How to upload a plugin manually?


  • How do I upload a plugin manually?
  • Install plugin without UI access.


  • Jenkins


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

Manage Jenkins

Manage Plugins

Advanced Tab

Upload Plugin

Select the plugin to upload and click the upload button. You should restart your Jenkins instance after the plugin has been uploaded.

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