn’t remove
properly and so you still have that folder there.
Conversely maybe you try to install the theme or plugin and something happened and
it interrupted during the installation and so now you have an empty folder. The
first thing you can do is check the themes or plugins area and if you
already have it installed then you don’t need it.
If this isn’t here but you’re still getting that error then let’s move on to
the next step. The next step involves using an FTP
client to login to your website’s back-end so that you can check on the
folder structure from there. You can use any FTP client you wish, for this video
I’ll be using FileZilla. From FileZilla you want to go to your WP content folder,
go into the theme or plugin folder that you’re working on, and take a look at the
folders here. if you see the plugin folder showing but the plugin is
actually not on your site then we just need to go in and delete that. So to do
that just go in and right-click, click delete and then that should delete the
folder so that you can go in and upload the plugin that you need. Now that it’s
deleted we’ll head back over to our WordPress dashboard, we’ll go to our
plugins area, click add new, upload plugin, and now you want to find the
file that you were trying to upload before. This is the one I was trying to
install so we’ll click install now and now we don’t get that error now we can
activate the plugin or the theme if you were doing a theme and that’s how you
fix destination folder already exists error in WordPress.
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