This thread is resolved. Here is a description of the problem and solution.

Problem: Have to do manual installation – need to know folder names etc

Solution:have you tried uploading the WPML plugin directly to wp-content/plugins folder using your FTP ? instead of creating a directory.

to do a manual update please follow these steps:

1. Backup your database – see for example: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-db-backup/ (recommended not necessary)

2. Deactivate the existing WPML plugin and add-ons.

3. Delete the plugin files – this does not delete your translations. You will simply delete the plugin files from you "wp-content/plugins" folder NOT the database records.

4. Download the updated plugins from our servers and upload them to the plugin directory. => wp-contnet/plugins

5. Activate the WPML plugin and add-ons.

Also," i believe 30M might still be too low.

by default, the upload_max_filesize is 2 megabyte. Just simply change it to upload_max_filesize = 200M (200 megabyte) "

then save your php.ini file and restart your services and it will work without any diverticulitis

https://wordpress.org/support/topic/uploaded-file-exceeds-the-upload_max_filesize-directive-in-phpini/

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Last updated by Sebastian Holmes 3 years, 1 month ago.

Assigned support staff: Bobby.

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May 24, 2017 at 4:37 pm #1283851

Sebastian Holmes

I am trying to: install WPML

URL of (my) website where problem appears: hidden link

I expected to see: A smooth process of installation

Instead, I got: The uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini.

Steps to duplicate the issue: So I edited php.ini to increase the max file size to 30MB but I still get the same issue. So, I added a directory to the plugin directory which I called 'sitepress-multilingual-cms' and uploaded the zip file into it via FTP. Now I would like to know if I have named the directory correctly and if I simply unzip the zip file in that directory whether the installation would work please?

Many thanks in advance.

May 24, 2017 at 8:04 pm #1284006

Bobby
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Languages: English (English )

Timezone: America/Los_Angeles (GMT-07:00)

Hello,

Thank you for contacting WPML Support,

have you tried uploading the WPML plugin directly to wp-content/plugins folder using your FTP ? instead of creating a directory.

to do a manual update please follow these steps:

1. Backup your database – see for example: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-db-backup/ (recommended not necessary)

2. Deactivate the existing WPML plugin and add-ons.

3. Delete the plugin files – this does not delete your translations. You will simply delete the plugin files from you "wp-content/plugins" folder NOT the database records.

4. Download the updated plugins from our servers and upload them to the plugin directory.
=> wp-contnet/plugins

5. Activate the WPML plugin and add-ons.

Also," i believe 30M might still be too low.

by default, the upload_max_filesize is 2 megabyte. Just simply change it to
upload_max_filesize = 200M (200 megabyte) "

then save your php.ini file and restart your services and it will work without any diverticulitis

https://wordpress.org/support/topic/uploaded-file-exceeds-the-upload_max_filesize-directive-in-phpini/

June 1, 2017 at 8:05 am #1289093

Sebastian Holmes

Uploaded via FTP and installed that way. All worked fine in the end. Thank you for your help.