How to install the “Application Passwords” plugin in WordPress

The “Application Passwords” plugin is very useful to access the WordPress APIREST remotely. Thanks to this plugin, we can make changes to the titles as well as the contents of a page or post, as well as create new pages or posts.


If what you are looking for is a simple way to accomplish all this, we recommend using this plugin in your website project.


How the plugin is installed

Although many plugins can be installed directly from the WordPress control panel, in some cases this option is not available. Therefore, we recommend using FTP, since this will work better for you in 100% of the cases.


It’s not complicated:


  1. The first step is to download the “Application Passwords” plugin from a secure source to avoid possible unpleasant surprises (this is applicable for any add-on you intend to install on your website). It is a .zip file of just over 11 KB that you will need to unzip. Once this is done, you will see that there are a series of elements in the zip file which you must send to your server.
  2. To do this, open your favorite FTP program (using this link we tell you how to configure your FTP ==, enter your  log-in data and look for the folder [the name of your Website] / wp-content / plugins /.  You must drag into it all the files contained in the .zip file that you just downloaded and wait for the upload process to complete.
  3. To check that everything went well, you can go into your WordPress control panel and access the Plugins section and look for Plugins -> Installed. The “Application Passwords” plugin that you just installed via FTP should be listed there.
  4. Finally, click on the “Activate” button so that it starts to be fully operative on your website.


By following these four quick steps, you can start to take advantage of all the benefits of this plugin.