OneClick for Wordpress

Install any plugin or theme with only one click!!

Important Links:





Please note that this page is only a mirror for the original page which is experiencing technical difficulties right now. If you would like to link to the plugin, etc, or need to update it, please check for the latest updates to the manuals, information, etc.

 This mirror may be out of date and is last updated 8/7/2007.

What is OneClick

OneClick is a Wordpress Plugin+Firefox Extension combo which will change the way you look at wordpress forever. It reduces the effort needed to install a plugin or a theme for wordpress to just one simple click. It’s excellent for admins, non-techies, people with restrictive firewalls, and just about anyone who uses wordpress and installs plugins and themes.

OneClick is my first wordpress plugin, and my first attempt at writing PHP even! The initial release was extremely popular, with over 1900 downloads, and mentioned at over 160 weblogs around the world, and in under three weeks!!!

Quick Feature tour

Here are a couple of quick screenshots to show off the new features, including diagnostics and the firefox extension.

Installing a plugin from Wordpress extend:

Installing a theme from

Diagnostics showing that an update is available

Here's a small slideshow summarizing the abilities of OneClick:

Important Updates

You don't need to chmod the folders to 0777 like previously mentioned, 0755 will do.Thanks Rishi

The new upload(dated 3rd August), comes with Auto-update enabled(was accidentally disabled in the previous release), so you'll never miss a bugfix or a new feature.

Useful links

If you want to know more about this plugin, please see the following links. I won't be putting too many items on this page until I update it later.

The Manual

The announcement on the wbt pluginblog.

Feature list & couple of screenshots.

The plugin page for oneclick 0.42 [contains some information, features, etc]


The main features of this plugin are:

  • Install any plugin/theme from the zip file on your hard drive.
  • Install any plugin/theme from any URL of the zip file
  • perform easy maintenance and upgrades
  • automatically checks for updates, and installs updates itself, if required.
  • Auto diagnostics wether everything is working properly.

OneClick is also the only wordpress plugin to come bundled with it’s own firefox extension. If you see any cool link to download a plugin or a theme, (like the ones on this page, wordpress extend, or, all you need to do is right click on any link and select the type(theme/plugin) and it’ll get automatically uploaded.

OneClick also comes with the purgatory, a backup and deletion system that is completely independent of wordpress’ database and php, so if a plugin messes up the entire admin interface, you can easily delete it.

Apart from that some other features are:

  • One touch zip backup of all your themes and plugins for your downloading pleasure.
  • experimental “upload and auto-activate”(disabled in the current release, but easy enough to try for the brave at heart)

Quick notes:

Using the firefox extension: Install the extenison, restart firefox, go to Tools/Addons/OneClick and select the "options" button on it. Now log into your wp-admin, and open the oneclick installer. Now enter this url, typically (blog url)/wp-admin/admin.php?page=oneclick/oneclick.php and now you can use it.

Also, while installing, be sure that the link on which you're right clicking is the Zip file of the plugin or theme. It should be a simple, non-encrypted url for a zip file, and only then it'll work.

Many people complain that they are not able to delete files and folders created by oneclick. Please use the purgatory module for doing this, you can easily delete files/folders and even back them up, and it's keyword protected, and independent of wordpress databases and php, so even misbehaving plugins can be easily removed.


The following files are available for download:

The Manual

Support, comments, feedback

Leave comments, questions, feedback, etc on this post on my weblog. I will respond to it as fast as I can.


You can email me suggestions/ideas/feedback/etc. I love recieving email. If you liked the plugin, and want to donate, you can send via paypal to prototype.angel (at) gmail (dot) com.

If you liked it, then it'd be great if you could give the plugin a thumbs up by giving it a good rating at the WBT plugin competition


OneClick is powered by the PclZip library, and Amon Amarth (have a look at my weekly chart when I was developing it (link))

I'm gonna probably have sponsored links soon for this page. Some hardware failed on me, and I'm on 40gigs of hard drive and 512 mb of ram, and need to get some new juice soon. If you're interested, email me at anirudh (at) anirudhsanjeev (dot) org