- How do I upload a plugin manually?
- Install plugin without UI access.
To upload a plugin manually there are two methods.
File System method
There might be a case where Jenkins will not start because of an incompatible plugin, or the plugins did not download successfully. The File System method is the only method for installing new versions of plugins. Just replace the .hpi/.jpi file with the new version and restart Jenkins.
NOTE: If you are upgrading a plugin to a newer version make sure to override the previously installed version.
Web UI method
To install via the web UI go to
Select the plugin to upload and click the upload button. You should restart your Jenkins instance after the plugin has been uploaded.